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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/8/2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, noon – 1 p.m.
The Persian Book Lecture Series
Lecture: A Glimpse into the Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and Her Connections with Iran and Iranians

The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a lecture, “A Glimpse into the Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and Her Connections with Iran and Iranians,” by Mona Khademi, Independent Researcher. This is part of the Persian Book Lecture Series. Free and Open to the Public.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Hirad Dinavari, (202) 707-4518, hd[email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation & Short Video: “Marco Polo and the Global Silk Roads,” followed by a Collections Display

The Library of Congress’ African and Middle Eastern Division, Asian Division, and European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC, present a talk and video presentation, “Marco Polo and the Global Silk Roads,” by artist and book author Lilya Pavlovic-Dear. A collections display will follow at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. to showcase unique books and maps from the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Asian Division, the European Division, the Geography and Map Division, and the Rare Book & Special Collections Division.
This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Dining Room A, LM-620, 6th floor, James Madison Building, located at 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Lucia Wolf, [email protected], (202) 707-2256
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

 

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2017 (September 15 – October 15)

Friday, September 22, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
2017 Américas Award Ceremony

Susan Hood and Sally Wern Comport, author and illustrator of “Ada’s Violin” (Simon & Schuster, 2016), and Alexandra Diaz, author of “The Only Road” (Simon & Schuster, 2016), will receive the 2017 Américas Award. The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) that authentically portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress and presented in collaboration with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, ground floor.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Contact: [email protected]

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7 p.m.
“Latin Pop: A Cultural Fusion” A Concert with Chris Urquiaga

Singer-songwriter Chris Urquiaga will deliver a concert titled: “Latin Pop: A Cultural Fusion.” The performance will feature iconic Latin pop songs in Spanish & Portuguese, and of various genres, including bossa nova and salsa. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Memorial Building, 6th floor.
Free tickets available
Contact: [email protected]

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 3 p.m.
Lecture: Francisco De Miranda and the United States

Art historian Claudia Isabel Navas will deliver the lecture “Francisco de Miranda and the United States.” The talk will focus on the Hispanic revolutionary and his involvement in the United States Battle of Pensacola of 1782. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, and presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, ground floor.
Free tickets available
Contact: [email protected]

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017, noon
Book Talk: Mexico’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women

Professor Chrissy Arce (University of Miami) will present her new book, “Mexico’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women” (State University of New York Press, 2017) The book examines key figures of Mexican history that have remained anonymous despite their proliferation in the arts: soldaderas and Afro-Mexicans. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building, 3rd floor.
Free tickets available
Contact: [email protected]

 

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7 p.m.
Film Screening: Selena (1997)

Biographical musical-drama about the life and career of the late Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a recording artist well known in the Mexican American and Hispanic communities in the United States and Mexico before she was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club, at the age of 23. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building, 3rd floor.
Free tickets available
Contact: [email protected]

 

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