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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 7/1/2016

Gidde_Chalamanda_flyer_1Tuesday, July 5, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Presents Giddes Chalamanda in Appreciation for His Lifelong Contribution to Music in Malawi

Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Event free and open to all.
Please allow time to clear security.
Contact: Laverne Page, [email protected], (202) 707-1979
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]
Click here for more information.

 

Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
HISPANIC READING ROOM RESEARCH ORIENTATION

Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00 a.m. – noon. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. click here for more information about reader’s cards.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202.707.6362 or [email protected]

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Research Orientation: Resources on Indonesian spice trade at the Library of Congress
Hong Ta-Moore, Reference Librarian, Asian Division

This research orientation is organized by the Asian Division.  It is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.
Location: Asian Division Reading Room Foyer, LJ-150, first floor of the Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC. Metro strop: Capitol South.
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].
Contact: Hong Ta-Moore, (202) 707-3734 or [email protected]

 

kovacicWednesday, July 20, 2016, 1 p.m.
The European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia, presents Michael Biggins discussing his most recent translation, Lojze Kovačič’s Newcomers.

Newcomers (Prišleki, in Slovenian) is often regarded as one of the most important Slovenian novels of the 20th century, and has been translated into several languages. It provides an intricate vision of how groups and societies descend into tribalism, and of how individuals resist. Michael Biggins has translated over 15 book-length literary works, and has been awarded the Janko Lavrin Diploma of the Society of Slovene Literary Translators.
Location: Pickford Theater (3rd floor, James Madison Building)
Metro stop: Capitol South
Free and open to the public.
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
Click here for more information.

 

baseball-eventThursday, July 21, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
BOOK TALK: HAVANA HARDBALL: SPRING TRAINING, JACKIE ROBINSON,
AND THE CUBAN LEAGUE

by César Brioso

In February 1947, the most memorable baseball season in Cuban League history finished with a dramatic series between Eternal Rivals Almendares and Habana. At the same time, the Brooklyn Dodgers were beginning spring training on the island with minor-league player Jackie Robinson as he prepared to break baseball’s color barrier. César Brioso will discuss his book, “Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and The Cuban League,” which chronicles a rich mix of worlds as the heyday of Latino baseball converged with one of the most socially meaningful events in U.S. history.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, third floor
Book sales will follow / Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
Click here for more information.

 

Asian RRWednesday, July 27, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Research Orientation on Databases for Contemporary China Studies
Yuwu Song and Jeffrey Wang, Reference Specialists, Asian Division

This research orientation is hosted by the Asian Division. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Space limited to 21 participants.
Location: Room LA-151, Adams Building, Library of Congress. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Yuwu Song, [email protected], (202) 707-3683
Please allow time to clear security.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]

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