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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 11/11/2016

Gaza Kitcher FlyerMonday, November 14, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. (ET)
Book Talk: The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, featuring Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Laila El-Haddad, co-author of “The Gaza Kitchen,” is an award-winning Palestinian writer, activist, and public speaker. She was the Gaza correspondent for Al Jazeera English website and a regular contributor to the BBC World Service. Maggi Schmitt, co-author of “The Gaza Kitchen,” is a writer, researcher, translator, educator and social activist. She has written extensively for the Atlantic and other publications. This program is organized by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Nawal Kawar (202) 707- 4708 or [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected]
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AD program - SE Asian materials in Latin flyerMonday, November 14, 2016, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Lecture: Southeast Asian materials, written in Latin, held by the Library of Congress

Andrew Gaudio, reference librarian for classics, medieval studies, and linguistics of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, and Hong Ta-Moore, reference librarian for Southeast Asia Collection of the Asian Division, will talk about Southeast Asian materials held in the Library that are written in Latin.
Location: Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) conference room (LJ139b), Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Andrew Gaudio at [email protected], Hong Ta-Moore at [email protected]
Free and open to the public.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected]

 

LW Week Italian CuisineMonday, November 14, 2016, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Lecture: First Week of Italian Cuisine in the World: The Extraordinary Italian Taste with Domenica Marchetti & Amy Riolo

The Library of Congress European Division in partnership with the Embassy of Italy present “First Week of Italian Cuisine in the World: the Extraordinary Italian Taste with Domenica Marchetti & Amy Riolo.”
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, LM-302, 3rd floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Lucia Wolf, [email protected], (202) 707-2256
Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or at [email protected].

 

Boonin FlyerTuesday, November 15, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight” by Harry D. Boonin

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presents Harry D. Boonin speaking about his new book, “Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight: from Immigrant Beginnings A Century Ago, Four Jewish Boxers from Philadelphia Ascend the Pugilistic Ladder of Success.” Books will be available for sale and signing.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], (202) 707-3780
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 protected]
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KadiWednesday, November 16, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: In Pursuit of Heritage: Tracing Early Elements of Islamic Architecture
by Dr. Rana Al Kadi, Architect

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress and the Middle East Institute present Dr. Rana Al Kadi speaking on “In Pursuit of Heritage: Tracing Early Elements of Islamic Architecture.”
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Dr. Muhannad Salhi, [email protected], (202) 707-3778
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 protected]
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2016.Gail.Shirazi.GirlThursday, November 17, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: “GIRL: My Childhood and the Second World War” by Israeli author Alona Frankel

The European Division, the Young Readers Center and the Hebrew Language Table of the Library of Congress present “GIRL: My Childhood and the Second World War,” a talk by award-winning Israeli author Alona Frankel, in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel and the Rabin Chair Forum of George Washington University. Alona Frankel, Internationally renowned Israeli picture book writer and illustrator, will discuss her recently published memoir about a Polish Jewish girl’s survival hiding as a Gentile in Nazi-occupied Poland. She was born in Krakow, Poland, in June of 1937. After surviving World War II, she immigrated to Israeli in 1949. Alona has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books, including the international best seller “Once Upon a Potty.” Her books have won numerous prizes, including several Parents’ Choice awards. This is her first book for adults.
Location: Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Galina Teverovsky ([email protected], (202) 707-8814) or Gail Shirazi ([email protected]).
Program free and open to the public.
ADA accommodations 5 days in advance (202) 707-6362 TTY or [email protected].

 

Avner Moriah - FlyerThursday, November 17, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: From Text to Image: Illumination as Visual Commentary, Israeli Artist Avner Moriah discusses his journey through the Bible

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presents: “From Text to Image: Illumination as Visual Commentary” by Israeli artist Avner Moriah. To be followed by a display of the artist’s works and a selection of rare Bibles.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Ann Brener, [email protected], (202) 707-4186
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 protected]
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CWAPW_Dawes_FlyerFriday, November 18, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series: Kwame Dawes

The Poetry and Literature Center and the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress present “Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Kwame Dawes.” This program is presented in partnership with Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa. Ghanaian writer Kwame Dawes will read selections of his work and participate in a moderated discussion with Angel Batiste, Reference Librarian in the African and Middle Eastern Division.  Book sales and signing to follow.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: [email protected], (202) 707-5394
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 protected]
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Friday, December 2, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World

Professor William Egginton who teaches in the Spanish Program of the Department of German and Romance Languages at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, will present and sign his new book entitled “The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World.” This event is cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 3rd floor.
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202.707.6362 or [email protected]

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