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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 11/25/2016

Friday, December 2, 2016, noon – 1 p.m. (ET)
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. Metro stop: Capitol South.
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]

 

Borges-event-flyer_LCWednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Lecture: Commemorating Borges: A Conversation With María Kodama

The Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina present “Commemorating Borges: A Conversation With María Kodama.” Jorge Luis Borges widow, María Kodama, will be in conversation with Professor of Spanish, Saul Sosnowsky (University of Maryland). The event will be mostly in Spanish (some translation will be available). This event is part of a series of programs organized by the Embassy of Argentina in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the author’s death.
Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 6th floor Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave., SE. Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
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]

 

galayThursday, December 8, 2016, noon
Film: “If the Dead Could Speak”: The Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw

The European Division and the Hebrew Language Table of the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Embassy of Israel, present “If the Dead Could Speak.” The Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, a presentation by filmmaker Asaf Galay. Asaf Galay produces entertaining and innovative films about modern Jewish culture. His biographical film “The Muses of Bashevis Singer,” was chosen to open the 2015 New York Jewish Film Festival. Galay’s latest film focuses on the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the world.
Location: European Division conference room, LJ-250 (2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building)
Click here for information.

 

Cret-RR-SketchTuesday, December 13, 2016, 11 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 11:00am-12:00pm. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader’s cards, see here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240. Attendees should use the First Street Carriage Entrance of the Jefferson Building.
Contact: [email protected]

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