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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 12/9/2016

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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]


Abdulahi FlyerFriday, December 16, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Talk: Men in the Arena

The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, invites you to a talk about the film, “Men in the Arena,” by Executive Producer/Director J. R. Biersmith. The film is about a story of two Somali national soccer team friends chasing their dreams against impossible odds (filmed in Somalia, Kenya and America). The event is free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, 2nd floor, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Abdulahi Ahmed, (202) 707-4176, [email protected]
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].
Click here for information.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017, noon
Lecture: Life and Times of Russian Historian and Culinary Writer Vil’jam Pokhlebkin, 1923-2000

The European Division presents the “Life and Times of Russian Historian and Culinary Writer Vil’jam Pokhlebkin, 1923-2000,” by Ronald Feldstein, Professor Emeritus, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington. Vil’jam Pokhlebkin (pictured here) was a Russian historian, culinary expert, and cultural figure whose numerous publications cover a wide range of fields, including cuisine, heraldry, Scandinavian history, vodka, and the history of Stalin’s pseudonym. Professor Feldstein’s interest in Pokhlebkin dates back to the late 1970s, when he used Pokhlebkin’s Национальные кухни наших народов (The ethnic cuisines of our peoples) in a translation class. The eventual result was a semester-long course on the life and work of Pokhlebkin that Prof. Feldstein taught in 2010-11.
Location: European Division conference room, LJ-250, 2nd floor, Jefferson Building
Free and open to the public.
For information contact: Erika Spencer (202) 707-4371 [email protected]  or EurRR (202) 707-4515.
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at: (202) 707-6362 (voice/TTY) [email protected]
Click here for information.

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