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4 Corners: International Collections and Programs, 9/7/2018

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 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
Contact: [email protected]

Pasquini flyerWednesday, September 12, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: Domes, Arches and Minarets

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division presents a lecture, “Domes, Arches and Minarest,” by Phil Pasquini, internationally acclaimed photojournalist. Pasquini will examine the over 200-year history, development and evolution of Islamic-inspired architecture in America from the earliest Spanish-Moorish buildings constructed in the 1700s to their more contemporary counterparts of the 21st century. The compelling and concise story of Islamic-styled structures will be richly illustrated with photographs from his research in the Prints and Photographs Division. The presentation will be followed by book signing. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: Joan Weeks, (202) 707-3657

2018 NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, 1 p.m.
A Reading with Ecuadorian Poet Raúl Vallejo

The poet will read from his latest book “Mística del Tabernario” (2017). Vallejo is an Ecuadorian diplomat, novelist, poet, Fulbright Scholar and a recorded author of the Library of Congress’ Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240), 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]
Tickets available via Eventbrite

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
The Archive Challenge Sampler Concert Featuring Elena & Los Fulano

The band Elena & los Fulanos will appear as one of four performers taking part in this concert presented by the American Folklife Center. The group is a bilingual folk rock band based in Washington, DC. Since 2011, they have been creating music that ranges from twangy, heartbreak-themed folk Americana, to soothing, introspective, violin-infused Latin rock. Sponsored by the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Find out more here.
Free, no tickets required.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, 12 p.m. (noon)
Gallery Talk: Latinos in Baseball

Hispanic Division specialists Tracy North and Talía Guzman-Gonzalez will explore the Library’s resources that deal with the contributions of Latinos in baseball. Nearly 30% of baseball players in the major leagues today are foreign born and players from Latin America and the Caribbean have contributed to the success of America’s national pastime. Sponsored by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
Location: South Gallery, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building)
Contact: [email protected]
Free, no tickets required.

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10 – 11 a.m.
Conversation with Congressman Pete Aguilar

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Representative Pete Aguilar will discuss issues facing Latinos today and his experience as a Latino member of Congress. Rep. Aguilar represents the 31st Congressional District of California, and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. In the 115th Congress, Rep. Aguilar holds the leadership positions of Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and is an Assistant Whip in the House Democratic Caucus. Sponsored by the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Madison Hall, 1st floor, James Madison Memorial Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free tickets available via Eventbrite

Friday, September 28, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
2018 Américas Award Ceremony

Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street (Harper Collins Publishers, 2017), and Duncan Tonatiuh, author and illustrator of Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México (Abrams Books, 2017), will receive the 2018 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 Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
Location: Room LJ-119, 1st floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free tickets available via Eventbrite
This program will be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page and its YouTube site (with captions), so children, parents, and classrooms anywhere with an internet connection can join the fun.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1 p.m.
Making Chocolate: Harper Macaw and Brazilian Cacao Farmers

D.C.-based chocolate makers Harper Macaw will present on the company’s history, the state of cacao production in Brazil, and the history of chocolate and cacao in Brazil and/or Latin America. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: West Dining Room, 6th floor, James Madison Memorial Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free tickets available via Eventbrite

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1 p.m. — 4 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month Art Showcase: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Photographs at The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’ Hispanic and Prints & Photographs Divisions will showcase a display of recent important acquisitions of photography and prints by Latin American and U.S. Latino artists. The display will include works by Fernell Franco (Colombia), Leo Matiz (Colombia), Marta Pérez García (Puerto Rico), David Taylor (U.S.), and Mario Torero (U.S.), among others. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division, the Prints & Photographs Division, and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free tickets available via Eventbrite

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, 4 p.m.
Reading & Conversation with Cristina Rivera Garza

The Mexican novelist will read from her work and participate in a moderated discussion with translators Suzanne Jill Levine and Aviva Kana. Rivera Garza’s latest novel The Taiga Syndrome (El mal de la Taiga) was published in English in 2018 by the Dorothy Project. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress. Presented in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]
Free tickets available via Eventbrite

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