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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 10/12/2018

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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, 4 p.m.
Reading & Conversation with Cristina Rivera Garza
2018 National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Music Division of the Library of Congress invite you to a presentation by Vivi Lachs, Ph.D. about her new book, “Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884-1914.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], (202) 707-3780

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6 p.m.
Symposium and Collection Display: Italian Americans Before and During World War II

The European Division and the Greater Washington D.C. Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women present a symposium and treasure display on Italian Americans Before and During World War II.

Moderator: The Honorable Constance Morella, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 8th District (January 1987-January 2003), Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (2003-07), and Ambassador in Residence for the Women & Politics Institute, American University.
Presenters: Linda B. Osborne, author of several books on ethnic Americans and co-author of Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress (2013); and Father Ezio Marchetto, pastor of Holy Rosary Church (Washington, DC), former Associate Director of the Center for Migration Studies in New York, and former Director of the Development Office of the Scalabrini International Migration Network.
Location: West Dining Room (6th floor, James Madison Building)
For more information, contact the European Division.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 4 p.m.
Poetry Reading: A Celebration of Uruguayan Poetry

Poet Silvia Guerra will read excerpts of her work and translators Jesse Lee KerchevalJeannine Pitas, Anna Deeny, and Seth Michelson share new translations of Delmira Agustini, Circe MaiaMarosa di Giorgio, Amanda Berenguer, and Melisa Mechado. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Uruguay. Free and open to the public.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]

Hispanic Reading RoomTuesday, November 13, 2018, 11 a.m.
Research Orientation: Hispanic Reading Room

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, click here.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-240.
Contact: [email protected]

 

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