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
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 Kercheval, Jeannine Pitas, Anna Deeny, and Seth Michelson share new translations of Delmira Agustini, Circe Maia, Marosa 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]
Tuesday, 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 a.m.-12 p.m. 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]
The Asian Division presents a lecture by Dr. Richard Salomon (University of Washington), who will discuss the Library’s unique Buddhist birch-bark manuscript from the ancient region of Gandhara in modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. This text is one of the oldest Buddhist manuscripts ever discovered, dating from around the beginning of the Common Era. In this lecture, Dr. Salomon will explain the manuscript’s significance in Buddhist literature and history. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: Asian Reading Room, LJ-150, Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st floor.
Contact: Jonathan Loar, South Asia reference librarian, [email protected]