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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar, 10/26/2018

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Research Orientation: European Reading Room (Newly added!)

A tour of the European Reading Room, and an orientation to the Library’s European collections, is being offered on Tuesday, October 30th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Jefferson Building, LJ-250, accessible via the European Reading Room, LJ-249. For online registration, click here.
The Library of Congress’ holdings of books and other materials from almost all European countries are larger than holdings anywhere else in the world except for within the countries themselves. The orientation will discuss the diverse European collections and how we collect, with a few interesting display items. It will cover both traditional and digital collections, as well as electronic subscriptions to European newspapers and periodicals. The orientation will also include a tour of the beautiful European Reading Room, and describe its resources, services, and specialized reference staff.
Orientations are offered to the public every other Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Those attending might wish to obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For information about reader’s cards, click here.
Location: European Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-250.
Contact: [email protected].
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Friday, November 2, 2018, noon
International Writing Program: Celebrating Women’s Voices

The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center and European Division, in partnership with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, present “International Writing Program: Celebrating Womens’ Voices.”
Program residents Kateryna Babkina (Ukraine), Alisa Ganieva (Russia), and Rumena Bužarovska (Macedonia) will read selections of their works and participate in a moderated discussion with Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program.
Location: Montpelier Room, LM-619 (6th floor, James Madison Building)
Contact: European Reading Room.

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. Click here for more information.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: [email protected]

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Research Orientation: European Reading Room (Newly added!)

A tour of the European Reading Room, and an orientation to the Library’s European collections, is being offered on Tuesday, November 13th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Jefferson Building, LJ-250, accessible via the European Reading Room, LJ-249. For online registration, click here.
The Library of Congress’ holdings of books and other materials from almost all European countries are larger than holdings anywhere else in the world except for within the countries themselves. The orientation will discuss the diverse European collections and how we collect, with a few interesting display items. It will cover both traditional and digital collections, as well as electronic subscriptions to European newspapers and periodicals. The orientation will also include a tour of the beautiful European Reading Room, and describe its resources, services, and specialized reference staff.
Orientations are offered to the public every other Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Those attending might wish to obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For information about reader’s cards, click here.
Location: European Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-250.
Contact: [email protected].
Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [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 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]

Salomon flyerThursday, November 15, 2018, 4 p.m.
Lecture: One Buddha, Fifteen Buddhas, One Thousand Buddhas: Reflections on a unique Gandharan manuscript in the Library of Congress

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]

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