The Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress, in co-sponsorship with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland, present “St. Louis Blues, a Novel” by Laura Demaría (University of Maryland), with remarks by Gwen Kirkpatrick (Georgetown University), Sergio Waisman (George Washington University), Roberto Brodsky (Georgetown University), and Jorge Aguilar Mora (University of Maryland).
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor.
Contact: [email protected]
Research Orientation: European Reading Room
A tour of the European Reading Room, and an orientation to the Library’s European collections, is being offered on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 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 Division Conference Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-250.
Contact: [email protected]
The Hispanic Division and the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress present “Performing Black Womanhood: Commemorating Women of Color in the Arts.”
Friday, March 1, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Pop-up display highlights the contributions of women of color in the arts across the Black Atlantic.
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Learn how to find materials in different formats about women in the arts from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula.
Saturday, March, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lá vem a baiana – Adjoa Osei, University of Liverpool
Dark Beauty, Bright Ambition: Navigating Black Stardom in Jazz Age NY/LON – Dr. Camara Dia Holloway, Independent Scholar
Finding Ady: Recovering the Story of a Black Surrealist Muse – Sala Elise Patterson, Independent Scholar
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, LJ-240, Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor
contact: [email protected]