Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11:00 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 11:0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 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]
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ottoman Princess Brides: Princess Niloufer in Hyderabad and a Visual Journey of Exile
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presents “Ottoman Princess Brides: Princess Niloufer in Hyderabad and a Visual Journey of Exile,” by Betül Basaran, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Free and open to the public.
Location:The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE, Washington, DC 20540
Contact: Joan Weeks, (202)707-3657
In partnership with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, the Caine Prize for African Writing, the Center for African Studies at Howard University, the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, and the Department of English at Georgetown University, the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center and African and Middle Eastern Division present: “Conversations with African Poets and Writers: Makena Onjerika (2018 Caine Prize Winner).”
Kenyan author and 2018 Caine Prize-winner Makena Onjerika will read from her prize-winning short story “Fanta Blackcurrant” and will participate in a moderated discussion with Even Ferguson, African Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540
Contact: Eve Ferguson, (202) 707-1982, [email protected]
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Celebrating Influential Latinas: A Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Please join us in the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress to honor influential Latin American, Caribbean, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latinx women by editing or adding content and quality references to already existing Wikipedia entries. Offered as part of Women’s History Month, this Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon includes training for first time editors and lunch.
Please bring your own laptop, or reserve one of two provided by Wikimedia in an e-mail to [email protected]. Sponsored by the Hispanic Division in collaboration with WikimediaDC.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240) Thomas Jefferson Building, 2nd floor
Contact: [email protected]