Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 (Voice/TTY) or email [email protected].
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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, April 16, 2019 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Jefferson Building, LJ-250, accessible via the European Reading Room, LJ-249.
The European Reading Room should be the starting point for readers and researchers whose interest relates to European countries, including the Russian-speaking areas of Asia, but excluding Spain, Portugal, Britain, and Ireland.
The Reading Room is staffed by multilingual reference librarians who can direct you to the materials you need and answer reference questions related to the European collections.
Orientations are offered to the public every other Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in LJ-250 (enter through LJ-249) on the second floor of the Jefferson Building.
It is recommended that researchers obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information, please click here, or contact [email protected].
For online registration, click here, or email [email protected].
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Book Talk: “On the Finland Watch: An American Diplomat in Finland during the Cold War”
The European Division of the Library of Congress and Finlandia Foundation present “On the Finland Watch: An American Diplomat in Finland during the Cold War” by diplomat and author James Ford Cooper. Mr. Cooper is an expert on the critical past and present East-West relations.
Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC (two blocks from Capitol South Metro stop)
Contact: [email protected].
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Research Orientation: Asian Reading Room
This research orientation introduces the Asian Division’s collections and provides guidance for conducting research in Asian studies at the Library more generally. The orientation begins with a brief overview of the Asian Division’s history and a survey of its seven collections: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Tibetan. The remainder of the time is devoted to participants’ specific research interests and focuses on how to utilize the Library’s online catalogs most effectively, requesting materials in a closed-stack library, accessing popular electronic resources available for on-site use only, and finding Asia-related materials (maps, photographs, etc.) in the Library’s other reading rooms.
Register via Eventbrite.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-139B.
Monday, May 6, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Book Talk: Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale
In celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month, the Hebraic Section of the African & Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington present Dan A. Oren, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Oren will speak about his book “Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale.” Books will be available for sale and signing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building (Ground Floor) Library of Congress Washington, DC 20540
Contact: Sharon Horowitz, [email protected], 202.707.3780
Please allow time to clear security. Free and Open to the Public.