This Week: Beauty and the Beast + YRC

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Friday, February 10, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 12:00 pm [Family-Friendly]

Beauty and the Beast (1991) [Film]

Toon Tunes with Solomon HaileSelassie
The world of film animation displays great variety in the techniques used to produce the images and in how those images interact with the sound environment. We will explore four feature-length 35mm films and their music, along with a few classic animated shorts as an appetizer.

About Beauty and the Beast (1991) | 84 min.
Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
See the beloved Disney musical about Belle and her Beast, and the secrets of a rose. The fable features the music of Alan Menken with the lyrics of Howard Ashman in one of the most successful animated musicals of our time. Featured voices include Angela Lansbury, Robby Benson, Paige O’Hara, Rex Everhart and Jerry Orbach.

Pickford Theater, James Madison Memorial Building
Free, tickets required
Advance tickets are no longer available. The standby queue will form 30 minutes prior to the screening times in the Pickford Theater lobby.

Calling All Kids!

Visit the Library’s Young Readers Center before the Beauty and the Beast screening on Saturday, February 11th for fun film-related activities with books and crafts. Wear your favorite costume!

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden reads to children from Brent Elementary school in the Young Readers Center, September 16, 2016. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden reads to children from Brent Elementary school in the Young Readers Center, September 16, 2016. Photo by Shawn Miller.

The Library of Congress Young Readers Center
Thomas Jefferson Building, Room LJ-G29 (First Floor)
10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:30pm (Closed most federal holidays)
Contact: (202) 707-1950

NOTE: Families who visit the Young Readers Center prior to the film screening on Saturday, February 11th will be escorted to the film screening in the Madison Building by Library staff.


Around the Library


Baseball’s Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game
A Library of Congress Exhibition
February 9-July 22, 2017, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Performing Arts Reading Room Gallery, LM-113, James Madison Memorial Building

This exhibition features baseball sheet music from the collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Most of these works are original copyright deposits and represent only a small fraction of the more than 400 published songs about baseball in the Music Division’s custody. They illustrate the remarkable congruence between the evolution of the sport from before the Civil War to the present, and the musical counterparts that have chronicled in song baseball’s greatest moments.

Explore the digital exhibit

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