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An Evening of Sounds, Stories and Surprises with Jim Metzner

Award-winning broadcaster Jim Metzner—founder, producer, field recordist and host of “Pulse of the Planet”, one of radio’s longest running science programs, will be making a special appearance at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 pm, celebrating 30 years of “Pulse of the Planet,” as well as his many other radio creations. […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (Oct. 11 -13, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 11 (7:30 p.m.) The Wiz (Universal, 1978) Charlie Smalls’s jazzy, updated version of The Wizard of Oz won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1975, and was brought to the screen three years later with Diana Ross taking the lead […]

Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Thursday, October 18

Thursday, October 18th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. Every month, films from the Library’s collection are shown at the Mary Pickford Theater in the James Madison building, ranging from titles newly preserved by the National Audio Visual Conservation Center film lab, classics from the National Film Registry, and lesser known titles worthy of discovery. This month […]

Jimmy Webb LIVE at the Packard Campus–SOLD OUT!

On Monday, November 5 at 7:30 pm, American songwriter, composer and singer Jimmy Webb will be joined by multiple Grammy Award-winning country music singer-songwriter Marty Stuart in a live performance as part of the ongoing “Marty Stuart Sessions” concert series at the Packard Campus Theater. Since his first platinum hit “The Worst That Could Happen,” […]

At the Packard Campus — November 2018

In November, the Packard Campus Theater will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One with three feature films that take place during the conflict: Howard Hawk’s original version of The Dawn Patrol, released in 1930 and starring Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Wings (1927), directed by William A. Wellman and […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (October 4, 2018)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson at the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 4 (7:30 p.m.) Tod Browning Double Feature Freaks (MGM, 1932) Master horror film director Tod Browning assembled a cast of genuine sideshow oddities for this chilling tale of camaraderie, persecution and revenge, with Olga Baclanova as the cruelly manipulative trapeze […]