U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

Events at the Library of Congress

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

Monday, November 1, 7-8 p.m. ET

To kick off Native American Heritage Month, Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate, joins Deb Haaland, the first Native American cabinet secretary, in a conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.

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Hub New Music

Friday, November 5, 8-9 p.m. ET 

The versatile musicians of Hub New Music will offer an exciting range of new and recent music, presented in two videos available on the same night! Steven Mackey’s violin sonata, a classic McKim Fund commission from the Library’s archives, will be performed alongside a signature work by Takuma Itoh for Hub’s unusual combination of flute, clarinet, violin and cello. 

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Webinars from the Library of Congress

  • Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Federal StatutesThursday, November 4, 11 a.m.-noon ETJoin senior legal reference librarian Margaret Wood for an Orientation to Legal Research, this time focusing on Federal Statutes  This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Codethe U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions. Register for this event. 
  • Navigating Society: Challenges and Female AgencyThursday, November 4, 3-4 p.m. ETJoin the Library of Congress for a panel discussion that explores representations of female agency in new Africana children’s literature, featuring authors Tricia Elam Walker (Nana Akua goes to School), Aya Khalil (The Arabic Quilt) and Ekiuwa Aire (Idia of the Benin Kingdom). Register for this event. 
  • Object Lesson: Exploring Paul Rudolph’s Lower Manhattan ExpresswayThursday, November 4, 7-8 p.m. ETGillian Mahoney will highlight sketches and models of designs for the never-built Lower Manhattan Expressway by architect Paul Rudolph. Register for this event. 

Exhibitions at the Library of Congress

Several exhibitions are open for visitors to visit at the Library of Congress.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to enter the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and experience the exhibition, each visitor must apply for and receive one of a limited number of free timed entry passes. For information on reserving tickets, visit loc.gov/visit, where visitors can review “Know Before You Go” guidelines and reserve their free passes.


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