Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg.

Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Capitol Hill)
Capitol South (orange/blue line) Exit station using main exit Walk approx. 2 blocks N on 1st Street SE.

Charles Wright and Charles Simic

Charles Wright will conclude his tenure as the 20th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress by participating in a conversation with former Poet Laureate Charles Simic. At the Jefferson Building.

Two Thousand Flutes

Flutist Lorna McGhee, curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, and pianist Ryo Yanagitani, explore the ancient history of the flute in "Two Thousand Flutes," a program presented with the Library of Congress. McGhee will perform on some of the rare instruments from the Library's Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection. At the Coolidge Auditorium.

Jennifer Koh, Anssi Karttunen and Benjamin Hochman

The violinist, cellist and pianist perform Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's new work "Light and Matter," which was co-commissioned by the Library of Congress. The program will also feature works by Debussy and Ravel. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
Through 9/1

Herblock Looks at 1965: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons

An exhibition celebrating the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block features 10 original drawings by the artist from the Library of Congress's Herbert L. Block Collection. At the Jefferson Building.
Through 9/12

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom

With more than 200 items on display, two new films and 10 audiovisual stations with news and documentary footage, this exhibition highlights the first major civil rights law passed by Congress since Reconstruction. At the Jefferson Building, Southwest Gallery.
Through 12/1

Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784

An exhibition of Abel Buell's map of the United States, the first map compiled, printed and published in America by an American. At the Jefferson Building.
Through 3/19/16

Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues

An exhibition pairing editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block's cartoons with the works of his conservative contemporaries reveals the range of editorial opinions that came from such topics as World War II, the Red Scare, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and more. At the Jefferson Building.

Editorial Review

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill, of which the Thomas Jefferson Building (1897) is the original. The Library began in 1800 inside the U.S. Capitol.