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.
11/30 - 12/7

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.

Eric Ruske

The horn player performs works by Ligeti, Hindemith, Persichetti and Brahms with violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Gloria Chien. At the Coolidge Auditorium.

Borromeo String Quartet

The quartet performs all six Bartok quartets on the Library's Stradivari instruments. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
Through 1/2/16

First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing

The history of printing in America is told through a display of documents and a copy of the Bay Psalm Book. At the Jefferson Building.

Alban Gerhardt and Anne-Marie McDermott

The cellist and pianist perform works by several 20th-century composers, including Bernstein, Britten, Barber, Piazzolla and others. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.

Musicians from Marlboro

The ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Brahms and Penderecki with clarinetist Anthony McGill. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
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.
Through 5/1/16

Out of the Ashes: A New Library for Congress and the Nation

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the acquisition of Thomas Jefferson's 6,487-volume library, eight items, including Jefferson's inventory list, are displayed. 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.