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.

Zora Neal Hurston birthday celebration

Novelists Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Marita Golden will read from the works of American writer Zora Neale Hurston and will discuss her influence on their own writing. At the Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion.

Lynda Blackmon Lowery

He youngest person at the Selma voting rights march, will discuss her book "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March." She will be joined by the book's co-authors Susan Buckley and Elspeth Leacock. At the Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion.
Through 1/19/15

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor

A 75-item display held in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, one of four copies that date to 1215, highlights its creation, reinterpretation and emergence as a document of constitutional law in Britain. At the Jefferson Building.

St. Lawrence String Quartet Project

The quartet performs works by Haydn and Dvorak, as well as a new commissioned work by John Adams. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
12/27 - 1/24/15

American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years

A tribute exhibition for the ballet company features around 45 items including historical images, music, designs and choreographic notations. At the Madison Building.
Through 3/21/15

Herblock Looks at 1964

The current installation in the Library of Congress's ongoing display of 10 original drawings by cartoonist Herbert L. Block. At the Jefferson Building.
Through 9/12/15

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 after Reconstruction. 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.