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.

United States Marine Band

The USMB's Woodwind Quartet plays works by Fine. Part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival. At the Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion.

Chiara String Quartet

Joined by pianist Simone Dinnerstein, the Grammy-nominated quartet performs works by Irving Fine, Mozart and a Library of Congress commission by Jefferson Friedman using the Library's Stradivari instruments. Part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.

Irving Fine Centennial Symposium

Following a discussion of composer Irving Fine's life and work by scholars and experts, pianists Oliver Hagen and Daniel Pesca and clarinetist Alan R. Kay and the Chiara Quartet perform Copland's Sextet and Fine's "Toccata Concertante," transcribed for two pianos. Part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.

The Choir of Clare College

The United Kingdom-based choral group makes its Library of Congress debut with a program featuring Irving Fine's "The Hour-Glass," "Three Choruses from Alice in Wonderland" (Set 1) and "A Short Alleluia," as well as works by Bernstein, Monteverdi, Britten/Harrison and Schoenberg. Presented with Songs of America, the concert is part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.

Jan Vogler, Mira Wang and Antti Siirala

In honor of teacher and violinist Roman Totenberg, his former student, violinist Mira Wang performs chamber works by Beethoven, Harbison and Tchaikovsky with cellist Jan Vogler and pianist Antti Siirala. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
Through 12/12

Permanent collection

The largest library in the world and the oldest in the U.S., the Library of Congress houses millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts. At the Jefferson Building.

St. Lawrence String Quartet Project

The chamber group performs the Library's annual Antonio Stradivari Anniversary concert with a program featuring Schulhoff's Five Pieces for String Quartet, Beethoven's String Quartet and Mozart's G-minor string quartet with violist Hsin-Yun Huang. 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.
11/21 - 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.