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.
Free
202-707-5000
2/20

Handel and Haydn Society

Led by artistic director Harry Christophers, the ensemble celebrates its bicentennial with a program featuring works by Byrd, Kent, Handel, Frank, Bach and others. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
3/9

Andreas Staier

The harpsichordist and pianist performs works by L. Couperin, Clerambault, d'Anglebert, Fischer, Froberger and Muffat. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
3/11

Talea Ensemble

The ensemble presents a program featuring a world premiere from Ferneyhough, two U.S. premieres from J. Anderson and Aperghis and three Library of Congress commissions. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
Through 3/19

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.
4/29

Del Sol String Quartet

The ensemble presents a program featuring Crawford Seeger's String Quartet and the world premiere of Frederic Rzewski's 1955 String Quartet. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
4/30

Frederic Rzewski, Jennifer Koh, Benjamin Hochman and Del Sol String Quartet

Composer/pianist Frederic Rzewski, violinist Jennifer Koh and the quartet perform chamber works by Rzewski, Antheil and Johnston. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
Through 5/1

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.
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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.