Inauguration Day coming right up!

Come and watch it! It’s happening TUESDAY, 1/20/09, at noon (Eastern Standard Time)! 

Our library will be broadcasting live coverage of the Presidential Inauguration in one of the Oregon Rooms, second floor of the library.  Join us in the morning hours, Tuesday, 1/20,  to watch the festivities, if you happen to be on campus!  

Since 1901, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has been responsible for the planning and execution of the swearing-in ceremonies and the luncheon of the inauguration of the President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol.

The theme of the inauguration was published Monday this week:  We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. Musical performers scheduled for the event include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor,, and Stevie Wonder.  Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington will be among those reading historical passages.


Get detailed schedules of inauguration events at the U.S. Capitol:


See the swearing in ceremony on closed captioned streaming video (on Jan 20th):

Almost as good as being there:

We’re getting ready!  See flickr photostream of inauguration preparation activities:


Inauguration weather:


Items you may not bring to the inauguration ceremony:


What’s for lunch?


Want to get involved?

President-elect Obama Asks You to Be a Part of the Inauguration

Inauguration Blog:

What’s next?

President-elect Obama believes that we, as Americans, have a responsibility to help our communities and fellow citizens. His “Renew America Together” program is available at::


Video of past inauguration lucheons:

President Reagan’s 1981 Swearing In Ceremony:

President Kenedy’s 1961 Swearing In Ceremony:

I Do Solemnly Swear”: A Half Century of Inaugural Images:

Swearing In Chronology:




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