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  • Sandra Brown: 2008 National Book Festival

    Romance novelist Sandra Brown speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Brown, Sandra
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Dan Balz: 2009 National Book Festival

    Washington Post writer and author Dan Balz appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Balz, Dan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Haven to Home: An American Journey

    This live performance tells the stories of Emma Lazarus, an immigrant's daughter who became known as Lady Liberty's poet, and Irving Berlin, an immigrant who became one of America's best loved composers. The original play, commissioned by the Hebraic Section and written and directed by Roberta Gasbarre, Director of The Discovery Theater, Smithsonian Associates, explores how the values of liberty, opportunity, and religious freedom ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-12-06
  • Nicholas Sparks: 2009 National Book Festival

    Nicholas Sparks, author of successful best-sellers turned into popular films appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Sparks, Nicholas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Sikh Conference: Book Reception and Cultural Program

    A cultural program celebrating the Sikh culture culminated the first day of the conference, which was sponsored by the Kaur Foundation under the auspices of the Library's Asian Division and Asian Division Friends Society.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-18
  • Andrea Mitchell: Book Fest 05

    Author Andrea Mitchell at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Mitchell, Andrea
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Poet Robert Hass Hosts River of Words Ceremony

    Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate, returned to the Library of Congress to moderate a program honoring the student winners of the annual River of Words environmental poetry and art contest. Young poets and artists, in kindergarten through grade 12, read their poems, displayed their winning works of art and talked with Hass about their work. Linda Cover of Watsonsville, Calif., the 2007 River ...

    • Contributor: Hass, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-15
  • Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective (Morning Session)

    In the years following the Vietnam War, more than 1 million refugees fled the war-ravaged countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Those who took to the ocean in small, overcrowded ships were dubbed the "boat people." Many perished on the seas, some at the hands of pirates, while others took refuge in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia. By the late ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-02
  • Memento: Time Travel for the Web

    This National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) briefing features the project Memento, presented by Herbert Van de Sompel of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Michael Nelson from Old Dominion University.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-11-16
  • Robert L. Carter: Book Fest 05

    Author Robert L. Carter at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Carter, Robert L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Despotism, Market and Confucianism in the Age of Wang Yang-Ming

    Ying-shih Yu, senior distinguished scholar at the John W. Kluge Center, discussed "Despotism, Market and Confucianism in the Age of Wang Yang-Ming (1472-1529)." According to Yu, despotism, trade and Confucianism were the three major historical forces simultaneously at work in 16th century China. Taking Wang Yang-Ming, the leading Confucian thinker of the Ming dynasty, and his new Confucian project as the main focus, Yu ...

    • Contributor: Yu, Ying Shih
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-11-03
  • Literary Birthday Celebration: Vladimir Nabokov

    Authors Dinaw Mengestu and Azar Nafisi celebrate the birthday of Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-22
  • Gary Sinise & the Veterans History Project

    Actor Gary Sinise visits the Library of Congress and experiences the Library's Veterans History Project.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-11
  • Karl Ove Knausgaard Reads from "My Struggle: Book One"

    Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard reads selections from his novel 'My Struggle: Book One' and discusses the state of contemporary Norwegian literature.

    • Contributor: Knausgaard, Karl Ove
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-02
  • Women's History and Food History: New Ways of Seeing American Life

    Barbara Haber, distinguished women's history librarian and culinary historian, spoke on "Women's History and Food History: New Ways of Seeing American Life" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. Haber told the Harvard University Gazette that cookbooks, as artifacts of social history, can illuminate the lives of people and culture in new ways. "Social history is all layering," Haber said. ...

    • Contributor: Haber, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-08-11
  • Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

    Polka, zydeco, and "Lady of Spain": If this is your idea of the only genres wherein the accordion flourishes, prepare to be enlightened by the history of this robust instrument's odyssey across the American musical landscape and its dramatic rise, fall, and rise again in 20th century popular culture.

    • Contributor: Jacobson, Marion - Jacobson, Marion S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-07-12
  • Steve Berry: 2011 National Book Festival

    Steve Berry appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Berry, Steve
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner

    Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand and contemplate."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-16
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Real Nice Clambake

    In the ninth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses Oscar Hammerstein's research techniques, and "A Real Nice Clambake" from "Carousel." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Patricia & Frederick McKissack

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Ken Burns: 2009 National Book Festival

    Ken Burns, producer of groundbreaking documentaries for more than 30 years appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Burns, Ken
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • The Origins of Traditional Palestinian Costumes & Embroidery

    Hanan K. Munayyer discusses the origins of traditional Palestinian dress and embroidery.

    • Contributor: Munayyer, Hanan K.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-18
  • The Amman Message: A Magisterium for Islam?

    Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick discusses the similarities between Muslim and Christian quests for common understanding among adherents of each religion.

    • Contributor: McCarrick, Theodore E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-16
  • Joseph Bruchac: 2008 National Book Festival

    Storyteller Joseph Bruchac appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Bruchac, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Mere-Bi: A Senegalese Celebration of Motherhood

    Francoise Pfaff introduced the documentary film and show excerpts from "Mere-Bi" a film on Senegal's pioneer journalist, Annette Mbaye d'Erneville, directed by her son and noted filmmaker Ousmane William Mbaye.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-20