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  • Literary Lights Readers Theater: 2013 National Book Festival

    The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and its reading promotion partner, the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, present a young people's Literary Lights Readers Theater program. Readers Theater is a dramatic presentation of a work in script form, similar to a radio play. Literary Lights presenters include favorite young people's authors Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, Grace Lin and Susan ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Liberian-U.S. Relations Symposium: Session II

    In celebration of the 160th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia, the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Liberia co-sponsored a symposium with the theme "Liberian-United States Relations: Past, Present and Future." Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., made a special presentation. Other speakers included His Excellency Charles A. Minor, Liberian Ambassador to the United States; Wilton Gbakolo Sengbe Sankawulo, Sr., novelist ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-07-24
  • The Longevity of Human Civilization (2 of 4)

    Will the longevity of human civilization on Earth be imperiled, or enhanced, by our world-changing technologies? Scientists, humanists, journalists and science-fiction authors convened to answer this question in a daylong symposium. The panel, "Seeing What's in Store: The Future in the Literary and Scientific Imagination," includes speakers Kim Stanley Robinson, Ursula Heise and Steven Dick.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-12
  • The Druze Heritage: Part II

    The Druze are a thousand-year-old religious community of the Middle East, whose members today live primarily in Lebanon, Syria and Israel, while others have emigrated to the United States, Europe and Africa. Their historical and intellectual legacy was examined by 10 scholars from the U.S. and Middle East who participated in a symposium at the Library of Congress. The event was sponsored by the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel II

    The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. This panel explored "The Significance of Strickland: The High Stakes of Failing to Ensure the Effective Assistance of Counsel." The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from legal ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • Laborlore: Social Justice, the Environment and the Ethics of Collaboration

    The panel examines the work that the participants have done in mining communities in the US South and West by beginning with a consideration of pioneer scholar George Korson, one of the most prolific collectors and publishers of mining folksong, folklore and cultural history. By linking Korson's focus on local economic and political concerns to larger global environmental and human rights issues in contemporary ...

    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-08-16
  • Looking Beyond Gitmo: U.S. and Foreign Approaches Toward Legal Treatment of Terrorist Suspects

    On January 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order directing the Central Intelligence Agency to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba within a year. Some individuals and groups view this as a risky step because the facility known as "Gitmo" is perceived as a secure location to conduct trials of terrorist suspects. Others welcome the move, but believe it could ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-18
  • Letter of Alfred North Whitehead

    A rare, six-page letter written by Alfred North Whitehead, one of the major philosophers and mathematicians of the 20th century, was the subject of a half-day symposium at the Library of Congress. The letter was recently donated to the Library and will be housed in the Manuscript Division. The symposium focused on the historical context of the letter and on Whitehead and his intellectual ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-17
  • Arditti Master Class

    Master class for Maryland's Aeolus Quartet, given by members of the Arditti String Quartet.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-09
  • Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Scholars & Scientists 1450-1550

    Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography. This session, "Waldseemuller's World: Scholars and Scientists 1450-1550," examined how the transmission ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-14
  • Draft Final Report: Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control

    In November 2006, Deanna Marcum, associate librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress, convened a Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control to examine the future of bibliographic description in the 21st century in light of advances in search engine technology, the popularity of the Internet and the influx of electronic information resources. After a year of careful and comprehensive study, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-13
  • Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 2)

    This conference showcases the unparalleled cartographic collections at the Library of Congress and engage a wide array of experts in exploring how Washington has evolved over 200 years. Speakers include Jon Campbell, Pamela Scott, Roberta Stevens, Dan Bailey, Thomas Patterson, Susan Spain and Eliza Voigt. (Day Two)

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-19
  • Breakfast: 2011 National Book Festival

    Several authors speak at the kick-off breakfast for the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century, Part 1

    The Asian Division of the Library of Congress held a daylong symposium on author Carlos Bulosan, titled "America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century." Bulosan depicted the early Filipino migrant experience in the United States and is best known for his book "America Is in the Heart." The Library, in conjunction with the Asian Division Friends Society (ADFS), coordinated the program as ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-28
  • NBA Read to Achieve 3

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • History of the Guide Dog Movement

    Jane Sheehan and Don Olson discuss the history of the guide dog movement, the trends of the movement today, and how the movement impacts both blind and sighted communities.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-10
  • The Druze Heritage: Part I

    The Druze are a thousand-year-old religious community of the Middle East, whose members today live primarily in Lebanon, Syria and Israel, while others have emigrated to the United States, Europe and Africa. Their historical and intellectual legacy was examined by 10 scholars from the U.S. and Middle East who participated in a symposium at the Library of Congress. The event was sponsored by the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel I

    The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. This panels explored "The Effective Assistance of Counsel: Why it is Important and is the Strickland Standard Working?" The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from legal rights ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • How to Find Stuff at the Largest Library in the World Webcast

    The Library of Congress

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-13
  • The Emancipation Proclamation: Bringing History Together

    For the first time in history, the Library's first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation along with two artifacts associated with the creation of the document were brought together at the Library for a photo shoot for Smithsonian Magazine. The other two items consisted of an inkwell used by Lincoln in formulating the proclamation and a pen he used to sign the final document. Inspired ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-30
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Panel

    This panel discussion covered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with veterans living with the diagnosis and experts who work directly with PTSD-diagnosed veterans. Speakers included Jason Cain, Karen Lynn Fears, Richard Tedeschi, Gala True and David Williams.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-27
  • Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium: Afternoon Session

    The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Nigeria Peoples Forum-USA jointly hosted the Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium -- Developing Nigeria's Power Sector: Strategies, Challenges and Impact.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-10
  • The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 2, afternoon)

    Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 2, afternoon)

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-07
  • Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel I: Women and Religion

    Women in the Indian subcontinent are often associated with the smiling, singing and dancing actresses who appear in Bollywood films (Indian cinema). However, throughout history women in that region have played a significant role in the political, religious and cultural life of their society. The contributions of these women are the subject of a symposium titled "Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-04-20
  • River of Words Awards 2002

    The seventh annual awards ceremony for the student grand prize and regional winners in the River of Words contest.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-04-27