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  • Francine Prose: 2008 National Book Festival

    Francine Prose speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Prose, Francine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • The Three Waves of Jewish Migration to China, 1845-1940

    Liliane Willens discussed "The Three Waves of Jewish Migration to China, 1845-1940."

    • Contributor: Willens, Liliane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-04
  • Jill Biden: Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops

    As part of a program aimed at supporting children of military families, Jill Biden gave a public reading of her book, "Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops."

    • Contributor: Biden, Jill
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-13
  • Marisa de los Santos: 2008 National Book Festival

    Poet and author Marisa de los Santos speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: De Los Santos, Marisa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Orphan Works 5: The Types of Users & Uses Subject to Any Orphan Works Legislation

    The Copyright Office's previous orphan works review did not differentiate between commercial and noncommercial uses and users of orphan works. Since then, however, there has been a debate regarding whether an orphan works solution should take into account the user's status as either a commercial or noncommercial entity. For example, the E.U. Orphan Works Directive provides an exception for noncommercial public interest users making ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-10
  • Linda Ronstadt: 2013 National Book Festival

    Linda Ronstadt appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ronstadt, Linda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Victor Fleming: American Master

    Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director during Hollywood's golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres: westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family entertainment, screwball comedies, buddy pictures, romances and adventures. Fleming is best remembered for directing the two most iconic movies of the period, "Gone with the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz," but the more than ...

    • Contributor: Sragow, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-02
  • The Library of Congress Is Your Library

    An overview of the history of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015
  • Benjamin Percy: 2013 National Book Festival

    Benjamin Percy appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Percy, Benjamin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Impeached: the Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy

    After Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the United States continued to tumble through tumultuous times. President Andrew Johnson was failing to heal the nation's wounds, and the bitter political environment culminated in an impeachment trial. David O. Stewart discussed Johnson's 1868 trial, when once again the nation's fate hung in the balance.

    • Contributor: Stewart, David O.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-03
  • International Summit of the Book 3: Day Two, Afternoon

    The Library of Congress hosted the first International Summit of the Book and began what library leaders envision as an annual global meeting of minds to discuss and promote the book as a crucial format for conveying societies' scholarship and culture. The afternoon of Day Two included remarks and presentations by Marie Arana, Nan Talese, Geoffrey Kloske, Karen Lotz, Niko Pfund, Michael Suarez, Karen ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-07
  • Extraordinary Rendition: Constitutional Issues

    The Law Library hosted a panel discussion on "Extraordinary Rendition: Constitutional Issues" as a part of the Law Library's Speaker Series and the 175th anniversary of the Law Library of Congress. After 9/11, the Bush administration engaged in what is called "extraordinary rendition" -- the transfer of suspected terrorists to countries known to employ harsh interrogation techniques that may rise to the level of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-12-05
  • Jazz Conversation: Jim Hall

    Jazz guitarist and composer Jim Hall talks about his life in music with Larry Appelbaum, senior music reference specialist in the Library's Music Division.

    • Contributor: Hall, Jim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-20
  • The Druze Heritage: Part IV

    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
  • George Crumb & David Starobin

    A conversation with composer George Crumb on his American Songbooks cycle with a longtime friend, Bridge Records producer David Starobin.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-28
  • Bruce Feiler: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Bruce Feiler appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Feiler , Bruce
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Shannon Hale: 2009 National Book Festival

    Young adult author Shannon Hale appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hale, Shannon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • My Winter in Greenland & Summer in Antarctica

    The Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets contain 99 percent of the Earth's fresh-water ice, according to NASA scientist Lora Koenig. Changes to these regions can profoundly affect sea level and the rate at which the Earth's climate warms or cools, placing them at the heart of research into the planet's future. To understand the current state of the ice sheets and to model the ...

    • Contributor: Koenig, Lora
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-12
  • Weather Forecasting

    Bob Ryan, chief meteorologist at NBC4 (WRC-TV), discussed weather forecasting in a lecture sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-15
  • Compassionate Conservation in East Africa

    Will Travers of the Born Free Foundation offers a multimedia presentation on wildlife conservation in East Africa.

    • Contributor: Travers, Will
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-17
  • We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

    Ellen Cassedy discusses her new book, "We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust."

    • Contributor: Cassedy, Ellen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-28
  • The Music of Language and the Language of Music

    In our everyday lives, language and instrumental music are obviously different things. Neuroscientist and musician Ani Patel is the author of a recent, elegantly argued offering from Oxford University Press, "Music, Language and the Brain." Oliver Sacks calls Patel a "pioneer in the use of new concepts and technology to investigate the neural correlates of music." In Patel's presentation, he discusses some of the ...

    • Contributor: Patel, Aniruddh
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-07
  • Magna Carta: Rule of Law in the Contemporary World - Civil Liberties & Surveillance

    As a part of a symposium on the enduring legacy of Magna Carta, an expert panel discussed rule of law as it relates to contemporary issues surrounding civil liberties and surveillance.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • Lesa Cline-Ransome & James Ransome: 2013 National Book Festival

    Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome appear at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Evan Thomas: 2013 National Book Festival

    Evan Thomas appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Thomas, Evan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22