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  • Sharon Draper: 2008 National Book Festival

    Author and educator Sharon Draper appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Draper, Sharon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Richard Price: 2008 National Book Festival

    Novelist and screen writer Richard Price appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Price, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Lyre of Ur Project

    Art historian Andy Lowings discusses "Lyre of Ur Project" in a program sponsored by African and Middle Eastern Division.

    • Contributor: Lowings, Andy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-17
  • Legislating in Heels--An Anecdotal Journal: The Honorable Constance "Connie" Morella

    In her talk, Connie Morella recounted tales from her trajectory from Maryland's state senate to the U.S. House of Representatives and onward to an ambassadorship for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This is a tribute to all women for National Women's History Month, featuring stories of historic firsts for women. Although many in the audience were familiar with the first woman congresswoman, ...

    • Contributor: Morella, Constance "Connie"
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-18
  • The Anthropology of Digital Natives

    Young people today born into a digital world are experiencing a far different environment of information-gathering and access to knowledge than a generation ago. Who are these "digital natives" and what are they thinking? How are they using the technology, and are IT experts adequately responding to them? These questions will be addressed in a new Library of Congress series titled "Digital Natives." The ...

    • Contributor: Ackermann, Edith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-07
  • The Grand Museum, Egypt

    Muhammad Gamal discusses Egypt's Grand Museum.

    • Contributor: Gamal, Muhammad
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-01
  • Preserving Digital Heritage: Presentations from Collecting Partners in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program

    Several of the partners in the Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation program addressed attendees at the American Library Association's Annual Meeting during the convention's convention in Washington. The partners described the types of at-risk digital content they are collecting and the hurdles they face and have overcome in their collaborative initiatives.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-06-25
  • Justice, Not Pity: Julia Lathrop, First Chief of the U.S. Children's Bureau

    Julia Lathrop was an American social worker at the turn of the 20th century, a pioneer in the field of child welfare who investigated child labor, studied infant mortality and pushed for separate courts for juveniles. Her career and significance as a political force is the subject of a lecture by Cecelia Tichi, holder of the Chair of Modern Culture in the John W. ...

    • Contributor: Tichi, Cecilia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-06-28
  • An Evening with Chinua Achebe

    Through his fiction and non-fiction works, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has sought to repair the damage done to the continent of Africa and its people as a result of European colonization. This is best exemplified in his most famous novel "Things Fall Apart," one of the first African novels written in English to achieve national acclaim. Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with ...

    • Contributor: Achebe, Chinua
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-03
  • 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: PlanetRead

    PlanetRead is the recipient of the International Prize, one of three 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

    • Contributor: Kothari, Brij
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-04
  • Site and Sound: The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera House and Concert Halls

    Victoria Newhouse has discussed her book "Site and Sound: The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera Houses and Concert Halls." Newhouse argued that although exteriors of opera houses and concert halls have become more daring, the interiors have stayed the same due to acoustics. The event ws co-sponsored by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution.

    • Contributor: Newhouse, Victoria
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-12
  • The Origins & Collapse of the Preclassic Maya in the Mirador Basin, Guatemala: Cultural & Natural Dynamics in the Cradle of the Maya Civilization

    According to Richard Hansen, the concentration of large cities in the Mirador Basin in the Middle and Late Preclassic periods (circa 1000 B.C. to A.D. 150) led to the construction of the largest pyramids on the planet, the largest ancient Maya cities, the first "freeway" system in the world and the first true state-level society in the Western Hemisphere.

    • Contributor: Hansen, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-02
  • Guggenheim Lecture: The Next-Generation Communications Privacy Act

    Orin Kerr argues that Congress should repeal the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (18 USC 2510), which regulates government access to Internet records, and replace it with a new statute that reflects current technologies and addresses privacy threats.

    • Contributor: Kerr, Orin S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-30
  • The Druze Heritage: Part III

    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
  • Walter Dean Myers at Children's Book Week

    Walter Dean Myers, the 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a renowned author of books for young people, tells stories, reads from his books and talks with members of the audience in a program that marks the Library's celebration of Children's Book Week.

    • Contributor: Myers , Walter Dean
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-11
  • The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings & the American Experience

    Stephen Wade presents a talk related to the research for his recent book, "The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience," which takes as its starting point 13 iconic performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and onto the Great Plains. Through decades of research ...

    • Contributor: Wade, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-27
  • Louis Bayard: 2008 National Book Festival

    Novelist Louis Bayard speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Bayard, Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Commercializing University Research - Theats and Opportunities: The Oxford University Model

    There is much debate about the growth of commercialization of academic research results. Does it threaten a university's principal mission? The topic was discussed in a lecture and panel discussion titled "Commercializing University Research -- Threats and Opportunities: The Oxford University Model" in a program sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center; Science, Technology & Business Division; and the American Philosophical Society with support ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-24
  • Opening Reception of "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition"

    Librarian of Congress James Billington and Union Pacific Corporation, the exclusive sponsor of "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Bicentennial Exhibition," hosted a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit. Speakers included Billington, Union Pacific CEO Jim Young, Sen. Dick Durbin and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, with performances by renowned baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Craig Rutenberg and poetry readings by James Earl Jones.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-10
  • American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) discussed, "American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country." "American Heroines" is a blend of biography, history and personal memoir that profiles notable American women from the 19th century to the present. This compelling mix of social history and personal recollection presents female pioneers in fields as varied as government, business, education and health care, who overcame the ...

    • Contributor: Hutchison, Kay Bailey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-03-14
  • Amish Resources at the Library of Congress

    Paul Connor, reference specialist in the Local History & Genealogy Reading Room, draws on the Library's extensive resources in Amish Studies to discuss the unique history and culture of Amish Americans.

    • Contributor: Connor, Paul
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-23
  • LOC.gov for Teachers

    This film focuses on the resources for teachers available from the Library of Congress website.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015
  • No Guts, No Glory: Information Professionals March Into the 22nd Century

    Quint's lecture addresses the changing roles of information professionals in the 3rd millennium.

    • Contributor: Quint, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-12-04
  • Books--Before and Beyond: Publishing in the 21st Century

    Barbara Peters and Robert Rosenwald, owners of Poisoned Pen Books and Poisoned Pen Press in Scottsdale, Ariz., discussed both the mystery genre and the state of publishing in America. Drawing on their longtime experience in bookselling, publishing and editing, Peters and Rosenwald ask, "How does the medium influence the message?" Their program takes a brief look at book and print technology past, present and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-07
  • A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy

    Zachary M. Baker delivered the eighth Annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book as part of the Library's celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. The lecture was titled "A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy." The lecture series honors Myron M. Weinstein (1927-1998), whose 29-year tenure at the Library was spent in the Hebraic Section.

    • Contributor: Baker, Zachary M.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-08