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  • NGOs & Importing Democracy

    Author Julie Fisher discusses her book, "Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan, and Argentina."

    • Contributor: Fisher, Julie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-21
  • Gail Godwin

    • Contributor: Godwin, Gail
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Laurie Smith: Book Fest 05

    Author Laurie Smith at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Smith, Laurie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • International Literacy Day 2009 at the Library of Congress

    The Center for the Book marks International Literacy Day with a program at the Library of Congress.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-09
  • Billy Collins

    • Contributor: Collins, Billy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Disability Awareness in South Africa: Lessons from UNISA

    Mbambo Thata discusses disability awareness in his native South Africa.

    • Contributor: Thata, Mbambo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-05
  • Seeger Tribute: Charles Seeger and Ruth Crawford Seeger

    The Library of Congress celebrated the musical legacy of the Seeger Family during a two-day program, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, titled "How Can I Keep from Singing? A Seeger Family Tribute." Panelists were Betty Auman of the Library's Music Division, who discussed "Seeger Materials in the Library of Congress Music Division"; Judith Tick, Northeastern University, who talked about "Ruth Crawford Seeger's Legacy"; ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-16
  • 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
  • Margaret Coel: 2009 National Book Festival

    Mystery author Margaret Coel appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Coel, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • America Between the Wars

    The 12-year period between the end of the Cold War and the destruction of the Twin Towers was perceived as calm and peaceful. Yet foreign-policy experts say these were pivotal years in shaping America's role in the world. Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier examined those years in a lecture at the Library of Congress on their new book "America Between the Wars." The event ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-12
  • X.J. Kennedy

    • Contributor: Kennedy, X.J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Why Does Digital Reference Matter?

    Dr. Janes discusses digital reference.

    • Contributor: Janes, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-02-10
  • Donato Ndong

    Donato Ndongo appears in a program co-sponsored by the Library, the Africa Society for the National Summit on Africa and Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain.

    • Contributor: Ndongo, Donato
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-04
  • 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
  • Patricia McKissack: 2011 National Book Festival

    Patricia McKissack appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McKissack, Patricia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Kislak Lecture: Jonathan Spence on Matteo Ricci

    Historian Jonathan D. Spence, one of the foremost experts on modern China, delivers the fourth Jay I. Kislak lecture titled "Mapping the Way: The Chinese Quests of Matteo Ricci."

    • Contributor: Spence, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-13
  • Landscape with Yellow Birds

    Author Tom Christensen has translated José Ángel Valente's "Landscape with Yellow Birds." Valente (1929-2000) produced more than 20 volumes of poetry and many important essays. He lived in Switzerland from 1958 to 1982, and some of his work was not allowed to be published in Franco's Spain. Valente expressed that poetry is a "revelation of an aspect of reality to which there is no ...

    • Contributor: Christensen, Tom
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-26
  • Herbs in the Garden: Holly Shimizu

    Holly H. Shimizu, the executive director of the United States Botanic Garden, discussed the best ornamental herbs to grow in the Washington, D.C., area, ways to grow them and how to use them.

    • Contributor: Shimizu, Holly
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-28
  • Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years

    Patricia Sullivan discussed her book "Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from The Civil Rights Years" in a program sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center. As a privileged white Southern woman, Durr (1903-1999) was an unlikely yet monumental champion of civil rights. "Freedom Writer" is a collection of her letters during three decades of struggle for racial equality. In 1951, returning to ...

    • Contributor: Sullivan, Patricia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-03-30
  • 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: 826 National

    826 National is the recipient of the American Prize, one of three??2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

    • Contributor: Richards, Gerald
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-04
  • Christopher Paolini: 2012 National Book Festival

    Christopher Paolini appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Paolini, Christopher
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Looking Homeward Towards Earth: The Power of Perspective

    In 1968, Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders took an image of planet Earth as it emerged from the lunar horizon. The picture, "Earthrise," changed forever society's view of our celestial home, according to NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati. The image of Earth--beautiful and vulnerable, and suspended in dark stillness--inspired an appreciation that there is one human race, whose fate hinges delicately on mankind's collective ...

    • Contributor: Abdalati, Waleed
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-16
  • Ralph Ellison Literary Birthday Celebration

    Writers Danielle Evans and Jabari Asim celebrate the birthday of American author Ralph Ellison by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-01
  • 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
  • Jazz Conversation: Lyricist Iola Brubeck

    Denise Gallo, Head of Acquisitions and Processing with the Library of Congress Music Division, conducts a conversation with lyricist Iola Brubeck, wife of famed jazz musician Dave Brubeck.

    • Contributor: Brubeck, Iola
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-10