• Rep. Jim Clyburn Delivers the 2009 Keynote Address for African American History Month

    In recognition of African American History Month, Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) Majority Whip of the House, delivered the Library's 2009 keynote address. The 2009 theme for the month was Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas. This year's celebration coincided with the centenary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The Library holds more than five million records of ...

    • Contributor: Clyburn, Jim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-04
  • Lawrence Block

    Lawrence Block speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Block, Lawrence
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima

    Timothy Mousseau discusses the impact of radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster on natural populations and the impact of high radiation levels on the Fukushima, Japan, area. One aim of his research is to determine whether or not organisms can adapt to radioactive environments.

    • Contributor: Mousseau, Timothy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-15
  • History & the Movies: An Historian Writes a Screenplay

    The process of compressing history into drama often generates sharp tensions between the historian and the dramatist. As James Reston Jr. will testify, the historian usually feels a sinking disappointment as the dramatist explains what it will take to capture and hold the attention of an audience. When Reston was asked to write a screenplay based on his own 2005 book, "Dogs of God: ...

    • Contributor: Reston Jr., James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-11
  • Jews and Shoes

    Shoes are an integral part of Jewish material culture according to Edna Nahshon, author of "Jews and Shoes" (Berg Publishers, 2008). The book takes a fresh look at the makings and meanings of shoes, cobblers and barefootedness in Jewish experience. The book shows how shoes convey theological, social and economic concepts, and as such are intriguing subjects for inquiry within a wide range of ...

    • Contributor: Nahshon, Edna
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-12-11
  • Bob Lanier with NBA/WNBA Players Chris Duhon and Ivory Latta: 2008 National Book Festival

    NBA legend Bob Lanier and NBA/WNBA players Chris Duhon and Ivory Latta appear at the National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America

    Historian Henry Wiencek discussed his new book, which focuses on the life of Washington and explores early slavery in America.

    • Contributor: Wiencek, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-11-05
  • Interview with Heather McHugh

    Grace Cavalieri interviews Heather McHugh for the Library's Poet and the Poem Series.

    • Contributor: McHugh, Heather
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-08-22
  • Yusef Komunyakaa: 2011 National Book Festival

    Poet Yusef Komunyakaa appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Komunyakaa, Yusef
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • The Persian Book of Kings: Vicissitudes of a Foundational Text in Iranian Culture

    Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak discussed "The Persian Book of Kings" as part of the Library's "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition.

    • Contributor: Karimi Hakkak, Ahmad
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-25
  • Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

    A century ago, in the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Dubbed "America's Sweetheart," Pickford charmed moviegoers during the first three decades of the 20th century with magnetic talent, as she rose to become cinema's first great star. Christel Schmidt's "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies," sheds new light on this icon's life ...

    • Contributor: Schmidt, Christel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-04
  • Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about four hundred of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag VIII-A, resonates as poignant example of the ...

    • Contributor: Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-11
  • Judith Warner: Book Fest 05

    Author Judith Warner at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Warner, Judith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Bolivar: American Liberator

    Author and journalist Marie Arana discusses the adventurous and volatile life of Simon Bolivar, who famously liberated much of Latin America from Spain.

    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-06
  • 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
  • Law Day 2008: The Rule of Law in Established and Emerging Countries

    The Law Library of Congress presented a panel discussion in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Law Day. The panel, moderated by Judge Harry T. Edwards, examined what the Rule of Law means to established and emerging countries. Opening remarks were provided by Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina. Participating were Rob Boone, director of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative; Rosa Brooks, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-05-01
  • RDA for NACO Catalogers: 4c. Identifying Persons: Recording Attributes, Part 2

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 25 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description and Access for authority work. The course consists of filmed lectures, hands-on guided sessions, online exercises, and follow-up Q&A webinars, with a brief review period following ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-08
  • Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel IV: Women and Art

    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
  • Avenues to Library Services: User Preferences

    A model depicting customers of library reference services and the librarians providing these services in both synchronous and asynchronous settings was presented and explored.

    • Contributor: Kaske, Neal
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-01-15
  • 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
  • No Longer Under Our Control: The Nature and Role of Standards in the 21st Century Library

    William Moen, a fellow in the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge and an associate professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas, examines the nature and role of standards for the emerging 21st century library.

    • Contributor: Moen, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-12-03
  • Stuart Eizenstat: 2013 National Book Festival

    Stuart Eizenstat appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Eizenstat, Stuart
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Congress.gov Introduction

    An introduction to the Congress.gov legislative information website.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-15
  • Traditional Norwegian-American Dance Music From Virginia

    Part of the Homegrown Concert Series, the Berntson family performs traditional Norwegian-American dance music from Virginia.

    • Contributor: Berntsons, The
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2009-12-03
  • The Life of a Poet: Carl Phillips

    As part of new series, "The Life of a Poet," the Washington Post Fiction Editor Ron Charles conducts an in-depth interview with poet Carl Phillips.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-06