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  • 'A Book That Shaped Me' Summer Writing Contest

    An introduction to the "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest to young audiences. The contest encourages rising fifth & sixth graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Top winners are honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Pyne, Lola
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-18
  • James L. Swanson: 2011 National Book Festival

    James L. Swanson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Swanson, James L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • RDA for NACO Catalogers: 6d. Identifying Corp. Bodies: AACR2 Similarities & Differences

    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
  • Pre-Concert Conversation with the Calefax Reed Quintet

    A conversation with the Calefax Reed Quintet prior to their concert at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Calefax Reed Quintet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-02-02
  • The Indians' Capital City: Native Histories of Washington DC

    Kluge Fellow Joseph Genetin-Pilawa presents part of his larger study of the Indigenous histories of Washington, D.C. Genetin-Pilawa argues that far from the passive victims or violent interlopers depicted in much of the iconography of the capital, visiting Native diplomats and as well as residents in the 19th and 20th centuries engaged with the messages encoded on the urban landscape. In so doing, they ...

    • Contributor: Genetin Pilawa, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-04-02
  • Poet Laureate Donald Hall Opens the Literary Season

    Donald Hall opened the Library's 2006-07 literary season with a reading of poems from his book "White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006" (Houghton Mifflin, 2006).

    • Contributor: Hall, Donald
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-10-03
  • Astrobiology: Life in Space

    Daniel P. Glavin, an astrobiologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, says the possibility of extraterrestrial life in our solar system is not limited to Mars; other "habitable" worlds might exist including the icy Moons of Jupiter and Saturn, known as Europa and Enceladus. The challenge for scientists and engineers in the next couple of decades, he says, will be to design miniaturized instruments ...

    • Contributor: Glavin, Daniel P.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-02
  • Packard Campus Gift Ushers in New Era for Audio-Visual Conservation

    David Woodley Packard, president of the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI), officially transfered the new Packard Campus -- Audio-Visual Conservation, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the preservation of the nation's moving images and recorded sound heritage, at a signing ceremony on Capitol Hill. The program for the conveyance of the largest-ever private gift to the U.S. legislative branch of government included top congressional leaders, the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-07-26
  • Despotism, Market and Confucianism in the Age of Wang Yang-Ming

    Ying-shih Yu, senior distinguished scholar at the John W. Kluge Center, discussed "Despotism, Market and Confucianism in the Age of Wang Yang-Ming (1472-1529)." According to Yu, despotism, trade and Confucianism were the three major historical forces simultaneously at work in 16th century China. Taking Wang Yang-Ming, the leading Confucian thinker of the Ming dynasty, and his new Confucian project as the main focus, Yu ...

    • Contributor: Yu, Ying Shih
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-11-03
  • Kimberla Lawson Roby: 2011 National Book Festival

    Kimberla Lawson Roby appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Roby, Kimberla Lawson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • National Security and the Constitution

    The Law Library of Congress hosted a panel discussion on "National Security and the Constitution." Law Library specialist and constitutional scholar, Louis Fisher, chaired the panel comprised of Brian McKeon, deputy staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Michael O'Neill, minority chief counsel and staff director for the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The three discussed the constitutional ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-12
  • Jonathan Hennessey: 2013 National Book Festival

    Jonathan Hennessey appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hennessey, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • 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
  • Oliver W. Hill, Jr., oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Petersburg, Virginia, 2013-08-17.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Hill, Oliver W.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-08-17

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  • Robert Hass: 2010 River of Words Ceremony

    River of Words (ROW) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy, creative expression and community awareness of our most critical environmental concern: water. River of Words was co-founded by U.S. Poet Laureate (1995-1997) Robert Hass and writer Pamela Michael to help young people make a personal and lasting connection to the environment.

    • Contributor: Hass , Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-30
  • Prohibition in Washington D.C.: How Dry We Weren't

    Prohibition ended in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 1934. The Washington Post reported that "Somehow, after 17 years without it, Washingtonians seemed to hold their liquor quite well." One reason might be that the nation's capital had been far from a model dry city, hosting up to 3,000 speakeasies since Prohibition began in 1917. As documented in a new book by Garrett Peck, even ...

    • Contributor: Peck, Garrett
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-26
  • Digital Stewardship Innovation Award Winners

    The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Awards were given this year in the following categories: instituion, project, individual and future steward.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-22
  • Amanda Ripley: 2014 National Book Festival

    Amanda Ripley appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Ripley, Amanda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935

    Sam Watters discusses the photographs of urban and suburban gardens taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston at the beginning of the 20th Century and preserved by the Library of Congress for more than 70 years.

    • Contributor: Watters, Sam
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-13
  • Dana Gioia

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Carol & Mary Higgins Clark, Part 3

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • 75th Anniversary of the Hispanic Reading Room

    The Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress celebrates its 75th anniversary and the 78th anniversary of the "Handbook of Latin American Studies." HLAS, prepared since 1939 at the Hispanic Division and published by the University of Texas Press in Austin, is an authoritative annual, annotated bibliography in the humanities and social sciences. Speakers included James H. Billington, Georgette Dorn, Deborah Jakubs, Franklin ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-23
  • Worldwide Disease Surveillance & Media

    Lawrence Madoff discussed the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, an online network of more than 55,000 members who monitor the four corners of the world for emerging infectious diseases of humans, animals and plants.

    • Contributor: Madoff, Lawrence
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-25
  • Diane Thiel: Book Fest 07

    Diane Thiel in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Thiel, Diane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • International Summit of the Book 1: Day One

    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. Leaders in academia, libraries, culture and technology debated and discussed the powerful and crucial form of information transmittal: the book. Day One included ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-06