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  • Ameen Rihani: The Book of Khalid

    The Library of Congress and the Ameen Rihani Institute presented a symposium on the 100th anniversary of the first Arab-American novel, Ameen Rihani's "The Book of Khalid."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-29
  • Chris Van Dusen: 2011 National Book Festival

    Chris Van Dusen appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Van Dusen, Chris
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Pa's trip to Mars /

    Two boys send Pa to Mars on a rocket, where he meets with many misadventures before he is sent back to Earth.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1923
  • Formación RDA para participantes de NACO 6c. Entidades corporativas: Variantes

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 26 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for Spanish-speaking independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description & 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-16
  • Balla Kouyate & World Vision: Traditional Malian Music from Massachusetts

    Balla Kouyate is a griot and virtuoso player of the balaphon. Considered the predecessor of the xylophone and the first Mande instrument, the balafon is made up of wood slats of varying lengths. The slats are secured over two rows of calabash gourds, which serve as natural amplifiers. Each gourd is punctured with small holes over which Balla places thin plastic tape. The vibrating ...

    • Contributor: Kouyate, Balla
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-04-28
  • Jose Antonio Ramos: A Public Intellectual of the First Cuban Republic

    Judith Weiss lectures on Jose Antonio Ramos as part of the Library's Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

    • Contributor: Weiss, Judith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-04
  • What Stillness Illuminated

    Yermiyahu Ahron Taub presented a reading of his poetry in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.

    • Contributor: Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-04
  • Lisa See: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: See, Lisa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Ralph Ellison: A Biography

    Ralph Ellison never produced another novel in his lifetime after his magnum opus "Invisible Man," which won the National Book Award in 1953. Did success ruin him? This is one theme in the new biography of Ellison by Arnold Rampersad, the first scholar given complete access to Ellison's papers at the Library of Congress. Rampersad discussed and signed his book, "Ralph Ellison: A Biography," ...

    • Contributor: Rampersad, Arnold
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-03
  • End of the Cold War

    James Goldgeier, the Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a lecture titled "The End of the Cold War and the Struggle Over American Foreign Policy" in a program sponsored by the Kluge Center.

    • Contributor: Goldgeier, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-15
  • A Tough dance /

    From either side of a white, apparently outdoors, setting enter a man and woman, both wearing ragged street clothes and caps. As they approach center stage, the man grabs the woman's arm and pulls her to him, then slaps her. Still holding her arm, the man and his partner cockily strut towards the camera. The man grabs the woman in a crouched, bear-hug type ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • 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
  • Daniel Kirk: 2011 National Book Festival

    Illustrator Daniel Kirk appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kirk, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • CMA Songwriters Series: Bob DiPiero, Brett James, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna

    Platinum-selling country quartet Little Big Town and country songwriters Brett James, Lori McKenna and Bob DiPiero kick off the new Country Music Association (CMA) Songwriters concert series at the Library of Congress.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-12-04
  • Tossing eggs /

    The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows a group of adults and adolescents on what appears to be the side of a hill in a pine grove, tossing and retrieving eggs. There is good footage of the participants's apparel.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Laura Bush: 2010 National Book Festival

    Former first lady Laura Bush appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Bush, Laura
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:36:01 | Filmed in 1936 in Martinique by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a couple dancing a traditional Martinican dance. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance footage ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Panoramic view of the Place de l'Concord [sic] /

    From Edison films catalog: Taken from an automobile. This picture was taken during the fashionable driving hour, making a complete circle of the Place de la Concorde, passing hundreds of carriages and busses. The beginning of the picture shows the historical church of the Madeleine in the background, the picture ending by approaching and running under the main entrance to the Paris Exposition. 100 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Scott Turow: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Scott Turow presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Turow , Scott
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Jon Klassen: 2013 National Book Festival

    Jon Klassen appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Klassen, Jon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Jules Feiffer

    • Contributor: Feiffer, Jules
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Mary Gordon: 2011 National Book Festival

    Mary Gordon appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Gordon, Mary
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • European rest cure /

    "On the gangplank of one of the large ocean liners leaving New York is shown an old gentleman kissing his wife and daughter good-bye before leaving on a tour abroad for a much needed rest from business cares and troubles. A great crowd of people are next shown waving farewells to departing friends and relatives as the big steamer leaves the pier. We now ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Peniel Joseph: 2014 National Book Festival

    Peniel E. Joseph appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Joseph, Peniel E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Joan Nathan: Book Fest 07

    Joan Nathan in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Nathan, Joan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29