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  • Comedy Icon Carl Reiner

    Carl Reiner, a giant of American comedy for nearly six decades, spoke at the Library of Congress as part of the Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. Following his talk, Reiner signed his recently published book "Just Desserts" as well as his children's book "Tell Me a Scary Story, But Not TOO Scary."

    • Contributor: Reiner, Carl
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-26
  • Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 1-Morning)

    This conference showcases the unparalleled cartographic collections at the Library of Congress and engage a wide array of experts in exploring how Washington has evolved over 200 years. Speakers include James H. Billington, George Tobolowsky, Ralph Ehrenberg, Richard Stephenson, Ronald Grim, Edward Redmond, Patrick O'Neill, William Stanley, Chas Langelan, Don Alexander Hawkins, Charlene Drew Jarvis, Timothy Davis, Iris Miller, Gail Lowe, Douglas Richardson and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-18
  • Matthew Reinhart: 2011 National Book Festival

    Pop-up book author Matthew Reinhart appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Reinhart, Matthew
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Nikki Grimes: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Nikki Grimes appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Grimes, Nikki
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Tajik Manuscripts & Their Conservation in Tajikistan

    A lecture on the Tajik manuscripts and their conservation in Tajikistan followed a presentation of the book "The Tajik Golden Heritage" to the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Khan, Yasmeen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-01-17
  • Justin Roberts/Naptime Players (Sat.): 2011 National Book Festival

    Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players performed on Saturday at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Roberts, Justin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • In the Mediterranean Mode: Israeli Women Composers

    Ronit Seter discussed Israeli woman composers Shulamit Ran, Betty Olivero and Chaya Czernowin.

    • Contributor: Seter, Ronit
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-06
  • Excavations in Afghanistan and Central Asia

    The Near East Section of the African Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress sponsored at talk by Fredrik Hiebert titled "Excavations in Afghanistan and Central Asia."

    • Contributor: Hiebert, Fred
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-08-19
  • Re-Imagining the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying and Cartography (afternoon session)

    Cartographers during the U.S. Civil War invented new techniques and mapped the country--both Union and Confederate territories--more accurately than ever before in the nation's history. The afternoon session of this day-long conference included presentations on "Mapping the New Coasts of War,""Shedding a Little Light: Early Photographic Techniques Used to Reproduce Maps" and a reenactment and demonstration of the surveying and cartographic methods of the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-20
  • A Musical Demonstration by Gary Hastings and Brian Mullen

    Flautist Gary Hastings and singer Brian Mullen present a concert and lecture as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-29
  • When the U.S. Went to War with Canada: Competing Narratives of the 1812 War

    The War of 1812 remains a central event in national history. Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy examines how historians on both sides of the border articulated distinct and competing narratives about the conflict, its causes, and its outcome.

    • Contributor: Godeanu Kenworthy, Oana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-07-26
  • Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

    Frederick Law Olmsted is best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York's Central Park and Boston's Emerald Necklace to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and the campus of Stanford University. Olmsted was also an influential journalist, an early voice for the environment and an abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. Justin Martin discusses his ...

    • Contributor: Martin, Justin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-07-07
  • Maratón de Poesía

    Poets of the Teatro de la Luna's 20th annual "Maratón de Poesía" read from their work. Presentation is in Spanish. Presenters include Rei Berroa (Profesor, Universidad George Mason) and poets Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Naomi Ayala, Ernesto Lubreras, Orlando Rossardi, José Carlos Resales, Milena Rodríguez Gutiérrez, Eduardo Moga, José Mármol, Gladys Ilarregui, Saúl Ibargoyen, Consuelo Hernandez, Consuelo Hernández and Fernando Beltrán.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-06-08
  • Stephen L. Carter: 2012 National Book Festival

    Stephen L. Carter discusses his book, "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln," at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Carter, Stephen L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • The Many Colors of the Sun

    W. Dean Pesnell of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory presents an illustrated lecture on new observations and views of solar phenomena.

    • Contributor: Pesnell, W. Dean
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-17
  • Edward Hirsch: 2009 National Book Festival

    Best-selling poet Edward Hirsch appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hirsch, Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • 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
  • Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson

    Amanda Smith discussed her Patterson biography, "Newspaper Titan: The Infamous Life and Monumental Times of Cissy Patterson." She was called the most powerful woman in America, surpassing first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Bess Truman; ambassador, writer, journalist and member of Congress Clare Boothe Luce; and New York Post owner and publisher Dorothy Schiff. Cissy Patterson was from a publishing family. Her grandfather was Joseph ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Amanda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-15
  • "Justice" by Roger Reynolds

    Composer Roger Reynolds' operatic work "Justice," commissioned for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial in 2000, was performed in the Great Hall of the Library's Jefferson Building. Written for actress, soprano, percussionist, multichannel computer sound and real-time surround sound, "Justice" is based on the Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. The text was adapted from "Aeschylus and Euripides." All three performers-actress, soprano and percussionist ...

    • Contributor: Reynolds, Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-30
  • Early Music at the Library: 85 Years of Performance Practice History

    A panel discussion on early music performance at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-14
  • Daniel Yergin: 2012 National Book Festival

    Daniel Yergin appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Yergin, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Slavica and Rossica

    The Library of the Congress has one of world's largest collections of Slavic items. Jefferson's library, bought by Congress in 1815, contained a number of books about this distant region. However, Slavic items were hardly collected for the next century. The purchase of the Yudin Collection in 1906 signaled a turning point in collecting Slavic items with the help of many Russian-born scholars including ...

    • Contributor: Pivovarov, Evgeny
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-22
  • The Parking Garage and Its Impact on Urban Planning

    The parking garage, often considered a dull and forgettable structure, is a crucial element of building design and urban planning. Architect Shannon Sanders McDonald discussed "Designing for Man, Machine and Movement: The Parking Garage." McDonald discussed the parking garage as it relates to the larger issues of how we move in space and its future implications for architecture, the environment, planning, transportation and their ...

    • Contributor: McDonald, Shannon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-01-15
  • 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
  • Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston

    Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston is the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it. The project's goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005. The heart ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-08-13