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  • J.A. Jance: Book Fest 03

    J.A. Jance in a presentation at the 2003 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Jance, J.A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • David Remnick: 2010 National Book Festival

    New Yorker editor David Remnick reads at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Remnick , David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band

    The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band performs at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-10-13
  • Breakfast: 2011 National Book Festival

    Several authors speak at the kick-off breakfast for the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Mo Willems: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's author and illustrator Mo Willems appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Willems, Mo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Jim Lehrer & Kate Lehrer

    Jim and Kate Lehrer speak at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • International Summit of the Book 3: Day Two, Afternoon

    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. The afternoon of Day Two included remarks and presentations by Marie Arana, Nan Talese, Geoffrey Kloske, Karen Lotz, Niko Pfund, Michael Suarez, Karen ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-07
  • Mercer Mayer: Book Fest 07

    Mercer Mayer in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Mayer, Mercer
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Gabriel Kahane & Timothy Andres

    Composer/pianists Gabriel Kahane and Timothy Andres discuss their compositions, performing careers and collaboration at the Library of Congress. Both are leading figures in a new generation of musicians who believe in breaking down barriers between musical genres.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-05
  • Real Realpolitik: A History

    John Bew argues that real realpolitik is ripe for excavation and rediscovery as it undergoes a renaissance in the English-speaking world. Bew argues that the original concept of 'realpolitik' is still relevant to the challenges of the 21st century. Its use in the English language provides a window into the soul of Anglo-American political culture.

    • Contributor: Bew, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-10
  • Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers

    Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers perform traditional dances and songs at the Library of Congress, November 16, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 69 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 16, 2005. (Date). The members of this ensemble are from Arizona and New Mexico. Most are students at the University of New Mexico. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers - Bass, Howard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?

    Jonathan Dueck presented "Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does It Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As "colonists" in 19th-century Russia, Mennonites sang German diasporic choral musics and borrowed Russian choral musics; when war drove many to North America, Mennonites drew on this repertoire and borrowed new repertoires to forge ...

    • Contributor: Dueck, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-05-21
  • Floyd Cooper

    Author Floyd Cooper speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cooper, Floyd
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Great conversations: the composers

    videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 56 min., 4 sec. | Composers Milton Babbit, Richard Danielpour, Lowell Liebermann, George Perle, Ned Rorem, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich join Istomin at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York to discuss and argue about the strong feelings and controversies surrounding modern contemporary music and the challenges that programming their music presents. The composers talk ...

    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Rorem, Ned - Perle, George - Lieberman, Lowell - Danielpour, Richard - Babbitt, Milton - Rosen, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Traditional Greek Smyrneika Music from Massachusetts

    Sophia Bilides sings and plays santouri (Greek hammered dulcimer) and zilia (finger cymbals). Smyrneika songs arose out an urban population where the music of Greeks, Turks, Jews, and Armenians influenced each other in the early decades of the 20th century. This vibrant cultural scene was shattered when conflicts led to the 1922 Asia-Minor Catastrophe. The destruction of the port city of Smyrna (Izmir) led ...

    • Contributor: Bilides, Sophia
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-08-24
  • Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner

    Dallas Chief Eagle of the Rosebud Lakota (Sioux) tribe and Jasmine Pickner of the Crow Creek Lakota (Sioux) tribe describe their tradition and perform hoop dances to Lakota songs at the Library of Congress, November 15, 2007. videorecording | videorecording ; 58 min | The first dance to a Lakota song is 26 minute into the program. (Content). Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 15, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie - Bulger, Peggy A. - Graham, Andrea - Pickner, Jasmine - Chief Eagle, D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Island in a Storm: A Rising Sea, A Vanishing Coast and a Nineteenth Century Disaster That Warns of a Warmer World

    In the mid-19th century, the Isle Derniere was emerging as an exclusive summer resort near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. About 100 miles from New Orleans, it attracted the most prominent members of antebellum Louisiana society. Without warning, on Aug. 10, 1856, a ferocious hurricane swept across the island, killing half of its 400 inhabitants. Sallenger traces the link between the environmental ...

    • Contributor: Sallenger, Abby
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-16
  • Rep. James Clyburn: 2014 National Book Festival

    Rep. James Clyburn appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Clyburn, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music For Men's Voices

    Preceding the Cantus concert was a panel discussion titled "Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music for Men's Voices" in a program sponsored by the Music Division. Panelists for the preconcert presentation were Frank Albinder, director of the Washington Men's Camerata; Ann Meier Baker, president of Chorus America; and Gunilla Marcus-Luboff and the Library's Robert Saladini, co-developers of the Library of Congress Series of Choral Music, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-30
  • Weather Forecasting

    Bob Ryan, chief meteorologist at NBC4 (WRC-TV), discussed weather forecasting in a lecture sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-15
  • Deft, Daring and Delightful: Mystery Writers Discuss Their Craft

    Five popular mystery writers discussed the art of writing mysteries during a panel discussion sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division for the eighth annual Judith P. Austin memorial lecture. The Humanities and Social Sciences Division established and sponsors this lecture series as a tribute to Judith Austin and her many years of service to the Library of Congress. She served as head ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-24
  • Charlaine Harris: 2012 National Book Festival

    Charlaine Harris appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Harris, Charlaine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Poetry Out Loud: 2012 National Book Festival

    The Poetry Out Loud program pays a visit to the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Out Loud, Poetry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Andrew Clements: 2006 National Book Festival

    Andrew Clements speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Clements, Andrew
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Preservation Aesthetics

    Shannon Mattern discusses the aesthetics of preservation at the annual Digital Preservation meeting.

    • Contributor: Mattern, Shannon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-22