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  • Children's Africana Book Awards

    The Children's Africana Book Awards encourages the publication and use of accurate, balanced children's materials on Africa in the U.S. schools and libraries. Eric Walters was one of the 2013 winners for his book, "The Matatu," about a young Kenyan boy who takes a ride on the matatu bus with his grandfather for his fifth birthday. Walters conducts a presentation to elementary students from ...

    • Contributor: Walters, Eric
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-08
  • Lawrence Wright: 2015 National Book Festival

    Lawrence Wright and NPR's Michael Oreskes discuss "Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Wright, Lawrence
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Bernardine Evaristo

    Bernardine Evaristo, highly acclaimed British author, discussed her work on Thursday, February 17, 2005. The event was sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and the British Council USA..This event launched the British Council USA's inaugural UK writer-in-residence program at Georgetown University. A partnership between the British Council USA and major American universities, the writer-in-residence program introduces US students to exciting and contemporary ...

    • Contributor: Evaristo, Bernardine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-02-17
  • The Dewey arch /

    From the Biograph picture catalogue: 60 feet. A view of the arch from Fifth Avenue, the day after the great Dewey parade, showing the crowd of sightseers, traffic, etc.

    • Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Mukoma wa Ngugi

    Kenyan-American writer, Mukoma wa Ngugi read from his work and discussed the state of contemporary African literature, highlighting African languages and culture.

    • Contributor: Ngugi, Mukoma Wa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-03
  • Harry Bliss: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author and illustrator Harry Bliss appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Bliss, Harry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • The enchanted drawing /

    "Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch of a bottle of wine and a goblet, and then, to the surprise of all, actually removes them from the paper on which ...

    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Interview with the Ambassadors: The Joy of Writing

    Following the Jan. 5, 2010, ceremony announcing the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011, Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for 2008-2009, interviewed his successor. They discussed a wide range of issues, both serious and humorous, in a room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-01-05
  • Sodom Laurel Album Explores North Carolina Mountain Community

    The visual and oral history of a rural mountain community called Sodom Laurel, and one family steeped in the tradition of the area, are the focus of a new book and accompanying CD by Rob Amberg and Sheila Kay Adams.

    • Contributor: Amberg, Rob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-04-21
  • Ron Chernow

    Ron Chernow at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Chernow, Ron
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Gala: 2008 National Book Festival

    Marisa de los Santos, Jon Scieszka, George Duran and Philippa Gregory were featured speakers for the 2008 National Book Festival Gala.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-26
  • Snow Byte & the Seven Formats: A Digital Preservation Fairy Tale

    From the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, the never-before published tale of Snow Byte and the Seven Formats.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-24
  • Literature in Conversation: Blas Falconer & Lorraine Lopez

    Letras Latinas Director Francisco Aragon moderates a panel featuring poet Blas Falconer and writer Lorraine Lopez, co-editors of the recent anthology "The Other Latino: Writing Against a Singular Identity," who will discuss the contemporary state of Latino literature.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-26
  • Conversations with African Poets & Writers: Tope Folarin

    Tope Folarin read selections from his short story "Miracle" and was interviewed by the Library's Angel Batiste on the body of his work and on African contemporary literature.

    • Contributor: Folarin, Tope
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-20
  • Allen Toussaint & Larry Appelbaum

    Prior to a concert by Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler at the Library of Congress, Toussaint sat for an interview with Larry Appelbaum about his hit records, life in the recording studios, the New Orleans piano tradition, Professor Longhair, the challenges of songwriting and producing and the impact of Hurricane Katrina.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • Jules Feiffer: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author and cartoonist Jules Feiffer appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Feiffer, Jules
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Cruelty, Savagery and the Formation of a National Community in the Bohemian Reformation

    The Bohemian Reformation of the 15th century was a seminal event in the history of late medieval Europe. Kluge Fellow Joel Seltzer contends that for the first time, the authority of the Roman Church over Latin Christendom was broken by a religious reform that sought to return to the primitive roots of the early Church. Anticipating the Protestant Reformation by a full century, the ...

    • Contributor: Seltzer, Joel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-07-23
  • RDA: Antecedents y aspectos de su implementacion

    Barbara Tillett presenta, en español, un breve panorama de los antecedentes de la reglas actuales de catalogacion y provee una vista "entre bastidores" del desarrollo de la nuevas pautas para catalogacion: "RDA: Recursos: Descripcion y Acceso." La Dra. Tillett destaca la importancia e influencia en RDA de los Principios Internacionales de Catalogacion de la IFLA y los modelos conceptuales FRBR y FRAD. La videoconferencia ...

    • Contributor: Tillett, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-08-13
  • Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (English)

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience. (English language version).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-19
  • BARD Mobile Android: Manage Your Downloads

    Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to initiate downloads with the BARD Mobile app for Android devices.

    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-06-01
  • Digital Preservation for Machine-Scale Access & Analysis

    Lisa Green speaks on the subject of digital preservation and machine-scale access and analysis at Digital Preservation 2013.

    • Contributor: Green, Lisa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-07-24
  • Sandow /

    10777 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright (under title Souvenir strip of the Edison Kinetoscope): W.K.L. Dickson; 18May1894; 10777. Performer: Eugen Sandow (aka Friedrich Muller). Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:40 at 16 fps. According to vaudeville historian Joe Laurie, Jr., Sandow--who was managed by Flo Ziegfeld--was "the greatest of the strong men and who received the most publicity" (Vaudeville, 1972, p. 33). MAVIS 179292; Sandow. Filmed ...

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy Laurie) - Sandow, Eugen - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Charles E. Hughes speaking during campaign, Duquesne, Pa., 1916 /

    Presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes campaigns in Pittsburgh vicinity on Sept. 27, 1916. Hughes was on a strenuous tour in an attempt to knit together various Republican factions. In Pittsburgh area he was joined by Republican notables, some of whom had been at odds with him: Senator Boies Penrose, Philander Knox, William Flinn. Hughes spoke in opposition to the eight-hour day and was silent ...

    • Contributor: Hughes, Charles Evans - Coleman, William H. - Universal Film Manufacturing Company - Community Motion Picture Service, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • In Mexico There Are No Mexicans: Decolonization and Modernization, 1750-1850

    New Spain became Mexico virtually overnight, in 1821, although a decade of bloody civil strife preceded its final independence. Historian Eric Van Young uses the case of Mexico to examine the layered and contradictory nature of decolonization.

    • Contributor: Van Young, Eric
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-07-20
  • Writing the Story of America's Religious Origins

    The John W. Kluge Center and the American Academy of Religion presented panel discussions on America's religious origins and on international religious freedom at the Library of Congress. The first panel, "Writing the Story of America's Religious Origins," was cosponsored by the National History Center. Participants included Susan Jacoby, Mark Noll, Steve R. Prothero and Jonathan D. Sarna. Catherine L. Albanese presided. The second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-20