• Lionel Loueke Trio

    West African harmonies and jazz rhythms are seamlessly blended by guitarist/singer/composer Lionel Loueke with Massimo Biolcati on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums.

    • Contributor: Loueke, Lionel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-12-03
  • Publishing the Declaration of Independence

    Robin Shields discusses the American Declaration of Independence, focusing on its distribution through early American newspapers. Fifteen newspapers containing the Declaration from the Library of Congress' Serial and Government Publication Division's American newspaper collection are profiled. Shields highlights the importance of newspapers for the success of the American Revolution and the influence newspaper printers had on the independence movement.

    • Contributor: Shields, Robin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-06-24
  • James H. Billington: 2012 National Book Festival

    James H. Billington appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Billington, James H.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Terry Pratchett: Book Fest 07

    Terry Pratchett in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Pratchett, Terry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Extraterrestrial Real Estate: Measuring Habitability on Mars with the Curiosity Rover

    Pamela Conrad discussed her research on planetary habitability assessments. NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions.

    • Contributor: Conrad, Pamela
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-16
  • Sea Monsters on Medieval & Renaissance Maps

    A discussion on the representations of sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps.

    • Contributor: Van Duzer, Chet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-05
  • Richard Peck, Part 1

    • Contributor: Peck, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Stephen Harrigan

    • Contributor: Harrigan, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • The Capital Pool Checkers Club: Tradition, Competition & Community in Washington DC

    Ethnographic photographer Peggy Fleming spent three years photographing and interviewing the members of Washington's Capital Pool Checkers Club. Her resulting study, "Crown Me!" (2010), documents more than an interesting recreational club: it highlights a special place in the urban landscape where a group of men come together to share their personal memories, recall the history of their beloved city and create community. Fleming is ...

    • Contributor: Fleming, Peggy
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-03-18
  • Golden Moments in Sports

    Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ron Barr has interviewed some of the most legendary sports figures in the history of athletic competition, including John Wooden, Dale Earnhardt, Mickey Mantle, R.A. Dickey, Willie Mays, Bill Russell, Bonnie Blair, Jim Brown and Joe Frazier. Barr brings his charismatic interview style to a unique roundtable discussion of his historic conversations and the Library's acquisition of the Sports Byline archive. ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-14
  • Douglas L. Wilson: Book Fest 07

    Douglas L. Wilson in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Wilson, Douglas L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner

    Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand and contemplate."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-16
  • Helon Habila

    Award-winning Nigerian novelist Helon Habila read excerpts from his novel "Oil On Water" and discussed his new anthology "The Granta Book of the African Short Story" in a program cosponsored with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.

    • Contributor: Habila, Helon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-01
  • Bill McKibben Speaks on "American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau"

    Each advance in environmental practice in our nation's history "was preceded by a great book," says writer, activist and editor Bill McKibben in his introduction to "American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau," an anthology of American environmental writing. McKibben discussed the book, which he edited, in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "American Earth" is an unprecedented, provocative and timely ...

    • Contributor: McKibben, Bill
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-29
  • Opalanga Pugh: African-American Storytelling from Colorado with Askia Toure on Voice and Drum

    Opalanga Pugh presents traditional African-American storytelling from Colorado, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Pugh, Opalanga
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-05-28
  • Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2009

    Poet Laureate Kay Ryan has chosen two gifted voices in poetry, Christina Davis and Mary Szybist, for the 2009 Witter Bynner Fellowships, who read selections of their work in a program at the Library.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-26
  • Charles R. Smith Jr.: 2008 National Book Festival

    Photographer and children's book author Charles R. Smith Jr. appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smith Jr. , Charles R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Justin Roberts/Naptime Players (Sun.): 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: 2011-09-25
  • Laborlore: Social Justice, the Environment and the Ethics of Collaboration

    The panel examines the work that the participants have done in mining communities in the US South and West by beginning with a consideration of pioneer scholar George Korson, one of the most prolific collectors and publishers of mining folksong, folklore and cultural history. By linking Korson's focus on local economic and political concerns to larger global environmental and human rights issues in contemporary ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-08-16
  • Blue Note at 75

    Library music specialist Larry Appelbaum moderates a panel discussion marking the 75th anniversary of the influential jazz label, Blue Note Records. Panelists include veteran saxophonist Lou Donaldson, producer Michael Cuscuna and pianist Jason Moran.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-10
  • The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress

    When most researchers arrive at the Library of Congress, their journey of discovery begins in the Main Reading Room. As the home to the library's reference collections, the computer catalog center, and knowledgeable reference staff, the Main Reading Room's purpose is to make library research easily accessible to anyone with enough curiousity to pursue it. This video includes general information about the library's staff ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-06-18
  • N. Scott Momaday: Book Fest 07

    N. Scott Momaday in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Momaday, N. Scott
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Our Sun - Its Influence on Climate and Life

    Edward Guinan, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Villanova University, is a scientist on NASA-sponsored research programs that explore the behavior of the sun - and stars like the sun - to determine the effects of their radiation, magnetic activity and ejected plasmas on planets and life. Guinan addressed the topic in a lecture titled "Our Sun - Its Influence on Climate and Life." ...

    • Contributor: Guinan, Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-04-22
  • An Evening with Chinua Achebe

    Through his fiction and non-fiction works, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has sought to repair the damage done to the continent of Africa and its people as a result of European colonization. This is best exemplified in his most famous novel "Things Fall Apart," one of the first African novels written in English to achieve national acclaim. Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with ...

    • Contributor: Achebe, Chinua
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-03
  • Richard Paul Evans: Book Fest 05

    Author Richard Paul Evans at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Evans, Richard Paul
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24