Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Carla Hayden A message from Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden in honor of Federal Public Service Recognition Week. Join the Library in celebrating the contributions of our country's public servants all month long.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-05-25
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    U.S. Poet Laureate Closing Event: Joy Harjo To celebrate the conclusion of her laureateship, U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (an enrolled member of the Mvskoke Nation) reads and discusses her favorite "ancestor poems." The evening features a performance by singer-songwriter Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora, North Carolina) and a reading by poet Portlyn Houghton-Harjo (Mvskoke, Seminole), concluding with Harjo's performance of her poem "Remember."
    • Contributor: Houghton-Harjo, Portlyn - Casper, Rob - Harjo, Joy - Hill, David - Hayden, Carla - Kreisberg, Jennifer
    • Date: 2022-04-28
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    The Legacy of Neil Simon: A Conversation with Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker Watch a conversation about playwright Neil Simon's legacy, featuring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, moderated by "Plaza Suite" director John Benjamin Hickey. Elaine Joyce, actor and Simon's widow, delivers brief remarks.
    • Contributor: Joyce, Elaine - Hayden, Carla - Broderick, Matthew - M. Rubenstein, David - Benjamin Hickey, John - Vita, Susan H. - Parker, Sarah Jessica
    • Date: 2022-04-25
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    National Recording Registry 2022 Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has revealed the 25 new additions to the 2022 Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Watch this announcement featuring exclusive interviews with inductees Alicia Keys, Steve Perry, Marc Maron, Linda Ronstadt and songwriting legend Desmond Child, plus hits such as "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Don't Stop Believin' " and "Fallin.'"
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla - Keys, Alicia - Child, Desmond - Maron, Marc - Ronstadt, Linda - Perry, Steve
    • Date: 2022-04-13
  • Film, Video
    Not an Ostrich and Other Images from America's Library A preview of the new exhibit "Not an Ostrich and Other Images from America's Library" was held for members of friends of the Library of Congress, alumni, corporate and foundation Donors, and volunteers to get a first look at the exhibit before it opened to the public.
    • Contributor: Farmer, Sharon - Zinkham, Helena - Hayden, Carla - Sodini, Lora - Brannan, Beverly
    • Date: 2022-03-22
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    Not an Ostrich Media Preview A preview of the new exhibit "Not an Ostrich and Other Images from America's Library" was held for representatives of media outlets to get a first look at the exhibit before it opened to the public.
    • Contributor: Highsmith, Carol - Farmer, Sharon - Hayden, Carla - Wetzel, Rachel - Zinkham, Helena
    • Date: 2022-03-22
  • Film, Video
    Lionel Richie in Conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden In honor of the 2022 Gershwin Prize, join us for a live conversation with Lionel Richie and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
    • Contributor: Richie, Lionel - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-03-07
  • Film, Video
    Women of the 117th Congress: Diverse Voices Making History, Part 2 The 117th Congress set a new record high for women's representation in the legislature. As part of the Library of Congress celebrations of Women's History Month, the Library's Congressional Relations Office and the John W. Kluge Center will highlight the achievements of women in Congress as a testament to progress in the American democracy, from suffrage to candidacy, to governing. In this event, women...
    • Contributor: Jackson Lee, Sheila - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-03-02
  • Film, Video
    Women of the 117th Congress: Diverse Voices Making History, Part 1 The 117th Congress set a new record high for women's representation in the legislature. As part of the Library of Congress celebrations of Women's History Month, the Library's Congressional Relations Office and the John W. Kluge Center will highlight the achievements of women in Congress as a testament to progress in the American democracy, from suffrage to candidacy, to governing. In this event, women...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla - Moore Capito, Shelley
    • Date: 2022-03-02
  • Film, Video
    2021 National Film Registry Announcement Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announces new entries to the National Film Registry for 2021, including "Return of the Jedi," "WALL-E," "Pink Flamingos" and "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring." On-camera interviews feature Mark Hamill, Edward James Olmos, John Waters, Cheryl Dunye, David Byrne, Sylvia Morales and Elliot Gould.
    • Contributor: Morales, Sylvia - Gould, Elliot - Hamill, Mark - Stanton, Andrew - Stewart, Jacqueline - Dunye, Cheryl - Byrne, David - James Olmos, Edward - Hayden, Carla - Tajima-Peña, Renee - Schultz, Michael - Waters, John
    • Date: 2021-12-14
  • Film, Video
    Kluge Prize Address From Recipient Danielle Allen Danielle Allen delivers an address titled "Educating for American Democracy," in which she considers the role of education in fostering a common purpose in American society. At a time when the idea of cooperation for the public good is tested by crisis and political division, Allen's work connects us and brings us together around shared goals, all while maintaining the importance of the differences...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Allen, Danielle - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-11-16
  • Film, Video
    Jane Sánchez Memorial Lecture on the Future of Law Libraries and Law Librarianship This event honored Jane Sánchez's legacy by bringing together a panel of experts from academic, government, and law firm law libraries to discuss the future of law libraries and law librarianship.
    • Contributor: Nayyer, Kim - Carroll, Kurt - McMahan, Jennifer - Bulut, Aslihan - Florio, Emily - Hayden, Carla - Mao, David
    • Date: 2021-11-09
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    Jane Sánchez Memorial Tree Dedication The Library of Congress held a ceremony on November to dedicate a new magnolia tree planted on the Thomas Jefferson Building's west front lawn in honor of Jane Sánchez, who passed away on March 26. At the time, she was Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and Law Librarian of Congress. Sánchez's family and Library colleagues shared reminiscences and celebrated her life and...
    • Contributor: Salazar, Roberto - Freitas, Christopher - Freitas, Andrew - Sweeney, Mark - Freitas, Adam - Dale, Robin - Freitas, Alyson - Hayden, Carla - Sweany, James - Bulut, Aslihan
    • Date: 2021-11-04
  • Film, Video
    U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland To kick off Native American Heritage Month, Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate, joins Deb Haaland, the first Native American cabinet secretary, in a conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
    • Contributor: Harjo, Joy - Haaland, Sec. Deb - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-11-01
  • Film, Video
    2021 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Ken Burns announced the 2021 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film winner and runner-up at a virtual awards ceremony that featured a roundtable discussion focusing on the acclaimed documentary, "John Lewis: Good Trouble," directed by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter in conversation with Dr. Hayden, Burns and moderator Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS Newshour. The evening included...
    • Contributor: Lavine, Jeannie - Burns, Ken - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-10-26
  • Film, Video
    Wine and Diplomacy: A Conversation with Frederick Ryan Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talks with Frederick Ryan Jr., author of "Wine and the White House: A History," about how U.S. presidents have used wine as a tool of diplomacy.
    • Contributor: Ryan Jr, Frederick J. - Krowl, Michelle - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-10-01
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    Lupita Nyong'o: National Book Festival 2021 Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, author of "Sulwe" (Simon & Schuster), discusses the inspiration for her picture book, her personal struggles with self-image as a child and her experiences making films such as "12 Years a Slave," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Black Panther," with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Bonus content: Dani Thurber, reference librarian in the Library's Hispanic Reading Room, explores the...
    • Contributor: Nyong'o, Lupita - Burton, Levar - Thurber, Dani - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-09-17
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    Angie Thomas: National Book Festival 2021 Angie Thomas, author of "Concrete Rose" (Balzer + Bray), a prequel to her first novel, "The Hate U Give," discusses the importance of libraries in her youth, how hip-hop and the Black Lives Matter movement influenced her new book and her investment in young people's literacy and writing, with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Bonus content: The Library of Congress is for everyone, reference...
    • Contributor: Thomas, Angie - Burton, Levar - Hayden, Carla - Berberian, Laura
    • Date: 2021-09-17
  • Film, Video
    Diane von Furstenberg: National Book Festival 2021 Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer and author of the book "Own It: The Secret to Life" (Phaidon), reflects on her experiences, discussing what it means to live authentically and how she has used fashion as a source of empowerment for herself and other women, with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Bonus content: Copyright Office attorney Jaylen Johnson explores Diane von Furstenberg's creative contributions and...
    • Contributor: Von Furstenberg, Diane - Burton, Levar - Hayden, Carla - Johnson, Jaylen
    • Date: 2021-09-17
  • Film, Video
    Joy Williams: National Book Festival 2021 Joy Williams, author of "Harrow" (Knopf) and recipient of the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, discusses her new book with Robert Casper, head of poetry and literature at the Library of Congress. Williams speaks to the process of writing the first novel she has published in 20 years and the importance of fiction in understanding our world. Bonus content: The pandemic...
    • Contributor: Burton, Levar - Yochelson, Abby - Williams, Joy - Casper, Robert - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-09-17
  • Film, Video
    Pillars of Democracy: The U.S. Congress The Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center, together with the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, hosts the Pillars of Democracy series to explore how institutions should work in functioning society and grapple with the question of how their decline can be counteracted. These panel discussions will draw on the expertise of historians, political scientists, authors and others from across the ideological...
    • Contributor: Binder, Sarah - Haskell, John - Wallach, Philip - Lee, Frances - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-07-08
  • Film, Video
    Finding a Shared Historical Narrative Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to discuss the changing interpretations of the nation's founding documents and the principles they were founded upon. They will also explore the tension between celebrating what is good about the U.S. and its history, while addressing the exploitation and inequality that are also part of the American legacy.
    • Contributor: Molina, Natalia - Haskell, John - Allen, Danielle - Goldman, Samuel - Park Hong, Cathy - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-05-13
  • Film, Video
    Motherhood and the Military The Motherhood in the Military panel discussion, sponsored by the Veterans History Project, explores the dual roles of mother and soldier through the personal experiences of four service connected women. This event encourages women veterans to contribute their oral histories to the national collections of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Dever, Mary - Ernst, Sen. Joni - Duckworth, Sen. Tammy - Dainer, Rupa - Estabrooks, Elizabeth - Hayden, Carla - Mayweather, Rue - Martin, Candy
    • Date: 2021-05-06
  • Film, Video
    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Carla Hayden A message from Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden in honor of Federal Public Service Recognition Week. Join the Library in celebrating the contributions of our country's public servants all month long.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-05-03
  • Film, Video
    How Political Institutions Shape Outcomes and How We Might Reform Them In the U.S., political institutions reflect choices and compromises about how we balance between majority and minority interests. Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to look at the way different systems of electoral decision-making in a democracy can, by themselves, lead to very different outcomes, and what can be done to reform them in ways that result in more responsive and...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Fahey, Katie - Allen, Danielle - Hayden, Carla - McCormick, Cara - Drutman, Lee
    • Date: 2021-04-15