Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Rediscovering Eleanor Roosevelt David Michaelis' new book "Eleanor" is a biography of America's longest-serving first lady. Much of its research was conducted in the Library's Manuscript Division, including the papers of the NAACP and the National Women's Trade League, as well as the personal papers of Kermit and Belle Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of President Wilson. Colleen Shogan, senior vice...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 2021
  • Film, Video
    Letters About Literature 1: What Is a Letter? The first of four videos for the Letters About Literature writing contest. This segment introduces students to letter writing by defining what a letter is, the different types of letters, and the parts of a letter.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
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    Letters About Literature 2: Introduction to Letters about Literature The second of four videos for the Letters About Literature writing contest. This segment introduces students to the Letters About Literature program and the structure of the letter for the competition.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Letters About Literature Part 3: Letter Format The third of four videos for the Letters About Literature writing contest. This segment details how to format a letter for the Letters About Literature program.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Letters About Literature Part 4: Correspond, Don't Compliment The last of four videos for the Letters About Literature writing contest. This segment explores techniques to make successful and appealing letters for the competition.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Dolly Parton Interview Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton discusses her Imagination Library children's literacy program and her new partnership with the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Women in STEM Careers Special guests from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) lead a program designed to inspire young people to be curious and passionate about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Svetlana Kotliarova, cancer researcher and scientific review officer, and Yuri Kotliarov, staff scientist at the Center for Human Immunology at NIH, highlighted items from the "Scientific Data: Observing, Recording, and Communicating Information" Primary...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Jabberwalking with Juan Felipe Herrera A group of young students joined former U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera to "Jabberwalk" through the Thomas Jefferson Building. They walked, talked, observed and wrote poetry, all at the same time.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: Rachel Isadora Especially for children up to age 5, this program featured reading, music and special guest reader, author Rachel Isadora. This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Three of Isadora's books have been included in the Imagination Library: "I Just Want to Say Good Night," "Jake at Gymnastics" and "I Hear a Pickle."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: Laura Murray Especially for children up to age 5, this program will feature reading, music and author Laura Murray. This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Murray's book "The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck" was recently included in the Imagination Library.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: Llama Llama Especially for children up to age 5, this program will feature two books: "Llama Llama Red Pajama" and "Llama Llama and the Bully Goat." This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: The Little Engine That Could Especially for children up to age 5, this program featured "The Little Engine That Could." This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Kihara Hirokatsu Studio Ghibli writer, producer and director Kihara Hirokatsu discussed his experience in Japanese anime production and the inspirations for his latest projects. "Anime for All" was a celebration of east-Asian culture, mythology, pop culture and inspiration. It showcased Japanese storytelling traditions that have been transformed into modern day forms of art and sought to illuminate how Japan's ancient history has played a significant role...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    R.L. Stine & the Legacy of Goosebumps Lee Ann Potter, director of the Library's Educational Outreach section, interviews author R.L. Stine about his life, career and legacy of literacy.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    2018 Americas Awards Ibi Zoboi, author of "American Street," and Duncan Tonatiuh, author and illustrator of "Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México" were awardded the 2018 Americas Award for Children's and Young-Adult Literature at the annual award presentation. The awards are presented annually to authors of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore or selected non-fiction that authentically portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley Award-winning author Charlotte Gordon discussed her biography of Mary Shelley and her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, entitled "Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley." She then has a conversation with Washington Post columnist Michael Dirda. Gordon recently authored the introduction to the anniversary re-issue of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." This event was made possible through the support of the John Y. Cole...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Imagination Library Story Time: The Gruffalo Especially for children up to age 5, this program will feature "The Gruffalo," written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    World Penguin Day The Library celebrated World Penguin Day with professional penguin counter Ron Naveen, Lilly the African black-footed penguin and Lilly's handler, Amy Eveleth. Special thanks to Oceanites and the Maryland Zoo for making this day possible.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    America & the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History Author Margaret Wagner discusses her book, "America & the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Shawn Harris: Her Right Foot Shawn Harris read from his book "Her Right Foot," a story about the history and meaning of the Statue of Liberty. Afterwards, he lead students in a hands-on cut paper activity and shared his methods on creating collage art. Students also learned about the Library's Statue of Liberty collections.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives kicked off its "One Million Abolitionists Project" where the organization leaders presents copies of Douglass' first autobiography to one million students. Published in 1845, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave" was Douglass's first and most popular autobiography and contradicted the racist mythology promoted by the business of slavery and helped turn the tide toward emancipation. Frederick...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Cokie Roberts & "Ladies of Liberty" Journalist and author Cokie Roberts brings her newest children's book, "Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation," to the Library's Young Readers Center.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    The Fight to Vote Michael Waldman discusses his new book, "The Fight to Vote," where he analyses a crucial American struggle: actions to define and defend government based on the consent of the governed. From the nation's earliest days, as Americans sought the right to vote, others have fought to stop them. Waldman examines the full story from the founders' debates to today's challenges.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    America's Political Dynasties: From Adams to Clinton Stephen Hess discusses his book on political dynasties in the United States. Beginning with John Adams, first U.S. vice president, Hess paints portraits of the men and women who have comprised this country's political elite. He includes the well-known dynasties of the Roosevelts and the Kennedys, as well as the little-known politicians.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Cartoons for Victory Writer and historian Warren Bernard discusses his new book, "Cartoons for Victory."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2016