Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Gordon Henry Jr. This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Jr., Gordon Henry
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Edgar Gabriel Silex This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Silex, Edgar Gabriel
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Deborah A. Miranda This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Miranda, Deborah A.
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Elise Paschen This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Paschen, Elise
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Esther Belin This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Belin, Esther
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Denise Low This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Low, Denise
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    REPLENISH and Nourishing Neighbors through Community Food Equity This film profiles REPLENISH, Middlesex County's network of over 160 food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens, which received and distributed more than 4.7 million pounds of food last year. With more than 832,000 residents, Middlesex is New Jersey's second largest and fourth most diverse and densely populated county. While overall, the county is considered above the median income of the state, several communities...
    • Contributor: Apostol, Jennifer
    • Date: 2022-11-16
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Heid Erdrich This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate - namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Erdrich, Heid
    • Date: 2022-11-14
  • Film, Video
    Multigenerational Ukrainian Foodways with Roman Kovbasniuk Central and Northern New Jersey are home to some of the first Ukrainian communities established in the U.S., and generations of Ukrainian families have continued carrying on Ukraine's wide variety of traditional arts, including embroidery, pysanky and foodways. This film features, Roman Kovbasniuk, a "1.5 generation" Ukrainian-American cook who adds his own layer of meaning to his family recipe. After enjoying the traditional foods...
    • Contributor: Kovbasniuk, Roman - Moratti, Carolina
    • Date: 2022-11-09
  • Film, Video
    2022 Library of Congress Literacy Awards The Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad. This short video highlights the 2022 Library of Congress Literacy Awards winners and honorees. Learn more about the inspiring and innovative work of Street Child (2022 David M. Rubenstein Prize recipient), Make Way for Books (2022 American Prize recipient), and...
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2022-11-04
  • Film, Video
    Folklife, Foodways, and Women's Empowerment in Afghanistan This film highlights the work of Nasrin Rafiq, a longtime director of USAID's women's empowerment programs in Afghanistan, moved to the U.S. in 2017. She talks about the ways traditional arts and knowledge fueled economic development for Afghanistan's women, and how specialty dishes like Qabuli Pulao and Shir Berenj reinforce community values. She joins host Carolina Moratti of the Share Your Foodways initiative of...
    • Contributor: Rafiq, Nasrin - Moratti, Carolina
    • Date: 2022-11-02
  • Film, Video
    Mapping the Electoral Demographics of the United States by John Hessler The Library welcomes Friends of the Library of Congress, Phillips Society, and Washington Map Society members for a discussion on Mapping U.S. elections through History by John Hessler.
    • Contributor: Dale, Robin - Hessler, John
    • Date: 2022-10-27
  • Film, Video
    Visions of Brazil The Carvalho Monteiro Collection at the Library of Congress and the Oliveira Lima Library at the Catholic University of America are two of the most valuable Luso-Brazilian collections in the world. This event will focus on the provenance histories of the collections, the work currently occurring to bring them to the public's attention, and underscore the collections' meanings in the terms of U.S.-Brazil relations.
    • Contributor: Forster Jr., Nestor - Lopes, Francisco Duarte - Schadl, Suzanne - De Mello, Duilia - Lopes, Livia - Haspo, Beatriz
    • Date: 2022-10-13
  • Film, Video
    A Celebration of the Investiture of Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court This event features an interview with Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin by the Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden concerning Dean Brown-Nagin's book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality." The event will also feature musical performances by the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Concert Choir, Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of...
    • Contributor: Brown-Nagin, Tomiko - Bulut, Aslihan - Jackson, Ketanji Brown - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-09-30
  • Film, Video
    U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón Opening Reading Ada Limón gives her inaugural reading as the 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, with an introduction by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The historic reading marks the beginning of Limón's laureateship, and it traditionally launches the Library's literary season.
    • Contributor: Limón, Ada - Casper, Rob - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-09-29
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco is a trio playing the traditional music of Northeastern Mexico, known as Son Huasteco or Huapango music. Son Huasteco music is built around two small guitars, the jarana and the quinta, as well as the violin and the voice. Son Huasteco singing employs a distinctive falsetto style. Improvisation plays a strong role in this music, with each group adding their own...
    • Contributor: Herbertz, Armando - Zúñiga, Eloy - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2022-09-28
  • Film, Video
    Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco is a trio playing the traditional music of Northeastern Mexico, known as Son Huasteco or Huapango music. Son Huasteco music is built around two small guitars, the jarana and the quinta, as well as the violin and the voice. Son Huasteco singing employs a distinctive falsetto style. Improvisation plays a strong role in this music, with each group adding their own...
    • Contributor: Züniga, Eloy - Pérez, Yuyutlztin - Zavala, Manolo
    • Date: 2022-09-28
  • Film, Video
    A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni Nikki Giovanni debuts her new picture book "A Library," in which she and Illustrator Erin K. Robinson "craft an ode to the magic of a library as a place not only for knowledge but also for imagination, exploration, and escape."
    • Contributor: Robinson, Erin - Giovanni, Nikki - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-09-27
  • Film, Video
    Lizzo at the Library Professional singer and musician Lizzo visits the flute vault at the Library of Congress, which contains nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments. She capped her visit with an impromptu performance with one of the flutes in the Great Hall of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Lizzo
    • Date: 2022-09-26
  • Film, Video
    Ian McEwan: The Journey of Life in "Lessons" Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of "Atonement" and "Amsterdam," will discuss his latest novel, "Lessons," with the Library's Literary Director, Clay Smith. Ian McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories, "First Love, Last Rites"; the Whitbread Novel Award (1987) and the Prix Fémina Etranger (1993) for "The Child...
    • Contributor: Smith, Clay - McEwan, Ian
    • Date: 2022-09-22
  • Film, Video
    Reflections from the Past, Present and Future with Mosaic Theatre A special preview of "The Till Trilogy," by noted playwright Ifa Bayeza that reflects on the life, death and legacy of Emmett Till. Bayeza will discuss her research on Till that served as the inspiration for her play and connections to the Library's collections. The evening will continue with a performance from the Washington National Opera, and a "voices from the archive" performance by...
    • Contributor: Douglas, Reginald - O'Leary, Timothy - Bayeza, Ifa
    • Date: 2022-09-22
  • Film, Video
    Armagh Rhymers: Music and Rhyme from Ireland The Armagh Rhymers are one of the most celebrated traditional music and theatre ensembles on the island of Ireland. Since a group of talented actors and musicians founded the Rhymers in the 1970s, they have delighted audiences at festivals, arts centers, theatres, and schools, throughout Ireland and around the world. Through music, storytelling and drama, they provide an experience that is entertaining, educational and...
    • Contributor: Armagh Rhymers
    • Date: 2022-09-21
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Dara Vallely & Anne Hart of Armagh Rhymers The Armagh Rhymers are one of the most celebrated traditional music and theatre ensembles on the island of Ireland. Since a group of talented actors and musicians founded the Rhymers in the 1970s, they have delighted audiences at festivals, arts centers, theatres, and schools, throughout Ireland and around the world. Through music, storytelling and drama, they provide an experience that is entertaining, educational and...
    • Contributor: Vallely, Dara - Hart, Anne
    • Date: 2022-09-21
  • Film, Video
    Through History to Equality: George Chauncey Columbia University history professor George Chauncey is the Library of Congress 2022 Kluge Center honoree, cited for his pathbreaking work on LGBTQ+ history in the United States. His work was critical to several gay rights Supreme Court decisions, including the right of gay people to marry in all states. This video showcases his work and gay life and culture over the past century.
    • Contributor: Chauncey, George - Nelson, Alondra - Jones, Martha S. - Gregg, Ronald - Kennedy, Anthony M. - Turello, Dan - Hayden, Carla - Gordon, Sarah Barringer
    • Date: 2022-09-21
  • Film, Video
    Big Telescopes and Big Discoveries in Our Solar System Big Telescopes and Big Discoveries in Our Solar System With the successful launch and commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Large Synoptic Survey telescope in the final stages of construction, and plans for additional extremely large ground-based and space telescopes underway, the next generation of state-of-the-art observatories is on the horizon. These facilities are not only designed to peek into distant...
    • Contributor: Milam, Stefanie - Harbster, Jennifer
    • Date: 2022-09-21