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  • Film, Video
    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Ahmed Johnson For Public Service Recognition Week at the Library of Congress, genealogical reference librarian Ahmed Johnson discusses the importance of finding records of his Mississippi family dating back to the aftermath of the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Johnson, Ahmed
    • Date: 2021-05-13
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    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
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    Silencing the Guns of War: Women's Binder's Volumes Candace Bailey examines bound collections of printed music from the Library of Congress to illustrate the music performed during the Civil War in Union areas near the nation's capital. She hones in on those compiled by Annie Houseal, a music teacher in central Pennsylvania; Minna Blair, the daughter of Lincoln's postmaster general Montgomery Blair; and Laura Cooke, the daughter of financier Jay Cooke. She...
    • Contributor: Bailey, Candace
    • Date: 2021-05-13
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Heather Linville For Public Service Recognition 2021 at the Library of Congress, Heather Linville, head of the Library of Congress film archives, talks of the goosebumps she gets in her role as preserving the nation's film heritage.
    • Contributor: Linville, Heather
    • Date: 2021-05-11
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    Ensemble Correspondances: A Conversation with Sébastien Daucé A conversation with Sébastien Daucé, director of the French period orchestra Ensemble Correspondances, who spoke with the Library's Anne McLean about their program "Les Plaisirs du Louvre." Ensemble Correspondances brings to life elegant airs de cours by Antoine Boësset, Pierre Guédron, Etienne Moulinié and others, including the king himself: an accomplished dancer, musician and composer who laid the foundations for the modern art of...
    • Contributor: Daucé, Sébastien - McLean, Anne
    • Date: 2021-05-07
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    Ensemble Correspondances Night, the world of myth and the mysteries of love are the subjects of this concert evoking an evening at the court of Louis XIII at the Palace of the Louvre. Sébastien Daucé leads an ensemble of nine singers and nine instrumentalists- a consort of viols, recorder, lute and chitarrone- from this distinguished French period orchestra, renowned for impeccable and award-winning recordings of 17th-century...
    • Contributor: Ensemble Correspondances
    • Date: 2021-05-07
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    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
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    Jim Lee and Asian American Superheroes DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee discusses his work in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. He will appear in conversation with illustrator Bernard Chang ("Generations Forged") and writers Sarah Kuhn ("Shadow of the Batgirl") and Minh Lê ("Green Lantern: Legacy"). This event is moderated by former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang ("Superman Smashes the Klan").
    • Contributor: Encina, Roswell - Lee, Jim - Kuhn, Sarah - Lê, Minh - Chang, Bernard - Yang, Gene Luen
    • Date: 2021-05-06
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Stephanie Stillo For Public Service Recognition 2021 at the Library of Congress, rare book curator Stephanie Stillo tells how she explains one of the Library's most unique holdings - the contents of Lincoln's pockets when he was assassinated - to visitors.
    • Contributor: Stillo, Stephanie
    • Date: 2021-05-06
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    Samoan Studies Institute Students Association for Fa'asamoa The Samoan Studies Institute at American Samoa Community College formed the Students' Association for Fa'asamoa (SAFF) in 2009. It is comprised of students at the college who are interested in learning about Samoan culture, and its purpose is to teach college students the Faasamoa, or the Samoan way, to preserve traditions. Since its inception, SAFF has been active in performing the Siva Samoa (traditional...
    • Contributor: Students Association for Fa'asamoa
    • Date: 2021-05-05
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    Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Kids and Teens Adam Gidwitz and Renée Watson, authors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology "The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth," will discuss their writing process and how they navigate conversations about race. Parents, teachers, and all other caregivers are encouraged to attend with children and teens; the target audience for this presentation is ages 11-16. This program is supported by Marcia and Barnet...
    • Contributor: Gidwitz, Adam - Watson, Renée - Eskin, Lee - Camponovo, Luca - Yu, Adeline - Dowdy, Aleksandra - Claire, Vivian
    • Date: 2021-05-03
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    Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Caregivers and Teachers Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, editors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology "The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth," will discuss their dedication to diversity in children's book publishing and the tools to help young people talk about race. This program is supported by Marcia and Barnet Eskin in honor of their late son, Jonah Solkoff Eskin, who died by suicide....
    • Contributor: Hudson, Wade - Eskin, Marcia - Valentine, Monica - Willis Hudson, Cheryl
    • Date: 2021-05-03
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    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
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    Conversation with Mahan Esfahani Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani speaks with Anne McLean of the Library of Congress' Music Division about Esfahani's virtual program for Concerts from the Library of Congress. Topics include J.S. Bach, Wanda Landowska, 20th-century and new music for the harpsichord, and the program Esfahani prepared for the Library consisting of works by J.S. Bach, J.C.F. Fischer, Martinů and Andriessen.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2021-04-30
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    Mahan Esfahani Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has pursued two primary passions in his career: the compositions of J.S. Bach and contemporary music for the harpsichord. The centerpiece of this beautifully curated program of gems and giants is a work Esfahani calls "Bach's magnum opus for the keyboard:" the regal, 30-minute "Overture in the French Style." Framing it are Bach's "Six Little Preludes," written as teaching pieces,...
    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2021-04-30
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    Poetry Spotlight: Victoria Chang and Brenda Shaughnessy In honor of National Poetry Month, poets Victoria Chang and Brenda Shaughnessy discuss their poetry collections, which address issues of loss, fear and the future of the planet.
    • Contributor: Shaughnessy, Brenda - Holmes, Anne - Casper, Robert - Chang, Victoria
    • Date: 2021-04-29
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    2021 Law Day Interview with ABA President Patricia Lee Refo To commemorate Law Day in 2021, Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez interviewed American Bar Association President Patricia Lee Refo on the topic of this year's Law Day theme, "Advancing the rule of law now."
    • Contributor: Lee Refo, Patricia - Sánchez, Jane
    • Date: 2021-04-27
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: The New Standards NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington is the 2021 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar. Accompanied by pianist Kris Davis, bassist Linda May Han Oh, saxophonist Tia Fuller and guest artist Devon Gates, Carrington's all-women-composer program, "The New Standards," features songs written by stellar musicians including Esperanza Spalding, Maria Schneider and Geri Allen.
    • Contributor: Han Oh, Linda May - Carrington, Terri Lyne - Gates, Devon - Fuller, Tia - Davis, Kris
    • Date: 2021-04-24
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    Conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington Three-time Grammy Award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses her virtual performance of "The New Standards" and issues relating to gender justice in the jazz world with the Library's Michele Glymph and Claudia Morales.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Carrington, Terri Lyne - Glymph, Michele
    • Date: 2021-04-23
  • Film, Video
    Ainissa Ramirez on How Technology Shapes Our Lives Materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez discusses her book, "The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another." She looks at eight inventions that introduced major changes to the way people live and discusses the impact of technological change, as well as her mission to encourage a more inclusive vision of science.
    • Contributor: Ramirez, Ainissa - Turello, Dan
    • Date: 2021-04-22
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Jazz and Clave Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates brush patterns in jazz drumming, a fundamental technique for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Brush Sounds Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates brush patterns in jazz drumming, a fundamental technique for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Ride Cymbal Dance Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates the ride cymbal pattern, a jazz drumming fundamental for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Five Stroke and Stickings Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates the technique of five stroke roll, a jazz drumming fundamental for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Fun with Triplets Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates the technique of triplet independence, a jazz drumming fundamental for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21