Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    The 2023 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Goes to Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell, the singer/songwriter whose poetic lyrics and jazz-influenced arrangements helped define a generation of musicians, is the 2023 honoree for the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Mitchell's hits include "Both Sides Now," "Help Me" and "Big Yellow Taxi" as well a rich songbook of elegantly crafted work. She'll be honored in a PBS concert special on March 31.
    • Contributor: Mitchell, Joni
    • Date: 2023-01-12
  • Film, Video
    Karma Pakshi and Two Mongol Emperors: Genesis of the Reincarnate Lamas Tradition A book discussion and signing for the recent release of Dr. Charles E. Manson's new work, The Second Karmapa Karma Pakshi: Tibetan Mahasiddha Dr. Manson is a librarian 'over the water', looking after the Tibetan Collections at both the Bodleian and at British Library, and Dunhuang material at British Library. His new book, "The Second Karmapa Karma Pakshi: Tibetan Mahasiddha" will be published in...
    • Contributor: Meinheit, Susan - Manson, Charles
    • Date: 2023-01-11
  • Film, Video
    Printing Maps on Oversized Paper: The 18th Century Paper Mills in the Toscolano District Hajji Ahmed, is a rare Turkish Heart-Shaped wall map of the World, printed in Venice in 1795 with Turkish text dated 1559-1560, printed in Arabic movable type. The Library of Congress has one of the few existing copies of this remarkable map in the Geography and Manuscripts Division. Recent research by Dr. Silvia Pugliese on the history and technique of papermaking in the Venice...
    • Contributor: Pugliese, Silvia - Parks, Amelia - Pastuch, Carissa - Eusman, Elmer
    • Date: 2023-01-09
  • Film, Video
    The Flute of Ice: A Mumming from the Vault It's 1816 and President Madison sends a flute made of ice to the North Pole Library. Father Christmas, the North Pole Librarian, and Dr. Joculus have to deal with dueling monsters! Will the North Star get to play the flute before it melts? The American Folklife Center's annual holiday play incorporates traditional songs, music, and folk drama from Library of Congress collections for a...
    • Date: 2022-12-21
  • Film, Video
    2022 National Film Registry Announcement The 2022 Library of Congress National Film Registry announces its 25 inductions in this short video. It features clips from honorees such as "Iron Man," "When Harry Met Sally," "Carrie," "House Party," "Hairspray" and documentaries such as 'Attica" and "Union Maids." Interviews include Billy Crystal, Sissy Spacek, Ricki Lake, John Waters, Reginald Hudlin and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
    • Date: 2022-12-14
  • Film, Video
    Jason Reynolds: Closing Celebration for National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jason Reynolds will close his tenure as the 2020-2022 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by celebrating his "GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story" platform. In this video we celebrate Jason Reynolds, the seventh National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Reynolds has served a historic three years in this role and we will honor him and his work as Ambassador, which inspired so many...
    • Contributor: Birkhead, Shaina - Werb, Shari - Stover, Maiya - Reynolds, Jason - Franklin, Demar
    • Date: 2022-12-13
  • Film, Video
    "Join In" Exhibition Opening Reception Library of Congress Kluge Center Director Dr. Kevin Butterfield interviewed Dr. Olivier Zunz about the life and work of Alexis de Tocqueville to celebrate the opening of the Library of Congress "Join In" Exhibition. Dr. Zunz is the author of the Tocqueville biography titled, "The Man Who Understood Democracy."
    • Contributor: Bulut, Aslihan - Butterfield, Kevin - Zunz, Olivier
    • Date: 2022-12-13
  • Film, Video
    The Poetry of Everyday Life: Reflections of an Urban Folklorist Folklorist Steve Zeitlin, the founding director of City Lore, one of America's leading research centers for the documentation of urban folklife and grassroots culture, eloquently reflects on his career, recounts some of his most meaningful projects, and discusses the relationship of folklore to everyday language and speech in contemporary America. Drawing on his experiences as both a folklorist and a poet, he discusses how...
    • Contributor: Saylor, Nicky - Zeitlin, Steve
    • Date: 2022-12-08
  • Film, Video
    Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry with Rita Dove and Heid E. Erdrich This event celebrates the biennial Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, given in 2022 to former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove for Lifetime Achievement and to Heid E. Erdrich for her poetry collection "Little Big Bully." Both winners will read from their work.
    • Contributor: E. Erdrich, Heid - Dove, Rita - Werb, Shari - C. Bobbitt, Phillip
    • Date: 2022-12-08
  • Film, Video
    2022 Fall Expo: Embracing the Permanence of Change Expo all-virtual event focusses on best practices for federal librarians to integrate recent innovations in virtual and onsite services. These discussions feature post-pandemic library services, virtual reference, and web analytics.
    • Date: 2022-12-07
  • Film, Video
    Literacy Awards 10-Year Anniversary The Library of Congress celebrates ten years of recognizing outstanding organizations that promote literacy and reading in the United States and abroad through the Literacy Awards Program. Since 2013 and through the generous support of philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program has emphasized the urgent need to achieve universal literacy. This short video highlights the impact of the Literacy...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-12-05
  • Film, Video
    An Evening with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa Renowned international journalist Maria Ressa, the recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, will talk about her new book, "How to Stand Up to a Dictator: The Fight for Our Future," with the Library's chief communications officer, Roswell Encina.
    • Contributor: Ressa, Maria - Encina, Roswell - Werb, Shari
    • Date: 2022-12-03
  • Film, Video
    Banda Magda Educational Video #1: The Accordion Greek-born multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, educator and bandleader Magdalini Giannikou discusses the accordion.
    • Contributor: Giannikou, Magdalini
    • Date: 2022-12-02
  • Film, Video
    Banda Magda Educational Video #3: The Creative Process
    • Contributor: Giannikou, Magdalini
    • Date: 2022-12-02
  • Film, Video
    Banda Magda Educational Video #2: Odd Rhythms Greek-born multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, educator and bandleader Magdalini Giannikou discusses odd rhythms in Greek popular music.
    • Contributor: Giannikou, Magdalini
    • Date: 2022-12-02
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Banda Magda Greek-born multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, educator and bandleader Magdalini Giannikou speaks with the Music Division about her concert presented in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. In addition, she shares her experience writing songs in different languages and her inspiration for her latest work, Seasons.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Giannikou, Magdalini
    • Date: 2022-12-02
  • 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
    Whiteout: Celebrating Black Teen Love Authors Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon return to D.C. with "Whiteout," a sequel anthology full of more stories about Black love and joy, this time set during a snowy whiteout in Atlanta. This follow-up to "Blackout" will be published on November 8, 2022. The group's appearance at the 2022 National Book Festival's Main Stage was...
    • Contributor: Stone, Nic - Dowdy, Sasha - Thomas, Angie - Yoon, Nicola - Jackson, Tiffany D. - Hayden, Carla - Clayton, Dhonielle - Woodfolk, Ashley
    • Date: 2022-11-10