Collection Items

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Kluge Prize Award Ceremony George Chauncey, 2022 winner of the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity will formally receive the award from Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Watch live, virtually, as Chauncey receives the award and delivers a speech to mark the occasion.
    • Contributor: Chauncey, George - Nelson, Alondra - Gregg, Ronald - Barringer Gordon, Sarah - Kennedy, Anthony M. - Butterfield, Kevin - Turello, Dan - Hayden, Carla - S. Jones, Martha
    • Date: 2022-09-21
  • Film, Video
    Victory. Stand! A Legendary Act of Protest with Tommie Smith Tommie Smith is known for one of the most famous acts of protest in American history during the 1968 Summer Olympics. Together with Dr. Smith, award-winning author Derrick Barnes and illustrator Dawud Anyabwile present their book "Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice" for readers ages 10+. Moderated by community activist and MahoganyBooks store co-owner Ramunda Young.
    • Contributor: Anyabwile, Dawud - Barnes, Derrick - Smith, Tommie - Valentine, Monica - Young, Ramunda
    • Date: 2022-09-20
  • Film, Video
    Days of Sand: Small Press Expo Author Series Author Aimée de Jongh discuss researching and creating her award-winning graphic novel Days of Sand, a story of the American Dust Bowl.
    • Contributor: Bernard, Warren - De Jongh, Aimée - Thomas, Deborah
    • Date: 2022-09-16
  • Film, Video
    The Kitchen Sisters with Frances McDormand The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) join Academy Award-winning actor Frances McDormand in conversation about their lives and work for this special Live! At the Library evening in the Coolidge Auditorium. A special evening of engaging stories and behind-the-scenes looks into the Kitchen Sisters' archive and their work as audio documentarians and pioneering radio and podcast producers. The event marks the Library's...
    • Contributor: McDormand, Frances - Nelson, Davia - Silva, Nikki
    • Date: 2022-09-15
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Juan Antonio Torres and Araceli Tzigane Sánchez of Vigüela Vigüela is a traditional folk quintet with a commitment to the rural musical traditions of central Spain. The band was established in the mid-1980s, after the Franco regime, by young people who looked to folk culture for a way to channel their creative desires while staying rooted in their local communities. Grounded in this history, the band members value their tradition and perform it...
    • Contributor: Torres, Juan Antonio - Sánchez, Araceli Tzigane - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2022-09-14
  • Film, Video
    Vigüela Vigüela is a traditional folk quintet with a commitment to the rural musical traditions of central Spain. The band was established in the mid-1980s, after the Franco regime, by young people who looked to folk culture for a way to channel their creative desires while staying rooted in their local communities. Grounded in this history, the band members value their tradition and perform it...
    • Contributor: Vigüela
    • Date: 2022-09-14
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    The Kitchen Sisters Oral History Interview The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva): Oral History with AFC staff members Nancy Groce and Jesse Hocking. In preparation for their 2022 Botkin Lecture "The Kitchen Sisters with Frances McDormand," The Kitchen Sisters are interviewed about their careers as pioneer radio and podcast producers, fieldworkers, and audio documentarians. The Kitchen Sisters collection--some 7,000 hours of interviews, oral histories, songs and field recordings...
    • Contributor: Hocking, Jesse - Silva, Nikki - Groce, Nancy - Nelson, Davia
    • Date: 2022-09-14
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    Constitution Day 2022: The Hughes Court: From Progressivism to Pluralism, 1930 to 1941 Harvard Law Professor Mark Tushnet will discuss his book on the Hughes-era Supreme Court in a conversation with the Dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, Risa Goluboff. Professor Tushnet's book was produced as part of the Holmes Devise History of the United States Supreme Court series.
    • Contributor: Dennis, Jeanne - Tushnet, Mark - Bulut, Aslihan - Goluboff, Risa
    • Date: 2022-09-14
  • Film, Video
    Si Je Mourais La-Bas In this segment of From the Vaults, Emily Moore, Assistant Curator in Rare Book and Special Collections, examines a livre d'artiste from the Aramont Library. A collaboration between writer Guillaume Apollinaire and artist Georges Braque, Si Je Mourais La-Bas explores universal themes of grief, friendship and desire through a delicate balance of poetry and woodcut prints.
    • Contributor: Moore, Emily
    • Date: 2022-09-12
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    Aunt Susan & Harriet, the Moses of her People In this segment of From the Vaults, Amanda Zimmerman looks at an inscription left by Susan B. Anthony in her personal copy of Harriet, the Moses of Her People. The inscription recalls a happy meeting between Anthony and Tubman at the dawn of the 20th century, as they looked back on their struggles for suffrage.
    • Contributor: Zimmerman, Amanda
    • Date: 2022-09-12
  • Film, Video
    Great Reads from Great Places: Central I (Young Readers) Introduced by Suzanne Walker, Director of the Indiana Center for the Book, this video features Baptiste and Miranda Paul, authors of "Peace" (chosen by the Wisconsin Center for the Book); Clayton Anderson, author of "Letters from Space" (chosen by the Nebraska Center for the Book); Carol Boston Weatherford, author of "R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul" (chosen by the Michigan Center for the...
    • Contributor: Paul, Baptiste - Paul, Miranda - Wohnoutka, Mike - Boozer, Don - Weatherford, Carol Boston - Larochelle, David - Subisak, Tracy - Anderson, Clayton - Walker, Suzanne
    • Date: 2022-09-03
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    Great Reads from Great Places: Central I (Books for Teens) Introduced by Suzanne Walker, Director of the Indiana Center for the Book, this video features Joelle Charbonneau, author of "Verify" (chosen by the Illinois Center for the Book); and Leah Johnson, author of "You Should See Me In A Crown" (chosen by the Indiana Center for the Book), responding to a series of questions about their work and how it fits into the theme...
    • Contributor: Charbonneau, Joelle - Johnson, Leah - Walker, Suzanne
    • Date: 2022-09-03
  • Film, Video
    Library Unbound: Xander Harcourt Library of Congress Unbound a video series aiming to highlight the 2022 National Book Festival theme: Books Bring Us Together. We hope the series allows us to shed light on individuals across the library and emphasize the power storytelling, literature, and books have in forging connections between us all.
    • Contributor: Reyes, Cesar - Harcourt, Xander
    • Date: 2022-09-03
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    Library Unbound: Tamara Rorie Library of Congress Unbound a video series aiming to highlight the 2022 National Book Festival theme: Books Bring Us Together. We hope the series allows us to shed light on individuals across the library and emphasize the power storytelling, literature, and books have in forging connections between us all.
    • Contributor: Robertson, Drew - Rorie, Tamara
    • Date: 2022-09-03
  • Film, Video
    Great Reads from Great Places: Western Region I Western Region I features Sara Peté, director of the Washington Center for the Book, in conversation with Cindy Lou Aillaud, author of "Recess at 20 Below" (chosen by the Alaska Center for the Book); Gayle Forman, author of "Frankie and Bug" (chosen by the California Center for the Book); Greg Bowman and Alan Suemori, authors of "Leilani: Blessed and Grateful" (chosen by the Hawaii...
    • Contributor: Aillaud, Cindy Lou - Higley, Danielle - Oh, Axie - Pet&eacute, Sara - Forman, Gayle - Higuera, Donna Barba - Suemori, Alan - Bowman, Greg
    • Date: 2022-09-03
  • Film, Video
    Great Reads from Great Places: Central Region II (Books for Young Readers) Introduction by Michael Pearce, director of the Alabama Center for the Book, and featuring Karen M. Greenwald, author of "A Vote for Susanna: The First Woman Mayor" (chosen by Kansas Center for the Book); Brittany J. Thurman, author of "Fly" (chosen by Kentucky Center for the Book); Gayle Webre, author of "When I Was an Alligator" (chosen by Louisiana Center for the Book); Dan...
    • Contributor: Burkhardt, Dan and Connie - Llanos, Mariana - Greenwald, Karen M. - Pearce, Michael - Thurman, Brittany J. - Webre, Gayle
    • Date: 2022-09-03
  • Film, Video
    Library Unbound: Jennifer Evers Library of Congress Unbound a video series aiming to highlight the 2022 National Book Festival theme: Books Bring Us Together. We hope the series allows us to shed light on individuals across the library and emphasize the power storytelling, literature, and books have in forging connections between us all.
    • Contributor: Reyes, Cesar - Evers, Jennifer
    • Date: 2022-09-03
  • Film, Video
    Great Reads from Great Places: Stories from Eastern States Great Reads from Great Places: Stories from Eastern States features Rocco Staino, director of the Empire State Center for the Book, in conversation with Lisa Rose, author of "The Singer & the Scientist" (chosen by the New Jersey Center for the Book); Mary Wagley Copp, author and Munir D. Mohammed, illustrator of "Wherever I Go" (chosen by the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Centers for...
    • Contributor: Staino, Rocco - Hirsch, Rebecca E. - Bruchac, Joseph - Mohammed, Munir D. - Copp, Mary Wagley - Rose, Lisa
    • Date: 2022-09-03
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    Great Reads from Great Places: Eastern Region I (Stories Bring Us Together) This video features Lizz Sinclair, of Maine's Center for the Book, in conversation with authors and illustrators of books selected by 4 states from the Eastern region, including: Lizzy Rockwell, author & illustrator of "All-Together Quilt" (chosen by the Connecticut Center for the Book); Marek Bennett, cartoonist and co-editor of "The Most Costly Journey" (El Viaje Mas Caro): Stories of Migrant Farmworkers in Vermont...
    • Contributor: Rockwell, Lizzy - Bennett, Marek - Minter, Daniel - Sinclair, Lizz
    • Date: 2022-09-03
  • Film, Video
    Library Unbound: Sasha Dowdy Library of Congress Unbound a video series aiming to highlight the 2022 National Book Festival theme: Books Bring Us Together. We hope the series allows us to shed light on individuals across the library and emphasize the power storytelling, literature, and books have in forging connections between us all.
    • Contributor: Robertson, Drew - Dowdy, Sasha
    • Date: 2022-09-03