Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Carmen Agra Deedy Wednesday
    August 19, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Carmen Agra Deedy is an internationally known storyteller represented in multiple American Folklife Center collections, and the author of twelve books for children, including The Library Dragon, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and the New York Times bestseller 14 Cows for America. She is an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for both the TED and TEDx Conferences, as well as the Library of...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Eva Salina & Peter Stan Wednesday
    August 26, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    California-grown, Brooklyn-based Eva Salina is a groundbreaking interpreter of Balkan songs. Raised in the US Balkan Diaspora, Eva's mentors are some of the greatest living Balkan musicians. Eva's duo partner, Peter “Perica” Stan, is a Serbian/Romanian Roma accordionist known for his playful innovation and soulful, intuitive improvisations. In their collaboration, Eva Salina & Peter Stan pick up and continue an interrupted legacy of empowered...
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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    Homegrown: Si Kahn & Joe Jencks Wednesday
    September 2, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Si Kahn has worked for over 45 years as a musician as well as a civil rights, labor and community organizer. As a musician, Kahn has performed internationally at concerts and festivals. His musical body of work includes 15 albums of original songs for adults and children, plus a collection of traditional labor, civil rights and women's songs recorded with Pete Seeger and Jane...
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Reggie Harris Wednesday
    September 9, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Reggie Harris is a singer, songwriter, and storyteller on a mission to educate, entertain, and inspire. For over 40 years, he has captivated audiences to standing ovations in the US, Canada, and across Europe as half of the duo Kim & Reggie Harris. Though Kim has curtailed her performance career, Reggie continues to criss-cross the country, carrying a message of joy, unity, tolerance and...
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Dom Flemons Wednesday
    September 16, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Dom Flemons, a Grammy Award winner, two-time Emmy nominee, and 2019 Wammie Award winner, is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Washington, DC, area. In 2005, Flemons co-founded the Grammy award-winning group, the Carolina Chocolate Drops. He left the group to pursue his solo career in 2014. Today he is known as "The American Songster," since his repertoire of music covers...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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    Homegrown: Phil Wiggins Wednesday
    September 23, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Harmonica master Phil Wiggins, who was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in 2017, has appeared in AFC’s Homegrown Concert Series, Summer Music Jam series, and Archive Challenge. According to the National Council for Traditional Arts, "Phil Wiggins is arguably America’s foremost blues harmonica virtuoso.
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    Homegrown: Chum Ngek Wednesday
    September 23, 2020
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Chum Ngek was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2004. He is both an artist and a teacher known for his performing ability on the roneat, a 21-keyed xylophone. Born in Battambang Province, Master Chum came to this country in the early 1980s with a wave of Cambodian refugees and has served as a musical and educational...
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Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Event | special events
    Library of Congress National Book Festival 2020 Friday
    September 25, 2020
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will connect with audiences across the country for an interactive, online celebration of American Ingenuity for the festival’s 20th year, featuring new books by more than 120 of the nation’s most-renowned writers, poets and artists. NOTE: Friday's events will focus on school & youth programming. Online Only

Saturday, September 26, 2020

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    Library of Congress National Book Festival 2020 Saturday
    September 26, 2020
    9:00 am -
    Sunday
    September 27, 2020
    5:00 pm EDT
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    The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will connect with audiences across the country for an interactive, online celebration of American Ingenuity for the festival’s 20th year, featuring new books by more than 120 of the nation’s most-renowned writers, poets and artists. Online Only

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Changüí Majadero Wednesday
    September 30, 2020
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Founded by tres guitarist and vocalist Gabriel García, Changüí Majadero was the result of García’s pivotal pilgrimage to the Guantanamo region of Cuba, where he learned the changüí from the living masters of the style and was inspired to spread the spirit of Cuban folkloric music mixed with a dash of East Los Angeles grit. Changüí is the predecessor of son cubano and salsa,...
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