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    The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human N... Daniel Levitin gives a talk titled "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature." Director of McGill University's Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of "This is Your Brain on Music," Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is ...
    • Contributor: Levitin, Daniel
    • Date: 2008-11-18
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    Sue Monk Kidd: Book Fest 05 Author Sue Monk Kidd at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Monk Kidd, Sue
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Bill McKibben Speaks on "American Earth: Environmental Writin... Each advance in environmental practice in our nation's history "was preceded by a great book," says writer, activist and editor Bill McKibben in his introduction to "American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau," an anthology of American environmental writing. McKibben discussed the book, which he edited, in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "American Earth" is an unprecedented, provocative and timely ...
    • Contributor: McKibben, Bill
    • Date: 2008-04-29
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    Northern Neck Chantey Singers videorecording | videorecording ; 17 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: Remembering Archie Green (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Northern Neck Chanty Singers
    • Date: 2009
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    Patricia Sullivan: 2009 National Book Festival Professor and history author Patricia Sullivan appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Sullivan, Patricia
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    E.L. Konigsburg
    • Contributor: Konigsburg, E.L.
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Disability Awareness in South Africa: Lessons from UNISA Mbambo Thata discusses disability awareness in his native South Africa.
    • Contributor: Thata, Mbambo
    • Date: 2012-10-05
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    Poetry at Noon: The Air Poets Former Indiana Poet Laureate Joyce Brinkman introduces a group of "Airpoets" whose poems were incorporated into stained-glass murals in the new Indianapolis International Airport that is scheduled to open later this year as part of the Library's Poetry at Noon series. The poets include Ruthelen Burns, Joseph Heithaus and the current Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf. Brinkman herself is an "Airpoet." The work written ...
    • Date: 2008-12-09
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    Mystery of the "Place of Dog Tail" Anastasia Kalyuta offers a comparative analysis of land tenure and related practices of inheritance, land distribution and exploitation among Aztec nobility on the eve of Spanish conquest and aftermath. The talk explores distinctions of elite land tenure in two main centers of Aztec empire-Tenochtitlan and Tetzcoco.
    • Contributor: Kalyuta, Anastasia
    • Date: 2012-01-26
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    Salman Rushdie: 2008 National Book Festival Salman Rushdie appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Rushdie, Salman
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium: Afternoo... The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Nigeria Peoples Forum-USA jointly hosted the Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium -- Developing Nigeria's Power Sector: Strategies, Challenges and Impact.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-10-10
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    Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music Mark Katz, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University, discussed his book, "Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music." The event was sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center, the Music Division and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. According to Katz, who teaches in the Department of Musicology at the Peabody, there is more ...
    • Contributor: Katz, Mark
    • Date: 2005-11-09
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    Gift of Georgian Book Nikoloz Rurua, Georgian Minister of Culture, presents Librarian of Congress James H. Billington with "Contemporary Georgian Fiction," translated and edited by Elizabeth Heighway and published by Dalkey Archive Press. Heighway and Dalkey Archive Press founder John O'Brien give insight and answer questions about the gift book.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-05-10
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    The Fantastic Voyage of MMS: Understanding Magnetic Storms Th... John Dorelli spoke about mission of NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, to learn about a mysterious process that drives giant explosions in space via magnetic reconnection.
    • Contributor: Dorelli, John
    • Date: 2015-06-11
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    What Stillness Illuminated Yermiyahu Ahron Taub presented a reading of his poetry in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
    • Contributor: Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
    • Date: 2009-06-04
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    The Planet's Future: 2015 National Book Festival Eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and global economist Jeffrey Sachs discuss human existence and its viability on this planet at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Provoking Inquiry Through Primary Sources As educators, we have answered the question: Why inquiry? This session engaged participants in answering the question: Why use primary sources during inquiry? They investigated ways that primary sources bring inquiry alive in our students: creation of intellectual space, building authentic connections to the real world, integration of inquiry skills, and the development of empathy.
    • Contributor: Stripling, Barbara
    • Date: 2015-10-28
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    Lynn Sherr: 2014 National Book Festival Lynn Sherr appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Sherr, Lynn
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Great conversations: the virtuosos videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 51 min., 12 sec. | The violinists Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, and Arnold Steinhardt; the cellists Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, and Sharon Robinson; and the pianists Claude Frank and Joseph Kalichstein join Istomin in the Library of Congress’ Whittall Pavilion for a conversation among intimate friends about chamber music, performance practices, the influences of master teachers, and the ...
    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Kalichstein, Joseph - Frank, Claude - Robinson, Sharon - Ma, Yo-Yo - Harrell, Lynn - Steinhardt, Arnold - Laredo, Jaime - Frank, Pamela - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • Date: 2005
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    Latino Poetry: Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition Poet and critic Rigoberto Gonzalez delivers a lecture on Latino poetry and some of its most influential poets.
    • Contributor: Gonzalez, Rigoberto
    • Date: 2014-04-10
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    What Makes Architectural Photography Different Noted architectural photographer Norman McGrath discusses the unique approaches and styles to architectural photography.
    • Contributor: McGrath, Norman
    • Date: 2016-03-17
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    Technofiles: The Printed Instrument A group of music and technology experts present the latest developments in 3D concepts and processes and the startling paths they open to create the means of musical performance. Topics discussed include micro-computed tomography, preservation through technology, and the 3D-printing of musical instruments. The program features a demonstration of Eric Goldemberg's 3D-printed guitar.
    • Date: 2016-02-04
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    Music Therapy for Alzheimer's & Post-Traumatic Stress Alicia Clair discusses music therapy and their affect on patients with Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress syndrome.
    • Contributor: Clair, Dr. Alicia
    • Date: 2010-11-06
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    Laurie Marker: The Cheetah: A Race for Survival The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division co-sponsored this event featuring Laurie Marker, executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
    • Contributor: Marker , Laurie
    • Date: 2010-09-29
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    Civil Rights Act Exhibition Opening Program The opening ceremony of the Library exhibition, "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom," which explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement, as well as the far-reaching impact the act had on a changing society. The act is considered the most significant piece of civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-09-09
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    Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (English) Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience. (English language version).
    • Date: 2010-11-19
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    Gateway to Knowledge Travelling Exhibition A specially-designed 18-wheel truck brought treasures and information from the Library of Congress into cities and towns across America. Beginning in September 2010, the "Gateway to Knowledge" rolling exhibition visited sites in states across the Midwest, South, and Northeast through September 2011, concluding its tour where it began, at the Library of Congress National Book Festival. The truck, staffed and driven by two docents ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-11-29
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    Afghan Art and Architecture Through the Ages Hamid Naweed spoke about his new book, "Art Through the Ages in Afghanistan," a study of the pictorial and sculpting arts from the the prehistoric period to the Islamic era in Afghanistan.
    • Contributor: Naweed , Hamid
    • Date: 2013-08-06
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    John Sandford: Book Fest 05 Author John Sandford at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Sandford, John
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Tonya Bolden: 2016 National Book Festival Tonya Bolden discusses "How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Bolden, Tonya
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews: Irish and Jewish Inf... Mick Moloney's illustrated talk on Jewish and Irish collaborations in vaudeville and early Tin Pan Alley explores a fascinating, though largely forgotten, era in American popular culture. His presentation, rich with biographical details and period and contemporary recordings, is a charming story of decades of good natured inter-ethnic flux, competition and cooperation which left a lasting imprint on the history of American popular music.
    • Contributor: Moloney, Mick
    • Date: 2009-12-01
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    La Risonanza The La Risonanza ensemble -- made up of Fabio Bonizzoni, Yetzabel Arias Fern&aactue;ndez, Matthew Jennejohn, Carlo Lazzaroni, Rossella Croce, Claudia Combs, Gianni de Rosa, Caterina Dell'Agnello and Davide Nava -- perform works of Vivaldi and Handel.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-11-29
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    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: Book Fest 05 Author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Reynolds Naylor, Phyllis
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    The Swastika Epidemic: Jewish Politics & Human Rights in the ... James Loeffler discusses the outbreak of global antisemitism in 1960 that prompted a United Nations investigation, resulting in the creation of the world's first international law against racism and the new ideological charge: "Zionism is racism."
    • Contributor: Loeffler, James
    • Date: 2014-12-11
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    Literacy Best Practices: Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford provides adult literacy services through volunteer teachers who are trained and regularly evaluated based on performance. Its services include basic literacy instruction, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), GED tutoring, and job readiness training.
    • Contributor: Briggs, Mark
    • Date: 2014-10-08
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    Embodying the Beloved: (Homo)eroticism & Embodiment in Mediev... Matthew Thomas Miller discussed his research on homoeroticism and embodiment in medieval Sufism.
    • Contributor: Miller, Matthew Thomas
    • Date: 2015-09-03
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    David A. Carter: 2008 National Book Festival Children's author David A. Carter appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Carter, David A.
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Major League Tassa Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, New York, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Tassa, Major League - Major League Tassa (Performing Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-01-31
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    Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in th... videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Tom Angleberger: 2011 National Book Festival Tom Angleberger appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Angleberger, Tom
    • Date: 2011-09-25
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    Listening to Stone: The Art & Life of Isamu Noguchi Hayden Herrera discusses her book on the acclaimed Japanese-American artist and designer Isamu Noguchi, an important creative partner of Martha Graham. "Without Isamu Noguchi I could have done nothing," Graham said. "Always he has given me something that lived on stage as... another dancer." This and other events celebrating Noguchi were presented through the support of Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno.
    • Contributor: Herrera, Hayden
    • Date: 2016-03-24
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    Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band (Sat.): 2012 National Book F... Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival (Saturday).
    • Contributor: Diaz, Lucky
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Vaclav Havel: Dissidents and Freedom Vaclav Havel conducts a forum on "Dissidents and Freedom," featuring eight dissidents and activists from around the world in a program sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center. The event included a short speech from each of the featured guests followed by a question-and-answer session. Havel also received awards from both the National Endowment for Democracy and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
    • Date: 2007-02-20
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    Jews and Shoes Shoes are an integral part of Jewish material culture according to Edna Nahshon, author of "Jews and Shoes" (Berg Publishers, 2008). The book takes a fresh look at the makings and meanings of shoes, cobblers and barefootedness in Jewish experience. The book shows how shoes convey theological, social and economic concepts, and as such are intriguing subjects for inquiry within a wide range of ...
    • Contributor: Nahshon, Edna
    • Date: 2008-12-11
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    A Path Appears: 2015 National Book Festival Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn discuss "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    2003 Americas Awards for Children's and Young Adult Literature The Americas Awards recognizes outstanding U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore or selected nonfiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the pervious years "that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean or Latinos in the United States.
    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2004-09-24
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    Joseph Ellis: 2015 National Book Festival Joseph Ellis and David M. Rubenstein discuss "The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Ellis , Joseph
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Mapping Water Use from Space Martha Anderson talks about using images from the Landsat satellite program to monitor water use and drought on U.S. farms with pinpoint accuracy to measure evapotranspiration, the total amount of water used in the process of growing crops.
    • Contributor: Anderson, Martha
    • Date: 2012-06-14
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    John Dickerson: "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV... John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, discussed his new biography, "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. Nancy Dickerson was the first female member of the Washington, D.C., television news corps and the only woman covering many of the iconic moments of the 1960s. She was the first ...
    • Contributor: Dickerson, John
    • Date: 2007-02-06
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    A Parting of the Ways: Wealth, Working and Poverty in Early C... Imagine you are living in 290 and not in 2009. Guess what people were heatedly discussing in those days? It was a pressing economic issue: the financial support of monks. Some insisted that monks should work for a living, and others thought they should be supported by the alms of other Christians. It was a raging debate that involved crucial economic and religious issues, ...
    • Contributor: Brown, Peter
    • Date: 2009-04-30
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    Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph M... Anne Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Avery, Anne Pearl
    • Date: 2011-05-31

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    Linda Greenhouse: 2012 National Book Festival Linda Greenhouse appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Greenhouse, Linda
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    William Faulkner & the Ledgers of History Two years ago, an important literary discovery was revealed -- the existence of a wealthy plantation owner's mid-1800s diary that had been read by William Faulkner and served as the great author's source for names, incidents and details in his prize-winning novels. Sally Wolff uncovered the connection between the diary and Faulkner when she was working on a book about the people who knew ...
    • Contributor: Wolff, Sally
    • Date: 2011-08-09
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    Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with Dav... videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 9 min., 15 sec.) : sd., col. | Interviewer: David Sager; piano: Bob Milne. (Cast). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Permission). Bob Milne, ragtime pianist, discusses and demonstrates ragtime music performance practice in an interview with David Sager, Library of Congress. (Summary). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, October 15, 2004. (Venue). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Copyright Notice). ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Milne, Bob, Pianist - Sager, David - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004
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    Michael Beschloss
    • Contributor: Beschloss, Michael
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    Carmen Agra Deedy & John McCutcheon: 2011 National Book Festival Carmen Agra Deedy & John McCutcheon appear at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Date: 2011-09-25
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    Adrienne Mayor: 2014 National Book Festival Adrienne Mayor appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Mayor, Adrienne
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Paul Halpern: 2015 National Book Festival Paul Halpern discusses "Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Halpern, Paul
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered Author Laura Auricchio provides a comprehensive study of the role of Gilbert du Motier--better known as the Marquis de Lafayette--in both the American and French revolutions.
    • Contributor: Auricchio, Laura
    • Date: 2015-06-17
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    Literatura de Cordel: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Popu... Literatura de cordel, literally "string literature," refers to small popular books or chapbooks, predominantly from northeastern Brazil. They were often suspended from cords or strings, hung across marketplace stalls belonging to local poets during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Today, cordel chapbooks are still sold and performed on street corners and in markets throughout Brazil, but are more readily circulated through the Internet. ...
    • Contributor: Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace ... Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace - Soares, Marli Gomes - Williams, Gayle Ann - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Brazil. Embaixada (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-09-27
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    Robert Remini: 2006 National Book Festival Robert Remini speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Remini, Robert
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    John Riordan: 2015 National Book Festival John Riordan discusses "They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon's Fall" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Riordan, John
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Sharon Creech: Book Fest 05 Author Sharon Creech at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Creech, Sharon
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Sue Grafton
    • Contributor: Grafton, Sue
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    Belly Dancers, Harems & Chadors Author Maha Addasi discusses the importance of getting multicultural details right in children's books.
    • Contributor: Addasi, Maha
    • Date: 2011-03-09
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    Traditional Judaism or Reform As part of the Library's celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, Marsha Rozenblit delivered the ninth annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book. The lecture focused on Viennese Jews in the 19th Century. Rozenblit is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Maryland. The lecture series honors Myron M. Weinstein (1927-1998), whose 29-year tenure at ...
    • Contributor: Rozenblit, Marsha
    • Date: 2008-05-06
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    Poetry of Mark Strand and Charles Wright Mark Strand and Charles Wright read from their works as part of the Poetry Center's Spring literary season.
    • Date: 2008-04-24
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    Evolution of Persian Calligraphy Mehdi Saeedi spoke about his latest work in calligraphy.
    • Contributor: Saeedi, Mehdi
    • Date: 2016-09-13
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    International Literature: Andrés Neuman Spanish-Argentinian writer Andrés Neuman reads and discusses his forthcoming novel, "Talking to Ourselves."
    • Contributor: Neuman, Andr&eacute - S
    • Date: 2014-04-18
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    Understanding Egyptian Cuisine & Culture In this lecture, Amy Riolo defines Egyptian cuisine, explains how the food is central to Egyptian culture, and talks about food throughout Egyptian history.
    • Contributor: Riolo, Amy
    • Date: 2013-09-04
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    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: 2013 National Book Festival Phyllis Reynolds Naylor appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    The Many Colors of the Sun W. Dean Pesnell of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory presents an illustrated lecture on new observations and views of solar phenomena.
    • Contributor: Pesnell, W. Dean
    • Date: 2011-03-17
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    Poetry Reading by Robert Bly and Coleman Barks Poets Robert Bly and Coleman Bark read selections of their work in a program sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.
    • Date: 2007-05-17
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    Sonny Burgess and The Pacers Sonny Burgess and the Pacers perform at the Library of Congress, October 18, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 54 minutes | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 18, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Burgess, Sonny - Pacers (Musical Group)
    • Date: 2006
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    Latina Storyteller Oral History This oral history followed an event, not recorded, in which Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto shared their own stories of growing up Cuban and Mexican, respectively, in small-town U.S.A.
    • Date: 2016-04-07
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    Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth Eisens... The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the University of Massachusetts Press has published "Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Eisenstein." Inspiring debate since the early days of its publication, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein's "The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformation in Early-Modern Europe" (1979) has exercised its own force as an agent ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-02
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    Authors Breakfast: National Book Festival 2010 Authors' breakfast prior to the 2010 Library of Congress National Book Festival, sponsored by the Washington Post.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Tony Horwitz: 2008 National Book Festival Journalist Tony Horwitz speaks at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Horwitz, Tony
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Michael Buckley: 2010 National Book Festival Author Michael Buckley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Buckley, Michael
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    100 Years of Hebrew Poetry Poet and anthologist Peter Cole reads from his poems and discusses the history of Hebrew poetry.
    • Contributor: Cole, Peter
    • Date: 2012-11-05
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    Dava Sobel
    • Contributor: Sobel, Dava
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca: Juan Felipe H... Juan Felipe Herrera discusses graphic art from Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca as well as his own drawing/artist book from his "Automatika" series, with Library fine prints curator Katherine Blood. Watch the webcast and read a poem response from the Poet Laureate.
    • Date: 2016-09-11
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    Emile Berliner & the Birth of the Recording Industry Emile Berliner (1851-1929) was a German-born immigrant whose inventions contributed to the birth of the recording industry. A largely self-educated man, Berliner was responsible for the development of the microphone, the flat recording disc and the gramophone player. Often overlooked by today's historians, Berliner's creative genius rivaled that of his better-known contemporaries Thomas Alva Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. Like the works of these ...
    • Date: 2011-05-17
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    Rep. Candice Miller & Rep. Janice Hahn US Representative Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and US Representative Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) participate in a moderated discussion.
    • Date: 2016-03-02
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    Suzan Shown Harjo Delivers the 2008 Native American History M... Native American activist, journalist and poet Suzan Shown Harjo delivered the keynote address for the Library's 2008 celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The theme was "Celebrating Tribal Nations."
    • Contributor: Harjo, Suzan Shown
    • Date: 2008-11-13
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    Gail Carson Levine: Book Fest 07 Gail Carson Levine in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Carson Levine, Gail
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    Heather McHugh: 2013 National Book Festival Heather McHugh appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: McHugh, Heather
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation In this examination of the arc of American history through the lens of compulsive behavior, Kendall shows how some of the nation's greatest achievements - from the Declaration of Independence to the invention of the iPhone - have roots in the disappointments and frustrations of early childhood. Starting with the obsessive natures of some of the Silicon Valley's titans, including Steve Jobs, Kendall moves ...
    • Contributor: Kendall, Joshua
    • Date: 2013-07-11
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    Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works & ... A look behind the scenes of a congressional legislative negotiation is revealed through the prism of a single bill -- the Dodd-Frank Act -- in a book by author and Washington Post editor Robert Kaiser.
    • Contributor: Kaiser, Robert G.
    • Date: 2013-11-19
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    Astrobiology: Life in Space Daniel P. Glavin, an astrobiologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, says the possibility of extraterrestrial life in our solar system is not limited to Mars; other "habitable" worlds might exist including the icy Moons of Jupiter and Saturn, known as Europa and Enceladus. The challenge for scientists and engineers in the next couple of decades, he says, will be to design miniaturized instruments ...
    • Contributor: Glavin, Daniel P.
    • Date: 2009-06-02
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    Fred Bowen: 2013 National Book Festival Fred Bowen appears at the Library of Congress 2013 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Bowen, Fred
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    River of Words Award Ceremony 2012 Ten remarkable young poets and artists -- ranging in age from 7 to 16 -- and more than a dozen national finalists were honored at the 17th annual River of Words International Youth Creativity Awards.
    • Contributor: Hass, Robert
    • Date: 2012-04-23
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    The Creative Society & the Price Americans Paid for It Educated professionals have been responsible for shaping much of America's history, according to scholar Louis Galambos. Since the turn of the 20th century, teachers, scientists, doctors, administrators, lawyers and business managers, among others have been at the forefront of innovation and have provided solutions to many of the nation's challenges. Our forefathers from all walks of life make up this creative class who sought ...
    • Contributor: Galambos, Louis
    • Date: 2012-06-13
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    I Done What I Could: Occupational Folk Poetry in the Pacific ... The dangers and difficulties of certain challenging occupations are sometimes expressed in the tradition of composing and reciting poems, often in the traditional ballad form of rhymed couplets. This tradition, best-known in the cowboy poetry of the American West, also occurs among other occupational groups and is still found among workers in the Pacific Northwest such as loggers, commercial fishers, and miners. Jens Lund ...
    • Contributor: Lund, Jens
    • Date: 2013-09-12
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    David McCullough: 2015 National Book Festival David McCullough discusses "The Wright Brothers" with NPR's Melissa Block at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: McCullough, David
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on the Huexotzinco Codex Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera continues his Library-wide tour as part of the "La Casa de Colores" campaign when he discovers the unusual story behind the Huexotzinco Codex.
    • Date: 2015-09-08
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    NewsDiffs: Tracking Online News Over Time The Internet has ushered in a 24-hour news cycle, and newspapers often hastily publish articles. While print editions run once, several subsequent versions can be published online. Many changes are innocuous, but significant edits can happen without a record of any changes. This briefing on NewsDiffs, the go-to site for referencing and tracking silent changes to online articles, discussed example changes and the research ...
    • Contributor: Price, Eric
    • Date: 2014-02-20
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    Lois McMaster Bujold: 2012 National Book Festival Lois McMaster Bujold appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Bujold, Lois McMaster
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Joyce Carol Oates: 2013 National Book Festival Joyce Carol Oates appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Oates, Joyce Carol
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Deep Brain Stimulation and Other Brain Technologies In May 2005, the Library of Congress, the Dana Foundation, Columbia University, and the National Institute of Mental Health gathered leaders in neuroscience and ethics to discuss the rights and wrongs of using or not using new therapies and enhancements. By defining the most advanced and promising research findings, the conference sought to dispel public confusion about what brain science today can and cannot ...
    • Date: 2005-05-10