Founder's Day Concert Featuring the Music of Morton Subotnick
The Library hosted a concert featuring the music of Morton Subotnik. "Trembling," an early foray into "Ghost" electronics, is the opener for the world premiere of a new Subotnick work, a 30 minute opera without words. Conceived for Joan La Barbara, "the queen of vocal experimentation" (The Wire), it's an extraordinary aural and visual experience: the composer's voice interacts with and controls the Buchla ...
Women's History Month: Former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder
Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Dizard Jr. interviews former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder about her career as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado, as former president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and, most recently, as professor at Rollins College in Florida.
Ours to Fight For: American Jewish Soldiers in World War II
Liaison Specialist Jason Steinhauer of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project presented a lecture and discussion on the contributions, impact and legacy of American Jewish service during World War II. Cosponsored by the Veterans History Project and the Hebrew Language Table, the program is part of the Library's Jewish American Heritage Month commemoration.
Poetry Out Loud: 2013 National Book Festival
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, with the state arts agencies of the United States, are the creators of Poetry Out Loud, a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This exciting program helps students master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Award-winning students perform poems during this ...
The Ancient City of Tyre: Evening Event
Following upon a day-long sympoisum on the ancient city of Tyre, an evening event included speeches, a display of books on the city of Tyre and presentation of awards.
The Saiyuki Trio with Rudresh Mahanthappa
"Sound magic" from a trio whose name means "Journey to the West." French jazz guitarist Nguyen Le studied visual arts and philosophy before working with artists like Ornette Coleman, Ray Charles, and Mauricio Kagel. Influences from Jimi Hendrix to the traditional music of Vietnam meld harmonies from East and West to paint an Asia without borders.
Gala: 2013 National Book Festival
The National Book Festival Gala 2013 from the Library of Congress featured presentations by Don DeLillo, Cristina Garcia, Jon Klassen, William P. Jones and Juan Felipe Herrera.
Belfast's Linen Hall Library
John Killen brings to life the collections of this unique Irish institution. The Linen Hall Library was envisioned as the archive of its community; its mission statement, written on 1 January 1795, outlines its goals: "The object of this society is the collection of an extensive Library, Philosophical Apparatus and such productions of Nature and Art as tend to improve the mind and excite ...
Robert Caro: 2012 National Book Festival
Robert Caro discusses "The Passage of Power," the latest installment in his biographical series on President Lyndon Johnson, at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Martin Gardner: The Marx Brothers as Social Critics
Martin Gardner discusses his new book, which examines historical events, political practices, economic conditions, manners and customs, literary subjects and popular entertainment as satirized in the Marx brothers' films and considers the ways in which the films were relevant in their era and remain so today.
Secrets of the dead. Slave ship mutiny
Slave ship mutiny
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The Meermin set sail from Madagascar en route to South Africa in 1766 with a Dutch crew and human cargo, slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch colony, Cape Town. The slaves, led by a man named Massavana, mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew. The ship ended up wrecked on a beach 200 miles east of Cape Town. This program tracks ...
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The Case of the Missing Martian Atmosphere
Jared Espley spoke about climate change on Mars and the MAVEN mission. Several types of evidence from past Mars missions leads us to believe that Mars used to be much different from the dry, cold place we find today. Ancient gullies and canyons look as if they were carved by flowing water, minerals that can only be made in standing water have been found, ...