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  • Film, Video

    Edward P. Jones: Book Fest 07

    Edward P. Jones in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Jones, Edward P.
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Film, Video

    Stanley Plumly: 2008 National Book Festival

    Poet Stanley Plumly appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Plumly, Stanley
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video

    To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence

    A 2007 research report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) about the state of reading in the United States reached three startling conclusions that are still being debated: Americans are spending less time reading; reading comprehension skills are eroding; and these declines have serious civic, social, cultural and economic implications. Sunil Iyengar, director of the NEA Office of Research and Analysis that ...

    • Contributor: Iyengar, Sunil
    • Date: 2008-05-08
  • Film, Video

    [Flight to Mars--trailer].

    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.

    • Date: 1951
  • Film, Video

    Michael Beschloss: Book Fest 07

    Historian Michael Beschloss in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Beschloss, Michael
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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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
    • Date: 2008-01-31
  • Film, Video

    Encounter of Chinese & Western Cultures and the 1911 Revolution (afternoon)

    (Afternoon Session.) 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Chinese Revolution, which ended the Qing Dynasty and imperial rule in China. Scholars from around the world gathered at this conference with the intention of deepening the understanding of this momentous event and providing insights into its implications for China on the world stage. Speakers included Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Franklin Odo, David Dean, Mi Chu, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-09-09
  • Film, Video

    Lyre of Ur Project

    Art historian Andy Lowings discusses "Lyre of Ur Project" in a program sponsored by African and Middle Eastern Division.

    • Contributor: Lowings, Andy
    • Date: 2009-03-17
  • Film, Video

    The Complete Stories: Clarice Lispector

    Benjamin Moser discusses his newly published collection, "The Complete Stories: Clarice Lispector," the first comprehensive English translation of Lispector's novels.

    • Date: 2016-04-15
  • Film, Video

    A Momentous One Hundred Years: Ancient Ethiopia, 520-620 A.D.

    Hailu Habtu discusses the critical century of 520-620 A.D. in Ethiopia.

    • Contributor: Habtu, Hailu
    • Date: 2012-03-22
  • Film, Video

    Opening ceremonies, St. Louis exposition /

    The principal buildings surrounding the square at the St. Louis Exposition are shown in a nearly 360-degree pan. The last portion of the film was photographed over the heads of spectators cheering the dedication speaker.

    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video

    David Nasaw: 2013 National Book Festival

    David Nasaw appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Nasaw, David
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Film, Video

    A glimpse of the San Diego exposition /

    The film begins from a single-camera position high above the Exposition grounds. The camera begins to pan from left to right, following the horizon. The picture includes all of the spires and buildings of the fair. Then the camera is moved to the Exposition midway and footage is taken of the California exhibit, the Panamanian exhibit, and many others. The emphasis is on the ...

    • Contributor: Keystone - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video

    The Approach of the Halakah and Sharia' to Contemporary Legal Issues

    Judaic and Islamic legal systems (based on Halakah and Sharia', respectively) have endured for centuries despite the rapid changes and challenges of the modern world --from exploration of outer space to human cloning. They serve as a testimony to the relevance and universality of their underlying values and principles. The potential application of these legal systems to the development of foreign policy was the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-06-17
  • Film, Video

    Jon Scieszka: 2013 National Book Festival

    Jon Scieszka appears at the Library of Congress 2013 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Scieszka , Jon
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Film, Video

    Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

    Cultural historian and author Peter Guralnick spoke with art journalist Geoffrey Himes about his latest book, a biography of Sam Phillips, a pivotal figure in the history of 20th-century American music of many stripes. Owner of the small but powerful Sun Records Label in Memphis, Phillips was a major force in kick-starting the careers of Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis ...

    • Date: 2015-12-02
  • Film, Video

    BARD Mobile iOS: How to Manage Your Downloads

    Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to pause and re-start downloads with the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices.

    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Date: 2013-09-01
  • Film, Video

    South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. /

    From Edison films catalog: Various equipages pass, including a tally-ho and six white horses. A peculiar, open-end trolley car comes along; bicycle riders and pedestrians. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video

    Khaled Hosseini: 2013 National Book Festival

    Khaled Hosseini appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hosseini, Khaled
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Film, Video

    Panorama of gorge railway /

    From Edison films catalog: One of the most interesting places in the vicinity of Niagara Falls is the Whirlpool Rapids, where the immense volume of water which passes from the Falls, speeds along through its rocky and tortuous passage towards the ocean. The camera in securing this picture was placed at the front end of a train ascending the grade at a very rapid ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video

    King Features: Celebrating 100 Years at the Library of Congress

    King Features Syndicate celebrated 100 years of comic strip creation and history with a panel of some of today's greatest illustrators.

    • Date: 2015-05-22
  • Film, Video

    Knowledge Designers

    What turns a Shakespeare scholar into a digital entrepreneur? Katherine Rowe will talk about the opportunities and challenges that led two academics to design an application for social reading: Shakespeare's The Tempest for iPad, published by Luminary Digital Media. This initiative illuminates larger transformations of reading, writing, teaching, and learning that so many of us are experiencing today.

    • Date: 2013-07-09
  • Film, Video

    World Digital Library

    Imagine giving your students free, unlimited access to treasures from cultural institutions from around the world. Join Library experts to learn more about free primary sources from the World Digital Library.

    • Date: 2015-10-28
  • Film, Video

    Letter of Alfred North Whitehead

    A rare, six-page letter written by Alfred North Whitehead, one of the major philosophers and mathematicians of the 20th century, was the subject of a half-day symposium at the Library of Congress. The letter was recently donated to the Library and will be housed in the Manuscript Division. The symposium focused on the historical context of the letter and on Whitehead and his intellectual ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-02-17
  • Film, Video

    Rube and Mandy at Coney Island /

    This film records a trip around Coney Island by a couple made up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a hot dog and eats it in a greedy manner while walking toward the camera. In the final scence, the camera ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903