• Film, Video
    Ron Chernow Ron Chernow at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Chernow, Ron
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Film, Video
    Geography & Domestic Recreation in Early Modern Europe This lecture explores how world geography shifted from professional knowledge to general interest in 17th- and 18th-century Europe, looking in particular at domestic activities designed to encourage the collection and memorization of geography by non-professionals, including coloring maps and botanical texts and recipes for colors; interactive prints and games; and geographic memorization cards. Beyond an educational pastime, these activities neatly divided the globe into ...
    • Contributor: Stillo, Stephanie
    • Date: 2013-10-28
  • Film, Video
    Contemporary Diplomacy How is diplomacy changing? What can diplomats do to prevent or resolve conflict, initiate or manage change? These questions are addressed by a distinguished group of diplomats and scholars.
    • Date: 2011-12-01
  • Film, Video
    Jack Gantos: Book Fest 05 Author Jack Gantos at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Gantos, Jack
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video
    The History of Education in Jamaica Anthony S. Johnson, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States, delivered a lecture titled "The History of Education in Jamaica."
    • Date: 2009-04-21
  • Film, Video
    Letters About Literature/A Book That Shaped Me Awards: 2015 National Book Festival Kids read their award-winning entries in these two Library of Congress reading contests at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Letters About Literature asks kids to read a book and write to the author about how that book affected their lives. A Book That Shaped Me Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of summer reading programs at participating ...
    • Contributor: Isaacson, Walter
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Collection
    Revolutionaries, Nursery Rhymes, and Edison Wax Cylinders: The Remarkable Tale of the Earliest Korean Sound Recordings On July 24, 1896, the pioneering ethnologist Alice Fletcher recorded six wax cylinders documenting the singing of three Koreans who were studying in Washington, D.C. Now housed in the American Folklife Center Archive, these cylinders have proved to be the earliest known recordings of Korean music. As interesting as the recordings themselves, are the extraordinary circumstances surrounding how they came to be made, as ...
    • Contributor: Provine, Robert - Provine, Robert C. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-01-27
  • Film, Video
    Jane Smiley: 2015 National Book Festival Jane Smiley and NPR's Lynn Neary discuss "Some Luck" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Smiley , Jane
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video
    Science Safari The Science, Technology and Business Division hosted a day of hands-on science experiments and activities for an audience of students, teachers, parents and LC staff.
    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2004-03-19
  • Film, Video
    Wil Haygood: 2010 National Book Festival Journalist and biographer Wil Haygood presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Haygood, Wil
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video
    2006 Jay I. Kislak Lecture: Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas: British historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto delivered the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled "Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas." In his lecture, Fernandez-Armesto argues that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, opens new perspectives and ...
    • Contributor: Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
    • Date: 2006-11-09
  • Film, Video
    Taming the Regulation of Culture The sixth lecture of this series was presented by Lawrence Lessig.
    • Contributor: Lessig, Lawrence
    • Date: 2005-03-03
  • Film, Video
    John Hope Franklin: Where Do We Go from Here? Distinguished historian John Hope Franklin, recipient of the 2006 John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity, discussed the history of the African-American experience and poses the question, "Where Do We Go from Here?" In a frank and honest discussion, he used his personal experiences to examine the successes and failures of race relations in America.
    • Contributor: Hope Franklin, John
    • Date: 2007-03-06
  • Film, Video
    Interview with the Ambassadors: A Different Approach to Being an Ambassador Following the Jan. 5, 2010, ceremony announcing the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011, Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for 2008-2009, interviewed his successor. They discussed a wide range of issues, both serious and humorous, in a room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Date: 2010-01-05
  • Film, Video
    Diane Mott Davidson, Part 1
    • Contributor: Davidson, Diane Mott
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Film, Video
    Natasha Trethewey: 2013 National Book Festival Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Trethewey , Natasha
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Film, Video
    David Remnick: 2010 National Book Festival New Yorker editor David Remnick reads at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Remnick , David
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko: 2006 National Book Festival Yevgeny Yevtushenko speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Film, Video
    Rick Atkinson: 2015 National Book Festival Rick Atkinson discusses "The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945" as part of a special presentation on the human side of war at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Atkinson, Rick
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video
    Brad Meltzer: 2013 National Book Festival Brad Meltzer appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Meltzer, Brad
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Film, Video
    Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves Ira Thorpe discussed how scientists around the world have built instruments to detect and observe gravitational waves in an effort to learn more about the cosmological events of our universe.
    • Contributor: Thorpe, Ira
    • Date: 2016-08-25
  • Film, Video
    Annette Gordon-Reed: 2015 National Book Festival Annette Gordon-Reed discusses "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" as part of a special celebration of Thomas Jefferson's Library at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Gordon-Reed, Annette
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video
    Jews of Posen Province in the 19th Century Edward David Luft discussed his book, "The Jews of Posen Province in the 19th Century."
    • Contributor: Luft, Edward
    • Date: 2016-03-21
  • Film, Video
    Filangieri & Franklin: The Italian Enlightenment and the U.S. Constitution The Library sponsored a conference on Gaetano Filangieri and Benjamin Franklin: The Italian Enlightenment and the U.S. Constitution, with speakers including Marcello Pera and Justice Antonin Scalia.
    • Date: 2010-10-21
  • Film, Video
    Lao Dance Performance A traditional Lao dance performance and Lao-American fashion show highlighted the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-05-01