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  • Film, Video

    Depression and Creativity Symposium

    Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, convened a discussion of the effects of depression on creativity. Joining Jamison were two distinguished colleagues from the fields of neurology and neuropsychiatry, Dr. Terence Ketter and Dr. Peter Whybrow. The Music and the Brain series is co-sponsored ...

    • Date: 2009-02-03
  • Film, Video

    Margaret Engel & Henry Hodges: 2014 National Book Festival

    Margaret Engel and Henry Hodges appear at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • 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
  • Film, Video

    Asian-American Poetry Today

    Filipino-American poet Eileen Tabios reads from her work, followed by a moderated discussion.

    • Contributor: Tabios, Eileen
    • Date: 2011-10-24
  • Film, Video

    Concert: Pamela Frank & Friends

    A concert with Pamela Frank and Alexander Simionescu, violin; Dmitri Murrath and Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola; Peter Wiley and Edward Arron, cello. Works performed included Dvorak Miniatures, Op. 75a, Schoenberg "Verklaerte Nacht" and Brahms String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-10-10
  • Film, Video

    Chinua Achebe: 50th Anniversary of "Things Fall Apart" (Afternoon)

    Through his fiction and non-fiction works, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has sought to repair the damage done to the continent of Africa and its people as a result of European colonization. This is best exemplified in his most famous novel "Things Fall Apart," one of the first African novels written in English to achieve national acclaim. Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-11-03
  • Film, Video

    Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel II

    The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. This panel explored "The Significance of Strickland: The High Stakes of Failing to Ensure the Effective Assistance of Counsel." The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from legal ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • Film, Video

    David Maraniss: 2008 National Book Festival

    Reporter David Maraniss appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Maraniss, David
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video

    Poet Jorie Graham reads at the Library's Celebration of National Poetry Month

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham read from her new book, "Overlord: Poems" (Ecco Press, 2005). Graham's appearance is part of the Academy of American Poets "10 Years/10 Cities Reading Series," which marks the 10th celebration of National Poetry Month, founded by the academy on 1996. The Library's Poetry and Literature Center, founded in the 1940s, is the home of the Poet Laureate Consultant in ...

    • Contributor: Graham, Jorie
    • Date: 2005-04-26
  • Film, Video

    Cowboy Poetry: History, Origins, Influences, Forms

    David Stanley discusses the history and development cowboy poetry in American culture as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Stanley has been researching cowboy poetry for nearly 20 years. Cowboy poetry in the United States dates back to the period of the long-distance cattle drives from Texas to Kansas that followed the Civil War, and it has ...

    • Contributor: Stanley, David
    • Date: 2006-09-14
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    Teacher Resource: Inquiry - Investigate

    When investigating, students will evaluate information to answer questions and test hypotheses. Watch as Earnestine Sweeting has her students use the Library of Congress primary source analysis tool to further investigate events from the New York Draft Riots.

    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-11-19
  • Film, Video

    The NAACP: Reflections on the First 100 Years

    In commemoration of 100 years of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), the Library of Congress sponsored the symposium "The NAACP: Reflections of the First 100 Years." The symposium explored both the history and future of the NAACP.

    • Date: 2010-02-26
  • Film, Video

    Rosemary Wells: Book Fest 07

    Rosemary Wells in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Wells, Rosemary
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Film, Video

    Ellen Hopkins: 2012 National Book Festival

    Ellen Hopkins appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hopkins, Eileen
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Film, Video

    How to Make a Digital Talking Book

    Phillip Carbo demonstrates how to make an NLS digital talking book (DTB). This video is intended for network library staff and volunteers who create DTBs for use by NLS patrons. An NLS DTB must meet specific requirements so that they will properly function with the Library's digital talking book interfaces, the hardware players and the BARD Mobile applications. This tutorial demonstrates the key elements ...

    • Contributor: Carbo, Phillip
    • Date: 2014-10-01
  • Film, Video

    Michael Buckley: 2011 National Book Festival

    Michael Buckley appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Buckley, Michael
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Film, Video

    The Growth of a Squiggly Letter Language Collection: Armenian at the Library of Congress

    Levon Avdoyan discusses the establishment and growth of the Library's Armenian language collections.

    • Contributor: Avdoyan, Levon
    • Date: 2012-08-29
  • Film, Video

    Daniel Silva

    • Contributor: Silva, Daniel
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Film, Video

    Americans All: Good Neighbor Cultural Diplomacy in World War II

    Darlene J. Sadlier explores how the CIAA used film,radio, the press, and various educational and high-art activities to convince people in the United States of the importance of good neighbor relations with Latin America, while also persuading Latin Americans that the United States recognized and appreciated the importance of our southern neighbors. She examines the CIAA's working relationship with Hollywood's Motion Picture Society of ...

    • Contributor: Sadlier, Darlene J.
    • Date: 2013-04-22
  • Film, Video

    Linda Sue Park and Margaret Peterson Haddix: 2010 National Book Festival

    National best selling authors Linda Sue Park and Margaret Peterson Haddix present at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video

    Catch the Suffragists' Spirit: The Millers' Suffrage Scrapbooks

    Rosemary Fry Plakas discusses the seven suffrage scrapbooks compiled between 1897 and 1911 by Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller of Geneva, New York. The scrapbooks document the activities of the Geneva Political Equality Club, which the Millers founded in 1897, and the persistent efforts of women and men working for women's suffrage at the state, national, and international levels.

    • Contributor: Fry Plakas, Rosemary
    • Date: 2010-02-22
  • Film, Video

    Poet & Writer Zainab Hassan

    Somali writer and poet Zainab Hassan discusses her work in an interview presented in partnership with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.

    • Contributor: Hassan, Zainab
    • Date: 2014-06-10
  • Film, Video

    Jurji Zaidan: His Contributions to Modern Arab Thought & Literature (2)

    Scholars from the Arab world, Europe and North America presented papers and discussed the life and work of the noted Arab novelist, journalist and publisher. (Afternoon session.) Speakers included Jens Hanssen (University of Toronto) Marwa El Shakry (Columbia University), Anne-Laure Dupont, Roger Allen (University of Pennsylvania), Zainab Ben Lagha, William Granara (Harvard University), Michael Cooperson (University of California/Los Angeles), Thomas Philipp (Erlangen University, Germany), ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-06-05
  • Film, Video

    African-American Spirituals of the Civil War: Concert

    A performance by the Howard University Chorale and Baltimore City College High School Choir, as part of a Library symposium on African-American spirituals of the Civil War.

    • Date: 2013-03-30
  • Film, Video

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," listed as one of the Books that Shaped America by the Library of Congress, was first written by Washington Irving in his collection of essays and short stories, "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." First published in 1820, it is a seasonal favorite and one of the first books by a U.S. author to gain international popularity. The ...

    • Contributor: Grossman, Lewis
    • Date: 2013-11-21