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    Jerry Pinkney: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's illustrator Jerry Pinkney appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Pinkney, Jerry
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Film, Video

    Joseph in Africa: The Story of a Story

    Morgan Johnson presents the illustrated lecture, "Joseph in Africa: A 3,000 Year Story of a Story Retold in the Multi-ethnic Continent of Africa."

    • Contributor: Johnson, Joseph Morgan
    • Date: 2011-11-10
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    Authors, Attribution & Integrity 3: The Most Moral of Rights: To Be Recognized as the Author of a Work

    Jane Ginsburg surveyed sources of attribution rights within the current copyright law, particularly copyright management information. Her keynote address also considered how U.S. law might be amended to provide for a right of authorship attribution. The official transcript of this event has been published by the George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law. The citation is "Symposium, Authors, Attribution and Integrity: Examining Moral Rights ...

    • Date: 2016-04-18
  • Film, Video

    Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet

    To honor women who have taken the lead in the environmental or "green" movement, the National Women's History Project has chosen "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet" as the 2009 theme for National Women's History Month. In keeping with the theme, the Library invited Administrator Lisa Perez Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver its keynote address.

    • Contributor: Jackson, Lisa Perez
    • Date: 2009-03-05
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    The U.S. Access Board: An External Resource for ADA Technical Guidance

    A program for employees with disabilities and/or facilities management professionals. This presentation focuses on informational resources available when considering designs for making federal facilities more accessible to individuals with disabilities.

    • Contributor: Sesker, Earlene
    • Date: 2013-08-13
  • Film, Video

    BARD Mobile Android: Navigate an Audiobook

    Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to navigate an audiobook with the BARD Mobile app for Android devices.

    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Date: 2015-06-01
  • Film, Video

    Diane Thiel: Book Fest 07

    Diane Thiel in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Thiel, Diane
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Film, Video

    From Gospel to Law: The Lutheran Reformation & its Impact on Law, Politics & Society

    Legal scholar John Witte Jr. discussed how the Protestant Reformation transformed not only theology and the church but also law and the state. Drawing on new biblical and classical learning, Protestant theologians and jurists brought sweeping changes to constitutional order, criminal law, family law, and the laws of education and social welfare. This lecture, offered in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's ...

    • Contributor: Witte Jr., John
    • Date: 2015-11-05
  • Film, Video

    Tom Shachtman: Airlift to America

    Tom Shactman discusses his book "Airlift to America: How Barack Obama Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours." Cora Weiss speaks from personal experience about the airlifts and activities of the African American Students Foundation, which funded, coordinated and supported the airlifts. The event is sponsored by the African Section of the African and Middle ...

    • Date: 2010-03-12
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    2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: Introduction & David Baldacci

    Best-selling authors and literacy advocates David Baldacci was a featured speaker at the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Date: 2013-11-04
  • Film, Video

    John Grisham: 2009 National Book Festival

    International best-selling author John Grisham appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Grisham, John
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    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
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    Constitution Day 2011: The Supreme Court and Free Speech

    In honor of Constitution Day, journalist Dahlia Lithwick speaks on the Supreme Court and free speech.

    • Contributor: Lithwick, Dahlia
    • Date: 2011-09-16
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    Tomie dePaola: 2011 National Book Festival

    Illustrator and writer Tomie dePaola appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Depaola, Tomie
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Film, Video

    Marie Arana

    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Film, Video

    Michio Kaku: 2014 National Book Festival

    Physicist Michio Kaku appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Kaku, Michio
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    Blue Note at 75

    Library music specialist Larry Appelbaum moderates a panel discussion marking the 75th anniversary of the influential jazz label, Blue Note Records. Panelists include veteran saxophonist Lou Donaldson, producer Michael Cuscuna and pianist Jason Moran.

    • Date: 2014-05-10
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    Towards a Multi-Functional Mass Deacidification Process Using Aminoalkylalkoxysilanes

    Herve Cheradame discussed his current research on the use of aminoalkylalkoxysilanes in paper conservation. Several experiments were described, leading to discussion of the role of the structure of the molecule responsible for the deacidification effect and the improvement of mechanical properties, as well as the role of residual moisture and the role of the solvent in paper deacidification. Potential implications for the use of ...

    • Contributor: Cheradame, Herve
    • Date: 2009-05-08
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    Irving Fine Centennial Performance: Fine & Copland

    Pianists Oliver Hagen and Daniel Pesca perform the world premiere of David Henning Plylar's transcription of Irving Fine's "Toccata Concertante" for two pianos. The Chiara String Quartet is joined by clarinetist Alan R. Kay and pianist Daniel Pesca for a performance of Aaron Copland's Sextet.

    • Date: 2014-12-06
  • Film, Video

    CIP & ONIX: The Future of Bibliographic Control?

    Karl Debus-López presents background information on the Cataloging in Publication Program as it enters its fortieth year. He reviews new developments that position the program to meet an objective of the "On the Record" report to provide enhanced access to information through greater use of publisher supplied data and subject terminology. He also discusses new developments in the Electronic Cataloging in Publication Cataloging Partnership ...

    • Date: 2010-09-14
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    My Winter in Greenland & Summer in Antarctica

    The Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets contain 99 percent of the Earth's fresh-water ice, according to NASA scientist Lora Koenig. Changes to these regions can profoundly affect sea level and the rate at which the Earth's climate warms or cools, placing them at the heart of research into the planet's future. To understand the current state of the ice sheets and to model the ...

    • Contributor: Koenig, Lora
    • Date: 2012-09-12
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    Junot Díaz: 2012 National Book Festival

    Acclaimed author Junot Díaz speaks at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: D&iacute - Az, Junot
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Transitional Justice or Just Transitions?: The German Case, 1945-50

    While everyone has heard of the Nuremberg Trials, few people are aware that at that same time, tens of thousands of Germans were being prosecuted in German courts for Nazi crimes. Historian Devin Pendas will discuss the surprising role these trials played in the early history of the two Germanys, West and East. Contrary to what many advocates of what has come to be ...

    • Contributor: Pendas, Devin
    • Date: 2010-05-20
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    R.L. Stine: Bookfest 03

    R.L. Stine at the 2003 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Stine, R.L.
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video

    Franz Schubert's "Winterreise"

    Tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Julius Drake bring a masterly command of vocal nuance and style to Schubert's late masterpiece, a bleak, powerfully cathartic song cycle written in the last months of the composer's life. A young man, rejected by his beloved, wanders into the darkness of a wintry countryside, wracked by searing emotions-- grief, anger, loneliness and alienation, touched with brief moments of ...

    • Date: 2015-02-07