Film, VideoInterview with Argento Chamber Ensemble An interview with composer Ann Cleare and conductor/composer Michele Galante, the artistic director of the Argento Chamber Ensemble. Presented in conjunction with the 2016 Founder's Day Concert, featuring the Argento Chamber Ensemble.
- Date: 2016-10-29
Film, VideoTwo Thousand Flutes An introduction to the Library's remarkable Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection: meet a few of the Library's nearly 2,000 instruments in this lecture-recital featuring flutist Lorna McGhee of the Pittsburgh Symphony, pianist Ryo Yanagitani of the S&R Foundation, and musical instrument curator Carol Lynn Ward Bamford. Produced in association with the S&R Foundation.
- Date: 2015-05-02
Film, VideoGender & Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage Ida Meftahi discussed her book, "Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage."
- Contributor: Meftahi, Ida
- Date: 2016-08-30
Film, VideoPoetry Slam: 2015 National Book Festival Teen poets compete in a high-spirited competition reciting new poems celebrating books & literature at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Dunn, Kosi
- Date: 2015-09-05
Film, VideoEverybodyWinsDC Story Time with Chef Pati Jinich Third grade students from Cleveland Elementary school had the opportunity to meet Chef Pati Jinich of the PBS program, "Pati's Mexican Kitchen." She told her personal story and read "The Food Parade" by Elicia Castaldi, a book on food and nutrition.
- Contributor: Jinich, Pati
- Date: 2015-06-10
Film, VideoBlack Pearls Restrung: Hebrew and Yiddish Artists' Books at the Library of Congress Like their counterparts in other languages, artists' books in Hebrew and Yiddish embrace the new, the innovative; and they achieve their artistic vision in ways that range from the cutting edge of technology to a mastery of book arts planted firmly in the traditions of the past. In this talk, Ann Brener casts a curator's eye over the Hebraic artist's books in the Library ...
- Contributor: Brener, Ann
- Date: 2014-02-10
Film, VideoGeraldine Brooks: 2016 National Book Festival Geraldine Brooks discusses her career and "The Secret Chord" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Brooks, Geraldine
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoTeens & Poetry for the 21st Century Poets Jennifer Chang and Mark McMorris read selections of "Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation" along with co-editor Lynn Melnick and Sharyn November of Viking Children's Books. The reading was followed by a moderated discussion on poetry and teens.
- Date: 2015-12-02
Film, VideoGene Luen Yang: 2016 National Book Festival (evening) Gene Luen Yang discusses "Secret Coders: Paths and Portals" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Yang, Gene Luen
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoSearching for Life in the Universe: What Does it Mean for Humanity? The outgoing and incoming Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chairs in Astrobiology -- David H. Grinspoon and Steven J. Dick -- discuss the societal implications of the search for life in the universe.
- Date: 2014-01-28
CollectionSpyros Koliavasilis & Karpouzi Trio: Music from Greece & Asia Minor The Karpouzi Trio plays music on traditional instruments from the Greek mainland and islands. The band loves to play for dance parties and community celebrations, and always, even in concerts, invites the audience out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Karpouzi members are Spyros Koliavasilis (vocals, oud, and the Cappadocian lyra or kemane), Margaret Loomis (santouri), and Len Newman (laouto).
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2014-05-07
Film, VideoAfrican Fiddle & Banjo Echo in Appalachia Concert Examples of Appalachian traditional music, with demonstrations from African and Appalachian musicians.
- Contributor: Conway, Cece
- Date: 2015-10-01
Film, VideoJuan Felipe Herrera Discusses Alan Lomax & Woody Guthrie Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera discusses Alan Lomax and Woody Guthrie with Todd Harvey.
- Date: 2015-09-09
Film, VideoThe Carta Marina at 500 Second of four sessions of a two-day conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Waldseemüller's Carta Marina and focusing on some of the most mysterious maps of the Medieval and Early Modern periods.
- Date: 2016-10-06
Film, VideoFinding the Antipodes (Day 1 Afternoon) Scholars gather at this 2-day symposium to discuss the history and cartography of the Arctic and the Antarctic, including the modern mapping of the poles that highlights dramatic changes during the last five decades. (Day 1, afternoon)
- Date: 2015-05-14
Film, VideoThe Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Stephen Rinehart discussed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which will launch in 2017 and search for planets outside our solar system.
- Contributor: Rinehart, Stephen
- Date: 2015-10-08
Film, VideoBARD 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, VideoAbraham Lincoln, the U.S. Supreme Court & the Politics of Slavery In his "House Divided" speech, Abraham Lincoln accused Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Senator Stephen Douglas of a conspiracy to perpetuate slavery in the United States. According to Lincoln, this conspiracy took form in the 1857 Supreme Court case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, which excluded African Americans from U.S. citizenship. Kluge Fellow Rachel Shelden re-examines Lincoln's conspiracy ...
- Contributor: Shelden, Rachel
- Date: 2016-02-18
Film, VideoProkofiev, the Sonata, and the Fingers of Independence David Henning Plylar lectures on Prokofiev's sonatas nos. 6-8, in conjunction with a performance by pianist Yefim Bronfman.
- Contributor: Plylar, David Henning
- Date: 2016-05-03
Film, VideoDaggers Drawn: Cartoonist Kal Cartoonist Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher will discuss and sign his new book, "Daggers Drawn," which contains more than 300 of Kallaugher's award-winning works along with essays discussing his time with The Economist. In this book, Kallaugher has pointed his keen eye and sharp pen at important world events of the past 35 years.
- Contributor: Kallaugher, Kevin "kal"
- Date: 2014-01-14
Film, VideoCecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C., 2013-06-30.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - Marshall, Cecilia
- Date: 2013-06-30
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Film, VideoWashington D.C. Witness Trees Paul Dolinsky discusses Washington's Witness Trees, trees that have stood witness to historic events.
- Contributor: Dolinksy, Paul
- Date: 2016-04-05
Film, VideoHolly Robinson Peete: 2016 National Book Festival Holly Robinson Peete discusses "Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Peete, Holly Robinson
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoAsamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca: Juan Felipe Herrera's "Automatika" Series Juan Felipe Herrera discusses graphic art from Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca as well as his own drawing/artist book from his "Automatika" series, with Library fine prints curator Katherine Blood. Watch the webcast and read a poem response from the Poet Laureate.
- Date: 2016-09-11
Film, VideoMemorialization & Justice as an Ancestral Imperative: Two American Cases The role of orally transmitted ancestral memory in ongoing struggles to overcome past injustices is proving critical in the struggle for human rights, civil rights and justice. In this context, the presentation reflects on two path-breaking cases of recent public memorialization: the Moiwana Massacre, which took place in the Republic of Suriname, South America and the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado.
- Contributor: Bilby, Ken
- Date: 2015-06-25