• Film, Video
    Young Learners Explore Library of Congress Images This presentation describes research-informed strategies to foster early childhood and primary grade students' multiple literacies through the developmentally appropriate use of primary sources from the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2015-10-28
  • Film, Video
    The Surprising History of Bird Feeding Paul Baicich and Margaret Barker discussed their book, "Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation," written with colleague Carrol Henderson.
    • Date: 2016-05-26
  • Film, Video
    Why Literature Matters: 2015 National Book Festival In an age that would argue that more vital priorities prevail, why does literature matter? Three very different thinkers (Jane Hirshfield, Azar Nafisi and Jeffrey Brown) came together at the 2015 National Book Festival to talk about the transformational power of the imagination and how it speaks to the most vibrant questions of our time: revolution, dissent, success, failure, abundance, poverty, war, community and ...
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video
    El Secreto de Artemisa y Otras Historias Author Gerardo Piña Rosales discussed his latest book, "El Secreto de Artemisa y Otras Historias." Carmen Benito Vessels of the University of Maryland, poet Luis Alberto Ambroggio and Alberto Avendaño of the Washington Post offered commentary. (Spanish)
    • Date: 2016-09-23
  • Film, Video
    Feminine Protection Eugenia Tarzibachi presented her research on the connections between traditional narratives of gender and the commercial dissemination and consumption of disposable menstrual products. Drawing on advertisements, first-person accounts, interviews and educational materials, Tarzibachi critically examines the similarities between the United States and Argentina at specific historical conjunctures between 1920 and 1980.
    • Contributor: Tarzibachi, Eugenia
    • Date: 2016-09-29
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    Golden Crown Literary Society Author Spotlight Authors Jewelle Gomez ("The Gilda Stories"), Ann McMan ("Backcast"), Melissa Brayden ("First Position") and Marie Castle ("The Devil You Know") read from their work and lead a discussion on lesbian literature.
    • Date: 2016-07-06
  • Film, Video
    Amy Wilentz : 2015 National Book Festival Amy Wiletz discusses "Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Wilentz, Amy
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Collection
    The Royal Harmonizers Concert by the gospel group The Royal Harmonizers, who have been performing for 59 years.
    • Contributor: Various Speakers - Royal Harmonizers - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2015-03-18
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Nick Kitchen & Gunther Schuller Violinist Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet and composer Gunther Schuller discuss Schuller's compositions, including String Quartet no.4, which was performed as part of the 2011 Stradivari Anniversary Concert at the Library.
    • Date: 2011-12-17
  • Film, Video
    El Niño: A NASA Perspective Steven Pawson discussed how NASA uses computer models to build up a complete three-dimensional picture of El Niño in the ocean and atmosphere.
    • Contributor: Pawson, Steve
    • Date: 2016-03-23
  • Film, Video
    Engaging Students with the Library of Congress Lee Ann Potter talks about how to engage students with the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Potter, Lee Ann
    • Date: 2013-02-05
  • Film, Video
    Wagner's "Gleaming Sword": The Helen Traubel Collection James Wintle shares annotated scores, never-before-shared photographs, and other items from the archives of Helen Traubel, American opera and concert singer best known for her Wagnerian roles, especially those of Brünnhilde and Isolde. Presented during the 2016 Washington National Opera production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
    • Contributor: Wintle, James
    • Date: 2016-05-03
  • Film, Video
    Interview with Carolyn Mooney, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Mooney, Carolyn
    • Date: 2001-11-16
  • Film, Video
    Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert Leading international harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani played works by Kuhnau, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach in commemoration of C.P.E. Bach's 300th birthday.
    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • Film, Video
    Václav Havel's Legacy Today (Part 1) A special conference commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and its key figure, Václav Havel, who later became president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Speakers included Michael Zantovsky, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Sen. John McCain.
    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-11-19
  • Film, Video
    Hilja Grönfors Trio: Collecting Roma Music in Finland Award-winning singer Hilja Grönfors, the "Jewel of Finnish Roma Music," has traveled thousands of miles to collect Roma songs from different regions of Finland. The work of Grönfors, Kiureli Sammallahti and Valtteri Bruun capture the memories and songs of the Roma people whose lives were lived in the shadow of prejudice and oppression.
    • Date: 2015-04-23
  • Film, Video
    Lin Oliver: 2015 National Book Festival Lin Oliver discusses "Here's Hank No. 5: There's a Zombie in My Bathtub" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Oliver, Lin
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video
    Homeplace Mississippi: A Cultural Journey To celebrate the recent acquisition of his work and to discuss his experiences in the 1970s as well as talk about his on-going work documenting life and culture in contemporary Mississippi, Michael Ford joins American Folklife Center archivist Todd Harvey for a program highlighting his work.
    • Contributor: Ford, Michael
    • Date: 2014-06-05
  • Film, Video
    Malawi Music with Giddes Chalamanda The 86-year-old Malawian musician, Giddes Chalamanda, performed his music for the first time in America at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Chalamanda, Giddes
    • Date: 2016-07-05
  • Film, Video
    Treasures from the Archive Roadshow: Featuring the Down Hill Strugglers & John Cohen The Down Hill Strugglers and John Cohen played traditional American music they have learned directly from the amazing collections at the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2015-09-25
  • Film, Video
    International Literature: Christian Jungersen Christian Jungersen reads and discusses his novel "You Disappear."
    • Contributor: Jungersen, Christian
    • Date: 2015-03-12
  • Film, Video
    Magnifying the Universe Jane Rigby demonstrated how scientists study parts of the distant universe with the use of natural telescopes (a natural phenomenon known as gravitational lensing) in conjunction with the largest telescopes on or off the Earth.
    • Contributor: Rigby, Jane
    • Date: 2014-04-22
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    Jascha Heifetz, Iconic Violinist Three Heifetz experts discuss the life and legacy of the great twentieth-century Russian-American violinist.
    • Date: 2014-04-16
  • Film, Video
    Read Nepal Rural Education and Development Nepal (READ Nepal) provides access to books by establishing community libraries in villages across Nepal. READ Nepal's Practical Answers Program collects questions on topics such as law, health care, and farming, and creates print materials that answer these questions in an accessible format, offering people an incentive to read.
    • Contributor: Bahadur Khatri, Chhatra
    • Date: 2014-10-08
  • Film, Video
    The Audacity of Hopekirk A lecture-recital featuring a rare performance of Helen Hopekirk's "Five Songs on Poems of Fiona MacLeod," published in 1904. Helen Hopekirk was an accomplished Scottish concert pianist and composer who immigrated to the U.S. in 1897 to teach at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. A collection of her manuscripts is housed in the Library of Congress. The songs are settings of ...
    • Date: 2014-11-04