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  • Film, Video

    National Anthem Remix Panel Discussion

    The Library's stacks include a trove of arrangements of our national anthem, including Stravinsky's "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner" by Ferde Grofé. This panel discusses the history and value of revamping one of our most provocative songs. Panelists include Matt Spivey (vice president of artistic operations, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Loras John Schissel (music division, Library of Congress), Neil Grauer (assistant ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-09-18
  • Film, Video

    Literacy Best Practices: Beanstalk

    Beanstalk is a volunteer-based literacy organization that provides one-on-one support to children ages 6-11. By creating a less structured environment, without consequences for perceived failure, tutors are able to help the students engage with and enjoy reading and learning.

    • Contributor: Shaw, Amelia
    • Date: 2014-10-08
  • Film, Video

    Read Across America: An NEA Project

    Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, President of the National Education Association (NEA) Dennis Van Roekel and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for the kickoff of NEA's Read Across America program.

    • Date: 2010-03-02
  • Film, Video

    Preserving Your Memories: Traditional & Digital Albums & Scrapbooks

    Conservators highlighted basic preservation measures one can do at home for long-lasting albums and scrapbooks. They enumerated the pros and cons of dismantling old scrapbooks and albums in poor condition and discussed how to address condition problems. Digital archivists covered preservation considerations for digital scrapbooks and albums and staff from the Library's Veterans History Project shared information on how to participate in the Project.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2013-04-24
  • Film, Video

    Why Do Listeners Enjoy Music That Makes Them Weep?

    Music-induced weeping represents one of the most powerful and potentially sublime experiences available to human listeners. Modern neuroscience provides helpful insights into music-induced weeping, how sounds can evoke sadness or grief, and why such sounds might lead to "a good cry."

    • Contributor: Huron, David
    • Date: 2010-02-26
  • Collection

    An-Sky Ensemble Oral History

    Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.

    • Contributor: An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble
    • Date: 2013-06-25
  • Film, Video

    The Sufi Ritual in the New Theater

    Sudanese actor and director Ali Mahdi discusses how theater, music and drama have an invaluable role in promoting dialogue and supporting peacekeeping processes.

    • Contributor: Mahdi, Ali
    • Date: 2013-06-19
  • Film, Video

    Jack Kemp: A Congressman Who Changed America

    A discussion on Jack Kemp's congressional career, leadership and influence on the Republican Party and the nation.

    • Contributor: Kondracke, Morton
    • Date: 2013-06-04
  • Film, Video

    The Life of a Poet: Dunya Mikhail

    Poet, translator and journalist Dunya Mikhail will discuss her work with Ron Charles of the Washington Post.

    • Date: 2016-03-02
  • Film, Video

    The Egyptian Museum

    The director of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo spoke about the museum. The event was co-sponsored by the Egyptian Embassy Cultural and Educational Affairs Office.

    • Contributor: El Saddik, Wafaa
    • Date: 2010-05-26
  • Film, Video

    Poet Laureate Civil War Reading

    Natasha Trethewey reads historically focused poems in celebration of "The Civil War in America" exhibition at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Date: 2013-01-30
  • Film, Video

    The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture

    Noah Webster's name is synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so well-known. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started America's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most ...

    • Contributor: Kendall, Joshua
    • Date: 2011-06-02
  • Film, Video

    Early Music at the Library: 85 Years of Performance Practice History

    A panel discussion on early music performance at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2010-10-14
  • Film, Video

    Jarrett J. Krosoczka: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Krosoczka, Jarrett J.
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Film, Video

    John Milliken Thompson: 2011 National Book Festival

    John Milliken Thompson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Thompson, John Milliken
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Film, Video

    Audrey Nell Hamilton and JoeAnn Anderson Ulmer oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-13.

    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnn Ulmer recall growing up in St. Augustine, Florida, and participating in sit-ins led by Dr. Robert Hayling at Woolworth's drug store as teenagers. They recall serving a sentence in jail, attending reform school, and meeting Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jackie Robinson.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hamilton, Audrey Nell - Ulmer, Joeann Anderson
    • Date: 2011-09-13

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    Joy Harjo: 2012 National Book Festival

    Joy Harjo appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Harjo, Joy
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Film, Video

    We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

    Ellen Cassedy discusses her new book, "We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust."

    • Contributor: Cassedy, Ellen
    • Date: 2012-11-28
  • Film, Video

    American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Mélisande & Alexandre

    Mélisande and Alexandre sing "Je suis née en automne" as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and Woody Guthrie, Folk Alliance International joined the American Folklife Center to create the Lomax Challenge. Folk Alliance members chose collected by Lomax from ...

    • Date: 2015-02-21
  • Film, Video

    The Quiet People: A Memoir

    Kelle Groom reads from a manuscript in progress, which is a memoir incorporating private and public history in a lyrically structured narrative that examines contemporary concerns through the lens of the author's Finnish, Irish, and Wampanoag ancestors in Massachusetts. The title references ancestors who left little written record, which challenges Groom to make their lives visible and discover how her life connects to their ...

    • Contributor: Groom, Kelle
    • Date: 2011-12-20
  • Film, Video

    Nina Khrushcheva: 2014 National Book Festival

    Nina Khrushcheva appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Khrushcheva, Nina
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • 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

    Finding the Slippery Slope: Detecting Landslides from Space

    Dalia Kirschbaum spoke about her research on natural hazard assessment using remotely sensed information.

    • Contributor: Kirschbaum, Dalia
    • Date: 2015-08-11
  • Film, Video

    Biological Consequences of Nuclear Disasters: From Chernobyl to Fukushima

    Timothy Mousseau discusses the impact of radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster on natural populations and the impact of high radiation levels on the Fukushima, Japan, area. One aim of his research is to determine whether or not organisms can adapt to radioactive environments.

    • Contributor: Mousseau, Timothy
    • Date: 2014-05-15
  • Film, Video

    Tayari Jones: 2012 National Book Festival

    Tayari Jones appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Jones, Tayari
    • Date: 2012-09-22