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    Traditional Classical Persian Music

    A concert of traditional classical Persian music by Nader Majd & Farshid Mahjour.

    • Contributor: Majd, Nader
    • Date: 2014-04-16
  • Film, Video

    Sheila P. Moses: 2015 National Book Festival

    Sheila P. Moses discusses "Dark Girls" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Moses, Sheila P.
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    Alice McDermott

    • Contributor: McDermott, Alice
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Film, Video

    Why Two in One Flesh: The Western Case for Monogamy Over Polygamy

    John Witte Jr. discussed the history of the West's predilection for monogamy over polygamy.

    • Contributor: Witte Jr., John
    • Date: 2013-04-30
  • Film, Video

    Stewarding Space Data

    A panel discussion from the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting covered how the challenges of preservation data from space are truly astronomical. Four presenters discussed and explored these issues in a range of contexts. These included projects working with satellite data from the 1950s, a database of extragalactic distances occurring in research libraries, and ongoing work on managing space data and data from satellites at ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-07-22
  • Film, Video

    Burt Bacharach on Composing

    Burt Bacharach was interviewed at the Library while he was here to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (along with his frequent collaborator, lyricist Hal David). The interview focuses on Bacharach's compositional process.

    • Date: 2012-05-08
  • Film, Video

    Robert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, 2010-10-23.

    • Contributor: Carter, Robert L. - Sullivan, Patricia - Civil Rights History Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 2010-10-23

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    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
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    White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP

    The author discusses the first biography about Walter White, who served as executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931 to 1955, and is credited with bringing the NAACP to national prominence.

    • Contributor: Janken, Kenneth
    • Date: 2003-02-25
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    Mark Kurlansky: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kurlansky, Mark
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Bryan Collier: 2006 National Book Festival

    Author Bryan Collier speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Collier, Bryan
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Justin Roberts/Naptime Players (Sat.): 2011 National Book Festival

    Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players performed on Saturday at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Roberts, Justin
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Film, Video

    Helon Habila

    Award-winning Nigerian novelist Helon Habila read excerpts from his novel "Oil On Water" and discussed his new anthology "The Granta Book of the African Short Story" in a program cosponsored with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.

    • Contributor: Habila, Helon
    • Date: 2012-05-01
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    Unsung Heroes: A Symposium on the Heroism of Asian Pacific Americans During World War II (Afternoon Session)

    The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society co-host a special commemorative program honoring the heroism of Asian Pacific Americans during World War II. This afternoon session includes presentations from members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Congressman Mike Honda and Congresswoman Judy Chu.

    • Date: 2009-10-26
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    Web Archiving at the British Library

    Helen Hockx-Yu discussed the key processes of web archiving and provided an overview of the British Library's web archiving activities. She discussed how the current selective archiving practices are changing to meet the requirements of archiving the UK web at scale, enabled by forthcoming non-print Legal Deposit legislation.

    • Contributor: Hockx-Yu, Helen
    • Date: 2011-07-18
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    Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2010

    Poet Laureate Kay Ryan has chosen two talented voices in poetry, Jill McDonough and Atsuro Riley, for the 2010 Witter Bynner Fellowships, and will introduce the poets at the Library of Congress.

    • Date: 2010-02-18
  • Film, Video

    Elizabeth Alexander: 2010 National Book Festival

    Poet Elizabeth Alexander presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Alexander, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Work & Transformation: Panels 1, 2 & Keynote

    This symposium featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the American Folklife Center's Archie Green Fellowships on their research and documentation of the culture and traditions of American workers in New York, Idaho, and Louisiana. Panels also included representatives of community-based documentation projects supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning the role of America's libraries and museums as vibrant centers for ...

    • Contributor: Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven ... Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven - Groen, Jeffrey A. - Iyengar, Sunil - Loughran, Maureen - McCarl, Robert - Popovich, Mark G. - Ray, Joyce M. - Rogers, Nancy E. - Rothstein, Donna S. (donna Suzann) - Semmel, Marsha L. - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Tabb, Derrick - Taft, Michael - Taylor, David Alan - Winick, Stephen D. - Wunder, Steve R. - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Institute of Museum and Library Services (u.s.) - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History
    • Date: 2010-12-06
  • Film, Video

    Matthew J. Perry oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Columbia, South Carolina, 2011-06-07.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Perry, Matthew J. (matthew James)
    • Date: 2011-06-07

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    Lawrence Wright: 2015 National Book Festival

    Lawrence Wright and NPR's Michael Oreskes discuss "Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Wright, Lawrence
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Heaven on Earth: A Tour of Solomon's Temple through Near Eastern Eyes

    Victor Avigdor Hurowitz presented "Heaven on Earth: A Tour of Solomon's Temple Through Ancient Near Eastern Eyes."

    • Contributor: Hurowitz, Victor Avigdor
    • Date: 2012-06-25
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    Ethics, Politics & Institutions: A Moral Vocabulary for Modern Democracy

    Robin Lovin discusses how to re-introduce a moral vocabulary into contemporary politics.

    • Contributor: Lovin, Robin
    • Date: 2014-01-23
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    Magna Carta: Welcome & Opening Remarks

    David Mao and Sir Robert Worcester provide opening remarks for the symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor."

    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • Film, Video

    Books That Shaped the World

    In keeping with the theme of this year's National Book Festival theme, Library of Congress staff share their thoughts and opinions on books that shaped the world.

    • Date: 2013-02-08
  • Film, Video

    Geraldine Brooks: 2006 National Book Festival

    Geraldine Brooks speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Brooks, Geraldine
    • Date: 2006-09-30