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    From Terra to Terabytes: Popular Cartography, and Military an... Day One, afternoon sessions of the annual conference of the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society of the Library of Congress, established in 1995 as an association of collectors, geographers, historians and map enthusiasts, with a shared interest in supporting the programs and activities of the Library's Geography and Map Division. Speakers (including Keith Clarke and Timothy Barney) presented a sweeping view of the field, ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-15
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    Christian Wiman: Book Fest 05 Author and poet Christian Wiman at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Wiman, Christian
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    The Ragheb Moftah Collection Demonstration and Celebration Staff and guests gather to mark the launch of a new presentation on the Library's website on Coptic Christian chant. A demonstration of the site is given by the project curator, Carolyn Ramzy. With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today. Drawing on the Ragheb Moftah Collection, this presentation explores some of ...
    • Date: 2009-10-23
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    Ward Just: 2015 National Book Festival Ward Just discusses "American Romantic" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Just, Ward
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Ken Burns: 2016 National Book Festival Ken Burns discusses "Grover Cleveland, Again! A Treasury of American Presidents" with Sam Litzinger from CBS at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Burns , Ken
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    The Last Pharaoh: A Dream for the World Wagdi Zeid presented "The Last Pharaoh: A Dream for the World," his play about Akhnaton, the first monotheistic pharaoh in Egypt, and his efforts to unify the country and promote his belief of the one and only god.
    • Contributor: Zeid, Wagdi
    • Date: 2012-05-15
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    Terrance Hayes As part of the ongoing series, Terrance Hayes gives a lecture on poetry.
    • Contributor: Hayes, Terrance
    • Date: 2015-01-22
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    Visions of Liberty Photographer Bob Adelman joined Ira Glasser in a program reflecting on the ongoing struggle for human rights in America.
    • Date: 2015-08-03
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    Brad Meltzer: 2010 National Book Festival National best selling author Brad Meltzer appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Meltzer, Brad
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Reflections on a Year as President of the American Library As... Roberta Stevens gave an illustrated presentation on her experiences and travels in the U.S. and internationally as the 2010-2011 president of the American Library Association, which represents 67,000 members nationally and internationally.
    • Contributor: Stevens, Roberta
    • Date: 2011-12-06
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    Dana Stabenow Dana Stabenow speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Stabenow, Dana
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    DPLAfest 2016: Authorship in the Digital Age A session from DPLAfest 2016 dedicated to the state of writing in the digital age. What does it mean to write a book, digital or print or both? What new technologies and processes are re-defining the role of the author? Panelists will touch upon these questions and more during this exciting discussion between three prominent contemporary authors.
    • Date: 2016-04-14
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    Lao Dance Performance A traditional Lao dance performance and Lao-American fashion show highlighted the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-05-01
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    Pre-Concert Conversation with Matthias Maute of Ensemble Caprice Matthias Maute discusses his musical career in a pre-concert conversation.
    • Contributor: Maute, Matthias
    • Date: 2014-11-21
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    A History of Future Cities Daniel Brook talked about his recently published book, which reports on the history and growth of four "instant cities" - Dubai, St. Petersburg, Shanghai and Mumbai.
    • Contributor: Brook, Daniel
    • Date: 2013-04-15
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    Whitman and Place The Library of Congress Manuscript Division presented a symposium titled "Whitman and Place," held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition "Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass." Topics of discussion were "Walt Whitman in New York," "Whitman and the Civil War" and "Whitman in Camden-Philadelphia." Joann P. Krieg, English professor at Hofstra University; Ted Genoways, editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the ...
    • Date: 2005-11-03
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    Charles Simic on the Art of Translation Charles Simic will make the final appearance of his tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry when he presents a lecture on poetry translation at the Library of Congress. The position of Poet Laureate is limited to a one or two-year term. Simic did not wish to be considered for a second year, as he wants to devote more time to the writing ...
    • Contributor: Simic, Charles
    • Date: 2008-05-08
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    The Poem Is You Poet and critic Stephen Burt gave a lecture titled "The Poem Is You."
    • Contributor: Burt, Stephen
    • Date: 2015-11-24
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    Preconcert Talk: David Nelson & Chaya Czernowin Composer Chaya Czernowin and Orchestra 2001 percussionist David Nelson discuss an evening concert of works by George Crumb and a Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music commission by Czernowin, "Slow Summer Stay II: Lakes" (2012).
    • Date: 2013-05-03
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    Children's Song Writer: Life & Work of Abbas Yamini Sharif Iranian director Homan Yamini Sharif discussed his documentary, "Children's Songwriter" about the life of Persian poet Abbas Yamini Sharif. The film gives a brief history of children's literature in modern Iran.
    • Date: 2016-04-19
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    Douglas Brinkley Douglas Brinkley speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Brinkley, Douglas
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Diane Mott Davidson, Part 1
    • Contributor: Davidson, Diane Mott
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Tami Haaland
    • Contributor: Haaland, Tami
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    David Nasaw: 2013 National Book Festival David Nasaw appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Nasaw, David
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    A New Challenge to the Congressional Black Caucus What did Ossie Davis envision in 1971 when he proclaimed to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) that "it's not the man, it's the plan"? In a special forum at the Library of Congress, Congressman Major Owens hosted a distinguished panel of U.S. representatives and political scientists in a discussion of his book, "The Peacock Elite: A Subjective Case Study of the Congressional Black Caucus ...
    • Contributor: Owens, Major
    • Date: 2007-10-01
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    Preserving Creative America: Collecting Metadata for Recorded... As part of the NDIIPP Briefing series, the Library of Congress hosted a presentation by John Spencer, president of BMS/Chace. Spencer leads a partnership with NDIIPP exploring the structured collection of audio multitrack metadata, working to create a shareable application that facilitates the gathering of technical and descriptive metadata across multiple roles in the recording process. This presentation highlights the technical and political background ...
    • Contributor: Spencer, John
    • Date: 2010-12-17
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    Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason Authors Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason speak at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    India and the United States: Reinventing Partnership The relationship between the United States and India and its likely evolution in the next decade is the topic of a lecture at the Library of Congress by Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, holder of the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center. Schaffer presents "India and the United States: Reinventing Partnership." Schaffer discusses whether the relationship ...
    • Contributor: Schaffer, Teresita
    • Date: 2008-11-13
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    Steven Kellogg
    • Contributor: Kellogg, Steven
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    How Do Flowers Kill? - The Japanese Emperor and Modern Dictators Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, an expert on symbols of Japanese identity, compares the representations of the Meiji emperor of Japan with those of Lenin, Stalin and Hitler in a lecture titled "How Do Flowers Kill? -- The Japanese Emperor and Modern Dictators." Using examples from modern Japan, Germany and the Soviet Union, Ohnuki-Tierney explores how different traditions use symbols in creating and expressing political, religious, and ...
    • Contributor: Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko
    • Date: 2009-06-18
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    Haiti and the Aftermath: Actions, Vision & a Plan Chavennes Jean-Baptiste, founder of the Peasant Movement of Papay, addressed how his organization is responding to the earthquake in Haiti.
    • Contributor: Jean-Baptiste, Chavennes
    • Date: 2010-09-27
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    Women Who Dare The seven authors of the Library of Congress "Women Who Dare" series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, discussed their books in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. The "Women Who Dare" series focuses on women who have changed the course of American history through their courage and spirit, often in the face of ...
    • Date: 2006-11-16
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    The Technology of Copyright: Digital Rights Management Karen Coyle, a well-known metadata expert, discussed digital rights management technology and its role in limiting the risk of piracy.
    • Contributor: Coyle, Karen
    • Date: 2003-11-19
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    Africans & African-Americans in Germany A discussion on the pluralistic and multifaceted presence of Africa in Germany with visiting Fulbright Scholar, Magueye Kasse.
    • Contributor: Kasse, Magueye
    • Date: 2012-09-26
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    Lubuto Libraries for Street Children in Africa Across sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV/AIDS epidemic is most severe, a growing number of orphans are heading their own households. In 12 African countries, it is projected that by 2010, 15 percent of all children under the age of 15 will be orphans. To bring literacy and hope to Africa's vulnerable children, Jane Kinney Meyers founded the Lubuto Library Project. Meyers discussed the goals ...
    • Contributor: Meyers, Jane
    • Date: 2008-12-03
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    Dr. Seuss Unbirthday: A Celebration of Read Across America Da... The Library's Young Readers celebrates the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss as well as Read Across America Day with area preschoolers.
    • Contributor: Jaffe, Karen
    • Date: 2015-03-23
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    The Naqab Bedouin & Colonialism: New Perspectives Mansour Nasasra and Sophie Richter-Devroe discussed their book, describing the historic isolation of Naqab Bedouin studies from the rest of Palestine studies by situating, studying and analyzing their predicaments firmly within the contemporary context of Israeli settler-colonial policies. They offer a nuanced description and analysis of Naqab Bedouin activism and describe settler-colonial power structures.
    • Date: 2015-04-06
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    Finding Hot Towers in Hurricanes Owen Kelley discussed the science, the technology and the researcher who coined the term "hot tower" 50 years ago. During the past decade, NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite has been able to collect definitive statistics on the association of hot towers (towering thunderclouds) and hurricane intensification.
    • Contributor: Kelley, Owen
    • Date: 2013-09-10
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    Engaging Young Learners with Primary Sources Can teaching with primary sources engage young learners? Exposure to these raw materials can spark students' imaginations and support inquiry, historical thinking, and constructive learning. If you've ever wondered how early elementary students develop historical thinking skills, take a look at this lesson as Teresa St. Angelo works with a group of kindergarten historians.
    • Contributor: St. Angelo, Teresa
    • Date: 2017-04-21
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    Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. Intern... Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which will explore the history and culture of regions, communities and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. Panel 4: Cultural Manifestations of the Border includes Laurie Ricou speaking on "Border Songs of Cascadia: Rain, Rivering, and Raven in the Pacific Northwest" and Nora Foster Stoval on "'American ...
    • Contributor: Arenson, Adam - Carter, Brian - Champ, Henry - Diamond, Beverley - Dyster, Paul A. - Faid, Julian - Fischer, David Hackett - Konrad, Victor A. - Lynch, Timothy G. - Matthiesen, Birgit ... Arenson, Adam - Carter, Brian - Champ, Henry - Diamond, Beverley - Dyster, Paul A. - Faid, Julian - Fischer, David Hackett - Konrad, Victor A. - Lynch, Timothy G. - Matthiesen, Birgit - Meer, Mark - Ricou, Laurence - Robson, Patrick J. - Stovel, Nora Foster - Taft, Michael - Tarbell, Reaghan - Taylor, David Alan - Widdis, Randy W. (Randy William) - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Canada. Embassy (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-06-16
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    Health Risks of Atomic Bomb Exposure Human geneticist William Jack Schull outlines the health effects of exposure to atomic bomb radiation.
    • Contributor: Schull, William Jack
    • Date: 2011-04-05
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    The Capital Pool Checkers Club: Tradition, Competition & Comm... Ethnographic photographer Peggy Fleming spent three years photographing and interviewing the members of Washington's Capital Pool Checkers Club. Her resulting study, "Crown Me!" (2010), documents more than an interesting recreational club: it highlights a special place in the urban landscape where a group of men come together to share their personal memories, recall the history of their beloved city and create community. Fleming is ...
    • Contributor: Fleming, Peggy - Jackson, Maurice - Capital Pool Checkers Club (Washington, D.C.) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-03-18
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    Anuradha Nehru Oral History Kalanidhi Dance Company founder Anuradha Nehru talks about the Indian classical dance form called Kuchipudi.
    • Date: 2016-11-14
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    A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Wome... Laura Schenone, author of "A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes and Remembrances," gave a lecture followed by a book-signing. Her book celebrates the power of food throughout American history and in the lives of women. It recounts how American women have gathered, cooked and prepared food for lovers, strangers and family, from prehistory to ...
    • Contributor: Schenone, Laura
    • Date: 2005-04-20
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    Renewing American Culture: The Pursuit of Happiness Theodore R. Malloch and Scott T. Massey discussed their book, "Renewing American Culture: The Pursuit of Happiness" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. The foreword to the book is by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, who participated in a panel discussion about the volume following the presentation. The other panel members were Michael Novak, a writer and scholar, and ...
    • Date: 2006-05-25
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    Arditti Master Class Master class for Maryland's Aeolus Quartet, given by members of the Arditti String Quartet.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-04-09
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    Noka Oral History Members of the Noka Trio and Mikel Markez discuss their music and its origins.
    • Date: 2016-07-06
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    NLS Music Materials Patrons discuss musical-related resources available from the music section of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress. These materials are available to people who are blind, have a visual impairment, or have a physical disability that prevents them from using regular print materials.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2016-05-10
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    Richard Rodriguez: 2014 National Book Festival Richard Rodriguez appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Rodriguez, Richard
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Gentile Bellini's Drawings of Ottomans: Italian Art Serving t... Rosamond Mack discussed "Gentile Bellini's Drawings of Ottomans: Italian Art Serving the Sultans."
    • Contributor: Mack, Rosamond
    • Date: 2015-03-11
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    Philip Levine: 2012 National Book Festival Poet Laureate Philip Levine appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Levine, Philip
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Transitional Justice or Just Transitions?: The German Case, 1... 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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    The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity a... Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.
    • Contributor: N'diaye, Diana - N'diaye, Diana Baird - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-01-30
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    2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards The Library of Congress Literacy Awards honor organizations working to promote literacy and reading in the United States and worldwide. The awards recognize groups doing exemplary, innovative and replicable work, and they spotlight the need for the global community to unite in striving for universal literacy.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2016-10-27
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    Hungarian Literature: László Krasznahorkai Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai reads from his recently translated novel, "Sátántangó," and discusses the state of contemporary Hungarian literature.
    • Contributor: Krasznahorkai, L&aacute - Szl&oacute
    • Date: 2012-06-13
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    Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert Tommy Sands, with his daughter Moya and son Fionan, performed in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress. This event was co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Folklife Center. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It is the main support for ...
    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-10-09
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    The Library as Witness to Music History: The Case of the Sina... Dr. Kujumdzieva believes that the Library of Congress' microfilmed collection of musical manuscripts from St. Catherine's Monastery, Mt. Sinai, one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world, are representative of music from the Byzantine era and, by extension, for all Orthodox music that entered the orbit of Byzantine Christian civilization. In her talk, she will examine Byzantine music in its various stages and ...
    • Contributor: Kujumdzieva, Svetlana
    • Date: 2010-05-06
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    A Digital Humanities Pathway to European Enlightenment: from ... The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe project uses database technology to map the trade of the Societe Typographique de Neuchatel (STN), a celebrated European publishing house that operated between 1769 and 1794. The STN's archives can be considered a representative source for studying the history of the book trade and dissemination of ideas in late Enlightenment Europe. The use of database technology with ...
    • Date: 2011-07-13
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    Women and Education in Saudi Arabia The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presented Nihad el- Jesh, consultant of the Majlis al-Shura (Consultative Assembly) of Saudi Arabia, who delivered a lecture titled "Women and Education in Saudi Arabia."
    • Contributor: El-Jesh, Nihad
    • Date: 2008-06-20
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    Fine, the Boston Group & the American Neoclassical School In commemoration of composer Irving Fine's centennial, Wayne Shirley, R. James Tobin, Yehudi Wyner and Susan Davenny Wyner discuss the Boston Group of composers and the American Neoclassical school of composition.
    • Date: 2014-12-06
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    Cancer Moonshot Initiative A panel discussion with representatives of the White House Moonshot Cancer Task Force and other organizations interested in cancer research.
    • Date: 2016-12-15
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    Expecting Pears from an Elm Tree Boliva historian Eric Langer speaks at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Langer, Eric
    • Date: 2010-12-08
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    Jose Antonio Ramos: A Public Intellectual of the First Cuban ... Judith Weiss lectures on Jose Antonio Ramos as part of the Library's Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.
    • Contributor: Weiss, Judith
    • Date: 2010-10-04
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    Our Lady of Charity: The Heart of the Cuban People Emilio Cueto spoke about his latest book "La virgen de la Caridad del Cobre: en el alma del pueblo cubano" ("Our Lady of Charity: The Heart of the Cuban People").
    • Contributor: Cueto, Emilio
    • Date: 2015-04-10
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    Data & Humans: A Love Story Jer Thorp discusses the relationship between people and data at the Library's symposium, "Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access."
    • Contributor: Thorp, Jer
    • Date: 2016-09-27
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    John Lewis: 2012 National Book Festival Rep. John Lewis appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Lewis, John
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Andrew Solomon: 2013 National Book Festival Andrew Solomon appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Solomon, Andrew
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Bas... Historian Timothy M. Gay tells the stories of pioneering baseball escapades in his new book, "Satch, Dizzy and Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson."
    • Contributor: Gay, Timothy
    • Date: 2010-05-05
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    Kate DiCamillo Inaugurated as National Ambassador for Young P... The inauguration ceremony for Kate DiCamillo, named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2014-2015.
    • Contributor: Dicamillo, Kate
    • Date: 2014-01-10
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    An Archives of Legendary Performances Recording engineer Michael Turpin discussed the Library's long history of legendary performances and the technology used to capture and preserve them.
    • Contributor: Turpin, Michael
    • Date: 2015-11-04
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    Kinky Friedman
    • Contributor: Friedman, Kinky
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    A Space Weather Report: Preparing Space Explorers for Bad Wea... C. Alex Young discussed the challenges of dealing with the harshness of space and making sure travelers can safely reach their destination as they reach for the planets and beyond.
    • Contributor: Young, C. Alex
    • Date: 2016-09-29
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    2014 Michael Denker Fellows Presentations The 2014 Michael Denker Fellows from the American Printing History Association's Chesapeake Chapter gave presentations on their printing history and book arts projects. Speakers included Mark Dimunation, Casey Smith, George Barnum, Jihae Kwon, Travis Boatwright, Amy Nichols, Kevin Wisniewski and Sarah Matthews.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-11-05
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    Pati Jinich: 2016 National Book Festival Pati Jinich discusses "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Jinich, Pati
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Library of Congress 101 for Teachers Explore what the Library of Congress has for teachers, including lesson plans and primary source sets, webinars and professional development opportunities. Part of the Library's 2016 online conference for teachers.
    • Contributor: Lederle, Cheryl
    • Date: 2016-10-26
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    In Search of Africa at the Library of Congress: Collecting an... The African Section of the African & Middle Eastern Division and The Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress co-sponsor an illustrated lecture given by Sylivester Sennabulya.
    • Contributor: Sennabulya, Sylivester
    • Date: 2008-10-07
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    Books as Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing and the Battle for G... John Hench tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the United States government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians liberated from Axis forces.
    • Contributor: Hench, John
    • Date: 2010-10-05
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    Jane O'Connor: 2011 National Book Festival Jane O'Connor appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: O'connor, Jane
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    PSA: Call to Record Veterans' Histories In this public service announcement, a part of the Veterans History Project's 10th Anniversary Commemoration, the Librarian of Congress asks the nation to help gather the accounts of 10,000 veterans by Veterans Day 2010.
    • Contributor: Billington, James
    • Date: 2010-10-07
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    Conversation with Pontus Lidberg Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg discusses his career and his Library of Congress/Martha Graham Dance Company co-commission, "Woodland," with Nicholas Brown. Set "Notturno for strings and harp" by Irving Fine, "Woodland" was commissioned for the 90th anniversary season of "Concerts from the library of Congress." Part of the "Martha Graham at the Library" Festival and presented in association with the Embassy of Sweden and Swedish ...
    • Date: 2016-04-01
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    First Dads: Parenting & Politcs from George Washington to Bar... Journalist and historian Joshua Kendall discussed his new book, "First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama."
    • Contributor: Kendall, Joshua
    • Date: 2016-05-17
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    The Transit of Venus NASA's Sten Odenwald discusses the astronomical phenomenon known as the Transit of Venus, which occurs on June 5, 2012, and not again until the 22nd Century.
    • Contributor: Odenwald, Sten
    • Date: 2012-05-08
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    Keorapetse Kgositsile South African poet and political activist Keorapetse Kgositsile discusses the state of contemporary African culture, including poetry and literature.
    • Contributor: Kgositsile, Keorapetse
    • Date: 2012-04-03
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    Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology Eric Grissell, entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, gave a lecture and slide show on his book, "Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology." Grissell suggests it might be time to declare a truce with insects in the garden. He explains the vital role insects play in every garden ecosystem and writes about the various orders of insects, describing how the ...
    • Contributor: Grissell, Eric
    • Date: 2005-07-27
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    Matt Luckhurst: 2012 National Book Festival Matt Luckhurst appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Luckhurst, Matt
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Kevin Young: 2015 National Book Festival Kevin Young discusses "Book of Hours" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Young, Kevin
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Rosemary Wells: 2010 National Book Festival Author and illustrator Rosemary Wells appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wells, Rosemary
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    I Juana Live in America: An Immigrant's Creative Journey Award-winning illustrator Juana Medina discussed her work and her artistic journey as a Colombian artist living in the United States.
    • Contributor: Medina , Juana
    • Date: 2016-09-21
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    Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Smokey R... Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden welcomes legendary R&B singer Smokey Robinson to the Library to talk about his recent selection as the recipient of the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The interview takes place in the Library's George and Ira Gershwin Room with Robinson sitting at George Gershwin's favorite piano.
    • Date: 2016-11-16
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    Charles Wheelan: 2013 National Book Festival Charles Wheelan appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wheelan, Charles
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Patricia McCormick: Book Fest 07 Patricia McCormick in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: McCormick, Patricia
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    John Lewis Gaddis: 2012 National Book Festival John Lewis Gaddis appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Gaddis, John Lewis
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    School Gardens Constance Carter, head of the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress, describes the history of the school garden in America and offers reasons why school gardens are making a comeback.
    • Contributor: Carter, Constance
    • Date: 2007-10-01
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    Literary Birthday Celebration: Edna St. Vincent Millay Poets Alicia Ostriker and Claudia Emerson celebrate the birthday of American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing.
    • Date: 2013-02-22
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    From the Black Arts Movement to Cave Canem: Organizing Founders Panel discussion during a day-long symposium in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Arts Movement and the 20th anniversary of the literary organization Cave Canem.
    • Date: 2016-06-13
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    Cokie Roberts: 2014 National Book Festival Cokie Roberts appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Roberts, Cokie
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Philip Levine Gives Inaugural Reading as U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, whose poetry has honored the working man for almost half a century, gives his inaugural reading as the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the Laureate's appointment on Aug. 10.
    • Contributor: Levine, Philip
    • Date: 2011-10-17
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    La Quinceanera: A Coming of Age Ritual in Latino Communities Norma Cantu, professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, presented this talk as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Quinceanera, the traditional coming-of-age celebration for Latinas, is an an elegant party on the girl's 15th birthday, highlighting God, family, friends, music, food and dance. Many questions emerge as one looks at this ...
    • Contributor: Cantu, Norma E. - Cantú, Norma E. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006-11-08
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    Daniel Silva: 2009 National Book Festival New York Times best-selling author Daniel Silva appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Silva, Daniel
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Exotic Earths: Progress Towards the Discovery of Inhabited Ex... Avi Mandell discusses how we discover and learn about planets around other stars.
    • Contributor: Mandell , Avi M.
    • Date: 2013-06-19