Al Roker: 2015 National Book Festival
Al Roker discusses "The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Newbery Winner Lois Lowry, Author of "The Giver"
"The Giver" author Lois Lowry and film producer Nikki Silver discuss the making of Lowry's book into a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Taylor Swift. Supported by the Jonah Solkoff Eskin Memorial Fund, the program launched Children's Book Week 2014.
Crusader and Ottoman Fortress at Acre
Shelley-Anne Peleg, director of the International Conservation Center of the Israel Antiquities Authority, discussed the center's ongoing archaeological exploration of the Crusader-era city of Acre. Acre remains a thriving community with extensive Ottoman-era buildings, which are now historic structures in their own right.
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Books That Shaped Me Contest Winners: 2012 National Book Festival
Meet the winners of the Library of Congress-DC Public Library summer writing contest, "A Book That Shaped Me." Top winners will read their essays and be honored during this special program at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival. The "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest was administered as part of the DC Public Library 2012 summer reading program, themed "Dream ...
America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century, Part 1
The Asian Division of the Library of Congress held a daylong symposium on author Carlos Bulosan, titled "America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century." Bulosan depicted the early Filipino migrant experience in the United States and is best known for his book "America Is in the Heart." The Library, in conjunction with the Asian Division Friends Society (ADFS), coordinated the program as ...
An Evening with the Music of Marvin Hamlisch
Broadway stars Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell), Capathia Jenkins (Caroline or Change, Newsies), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), and Whitney Bashor (Bridges of Madison County) join Marvin Hamlisch's friend and music director Ted Sperling for an unforgettable night celebrating the life and work of the Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony-award winning composer.
journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective (Afternoon Session)
In the years following the Vietnam War, more than 1 million refugees fled the war-ravaged countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Those who took to the ocean in small, overcrowded ships were dubbed the "boat people." Many perished on the seas, some at the hands of pirates, while others took refuge in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia. By the late ...
Como Registrarse Para Obtener su Tarjeta de Lector
Una guía para registrarse y obtener su tarjeta de lector en la Biblioteca del Congreso. Es necesario tener una tarjeta de lector válida para hacer investigación en las salas de lectura de la Biblioteca del Congreso.
Preserving At-Risk Digital Social Science Data: The Data-PASS Project
Myron P. Gutmann, professor of history and director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan and the principal investigator of the Data-PASS partnership with the Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (www.digitalpreservation.gov), gives a briefing on how the project is acquiring and preserving at-risk digital opinion polls, voting records, large-scale surveys and other social ...
Bernardine Evaristo, highly acclaimed British author, discussed her work on Thursday, February 17, 2005. The event was sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and the British Council USA..This event launched the British Council USA's inaugural UK writer-in-residence program at Georgetown University. A partnership between the British Council USA and major American universities, the writer-in-residence program introduces US students to exciting and contemporary ...
Making Show Boat: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II & the Power of Performers
Part of the American Musicological Society-Library of Congress lecture series, musicologist Todd Decker discusses his research into the creation of the hit Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II musical "Show Boat." Decker's research was principally conducted in the Kern and Hammerstein collections in the Music Division.
My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives
Library of Congress manuscript historian Gerard Gawalt discussed his new book "My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. Published by the Library of Congress in association with Black Dog & Leventhal, this compelling anthology draws upon the Library's vast collections of presidential papers to open a unique window into the special husband-wife ...
Recital: Valerie Tryon, Piano
The Library celebrated the bicentennials of composers Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi with lecture/recital double-bill. In the recital, Valerie Tryon performed a range of these works that draws on the Library's substantial holdings. In addition to Lisztian encounters with Verdi and Wagner, Tryon included several unique works based on the music of Mozart and Allegri.
Software, It's a Thing
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum discusses software at the 2014 annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.
Tom Shachtman: Airlift to America
Tom Shactman discusses his book "Airlift to America: How Barack Obama Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours." Cora Weiss speaks from personal experience about the airlifts and activities of the African American Students Foundation, which funded, coordinated and supported the airlifts. The event is sponsored by the African Section of the African and Middle ...