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  • Film, Video

    Kate DiCamillo: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's author Kate DiCamillo appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Dicamillo, Kate
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Film, Video

    Sapphires in Song: Zemer Chai Jewish Choir

    The Zemer Chai Jewish Choir performed in conjunction with the Library exhibition "Words Like Sapphires."

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2013-02-26
  • Collection

    Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs from New Hampshire

    Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux present a program of fiddle tunes and songs drawn from their French-Canadian heritage. They will be joined by Dalton Binette and Bow Thayer. All four musicians hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent to the Canadian border, across which people and cultural influences have flowed steadily over the last hundred years or more. The fiddle, accordion, and ...

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

    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

    Community College Poetry Project Launch

    Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, at a reading to open the literary season, announces a national poetry project that embraces community colleges through an online poetry page "Poetry for the Mind's Joy" and a poetry-writing contest. The project, in conjunction with the Community College Humanities Association, also designates April 1 as National Poetry Day on Community College Campuses.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Date: 2009-10-21
  • Film, Video

    World Intellectual Property Day - Movies: A Global Passion

    The U.S. Copyright Office hosted a Copyright Matters program in connection with World Intellectual Property Day. This year's theme, as announced by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), was Movies: A Global Passion. The program featured special remarks from Francis Gurry, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and a discussion with multi-award-winning feature film and television director Matthew Harrison, two-time Daytime Emmy ...

    • Date: 2014-04-23
  • Film, Video

    Italy's Gastronomic Traditions

    Food historian Francine Segan discussed Italian cuisine.

    • Contributor: Segan, Francine
    • Date: 2015-03-19
  • Film, Video

    Literature in Conversation: Tim Z. Hernández

    Tim Z. Hernández reads and discusses his poetry and fiction with Francisco Aragón.

    • Date: 2015-05-06
  • Film, Video

    Sue Monk Kidd: Book Fest 05

    Author Sue Monk Kidd at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Monk Kidd, Sue
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video

    Carol Fitzgerald: National Collegiate Book Collecting Award Winners

    An illustrated talk by noted bibliophile, collector and author Carol Fitzgerald, who spoke on collecting mid-20th-Century regional Americana.

    • Contributor: Fitzgerald, Carol
    • Date: 2010-10-15
  • Film, Video

    Thomas Mallon: 2012 National Book Festival

    Thomas Mallon appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Mallon, Thomas
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Film, Video

    ATOS Trio in Concert

    Germany's acclaimed ATOS Trio brings impeccable musicianship and an exploratory edge to its renditions of piano trios old and new. The strings are featured in the premiere of a new Library of Congress commission by composer Michael Hersch. Ernest Bloch's three nocturnes offer a striking contrast to the first piano trio of his erstwhile student, Leon Kirchner. Beethoven's monumental op. 97 piano trio, dedicated ...

    • Contributor: Atos Trio
    • Date: 2015-10-16
  • Film, Video

    The Folklore Behind Ecology, or Why Scientists in Ecology Need Help from Folklorists

    Our laws, policies and the fundamental scientific ideas about nature derive from ancient myths and modern folklore. We "save" endangered species and manage our natural resources based on beliefs about a balance of nature that never existed and is continually disproved by scientific observations, but strangely still forms much of the basis of the science of ecology. In his Benjamin Botkin Lecture sponsored by ...

    • Contributor: Botkin, Daniel
    • Date: 2006-04-05
  • Film, Video

    2011 Americas Awards for Children's & Young Adult Literature

    The 2011 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature was awarded to Muñoz Ryan and Sis for "The Dreamer" and to author Willie Perdomo and illustrator Bryan Collier for "Clemente!" This event was co-sponsored by the Library and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-09-17
  • Film, Video

    Juilliard String Quartet

    Featured on the concert program were Schubert's "Quartettsatz" in C minor, D. 703, Elliott Carter's String Quartet no. 1, Beethoven's String Quartet in F major, op. 135, and the "Andante cantabile" from Mozart's String Quartet in C major, K. 465 ("Dissonance"). This concert by the Juilliard String Quartet was the final appearance at the Library by retiring cellist Joel Krosnick.

    • Contributor: Juilliard String Quartet
    • Date: 2016-02-27
  • Film, Video

    Preserving Your Memories: Traditional & Digital Albums & Scrapbooks

    Conservators highlight basic preservation measures one can do at home for long-lasting albums and scrapbooks; enumerate the pros and cons of dismantling old scrapbooks and albums in poor condition; and discuss how to address condition problems. Digital archivists cover preservation considerations for digital scrapbooks and albums. Staff from the Library's Veterans History Project share information on how to participate in the Project.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2013-04-22
  • Film, Video

    2006 Jay I. Kislak Lecture: Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas:

    British historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto delivered the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled "Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas." In his lecture, Fernandez-Armesto argues that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, opens new perspectives and ...

    • Contributor: Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
    • Date: 2006-11-09
  • Film, Video

    Gentile Bellini's Drawings of Ottomans: Italian Art Serving the Sultans

    Rosamond Mack discussed "Gentile Bellini's Drawings of Ottomans: Italian Art Serving the Sultans."

    • Contributor: Mack, Rosamond
    • Date: 2015-03-11
  • Film, Video

    Bob Kinkead: Book Fest 05

    Chef and author Bob Kinkead at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Kinkead, Bob
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video

    Marie Arana: 2013 National Book Festival

    Marie Arana appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Film, Video

    Consuming Landscapes: Parkways in Germany and the United States, 1920-1970

    One of the earliest environmental repercussions of the 20th century's car culture were new roads celebrating landscape. In a seemingly paradoxical fashion, a new technology was used to embellish nature. This talk explores the way roads have been redesigned for the automobile as parkways since the 1920s in the United States and Germany, what meanings they acquired and how drivers and passengers experienced them.

    • Contributor: Zeller, Tom
    • Date: 2008-01-23
  • Film, Video

    Engineering in the Andes Mountains: History and Design of Inca Suspension Bridges

    John Ochsendorf discussed engineering in the Andes mountains. In this difficult terrain, the enginners of the Inca Empire built suspension bridges of natural fiber to span wide canyons and bridges. These remarkable bridges connected an extensive network of roads and were essential for the organization of the empire. Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century marveled at the Inca bridge technology, which was unknown to ...

    • Contributor: Ochsendorf, John
    • Date: 2005-12-08
  • Film, Video

    Carmen Agra Deedy: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Deedy, Carmen Agra
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Film, Video

    Lisa Scottoline: 2009 National Book Festival

    Lisa Scottoline, author of 16 best-selling legal-suspense novels appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Scottoline, Lisa
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Film, Video

    Neal Stephenson

    • Contributor: Stephenson, Neal
    • Date: 2004-10-09