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    The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature Daniel Levitin gives a talk titled "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature." Director of McGill University's Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of "This is Your Brain on Music," Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is ...
    • Contributor: Levitin, Daniel
    • Date: 2008-11-18
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    Sue Monk Kidd: Book Fest 05 Author Sue Monk Kidd at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Monk Kidd, Sue
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Bill McKibben Speaks on "American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau" Each advance in environmental practice in our nation's history "was preceded by a great book," says writer, activist and editor Bill McKibben in his introduction to "American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau," an anthology of American environmental writing. McKibben discussed the book, which he edited, in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "American Earth" is an unprecedented, provocative and timely ...
    • Contributor: McKibben, Bill
    • Date: 2008-04-29
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    Northern Neck Chantey Singers videorecording | videorecording ; 17 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: Remembering Archie Green (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Northern Neck Chanty Singers
    • Date: 2009
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    Patricia Sullivan: 2009 National Book Festival Professor and history author Patricia Sullivan appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Sullivan, Patricia
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    E.L. Konigsburg
    • Contributor: Konigsburg, E.L.
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Disability Awareness in South Africa: Lessons from UNISA Mbambo Thata discusses disability awareness in his native South Africa.
    • Contributor: Thata, Mbambo
    • Date: 2012-10-05
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    Poetry at Noon: The Air Poets Former Indiana Poet Laureate Joyce Brinkman introduces a group of "Airpoets" whose poems were incorporated into stained-glass murals in the new Indianapolis International Airport that is scheduled to open later this year as part of the Library's Poetry at Noon series. The poets include Ruthelen Burns, Joseph Heithaus and the current Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf. Brinkman herself is an "Airpoet." The work written ...
    • Date: 2008-12-09
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    Mystery of the "Place of Dog Tail" Anastasia Kalyuta offers a comparative analysis of land tenure and related practices of inheritance, land distribution and exploitation among Aztec nobility on the eve of Spanish conquest and aftermath. The talk explores distinctions of elite land tenure in two main centers of Aztec empire-Tenochtitlan and Tetzcoco.
    • Contributor: Kalyuta, Anastasia
    • Date: 2012-01-26
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    Salman Rushdie: 2008 National Book Festival Salman Rushdie appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Rushdie, Salman
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium: Afternoon Session The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Nigeria Peoples Forum-USA jointly hosted the Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium -- Developing Nigeria's Power Sector: Strategies, Challenges and Impact.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-10-10
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    Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music Mark Katz, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University, discussed his book, "Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music." The event was sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center, the Music Division and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. According to Katz, who teaches in the Department of Musicology at the Peabody, there is more ...
    • Contributor: Katz, Mark
    • Date: 2005-11-09
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    Gift of Georgian Book Nikoloz Rurua, Georgian Minister of Culture, presents Librarian of Congress James H. Billington with "Contemporary Georgian Fiction," translated and edited by Elizabeth Heighway and published by Dalkey Archive Press. Heighway and Dalkey Archive Press founder John O'Brien give insight and answer questions about the gift book.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-05-10
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    The Fantastic Voyage of MMS: Understanding Magnetic Storms Throughout the Universe John Dorelli spoke about mission of NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, to learn about a mysterious process that drives giant explosions in space via magnetic reconnection.
    • Contributor: Dorelli, John
    • Date: 2015-06-11
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    What Stillness Illuminated Yermiyahu Ahron Taub presented a reading of his poetry in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
    • Contributor: Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
    • Date: 2009-06-04
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    The Planet's Future: 2015 National Book Festival Eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and global economist Jeffrey Sachs discuss human existence and its viability on this planet at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Provoking Inquiry Through Primary Sources As educators, we have answered the question: Why inquiry? This session engaged participants in answering the question: Why use primary sources during inquiry? They investigated ways that primary sources bring inquiry alive in our students: creation of intellectual space, building authentic connections to the real world, integration of inquiry skills, and the development of empathy.
    • Contributor: Stripling, Barbara
    • Date: 2015-10-28
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    Lynn Sherr: 2014 National Book Festival Lynn Sherr appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Sherr, Lynn
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Latino Poetry: Pivotal Voices, Era of Transition Poet and critic Rigoberto Gonzalez delivers a lecture on Latino poetry and some of its most influential poets.
    • Contributor: Gonzalez, Rigoberto
    • Date: 2014-04-10
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    What Makes Architectural Photography Different Noted architectural photographer Norman McGrath discusses the unique approaches and styles to architectural photography.
    • Contributor: McGrath, Norman
    • Date: 2016-03-17
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    Technofiles: The Printed Instrument A group of music and technology experts present the latest developments in 3D concepts and processes and the startling paths they open to create the means of musical performance. Topics discussed include micro-computed tomography, preservation through technology, and the 3D-printing of musical instruments. The program features a demonstration of Eric Goldemberg's 3D-printed guitar.
    • Date: 2016-02-04
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    Music Therapy for Alzheimer's & Post-Traumatic Stress Alicia Clair discusses music therapy and their affect on patients with Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress syndrome.
    • Contributor: Clair, Dr. Alicia
    • Date: 2010-11-06
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    Laurie Marker: The Cheetah: A Race for Survival The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division co-sponsored this event featuring Laurie Marker, executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
    • Contributor: Marker , Laurie
    • Date: 2010-09-29
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    Civil Rights Act Exhibition Opening Program The opening ceremony of the Library exhibition, "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom," which explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement, as well as the far-reaching impact the act had on a changing society. The act is considered the most significant piece of civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-09-09
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    Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (English) Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience. (English language version).
    • Date: 2010-11-19