Film, VideoRichard Paul Evans: Book Fest 05 Author Richard Paul Evans at the 2005 National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Evans, Richard Paul
- Date: 2005-09-24
Film, Video2013 Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence by Amartya Sen The Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence presents the most distinguished contributors to international jurisprudence, judged through writings, reputation, and broad and continuing influence on contemporary legal scholarship. The series has been generously endowed by Frederic and Molly Kellogg. This year's speaker is Amartya Sen, who lectures on "Justice: Disagreement and Objectivity."
- Contributor: Sen, Amartya
- Date: 2013-11-07
Film, VideoBobbitt Prize Reading with Nathaniel Mackey & Claudia Rankine The Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry was awarded to Nathaniel Mackey (lifetime achievement) and Claudia Rankine (for "Citizen: An American Lyric"). The poets received their awards and read selections from their work.
- Date: 2017-04-20
Film, VideoJeffrey Eugenides: 2012 National Book Festival Jeffrey Eugenides appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Eugenides, Jeffrey
- Date: 2012-09-22
Film, VideoDebussy's Fascination with the Exotic from China to Spain Debussy scholar Marie Rolf discusses some of the Library's materials related to the French composer, with a particular focus on two lesser-known songs: "Rondel chinois" and "Seguidille," the latter of which was recently published for the first time in an edition edited by Rolf.
- Contributor: Rolf, Marie
- Date: 2015-11-16
Film, VideoCarrie M. Young oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Little Rock, Arkansas, 2011-09-26.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Young, Carrie Lamar
- Date: 2011-09-26
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Film, VideoEric Weiner on Literacy Eric Weiner addresses the importance of literacy at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Weiner, Eric
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoGershwin Prize Gala Dinner Paul Simon receives the first annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a gala dinner sponsored by the Library's Music Division.
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2007-05-22
Film, VideoGreat conversations: the virtuosos videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 51 min., 12 sec. | The violinists Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, and Arnold Steinhardt; the cellists Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, and Sharon Robinson; and the pianists Claude Frank and Joseph Kalichstein join Istomin in the Library of Congress’ Whittall Pavilion for a conversation among intimate friends about chamber music, performance practices, the influences of master teachers, and the...
- Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Kalichstein, Joseph - Frank, Claude - Robinson, Sharon - Ma, Yo-Yo - Harrell, Lynn - Steinhardt, Arnold - Laredo, Jaime - Frank, Pamela - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
- Date: 2005
Film, VideoBurt 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, VideoGlobal Gypsy: Balkan Romani Music, Appropriation & Representation Carol Silverman discussed the phenomenon of Balkan "Gypsy" music. In the last 20 years, the music has exploded in popularity, becoming a staple at world music festivals and dance clubs throughout the U.S. and Western Europe. At the same time, thousands of Balkan Roma (the ethnic group frequently referred to as "Gypsies") have emigrated westward due to deteriorating living conditions, and entrenched stereotypes have...
- Contributor: Silverman, Carol
- Date: 2016-04-21
Film, VideoPeace & Concord in the Qur'an This talk by Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South Juan Cole will provide a tour of the irenic messages of the Qur'an. The Muslim scripture, the Qur'an or Koran, has been analyzed a great deal for its ideas on a whole range of subjects, from late antique economic practices to notions of the just war. The literature on its ideas regarding...
- Contributor: Cole , Juan
- Date: 2016-08-18
Film, VideoLeopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman, Poet Souleymane Bachir Diagne, professor of philosophy and religion at Northwestern University, gave a lecture titled "Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman and Poet" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division. 2006 was the centennial year of the birth of Senghor (1906-2001), who served as Senegal's first president from 1960 to 1980. During his presidency, he set Senegal on the path toward...
- Contributor: Diagne, Souleymane Bachir
- Date: 2006-11-07
Film, VideoMac Barnett & Brian Biggs and Noisy Night Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Brian Biggs introduce fourth grade students from Tyler Elementary School to their new book, "Noisy Night." Students learned from Barnett about the creation of the story and saw a demonstration by Biggs of his illustrations.
- Date: 2017-03-10
Film, Video150th Anniversary of the J&R Lamb Studios: Morning Session Art and architectural historians and design community insiders assembled at the Library of Congress for a symposium celebrating 150 years of J&R Lamb Studios, America's oldest continuously-run decorative arts firm, which preceded and influenced the studios of both John LaFarge and Louis C. Tiffany. The Library of Congress acquired the J&R Lamb Studios archives in 2003 to 2004. The collection contains company records and...
- Date: 2007-11-28
Film, VideoBusiness & Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia Edward Burton discussed his work with the American and Saudi public and private sectors to promote the interests of U.S.-Saudi Arabian bilateral relationships.
- Contributor: Burton, Edward
- Date: 2017-02-15
Film, VideoExtremists in the Archive Jessie Daniels discusses how digital collections are used by extremist groups as part of the day-long symposium, "Collections as Data: Impact."
- Contributor: Daniels, Jessie
- Date: 2017-07-25
Film, VideoVanished in the Fog: Ethel Reed, the Beautiful Poster Lady William Peterson discusses Ethel Reed.
- Contributor: Peterson, William S.
- Date: 2013-05-30
Film, VideoAmazon Stories: 2015 National Book Festival At the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., John Hemming discusses "Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon." Afterwards, Mark Plotkin and David Good recount their travels and adventures among the peoples of the South American rainforest.
- Date: 2015-09-05
Film, VideoKareem Abdul-Jabbar on Literacy Kareem Abdul-Jabbar addresses the importance of literacy at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoYaa Gyasi: 2016 National Book Festival Yaa Gyasi discusses "Homegoing" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Gyasi, Yaa
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoWe Write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012 The Library hosted the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation for its annual event "We Write the Songs," a night of songwriters performing their own tunes and telling the stories behind their creations. Performers included Terri Nunn, Ray Parker Jr., Irving Burgie, Stephen Bishop, Melanie, Dan Foliart, Dino Fekaris, Chris Stapleton, Stephen Schwartz, Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame) and...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2012-05-15
Film, VideoLin Oliver: 2015 National Book Festival Lin Oliver discusses "Here's Hank No. 5: There's a Zombie in My Bathtub" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Oliver, Lin
- Date: 2015-09-05
Film, VideoJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Visits the Young Readers Center Debbie Levy interviewed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as part of the EveryBodyWinsDC literacy and career program in the Young Readers Center. Levy used her biographical picture book, "Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark" as background for their conversation about Justice Ginsburg's childhood, education and legal career leading up to her position on the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Date: 2017-03-16
Film, VideoThe Blumenthals of the Upper-Lower Peninsula of Michigan In celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month, genealogist Janette Silverman discussed methodology and resources for doing genealogical research. She shared her own family research as a case study.
- Contributor: Silverman, Janette
- Date: 2016-05-16