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  • Film, Video

    Nora Pouillon: 2015 National Book Festival

    Nora Pouillon discusses "My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Pouillon, Nora
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    The Approach of the Halakah and Sharia' to Contemporary Legal Issues

    Judaic and Islamic legal systems (based on Halakah and Sharia', respectively) have endured for centuries despite the rapid changes and challenges of the modern world --from exploration of outer space to human cloning. They serve as a testimony to the relevance and universality of their underlying values and principles. The potential application of these legal systems to the development of foreign policy was the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-06-17
  • Film, Video

    Kevin Doyle: Irish Step Dance

    Performance by Irish step dancer Kevin Doyle.

    • Contributor: Doyle, Kevin
    • Date: 2014-09-18
  • Film, Video

    Eric Rohmann

    • Contributor: Rohmann, Eric
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video

    Jan Crawford Greenburg: Book Fest 07

    Jan Crawford Greenburg in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Greenburg, Jan Crawford
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Film, Video

    Young Adventures: 2015 National Book Festival

    Authors Jared Thomas and Bruce Pascoe join with author/illustrator Dub Leffler to share their stories, characters and insights at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    X.J. Kennedy

    • Contributor: Kennedy, X.J.
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video

    Suzan Shown Harjo Delivers the 2008 Native American History Month Keynote Address

    Native American activist, journalist and poet Suzan Shown Harjo delivered the keynote address for the Library's 2008 celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The theme was "Celebrating Tribal Nations."

    • Contributor: Harjo, Suzan Shown
    • Date: 2008-11-13
  • Film, Video

    House Science & National Labs Caucus: Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicked off the House Science & National Labs Caucus with a lecture at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Tyson, Neil Degrasse
    • Date: 2013-01-23
  • Film, Video

    James Ransome: 2010 National Book Festival

    National best-selling author and illustrator James Ransome appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ransome, James
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video

    Scholarfest: Reflections: Looking Back, Looking Forward

    As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, two former Kluge Center directors reflect on the its past and examine its future.

    • Date: 2015-06-11
  • Film, Video

    Scott Turow, Part 1

    • Contributor: Turow, Scott
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Film, Video

    Stephen L. Carter: Bookfest 03

    Stephen L. Carter in a presentation at the 2003 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Carter, Stephen L.
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video

    Justin Torres: 2012 National Book Festival

    Justin Torres appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Torres, Justin
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Film, Video

    CIP & ONIX: The Future of Bibliographic Control?

    Karl Debus-López presents background information on the Cataloging in Publication Program as it enters its fortieth year. He reviews new developments that position the program to meet an objective of the "On the Record" report to provide enhanced access to information through greater use of publisher supplied data and subject terminology. He also discusses new developments in the Electronic Cataloging in Publication Cataloging Partnership ...

    • Date: 2010-09-14
  • Film, Video

    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
  • Film, Video

    Great conversations: the conductors: Zubin Mehta

    videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 65 min., 10 sec. | In a series of three one-on-one discussions, the Russian-born Mstislav Rostropovich, Indian-born Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon, a native of New York City, converse about leadership and inspiration on the podium, their views about the influence of European classical music on American music, and the influence of American popular music on other cultures. ...

    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Mehta, Zubin - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • Date: 2005
  • Collection

    Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture

    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...

    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-04-11
  • Film, Video

    A Book That Shaped Me Contest: 2013 National Book Festival

    "A Book That Shaped Me" is a summer writing contest that encourages rising fifth and sixth graders to reflect on a book that has had a personal impact on their lives. The contest is administered through local public library systems in the Mid-Atlantic region top winners read their essays and were honored during this special program at the 2013 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Film, Video

    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
  • Film, Video

    Danielle Allen: 2015 National Book Festival

    Danielle Allen discusses "Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Allen, Danielle
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    "Taps" and Gen. Daniel Butterfield

    In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of "Taps," Nicholas Brown (a descendant of General Daniel Butterfield, who arranged the military call) explores the origin and history of America's bugle call and the man behind it. Special appearances by Master Sergeant Allyn Van Patten, principal special bugler for U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," and Jari Villanueva, director, Taps for Veterans. Presented in conjunction with the ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Nicholas A.
    • Date: 2013-12-16
  • Film, Video

    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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    Sreevidhya Chandramouli with Poovalur Sriji: South Indian Classical Music from Oregon

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli plays the vina, a plucked Indian lute with a fret board spanning three and a half octaves. She was trained in the Karaikudi vina tradition, the only school of south Indian vina players that goes back more than ten generations. Also featured is Poovalur Sriji on the mridangam.

    • Date: 2009-08-20
  • Film, Video

    Pre-Qin Gold and Its Application in Ancient China

    Based on archaeological findings, Junchang Yang introduces the use of gold and the development of the making of gold artifacts during the pre-Qin period, including the type and the scope of gold being utilized at different dynasties of pre-Qin period. The composition of gold material and manufacturing methods are also discussed.

    • Contributor: Yang, Junchang
    • Date: 2009-09-17