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    A Tale of Two Gardens Dr. Duke, ethnobotanist and author, presented a lecture about medicinal plants and herbals as part of an occasional noontime lecture series.
    • Contributor: Duke, James A.
    • Date: 2001-06-11
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    Vanishing Pasts, Ethnographic Presents and Digital Futures: T... This international documentary training program is discussed. This program aims to provide indigenous communities with the technical and methodological skills needed to record, maintain and preserve aspects of their traditional cultural heritage and public representations. The presentation provides an inside perspective into the aims, goals and initial results from the program. It is jointly produced by the American Folklife Center at the Library of ...
    • Contributor: Shankar, Guha
    • Date: 2010-04-07
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    Teacher Resource: What is a Reference Librarian? Have you ever wondered what a reference librarian does at the Library of Congress? A conversation between 2015-16 Teachers in Residence Trey Smith and Tom Bober and three reference specialists.
    • Date: 2016-05-01
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    Prostate Cancer Update Elizabeth Platz discusses the current state of research and treatment of prostate cancer as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
    • Contributor: Platz, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2015-09-29
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    Highlights of Japan-U.S. Relationship: History, Cultural Exch... The Asian Division hosted a symposium featuring discussion on the "Highlights of Japan-U.S. Relationship: History, Cultural Exchange and Future Development." This symposium illuminates the long-standing exchanges between Japan and the United States that have brought the two countries to the strong partnership enjoyed today. Three speakers share the highlights of cultural exchange between the two countries that began some 154 years ago with the ...
    • Date: 2007-04-06
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    Daniel Silva: 2006 National Book Festival Daniel Silva speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Silva, Daniel
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Who Left the Freezer Door Open? What the Poles Are Telling U... NASA scientist Robert A. Bindschadler discussed the latest space-based observations on the warming of the polar regions in a lecture at the Library of Congress. Bindschadler delivered his talk titled "Who Left the Freezer Door Open? What the Poles Are Telling Us About Climate Change" -- the first lecture in a series of programs about cutting-edge science presented through a partnership between the Library's ...
    • Contributor: Bindschadler, Robert
    • Date: 2007-01-24
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    Joseph Ellis: 2015 National Book Festival Joseph Ellis discusses "American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson" as part of a special celebration of Jefferson's Library at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Ellis, Joseph
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World ... Molly Guptill Manning discussed her book that tells the story of how, during World War II, publishers, book sellers and librarians mobilized to launch a program that distributed more than 122 million small, lightweight paperbacks to troops overseas.
    • Contributor: Manning, Molly Guptill
    • Date: 2015-09-25
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    Dionne Warwick: 2008 National Book Festival Singer and children's author Dionne Warwick appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Warwick, Dionne
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    NCSU's Faceted Catalog: 18 Months Later In 2006, NCSU Libraries launched a new catalog powered by an e-commerce enterprise search engine. Years of frustration with legacy systems and inadequate search tools are driving many libraries and their vendors to create new products and services rarely seen in catalogs. In this webcast, Pace discusses: what led to the decision to implement the Endeca Information Access Platform; statistics of how patrons are ...
    • Contributor: Pace, Andrew
    • Date: 2007-07-18
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    Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve: 2012 National Book Festival Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve performs on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Soul, Choo Choo
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Interview with Christina Rico, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Rico, Christina
    • Date: 2001-11-15
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    Kwame Alexander: 2015 National Book Festival Kwame Alexander discusses "The Crossover" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Alexander, Kwame
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Raina Telgemeier: 2012 National Book Festival Raina Telgemeier appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Telgemeier, Raina
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    DPLAfest 2016: Technology Trends in Libraries A conversational discussion with technologists from both inside and outside of the library industry. Panelists discuss all aspects of technology, including hardware and software, that are likely to impact libraries and similar industries.
    • Date: 2016-04-14
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    Chris Madden: Book Fest 05 Author and interior designer Chris Madden at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Madden, Chris
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Take Me Out to the Ball Game videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Forms part of the Baseball Americana Symposium (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Taylor, David - Alstrom, Ed
    • Date: 2009
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    Relationship of Section 1201 to Copyright Infringement, Consu... The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), codified in part in 17 U.S.C. §1201, makes it illegal to circumvent technological measures used to prevent unauthorized access to copyrighted works, including copyrighted books, movies, videos, video games and computer programs. This session will explore the role and effectiveness of section 1201 in protecting copyrighted content and will consider how the statute should accommodate interests that are ...
    • Date: 2016-05-19
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    Making Sense of Ancient Graffiti In the year AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted with devastating force, burying the nearby town of Pompeii under more than thirty feet of volcanic debris. Pompeii was effectively wiped off the map, but buried below the surface the material remains of the town were preserved in remarkable detail. While best known for its art and architecture, Pompeii also offers a colorful glimpse into the ...
    • Contributor: Benefiel, Rebecca R.
    • Date: 2012-07-05
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    Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph M... Anne Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Avery, Anne Pearl
    • Date: 2011-05-31

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    Traditional Greek Smyrneika Music from Massachusetts Sophia Bilides sings and plays santouri (Greek hammered dulcimer) and zilia (finger cymbals). Smyrneika songs arose out an urban population where the music of Greeks, Turks, Jews, and Armenians influenced each other in the early decades of the 20th century. This vibrant cultural scene was shattered when conflicts led to the 1922 Asia-Minor Catastrophe. The destruction of the port city of Smyrna (Izmir) led ...
    • Contributor: Bilides, Sophia - Barsamian, Mal - Gregian, Mike - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-08-24
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    Primo Levi Panel: 2016 National Book Festival Primo Levi, the preeminent writer on the Holocaust who died in 1987, is celebrated in a panel discussion featuring Ann Goldstein, translator of Primo Levi's work and editor of "The Complete Works of Primo Levi" and her colleague Adam Gopnik, cultural critic for the New Yorker and author of "Winter: Five Windows on the Season." The panel is moderated by Michael Abramowitz with commentary ...
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Dick Davis: 2006 National Book Festival Dick Davis speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Davis, Dick
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Wheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mos... Wheeler Parker, Jr., discusses his visit to Mississippi with his cousin, Emmett Till. He recalls the incident at Bryant's store and the night that Till was kidnapped, and Till's funeral in Chicago. He remembers how the murder and publicity affected his family, the reopening of the case in 2004, and efforts to memorialize Till.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Parker, Wheeler
    • Date: 2011-05-23

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    Daniel Pink: 2013 National Book Festival Daniel Pink appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Pink, Daniel
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Reflections on the First Baseball Classic of 2006 Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, sterling professor of comparative literature at Yale University, presented "Reflections on the First World Baseball Classic of 2006" in a program sponsored by the Hispanic Division. A major literary critic of Spanish and Latin American Literature, he is an expert on baseball and the author of "The Pride of Havana," winner of the Dave Moore Award of Best Baseball Book in ...
    • Contributor: Gonzalez Echevarria, Roberto
    • Date: 2006-06-30
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    Jonathan Franzen: 2010 National Book Festival Author Jonathan Franzen appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Franzen , Jonathan
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    John Riordan: 2015 National Book Festival John Riordan discusses "They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon's Fall" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Riordan, John
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Competing Medical Cultures or Close Collaborators? Islamic Me... In this lecture, Kelly Pemberton discusses ways in which the relationship between various streams of knowledge and praxis surrounding Islamic tibb (medicine) in contemporary South Asia and the Middle East may be articulated. Drawing upon developments within Islamic Medicine during the last 30 years, she suggests a framework for investigating ongoing collaborations between biomedical practitioners and proponents of tibb, focusing on three manifestations of ...
    • Contributor: Pemberton, Kelly
    • Date: 2009-06-17
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    Big Ice Sheets Doing Big Things: Why It's a Big Deal This loss of ice in areas of the World such as Antarctica and Greenland is causing an increasing rate of sea-level rise, making it critically important to provide accurate predictive models as a basis for policymakers and citizens to take action. The challenges to science are great, and a more detailed understanding of ice-sheet dynamics is urgently needed. In an illustrated lecture, the fourth ...
    • Contributor: Bindschadler, Robert
    • Date: 2011-07-20
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    River of Words The environmental poetry and art contest River of Words holds its annual awards ceremony at the Library.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-05-13
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    Linda Fairstein, Part 1
    • Contributor: Fairstein, Linda
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveilla... Robert O'Harrow, reporter for the Washington Post, discussed his book, "No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society." In his talk, O'Harrow discusses how the government, using advanced computer technology, is accumulating private marketing, medical, travel and other personal data on citizens as it steps up its fight against terrorism and what the impact of these practices is on traditional ...
    • Contributor: O'harrow, Robert
    • Date: 2005-07-18
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    Rodgers & Hammerstein: Carousel In the sixth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein examines the origins of the opening number from the hit musical Carousel, "Carousel Waltz." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.
    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Date: 2014-01-03
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    David Shannon
    • Contributor: Shannon, David
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective (Luncheon S... 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 ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-05-02
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    Personal Archiving Day: Documents Library of Congress conservators and experts discuss how to care for personal collections including traditional paper, electronic documents, and books.
    • Date: 2010-05-10
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    Michael Dirda
    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    How Community Gardens Can Save America Author and urban farmer LaManda Joy wants to inspire everyone she meets to grow their own food. Her rallying cry "We can grow it!" recognizes the influence of the past while invigorating the American can-do spirit to create a positive future.
    • Contributor: Joy, Lamanda
    • Date: 2015-05-19
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    How Sports Inspired Me to Become a Writer Fred Bowen told stories, read from his books and talked with members of the audience in a program marking the Library's celebration of Children's Book Week.
    • Contributor: Bowen, Fred
    • Date: 2013-05-17
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    Interview with the Ambassadors: The Joy of Writing Following the Jan. 5, 2010, ceremony announcing the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011, Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for 2008-2009, interviewed his successor. They discussed a wide range of issues, both serious and humorous, in a room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Date: 2010-01-05
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    Teacher Resource: Working with Maps This short piece discusses how to search, view and save thousands of online maps from The Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-05-23
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    David Halberstam
    • Contributor: Halberstam, David
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    John Grogan: 2006 National Book Festival John Grogan speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Grogan, John
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondati... FOKAL (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty) supports 35 community libraries throughout Haiti from Port-Salut to Pestel to Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitian. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to be an organization that also supports arts and culture programming, has a debate program, and supports grassroots initiatives and water projects. How has this organization impacted Haiti and through its work strengthened the roots of a ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-06-10
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    Richard Thompson: 2011 National Book Festival Cartoonist Richard Thompson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Thompson, Richard
    • Date: 2011-09-25
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    In Celebration of El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros Meg Medina presents her book "Tia Isa Wants a Car" (in Spanish and English) to elementary children from Washington, D.C. bi-lingual and Spanish immersion schools at the Young Readers Center for El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day).
    • Contributor: Medina, Meg
    • Date: 2014-04-30
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    Juan Gabriel Vásquez Author Juan Gabriel Vásquez read from his work and participated in a moderated discussion with translator Anne McLean. Vásquez's latest novel, "The Sound of Things Falling" (El ruido de las cosas al caer) was published in English in 2012.
    • Contributor: V&aacute - Squez , Juan Gabriel
    • Date: 2013-11-21
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    Joseph in Africa: The Story of a Story Morgan Johnson presents the illustrated lecture, "Joseph in Africa: A 3,000 Year Story of a Story Retold in the Multi-ethnic Continent of Africa."
    • Contributor: Johnson, Joseph Morgan
    • Date: 2011-11-10
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    Michael Dirda: 2012 National Book Festival Michael Dirda discusses Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory: Cajun ... Marce Lacouture, David Greely, and Kristi Guillory perform traditional Cajun music at the Library of Congress. This concert is part of the Homegrown Concert Series, presented by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Lacouture, Marce - Greely, David - Guillory, Kristi - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2010-06-23
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    Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring The ballet classic "Appalachian Spring," created by Martha Graham with music by Aaron Copland, is the subject of a new book for young people, called "Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring." This program features the creators of the book as well as a performance by members of the Martha Graham Dance Company of excerpts of "Appalachian Spring."
    • Date: 2011-10-04
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    Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Tay... Mervat Hatem, professor of political science at Howard University, presented a talk titled "Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Taymur (1840-1902)."
    • Contributor: Hatem, Mervat
    • Date: 2009-05-08
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    Bolivar: American Liberator Author and journalist Marie Arana discusses the adventurous and volatile life of Simon Bolivar, who famously liberated much of Latin America from Spain.
    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Date: 2013-06-06
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    Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2011 Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin chose two seasoned voices in poetry, Forrest Gander and Robert Bringhurst, to receive the 2011 Witter Bynner Fellowships, and introduced the poets at a ceremony at the Library of Congress. Gander and Bringhurst each received a $7,500 fellowship, provided by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry in conjunction with the Library of Congress. This is the 14th year the fellowships ...
    • Date: 2011-04-21
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    Why Does Digital Reference Matter? Dr. Janes discusses digital reference.
    • Contributor: Janes, Joseph
    • Date: 2003-02-10
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    Science Literacy: Bridging the Chasm Between Science & Public... Mark Frarnkel discusses the importance of science literacy among scientists, policy makers and the general public.
    • Contributor: Frankel, Mark S.
    • Date: 2013-06-24
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    Poet Jorie Graham reads at the Library's Celebration of Natio... Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham read from her new book, "Overlord: Poems" (Ecco Press, 2005). Graham's appearance is part of the Academy of American Poets "10 Years/10 Cities Reading Series," which marks the 10th celebration of National Poetry Month, founded by the academy on 1996. The Library's Poetry and Literature Center, founded in the 1940s, is the home of the Poet Laureate Consultant in ...
    • Contributor: Graham, Jorie
    • Date: 2005-04-26
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    Authors, Attribution & Integrity 4: The Importance of Moral R... This panel offered perspectives on why authors value moral rights, which moral rights authors find most valuable and how they protect these rights. The discussion included authors' perspectives on whether moral rights have taken on new meaning in the digital environment and how uses of their creative works are fostered and/or challenged by emerging technologies. The official transcript of this event has been published ...
    • Date: 2016-04-18
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    Illuminating the Word: The St. John's Bible Selections from the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Collection of the Library of Congress video presentation provides a brief and selected overview of illuminated works in the Library's medieval and renaissance manuscript collections. The examples included in the presentation cover works from the 13th through the 16th centuries. The presentation appeared as part of the "Illuminating the Word: The St. John's Bible" exhibition, which ran ...
    • Contributor: No Speaker
    • Date: 2006-10-06
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    Josh Lewis: 2011 National Book Festival Josh Lewis performs at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Lewis, Josh
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    From Inspiration to Illumination: The Saint John's Bible Tim Ternes discussed the processes, tools, methods and materials behind the making of the Saint John's Bible.
    • Contributor: Ternes, Tim
    • Date: 2016-02-04
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    Stories from Afghanistan Scholar Nancy Gallagher discusses Afghanistan in this lecture. While her past work has focused on the Arab world, she is now concentrating on Afghanistan, especially the place and role of women in Afghanistan's society, which has undergone tremendous change over the past 30 years, during which the country has been constantly at war.
    • Contributor: Gallagher, Nancy
    • Date: 2010-05-18
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    Aysha Murad: From Dilmun to Bahrain Aysha Murad discusses the past and future of Bahrain.
    • Contributor: Murad, Aysha
    • Date: 2010-10-20
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    Avenues to Library Services: User Preferences A model depicting customers of library reference services and the librarians providing these services in both synchronous and asynchronous settings was presented and explored.
    • Contributor: Kaske, Neal
    • Date: 2003-01-15
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    Wally Amos: 2011 National Book Festival Wally Amos appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Amos, Wally
    • Date: 2011-09-25
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    Digital Natives Series: Open Source Reality Today's constantly evolving interactive technologies are having a profound impact on our culture, and the analog generation needs to look to its children to learn how to cope. According to new media and pop culture expert Douglas Rushkoff, the nation's youth have already adapted to the digital world's demands. Rushkoff discussed the new cultural complexities in a lecture titled "Open Source Reality." This is ...
    • Contributor: Rushkoff, Douglas
    • Date: 2008-06-30
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    Stuart Eizenstat: 2013 National Book Festival Stuart Eizenstat appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Eizenstat, Stuart
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Harry Bliss: 2011 National Book Festival Author and illustrator Harry Bliss appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Bliss, Harry
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Henry Wiencek: 2013 National Book Festival Henry Wiencek appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wiencek, Henry
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Irving Fine Romanza for Wind Quintet "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band Woodwind Quintet performs the Romanza for Wind Quartet by Irving Fine as part of the Library's celebration of the composer's centenary.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-12-02
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    Encounter of Chinese & Western Cultures and the 1911 Revoluti... (Morning Session.) 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Chinese Revolution, which ended the Qing Dynasty and imperial rule in China. Scholars from around the world gathered at this conference with the intention of deepening the understanding of this momentous event and providing insights into its implications for China on the world stage. Speakers included Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Franklin Odo, David Dean, Mi Chu, ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-09-09
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    "Kislak Ceramics: Drugs, Drinks, and Ritual Goods, Actual or ... Speaker Jennifer Loughmiller-Newman, Kislak Fellow, presents "Kislak Ceramics: Drugs, Drinks, and Ritual Goods, Actual or Imaginary Content". The ancient Maya created extraordinary ceramics for ritual use. These Classic period artifacts (600 to 900 AD) often are decorated with graphic images depicting ritual acts and, less frequently, with hieroglyphic text which seemingly indicates the vessel's contents (for example kakaw/chocolate, may/tobacco). Have the Maya presented us ...
    • Contributor: Loughmiller-Newman, Jennifer
    • Date: 2010-04-29
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    The Library of Congress Is Your Library An overview of the history of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2015
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    Sarah Stewart & David Small: 2012 National Book Festival Sarah Stewart & David Small appear on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does... Jonathan Dueck presented "Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does It Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As "colonists" in 19th-century Russia, Mennonites sang German diasporic choral musics and borrowed Russian choral musics; when war drove many to North America, Mennonites drew on this repertoire and borrowed new repertoires to forge ...
    • Contributor: Dueck, Jonathan - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-05-21
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    Ken Burns: Bookfest 07 Director Ken Burns in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Burns, Ken
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    John Feinstein
    • Contributor: Feinstein, John
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    Terry McMillan: 2013 National Book Festival Terry McMillan appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: McMillan, Terry
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Karin Slaughter: 2010 National Book Festival Author Karin Slaughter presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Slaughter, Karin
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Integrating Analytical Tools in Treatment Decision-making for... The ongoing technical study and conservation of an important 1513 hand-colored, printed edition of Ptolemy's Geographia at the Library of Congress has posed interesting challenges, especially in terms of the treatment of select maps that are in poor condition due to the presence of verdigris pigment on a poor quality paper, as well as a later restoration treatment. The speakers highlight the results of ...
    • Date: 2013-07-10
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    Early Music at the Library: 85 Years of Performance Practice ... videorecording | videorecording ; 3511 min | A panel discussion on early music performance at the Library of Congress. (Content). Recorded October 14, 2010 (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bicket, Harry - Middleton, Norman - Wintle, James - McLean, Anne E.
    • Date: 2010
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    The Profound Impact of Stress: Human Biology & Social Implica... Second of two days on the role of stress role in the health of the individual, as well as of society as a whole. Topics included "Stress and Society" and "Stress and Resilience." Speakers included Margaret Ensminger (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health), Fabrizio Benedetti (University of Turin Medical School & National Institute of Neuroscience, Italy), Robert Schneider (Maharishi University of Management), ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-03-27
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    Curtis Contemporary Music Ensemble videorecording | videorecording ; 88 min | Young artists from one of the nation's top conservatories celebrate the centennial of Samuel Barber. The program includes the Violin Sonata; "Dover Beach" for string quartet and baritone; "Hermit Songs" (Library of Congress commission); "Summer Music" for woodwind quintet; and, the Sonata in E-flat minor, Op. 26, for piano. (Content). Recorded March 15, 2010 (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2010
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    The Parking Garage and Its Impact on Urban Planning The parking garage, often considered a dull and forgettable structure, is a crucial element of building design and urban planning. Architect Shannon Sanders McDonald discussed "Designing for Man, Machine and Movement: The Parking Garage." McDonald discussed the parking garage as it relates to the larger issues of how we move in space and its future implications for architecture, the environment, planning, transportation and their ...
    • Contributor: McDonald, Shannon
    • Date: 2008-01-15
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    Bernstein Meets Broadway videorecording | videorecording ; 60 min | The composer Leonard Bernstein once wrote that his now-famous "West Side Story" of 1957 included a plea for racial tolerance as materials reveal in the Bernstein Collection in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. This lecture traces Bernstein's composer-activism back to "On the Town" of 1944, which was his first Broadway show and grew out ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Oja, Carol J.
    • Date: 2011
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    Press Conference Announcing Library Commission of Stevie Wond... videorecording | videorecording ; 22 min | Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington held a press conference to discuss the world premiere of his instrumental composition, which was commissioned by the Library. Wonder described the evolution of "Sketches of a Life," which was inspired by his life ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wonder, Stevie
    • Date: 2009
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    Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues In this presentation William R. Ferris discusses his book, "Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues" (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2009).
    • Contributor: Ferris, William R. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-02-17
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    Landscape Renovation: New Plantings for the Madison Building ... The planting beds in the front of the Madison Building were completely redesigned in the Spring of 2006. Senior Landscape Architect of the United States Capitol Matthew Evans presented a lecture describing the design which was a collaborative effort of three institutions. The lecture was presented by the Science, Technology and Business Division. Other speakers included Holly H. Shimizu, executive director of the United ...
    • Date: 2006-03-23
  • Film, Video
    Introduction and History of the Library's Music Division videorecording | videorecording ; 21 min | Susan Vita makes a presentation on the Library's Music Division for the docent training program. (Content). Recorded December 7, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Susan Vita is chief of the Library's Music Division. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Vita, Sue
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video
    Gordon Korman: 2011 National Book Festival Gordon Korman appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Korman, Gordon
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Film, Video
    Carla Hayden Sworn In as 14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden is sworn in as 14th Librarian of Congress by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts in the Great Hall of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Date: 2016-09-14
  • Collection
    Work & Transformation: Panels 5, 6 & 7 This symposium featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the American Folklife Center's Archie Green Fellowships on their research and documentation of the culture and traditions of American workers in New York, Idaho, and Louisiana. Panels also included representatives of community-based documentation projects supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning the role of America's libraries and museums as vibrant centers for ...
    • Contributor: Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven ... Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven - Groen, Jeffrey A. - Iyengar, Sunil - Loughran, Maureen - McCarl, Robert - Popovich, Mark G. - Ray, Joyce M. - Rogers, Nancy E. - Rothstein, Donna S. (Donna Suzann) - Semmel, Marsha L. - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Tabb, Derrick - Taft, Michael - Taylor, David Alan - Winick, Stephen D. - Wunder, Steve R. - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.) - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History
    • Date: 2010-12-07
  • Film, Video
    Barbecue: A History of the World's Oldest Culinary Art Barbecue expert Steven Raichlen gave a lecture on "Barbecue: A History of the World's Oldest Culinary Art." The event was presented by the Science, Technology & Business Division.
    • Contributor: Raichlen, Steven
    • Date: 2005-06-24
  • Film, Video
    The Golden Treasures of King Tut Nevine H. Tolba discussed the Egyptian museum and the archaeological findings from the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Egypt.
    • Contributor: Tolba, Nevine H.
    • Date: 2014-01-15
  • Film, Video
    The Gift to Stalin Film producers Boris Cherdabayev and Aliya Uvalzhanova show selected clips and discuss the film, the tale of a young Jewish orphan is sent into exile during a Stalinist purge.
    • Date: 2010-06-23
  • Film, Video
    Rita Williams-Garcia: 2014 National Book Festival Rita Williams-Garcia appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Williams-Garcia, Rita
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video
    Bob Shea: 2011 National Book Festival Bob Shea appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Shea, Bob
    • Date: 2011-09-25