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    Cuba & Florida: Exploration on a Historical Connection, 1539-1991 In the annual Kislak Lecture, Miguel Bretos looks at the Cuban presence in "La Florida" from the time of Ponce de Leon, almost 500 years ago, through the late 20th century.
    • Contributor: Bretos, Miguel
    • Date: 2011-04-21
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    Preservation Aesthetics Shannon Mattern discusses the aesthetics of preservation at the annual Digital Preservation meeting.
    • Contributor: Mattern, Shannon
    • Date: 2014-07-22
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    The Man Who Invented Fiction: Cervantes & the Modern World William Egginton discussed his new book, "The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World."
    • Contributor: Egginton, William
    • Date: 2016-12-02
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    Loving vs. Virginia Patricia Hruby Powell and Shadra Strickland discussed their book for young people, "Loving vs. Virginia" about a famous legal case that cleared the way for interracial marriage in the United States. The event was supported by the Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Fund of the Library of Congress. The fund was established to honor the late son of Marcia and Barnet Eskin.
    • Date: 2017-05-03
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    Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Gainesville, Florida, 2011-09-14.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah
    • Date: 2011-09-14

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    Timbuktu Manuscipts and the Efforts to Maintain the Desert The curator of the Mamma Haidara Memorial Library in Timbuktu, Mali, presented a lecture related to and illustrative of the exhibit "Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu." Though known to African communities for generations, the recognition of these texts by Western academics has created a breakthrough in recent scholarship. Once believed to be based solely on oral tradition, African culture also has ...
    • Contributor: Haidara, Abdel Kader
    • Date: 2003-09-03
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    DPLAfest 2016: Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Archives: Opportunities & Challenges for Working Together With the 100th anniversary of the US entry in World War I next year, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, and National Archives are working together on a project to bring new WWI content to museums, teachers and coders. The collaboration and content on this project are unique. Panelists discuss the WWI project, the collaboration, and the barriers that can slow organizations from working ...
    • Date: 2016-04-14
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    BARD Express: Browsing the BARD Collection Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to browse the BARD collection with BARD Express.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Date: 2016-06-22
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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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    Nobel Laureate Herta Müller The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, presented a reading and discussion withNobel Laureate Herta Müller, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009. The event which was co-sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center and the European Division of the Library of Congress included a reading by Müller, who is a novelist, poet and essayist, and a discussion moderated by ...
    • Contributor: M&uuml - Ller, Herta
    • Date: 2012-05-15
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    Juan Gabriel Vásquez: 2015 National Book Festival Juan Gabriel Vásquez and NPR's Bilal Qureshi discuss "Lovers on All Saints' Day: Stories" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: V&aacute - Squez, Juan Gabriel
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Pat Mora: Book Fest 05 Author Pat Mora at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Mora, Pat
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Adam Johnson: 2013 National Book Festival Adam Johnson appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Johnson, Adam
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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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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    Leeza Gibbons: Book Fest 05 Author and journalist Leeza Gibbons at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Gibbons, Leeza
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    How About That! The Life of Mel Allen Stephen Borelli, baseball editor of USA Today Sports Weekly, discussed his new book, "How About That! The Life of Mel Allen," the first biography of Allen, one of the most famous sports broadcasters in American history. CNN's Larry King praised the volume as "a wonderful book about a wonderful life; I knew and loved Mel Allen and Borelli captures him in full measure." The ...
    • Contributor: Borelli, Stephen
    • Date: 2005-10-18
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    Growing Up Gullah Dorothy Browner-Hubler discusses growing up Gullah in South Carolina and Maryland.
    • Contributor: Browner-Hubler, Dorothy
    • Date: 2012-02-28
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    Library of Awesome: Lynda Carter During "Library of Awesome," a pop-up exhibition featuring items from the Library's comic-book collections presented in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. Awesome-Con comics convention, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden interviewed Lynda Carter, the actress known for her role as Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series, to a packed house in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium.
    • Date: 2017-06-17
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    Myrka Dellanos: Book Fest 05 Author and journalist Myrka Dellanos at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Dellanos, Myrka
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    World Energy Transformation: Asia & Beyond Gong Ping Yeh discussed his current research in sustainable energy including wind, solar, biofuels, electric vehicles and ocean energy.
    • Contributor: Yeh, Gong Ping
    • Date: 2016-05-05
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    Poetry Reading by Li-Young Lee and David Kirby The Library of Congress literary season continued with poetry readings by Li-Young Lee and David Kirby sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.
    • Date: 2008-02-07
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    History & the Movies: An Historian Writes a Screenplay The process of compressing history into drama often generates sharp tensions between the historian and the dramatist. As James Reston Jr. will testify, the historian usually feels a sinking disappointment as the dramatist explains what it will take to capture and hold the attention of an audience. When Reston was asked to write a screenplay based on his own 2005 book, "Dogs of God: ...
    • Contributor: Reston Jr., James
    • Date: 2011-05-11
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    Taylor Branch: 2006 National Book Festival Taylor Branch speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Branch, Taylor
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Song of Songs: The Honeybee in the Garden The Song of Songs is the Hebrew Bible's love song. But who sings this song? While the literal words tell of the passionate love of a man and a woman, the early rabbis understood the verses as an allegory of the love between God and Israel. In her illuminated manuscript, "The Song of Songs: the Honeybee in the Garden," author and artist Debra Band ...
    • Contributor: Band, Debra
    • Date: 2008-10-28
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    When Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder and the New Madrid Earthquakes Between December 16, 1811, and late April 1812, a catastrophic series of earthquakes shook the Mississippi Valley. Towns were destroyed, an 18-mile-long lake was created and even the Mississippi River temporarily ran backwards. In his book, journalist Jay Feldman examines the quakes' remarkable physical power and the resulting social, political and military upheavals.
    • Contributor: Feldman, Jay
    • Date: 2005-08-04