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    Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86

    The fruit of four decades of collaboration between bluegrass music's premier historian and photographer, Bluegrass Odyssey offers a fascinating journey into the heart of a quintessentially American musical form.

    • Date: 2002-02-27
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    Wil Haygood: 2010 National Book Festival

    Journalist and biographer Wil Haygood presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Haygood, Wil
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video

    Poetry & Literacy Symposium

    A series of panels exploring the connections between poetry and literacy.

    • Date: 2015-03-03
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    Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth (Morning, Day 1)

    Kluge Center Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick convenes scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians from around the world for a two-day symposium at the Library of Congress to explore how we prepare to face new knowledge that may challenge our very conceptions of life and our place in the universe. Day 1/morning speakers included Mary Voytek, Hon. Lamar Smith, Seth Shostak, Clement Vidal, Iris Fry, Carol ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-09-18
  • Film, Video

    Scholarfest S3: Life/Present: Personal & Cultural Identity in a Multicultural World

    As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, seven 10-minute rapid-fire "lightning conversations" (followed by 20 minutes of moderated Q&A) covered the topic of personal and cultural identity in a multicultural world.

    • Date: 2015-06-11
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    David McCullough on John Adams

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington engages noted author and historian David MCullough in a discussion on John Adams.

    • Date: 2014-02-14
  • Film, Video

    Judith Viorst: 2008 National Book Festival

    Judith Viorst appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Viorst, Judith
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video

    Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln

    Robert T. Lincoln was Abraham and Mary's oldest and last-surviving son, yet little has been published about the lawyer, businessman and statesman who lived during one of the most progressive and dynamic eras in U.S. history. In his new book, Jason Emerson, after nearly 10 years of research - much of it done at the Library of Congress - draws upon previously undiscovered materials ...

    • Contributor: Emerson, Jason
    • Date: 2013-07-16
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    Brian Haig: Book Fest 07

    Brian Haig in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Haig, Brian
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Film, Video

    Conversations about RDA: Examples of Exercising Judgment in the Statement of Responsibility

    Four Library of Congress bibliographic description experts provide tips and strategies for working with the RDA: Resource Description and Access instructions in a new training series titled "Conversations about RDA."

    • Date: 2015-05-20
  • Film, Video

    Inside the Library

    A senior cataloger and longtime docent at the Library of Congress, shares a personal perspective on the Library's historic buildings and collections.

    • Contributor: Maier, Kurt
    • Date: 2004-06-08
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    Pre-Concert Conversation with the Calefax Reed Quintet

    A conversation with the Calefax Reed Quintet prior to their concert at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Calefax Reed Quintet
    • Date: 2015-02-02
  • Film, Video

    Poet & Writer Zainab Hassan

    Somali writer and poet Zainab Hassan discusses her work in an interview presented in partnership with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.

    • Contributor: Hassan, Zainab
    • Date: 2014-06-10
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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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    Francine Prose: 2008 National Book Festival

    Francine Prose speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Prose, Francine
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video

    Is Diplomacy the Answer?

    Does the U.S., as a longstanding superpower, need a diplomatic strategy to protect and advance our interests in the new world? William R. Smyser examined the topic in a lecture at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Smyser, Dick
    • Date: 2008-10-23
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    Walter Dean Myers

    • Contributor: Myers, Walter Dean
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Film, Video

    PBS Kids' Between the Lions

    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    The History and Curse of the Hope Diamond

    They say diamonds are a girl's best friend. Yet, one such gem has been more foe to those it has touched, allegedly cursing some of them to their demise. From the diamond mines of India and royal palaces of Europe to the jewelers of Fifth Avenue and halls of the Smithsonian, Richard Kurin uncovers the mystery and the true story of the world's most ...

    • Contributor: Kurin , Richard
    • Date: 2007-11-16
  • Film, Video

    Traditional Judaism or Reform

    As part of the Library's celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, Marsha Rozenblit delivered the ninth annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book. The lecture focused on Viennese Jews in the 19th Century. Rozenblit is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Maryland. The lecture series honors Myron M. Weinstein (1927-1998), whose 29-year tenure at ...

    • Contributor: Rozenblit, Marsha
    • Date: 2008-05-06
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    The Surprising History of Bird Feeding

    Paul Baicich and Margaret Barker discussed their book, "Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation," written with colleague Carrol Henderson.

    • Date: 2016-05-26
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    Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble

    This concert features the Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble performing traditional Turkmenistan music.

    • Contributor: Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble
    • Date: 2011-11-28
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    Nikki Grimes

    • Contributor: Grimes, Nikki
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    Challenges and Prospects of 11 Official Languages Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Leketi Makalela discussed English and language development in South Africa, particularly among speakers with indigenous African language backgrounds. His work reveals fresh insights into the study of English and the development of language in Africa.

    • Contributor: Makalela, Leketi
    • Date: 2011-11-15
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    American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) discussed, "American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country." "American Heroines" is a blend of biography, history and personal memoir that profiles notable American women from the 19th century to the present. This compelling mix of social history and personal recollection presents female pioneers in fields as varied as government, business, education and health care, who overcame the ...

    • Contributor: Hutchison, Kay Bailey
    • Date: 2005-03-14