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    Cathy Scott: 2008 National Book Festival Journalist Cathy Scott appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Scott, Cathy
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel II: Begums and Maharanis Women in the Indian subcontinent are often associated with the smiling, singing and dancing actresses who appear in Bollywood films (Indian cinema). However, throughout history women in that region have played a significant role in the political, religious and cultural life of their society. The contributions of these women are the subject of a symposium titled "Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-04-20
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    The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen & Attracting Who You Want Rosalind Wiseman discussed her new e-book written for male teens, "The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen and Attracting Who You Want." The event included a conversation with Wiseman, a panel including two of the book's teen editors, a high school assistant principal, and an audience of more than 60 high school students from around the Washington, D.C. area.
    • Contributor: Wiseman, Rosalind
    • Date: 2013-09-12
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    Folklore's Champion: Ben Botkin Among Benjamin Botkin's accomplishments, the gathering of slave narratives has received the greatest amount of attention, though not always with his name attached. As folklore editor of the Federal Writers Project, and later head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, Botkin guided the fieldworkers who collected the narratives, amassed and edited the raw materials, and produced 17 bound volumes ...
    • Contributor: Abrahams, Roger - Abrahams, Roger D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-15
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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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    Development of Transjordan During the 19th Century Raouf Abujaber discusses the development of Transjordan during the 19th century.
    • Contributor: Abujaber, Raouf
    • Date: 2013-05-30
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    Thomas Mallon: 2010 National Book Festival Author Thomas Mallon speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Mallon , Thomas
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Mercy Watson 10th Anniversary: 2015 National Book Festival At the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., author Kate DiCamillo hosted a 30-minute Q&A featuring the award-winning Mercy Watson series for early readers and the new spinoff books featuring more stories from Mercy’s world. The presentation included a improvised musical and comedy program by Story Pirates, inspired by the series and based on ideas from audience, exploring themes of unconventional ...
    • Contributor: Dicamillo, Kate
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel I, part 2 Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against ...
    • Contributor: Earle, Peter
    • Date: 2007-12-08
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    Witness, Aleppo: Armenian, Assyrian & Arab Music, Stories & Images from Pre-war Syria Jason Hamacher discussed how he stumbled into a serious fascination with Syria's endangered spiritual traditions.
    • Contributor: Hamacher, Jason
    • Date: 2016-04-22
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    A Hole in Texas Herman Wouk, one of America's best-known and most popular novelists, discussed his writing career and his new novel, with journalist William Safire.
    • Date: 2004-04-21
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    El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna is the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, Va., and at the Library of Congress. The poets featured in the 21st marathon included Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech (Mexico), José Eduardo Degrazia (Brazil), ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2013-06-07
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    Jamie Lee Curtis: "This is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Come From" Actor and author Jamie Lee Curtis read from her book "This is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Come From," the 11th book in the "This is Me" series for young children.
    • Date: 2016-09-21
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    Charles Wheelan: 2013 National Book Festival Charles Wheelan appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wheelan, Charles
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Celebrating "One Life: Dolores Huerta" To celebrate the landmark exhibition "One Life: Dolores Huerta," Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and poets Arlene Biala and Diana García will read work in response to the exhibition.
    • Date: 2016-03-08
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    Roman Totenberg in conversation in studio with Leon Botstein 1 video recording ; 2.5 hrs. | Recorded in Blue Hill, Maine (Venue). Recorded in June, 2000. (Date). 4:3 This has been a presentation of the Library of Congress. Visit us as www.loc.gov
    • Contributor: Totenberg, Roman - Botstein, Leon
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    Preserving Creative America: Collecting Metadata for Recorded Sound As part of the NDIIPP Briefing series, the Library of Congress hosted a presentation by John Spencer, president of BMS/Chace. Spencer leads a partnership with NDIIPP exploring the structured collection of audio multitrack metadata, working to create a shareable application that facilitates the gathering of technical and descriptive metadata across multiple roles in the recording process. This presentation highlights the technical and political background ...
    • Contributor: Spencer, John
    • Date: 2010-12-17
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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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    Conversation with Miguel Zenon Miguel Zenon spoke with Library staffers Larry Appelbaum and Talia Guzman-Gonzalez about his music, his work as an educator and his latest recording "Tipico."
    • Contributor: Zenon, Miguel
    • Date: 2017-04-11
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    Library and Information Science Education in North America: Bridging the Gulf Between Education and Practice R. David Lankes chairs a panel on the ongoing tension in the library and information science (LIS) field between the demands of preparing professionals and the forward-looking research mission of many of today's LIS programs.
    • Contributor: Lankes, R. David
    • Date: 2004-03-16
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    North Korea Uncovered: The Crowd-Sourced Mapping of the World's Most Secret State Curtis Melvin has sought to cast light on the mysterious state of North Korea. From 2006 to 2009, he employed Google Earth to create "North Korea Uncovered," one of the most detailed maps of North Korea that has ever been available to the public. Melvin has gone on to help develop "38 North: DPRK Digital Atlas," which depicts thousands of buildings, monuments, missile-storage facilities, ...
    • Contributor: Melvin, Curtis
    • Date: 2015-02-24
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    Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland, 2011-08-14. Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hrabowski, Freeman A.
    • Date: 2011-08-14

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    Early Cartography of Panama & Darien Due to its role as a world's crossroads, the Isthmus of Panama has been one of the most mapped regions in the Americas. Hernan Arauz examines some of Panama's most significant maps and their interpretation and how the feats of the early conquistadors, buccaneers, surveyors and explorers influenced the development of cartography there.
    • Contributor: Arauz, Hernan
    • Date: 2010-12-16