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    Artist Encounters: Paul Lewis, Pianist Renowned pianist Paul Lewis speaks with David Plylar about selected manuscripts of music by Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt, including transcriptions by Liszt.
    • Date: 2013-03-01
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    Impact of Miranda Warning on Human Rights in Eastern Europe In celebration of Human Rights Day, a panel of distinguished American and European politicians and scholars discussed address how American laws -- and specifically,the Miranda warning -- have affected human rights developments in Romania and the former Soviet Union.
    • Date: 2016-12-09
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    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 2 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-13
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    Ken Burns on Literacy Ken Burns addresses the importance of literacy at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Burns, Ken
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Prohibition in Washington D.C.: How Dry We Weren't Prohibition ended in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 1934. The Washington Post reported that "Somehow, after 17 years without it, Washingtonians seemed to hold their liquor quite well." One reason might be that the nation's capital had been far from a model dry city, hosting up to 3,000 speakeasies since Prohibition began in 1917. As documented in a new book by Garrett Peck, even...
    • Contributor: Peck, Garrett
    • Date: 2011-10-26
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    National Book Festival 2005: White House Breakfast The 2005 National Book Festival Authors' Breakfast and Opening Ceremony hosted by First Lady Laura Bush, took place at the White House early on Saturday morning, September 24. In addition to Mrs. Bush, speakers at the ceremony were Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, authors Festival authors Robert MacNeil and Myrka Dellanos, and two representatives from the NBA/WNBA's "Read to Achieve" reading promotion program:...
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Italian Cuisine in the World Domenica Marchetti and Amy Riolo participate in a panel discussion on the history of Italian cuisine and culture worldwide.
    • Date: 2016-11-14
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    Jim Crawford and Samuel Fromartz Discuss Organic Farming Almost from the inception of the organic food movement there has been conflict between the mom-and-pop farmers and large-scale retailers. Farmer Jim Crawford and business journalist Samuel Fromartz explored this dichotomy and other organic farming issues in a lecture sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
    • Date: 2007-05-23
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    David McCullough: 2015 National Book Festival David McCullough discusses "The Wright Brothers" with NPR's Melissa Block at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: McCullough, David
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University Janet Sims-Wood discusses her book, "Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History." Wesley was a renown archivist who helped create a world-class archives known as the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and cemented her place as an important figure in the preservation of African-American history.
    • Contributor: Sims-Wood, Janet
    • Date: 2015-02-24
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    Conversations About RDA: Capitalization, Abbreviations & Numbers 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
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    Men in the Arena Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith discussed his documentary film "Men in the Arena," about two Somali national soccer team friends chasing their dreams against impossible odds. It was shot in Somalia, Kenya and the United States.
    • Contributor: Biersmith, J.R.
    • Date: 2016-12-16
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    The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence Foreign spies and the theft of military and industrial secrets were real threats during the 1930s as the United States faced the impending war. The nation's lack of security on those fronts was also a problem. Enter J. Edgar Hoover and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Raymond J. Batvinis, former FBI special agent, presents an early history of the FBI in a lecture at...
    • Contributor: Batvinis, Raymond
    • Date: 2007-11-08
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    Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31. 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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    Anne Ursu: 2014 National Book Festival Anne Ursu appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Ursu, Anne
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    The Singing & Praying Band: African American a Capella Sacred Music from Delaware and Maryland The Singing and Praying Band performs in concert.
    • Contributor: Singing & Praying Band
    • Date: 2012-08-23
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    Jason Reynolds: 2016 National Book Festival Jason Reynolds discusses "Ghost" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Reynolds, Jason
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray & the Story of a Forgotten Era The story of Daniel Alexander Payne Murray and the rise and fall of America's black upper class during the latter quarter of the 19th Century is the subject of a new book by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, "The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era."
    • Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
    • Date: 2017-02-14
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    US-Canada Capital Poetry Exchange Suzanne Buffam, David O'Meara and Liz Howard recited their poetry in the first of an ongoing collaboration between Ottawa's VerseFest and the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2017-03-30
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    The Art of Splendor: Islamic Luxury Goods A lecture with illustrations the author of Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300-1600.
    • Contributor: Mack, Rosamond E.
    • Date: 2004-04-19
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    From Mecca to Mashhad: A Lithographed Shiite Pilgrimage Scroll from Iran A Nowruz lecture featuring Ulrich Marzolph speaking about a lithographed Shiite pilgrimage scroll from Qajar, Iran.
    • Contributor: Marzolph, Ulrich
    • Date: 2013-04-10
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    W. Ralph Eubanks: 2009 National Book Festival Nonfiction author W. Ralph Eubanks appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Eubanks, W. Ralph
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective (Luncheon Session) 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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    Judy Schachner: Book Fest 07 Judy Schachner in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Schachner, Judy
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    BARD Mobile iOS: How to Find & Navigate Help Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to find and navigate help in the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Date: 2013-09-01