• Film, Video
    Michael Dirda
    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    Martinique Fieldwork, 1936 motion picture | Duration: 0:40:16 | Filmed in 1936 in Martinique by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a pregnant woman dancing a traditional Martinican dance. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance ...
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL) 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
  • Film, Video
    Buffalo dance Copyright: no reg. Performers: Last Horse, Parts His Hair, Hair Coat. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:15 at 20 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Sioux ghost dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera. MAVIS ...
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Heise, William - Last Horse - Parts His Hair - Hair Coat - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) - Pine - Strong Talker
    • Date: 1894
  • Film, Video
    Midway of Charleston exposition The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows people walking on the midway at the Charleston Exposition. Very few objects are discernible because of the distance.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
  • Film, Video
    Morton Gould interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 1995. Morton Gould speaks with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich about his life and career as a composer. videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 hrs., 48 min. | Recorded on November 10, 1995 (Date). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City. (Venue). Transcribed by Lyndsey Thorton Woods. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of the Carnegie Hall Institute (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Gould, Morton
  • Film, Video
    Richard Thompson: 2011 National Book Festival Cartoonist Richard Thompson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Thompson, Richard
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Collection
    Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory: Cajun Music from Louisiana 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
  • Film, Video
    [Story of Christ]
    Special effects reel. | Histoire de Christ
    Story of the life of Christ. Includes, among other scenes, the Nativity; Jesus driving the money changers out of the temple; Jesus walking upon the waters; Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead; Calvary; the Crucifixion; the Resurrection.
    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    Michael Harper Reads His Poetry Michael S. Harper, Professor of English at Brown University, is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Dear John, Dear Coltrane and Healing Song for the Inner Ear. He has been the recipient of the Governor's Poetry Award and a Doctorate of Letters from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire; he was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library; ...
    • Contributor: Harper, Michael
    • Date: 1989-02-24
  • Film, Video
    Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Taymur (1840-1902) 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
  • Film, Video
    Magical Momentos
    • Contributor: Dimunation, Mark
  • Film, Video
    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
  • Film, Video
    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