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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
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).
Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Gould, Morton
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).
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.
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
[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.
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
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."
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; ...
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.
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 ...