2014 Videos

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    The Forgotten Fifties: America's Decade from Look Magazine Author James Conaway discussed his new book, "The Forgotten Fifties: America's Decade from the Archives of Look Magazine." The more than 4 million images in the Look Magazine Photograph Collection (1937-1971) comprise the largest single collection in the holdings of the Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs Division. The 1950s was a transformative decade that included the Red Scare of Joseph McCarthy, the Korean...
    • Contributor: Conaway, James
    • Date: 2014-09-23
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    Library of Congress Literacy Awards: 2014 National Book Festival Library of Congress Literacy Awards are presented at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Billington, James - Rubenstein, David
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Alan Greenspan: 2014 National Book Festival Alan Greenspan is interviewed at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. by David Rubenstein.
    • Contributor: Greenspan, Alan - Rubenstein, David
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Literacy Best Practices: Lost Boys Rebuilding South Sudan The primary project of Lost Boys Rebuilding South Sudan is Literacy at the Well. This is a literacy program that uses a nontraditional structure to provide literacy education to girls and women by reaching them where they spend the most time-waiting in line for water at communal wells. The group trains South Sudanese teachers who are members of the community, and so have a...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Literacy Best Practices: Beanstalk Beanstalk is a volunteer-based literacy organization that provides one-on-one support to children ages 6-11. By creating a less structured environment, without consequences for perceived failure, tutors are able to help the students engage with and enjoy reading and learning.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Literacy Best Practices: The Dollywood Foundation The Dollywood Imagination Library is a book distribution program designed to provide preschool children with access to high-quality, culturally diverse children's books. Each child enrolled in the program is sent one book a month from birth to age 5. Every child in a program area is eligible, regardless of family income.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Literacy Best Practices: Dr. AV Baliga Memorial Trust The Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Trust (DAVBMT) provides literacy services through resource centers that it has established in slums, resettlement areas and unauthorized colonies throughout New Delhi. Many of its programs focus particularly on the education and empowerment of women and girls.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Literacy Best Practices: Literacy Assistance Center The Literacy Assistance Center provides professional development training to adult literacy educators in New York City. It offers workshops and online learning programs for teachers and tutors focused on teaching innovative and effective practices in adult reading, writing, math instruction, and related subjects.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Literacy Best Practices: Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford provides adult literacy services through volunteer teachers who are trained and regularly evaluated based on performance. Its services include basic literacy instruction, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), GED tutoring, and job readiness training.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Literacy Best Practices: The Parent-Child Home Program The Parent-Child Home Program combines intensive home visits with weekly gifts of books and educational materials to develop school readiness in children with disadvantages. Community-based early literacy specialists visit participating families twice a week for two years, supplying books and educational toys and modeling activities designed to stimulate interaction and promote school readiness.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Literacy Best Practices: Power Poetry Power Poetry is an online community that promotes youth literacy and empowerment through poetry by allowing teenage poets from across the country to submit poems and read their peers' work. The program uses poetry as a motivational core to get young people to engage with and access literacy and related resources.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Literacy Best Practices: ProLiteracy ProLiteracy is a membership organization for adult literacy organizations and educators that comprises more than 1,000 member programs in the United States and 50 partners in 34 developing nations. By focusing on curriculum and materials development, advocacy, and professional development, ProLiteracy ensures that adult literacy groups do not have to duplicate their efforts and can all access high-quality training and advocacy materials.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Read Nepal Rural Education and Development Nepal (READ Nepal) provides access to books by establishing community libraries in villages across Nepal. READ Nepal's Practical Answers Program collects questions on topics such as law, health care, and farming, and creates print materials that answer these questions in an accessible format, offering people an incentive to read.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    2014 National Collegiate Book Collecting Awards Ceremony Established in 2005 to recognize outstanding book-collecting efforts by college and university students, the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest aims to encourage young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles. 2014 winners were announced at a special Library of Congress event.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Daggers Drawn: Cartoonist Kal Cartoonist Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher will discuss and sign his new book, "Daggers Drawn," which contains more than 300 of Kallaugher's award-winning works along with essays discussing his time with The Economist. In this book, Kallaugher has pointed his keen eye and sharp pen at important world events of the past 35 years.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Being a Rockefeller: Becoming Myself, A Memoir Eileen Rockefeller discussed and signed her memoir.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    75th Anniversary of "These Are Our Lives" The 75th anniversary of "These Are Our Lives," a book of life histories from the Federal Writers' Project and a seminal volume from the New Deal era was celebrated during a Books & Beyond program.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Symposium on the Reluctant Reader The Young Readers Center produced a symposium on reluctant readers, children who struggle with reading skills that can impede their ability to learn and their interest in books. The panel, moderated by Center for the Book director John Cole included pediatrician Trude Haecker, psychologist Claire Agard and author/illustrators Stephan Pastis and Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Tackling Unemployment: The Legislative Dynamics of the Employment Act of 1946 Author Ruth Ellen Wasem discussed her book, "Tackling Unemployment: The Legislative Dynamics of the Employment Act of 1946," which covers the sweeping legislation on which postwar United States economic policy was built.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014
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    Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: The Claiming of a New World John W. Hessler, Chet Van Duzer and Daniel De Simone discuss the book "Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: Claiming of a New World."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2014