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New Video: Medieval Medicine for Modern Infections

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:09:29 -0500

Erin Connelly discussed her research involving the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, combined with a severely stalled discovery pipeline for new antibiotics.

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New Video: Kabbalat Shabbat

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:08:36 -0500

Debra Band discussed her book, "Kabbalat Shabbat: The Grand Unification," an intellectual and aesthetic guide for welcoming Shabbat into the contemporary Jewish home.

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New Video: Tunisia's Economic Transition

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:07:32 -0500

Stephen J. King discussed his research on Tunisia's economy during its democratic transition.

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New Video: Exploring the Extreme Universe

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:06:39 -0500

Julie McEnery spoke about exploring the extreme universe with the Fermi Space Telescope.

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New Video: Digital History of Colonial Florida

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:10:23 -0500

J. Michael Francis discussed the creation of a new initiative that contains infographics, maps, original documents and a historical database of people who lived in Florida between 1513 and 1821.

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New Video: Studying Early Hollywood

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:09:13 -0500

As part of his work as Kluge Chair in Modern Culture scholar David Bordwell discussed his research project, "The Art of Cinema 1908-1920."

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New Video: Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:07:42 -0500

C. Alex Young spoke about the science and wonder of total solar eclipses. He explained the celestial mechanics of the eclipse, viewing opportunities and how NASA will study the sun and Earth during this rare event on August 21, 2017.

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New Video: Book Festival Main Stage Announcement

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:33:22 -0500

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Ron Charles of the Washington Post announce the authors appearing on the Main Stage of the National Book Festival, September 2, 2017.

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New Video: Black Creators & Characters in Comic Books

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:34:19 -0500

Darrell Goza discussed the history of black creators and characters of comic books, as well as the degree to which early African-American superheroes generally adhered to common stereotypes of black men.

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New Video: Songs of Faith & Devotion

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:33:32 -0500

Kislak Fellow Frauke Sachse discussed Manuscript 1015 in the Library's Jay I. Kislak Collection. This small leather-bound handbook, known as the "K'iche' Coplas," was compiled from different types of texts in several Highland Mayan languages and probably served as a vademecum to a parish priest.

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New Video: Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:32:34 -0500

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi read from his prize-winning short story "Memories We Lost" and participated in a moderated discussion with the Library's Laverne Page.

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New Video: Conversation with Miguel Zenon

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:31:41 -0500

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."

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New Video: US-Canada Poetry Exchange

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:30:06 -0500

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.

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New Video: Violins of Hope

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:50:53 -0500

Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein and Avshalom Weinstein discussed their project "Violins of Hope" which is dedicated to locating and restoring violins played by Jewish victims of the Holocaust. As part of the presentation, internationally known violinist Hannah Tarley played musical selections on one of the restored violins.

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New Video: Inspiring a Sense of Service & Idealism

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:50:01 -0500

The third annual Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture at the Library of Congress on "Inspiring a Sense of Service and Idealism" highlighted the evolution of the Peace Corps and how its ideals remain relevant today, five decades after its founding. Elaine Chao and Reed Hastings reflected on their experiences as leaders in government and business in a talk moderated by Ann Compton.

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New Video: Matters of the Heart

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:43:41 -0500

Neal Barnard gave a talk on how simple dietary changes can decrease your risk for and help prevent heart disease.

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New Video: Poetry of Jawdat Haydar

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:42:39 -0500

Carol Fadda discussed her research on Arab American literature and cultures, critical race and ethnic studies, transnational and diaspora studies.

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New Video: Literature and the Cuban & Angolan Revolutions

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:41:46 -0500

Kluge Fellow Lanie Millar discussed how recent Cuban and Angolan literature reexamines histories of revolution.

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New Video: Justice Ginsburg at the Young Readers Center

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:13:58 -0500

Debbie Levy used her biographical picture book, "Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark" as background for a conversation with the Justice about her childhood, education and legal career leading up to her position on the Supreme Court.

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New Video: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:52:52 -0500

Roswell Encina gave the keynote address for the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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New Video: Loving vs. Virginia

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:51:40 -0500

Patricia Hruby Powell and Shadra Strickland discussed their book for young people, "Loving vs. Virginia" about a famous legal case that cleared the way for interracial marriage in the United States.

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New Video: Celebrating Marilynne Robinson

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:50:39 -0500

Geraldine Brooks and Paul Harding joined Alan Lightman to discuss the myriad ways faith informs the work of Marilynne Robinson. The conversation was moderated by Steven Knapp. Robinson joined the panel discussion for its conclusion.

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New Video: Rep. John Lewis & March II

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:47:41 -0500

Congressman John Lewis discussed his life and work in the Civil Rights movement with 6th and 7th grade students as part of a presentation about the second book in his graphic novel series co-written by Andrew Aydin, "March II".

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New Video: Engaging Young Learners

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:40:05 -0500

Can teaching with primary sources engage young learners? Exposure to these raw materials can spark students' imaginations and support inquiry, historical thinking, and constructive learning. If you've ever wondered how early elementary students develop historical thinking skills, take a look at this lesson as Teresa St. Angelo works with a group of kindergarten historians.

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New Video: Bob Adelman - Witness to History

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:39:17 -0500

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the Library's acquisition of the entire Bob Adelman photographic archive. Adelman was a renowned documentary and news photographer who captured many historic events throughout the latter half of the 20th century.

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