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New Video: Math of African Dance Rhythms

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:58:41 -0500

Martin Scherzinger explores some elements of African dance music through the lens of Zimbabwean matepe and mbira music, bringing cultural and mathematical insights to bear in an engagement with this vital music.

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New Video: 2017 National Book Festival Gala

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:57:49 -0500

Celebrate reading and literacy as Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden hosts presentations by fantasy-sci-fi novelist Diana Gabaldon ("Outlander" series), historian David McCullough ("The American Spirit"), children's book author Reshma Saujani ("Girls Who Code"), nonfiction writer Margot Lee Shetterly ("Hidden Figures") and thriller writer Scott Turow ("Testimony").

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New Video: Dianne Reeves Interview

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:56:53 -0500

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves discusses her career and interpretations of Ella Fitzgerald's music. This interview was filmed in conjunction with Reeves' concert at the Library, "Dianne Reeves Sings Ella," a commemoration of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial.

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New Video: JFK's Big Speech

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:37:18 -0500

Author Shana Corey honors the 54th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's historic civil rights speech with her book, "A Time To Act: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech" in the Library's Young Readers Center.

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New Video: Echoes of the Great War Webinar

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:36:10 -0500

This webinar, first in a series on five on World War I, examines the making of the Library's WWI exhibition and explores the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it, both at home and abroad.

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New Video: Civil Liberties During Wartime

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:35:26 -0500

The Library sponsored a symposium examining the effects of World War I on civil liberties in the United States.

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New Video: Kristian Bezuidenhout

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:34:35 -0500

Following a fortepiano performance at the Library, keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout speaks with David Plylar about several treasures in the collection, including Mozart's Violin Sonata in G major, K.379, Haydn's Capriccio in G major, H.XVII:1, Haydn's Sonata in E-flat, H.XVI:52, and Beethoven's Sonata in E major, op.109.

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New Video: African American Doctors of WWI

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:59:45 -0500

Historians W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley discuss their book, "African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers."

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New Video: 2017 Literacy Awards

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:58:44 -0500

Through its Library of Congress Literacy Awards, the Library celebrates literacy organizations and the dedicated people who, through passion and hard work, bring education and literacy to an unprecedented number of people around the globe. Winners of the 2017 awards were the Children's Literacy Initiative, Philadelphia (David M. Rubenstein Prize), National Center for Families Learning, Louisville, Ky. (American Prize) and Pratham Books, Bangalore, India (International Prize).

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New Video: Annotation in Ptolemy's Geography

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:56:51 -0500

Chet Van Duzer discusses Ptolemy's "Geography."

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New Video: Teatro de la Luna

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:19:12 -0500

El XXV Maratón de Poesía del Teatro de la Luna is an annual Spanish-language poetry marathon gathering poets together from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

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New Video: Juan Felipe Herrera & Tom Sleigh

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:18:01 -0500

US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and essayist Tom Sleigh read from their work and participated in a discussion moderated by Fiona McCrae from Graywolf Press.

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New Video: Separate Is Never Equal

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:17:19 -0500

Duncan Tonatiuh discussed his children's book "Separate Is Never Equal," the story of Sylvia Mendez and her family's fight to end school segregation of Mexican Americans in California in 1947.

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New Video: Persian Manuscripts in India

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:41:32 -0500

Chander Shekhar spoke about the Persian manuscript tradition from India.

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New Video: William Wells Brown

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:40:48 -0500

Ezra Greenspan will discussed his book "William Wells Brown: An African American Life." Brown (1814-1884) was born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he was 19, when he escaped. He became an agent of the Underground Railroad, an antislavery activist and a self-taught writer and orator.

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New Video: Kamal al Mulk

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:39:59 -0500

Layla Diba spoke about Kamal al Mulk, Iran's first modern painter in the 19th century Qajar dynasty and the modernizing trends in Iranian contemporary painting tradition.

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New Video: Value of the Enslaved

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:39:11 -0500

Daina Ramey Berry gives a lecture entitled "The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave."

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New Video: Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih Concert

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:38:18 -0500

Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih perform Shostakovich's Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, op. 40; Martinů's Sonata no. 1 for cello and piano, H. 277; Hahn's "Deux improvisations sur des airs irlandais"; Fauré's Cello Sonata no. 2 in G minor, op. 117; and Thomas Adès' "Lieux retrouvés." The encore is from Chopin's 19 Polish Songs, op. 74, "Faded & Vanished" (no. 13).

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New Video: Saturday Young Readers Center Opening

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:12:19 -0500

View the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Saturday hours at the Young Readers Center with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and members of the Young Readers Center Teen Board. Award winning author Meg Medina reads from her bilingual book, "Mango, Abuela and Me."

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New Video: Culture in County Clare

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:11:31 -0500

Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin discussed his book, "Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape."

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New Video: Prince Hall Freemasonry in D.C.

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:10:46 -0500

Alonza Tehuti Evans discusses Prince Hall Freemasonry, the oldest recognized and continuously active organization founded by African Americans.

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New Video: Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:09:51 -0500

A conversation featuring Ippei Shigeyama from Japan's distinguished 400-year-old Shigeyama family prior to a concert at the Library.

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New Video: Either/Or Concert

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:55:49 -0500

Either/Or, a New York-based contemporary music ensemble, performs Anthony Braxton's "Composition no. 222" (a McKim Fund in the Library of Congress commission), Richard Carrick's "La Scène Miniature," Beat Furrer's "Spur," Anna Thorvaldsdottir's "Ró," Selected Etudes by Ligeti (Taka Kigawa, piano) and Furrer's "Intorno al bianco."

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New Video: Outstanding Catalan Contributions

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:54:56 -0500

Joan Amorós discussed his book, "Outstanding Catalan Contributions" about unique cultural, historical, political, artistic, literary and scientific contributions by Catalans.

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New Video: Noisy Night

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:54:03 -0500

Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Brian Biggs introduce fourth-grade students to their new book, "Noisy Night."

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