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LIVE TOMORROW: Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:51:34 -0500

Staying Human: Poetry in the Age of Technology

Tracy K. Smith will report on her rural outreach efforts in her first term as U.S. Poet Laureate. Smith will also discuss the focus of her second term, read poems, and participate in a conversation with Ron Charles, editor of Washington Post’s Book World and host of the Library’s “Life of a Poet” series. Watch LIVE Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. ET.

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New Video: Spanish Gastronomy & Innovation

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:46:15 -0500

José Berasaluce discussed the influence of Spanish gastronomy on American culinary practice and culture.

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New Video: Music of Schumann & Brahms

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:45:05 -0500

David Plylar spoke about Robert Schumann's Humoreske and some of the relationships between Schumann's piano music and the early piano music of Johannes Brahms in this pre-concert lecture.

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New Video: Seen & Heard - The Power of Books

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:43:42 -0500

A symposium on diversity in children's literature, "Seen and Heard: The Power of Books" included prominent authors and followed the 2018 ceremony for the Walter Dean Myers Awards, honoring literature for young readers.

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New Video: Conversation With David Bromberg

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:40:16 -0500

David Bromberg discussed his personal collection of American-made violins with Nancy Groce. They were joined by Kenneth Naito and Nate Growler and showed a violin from the David Bromberg American Violin Collection made in Baltimore by Luther Heiges. During the past 50 years David Bromberg has amassed the largest and most comprehensive collection of American violins.

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New Video: Mold Outbreak in Tbilisi, Georgia

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:09:12 -0500

Randy Silverman discussed how the Tbilisi State University Library experienced a 15-year mold event that damaged 80,000 rare western books.

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New Video: Georgian Papers Public Symposium

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:08:18 -0500

The Library's John W. Kluge Center sponsored a symposium featuring scholars who were recently among the first to examine the papers of King George III, the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence.

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New Video: Justice Clarence Thomas

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:51:55 -0500

Gregory Maggs conducted a conversation with Hon. Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The conversation was held in conjunction with the Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Events.

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New Video: Holiday Light Show from Space

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:46:30 -0500

New Videos March 17, 2018 Subscribe Holiday Light Show from Space NASA's Miguel Román spoke on global variations in energy service demand using data from instruments on the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: In Situ Studies of Tidelines on Paper

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:40:22 -0500

New Videos March 17, 2018 Subscribe In Situ Studies of Tidelines on Paper Rachel Obbard discusses Tidelines, or staining produced by wetting, mar the appearance of and weaken paper, which predisposes the paper to further damage. This talk highlighted findings from research that utilizes existing technologies to improve our understanding of tidelines on historical documents, books, and artworks on paper. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:37:26 -0500

New Videos March 17, 2018 Subscribe Interview: Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty As a part of its "Reel Folk" event examining cultural explorations on film, Stephen Winick and Mary Sue Twohy interviewed Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty of the PBS "American Epic" documentary series. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Abridgments in 18th-Century Publishing

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:35:04 -0500

New Videos March 17, 2018 Subscribe The Business of Abridgments in 18th-Century Britain & America In this illustrated lecture, Michael F. Suarez examined the surprising prevalence of abridgments in 18th-century Anglo-American publishing. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Archives Challenge Interviews

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:36:10 -0500

New Videos March 16, 2018 Subscribe Archives Challenge Interviews Folklorist Jennifer Cutting interviews several artists who performed in the "Archives Challenge" series, where an array of different folk musicians are asked to learn material from archives of the American Folklife Center and perform it in a special showcase. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Medialogies

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:33:08 -0500

New Videos March 16, 2018 Subscribe Medialogies: Reading Reality in the Age of Inflationary Media Patricia Vieira moderates a discussion with David Castillo and William Egginton, authors of "Medialogies: Reading Reality in the Age of Inflationary Media." The book offers an innovative approach to the contemporary construction of reality in cultural, political and economic domains, inviting the read to reconsider the way reality is constructed, and how truth, sovereignty, agency and authority are understood from the everyday, philosophical and political points of view. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New VIdeos: Fairfield Four Concert & Interview

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:29:49 -0500

New Videos March 16, 2018 Subscribe Fairfield Four Concert & Interview A concert by African-American gospel quartet The Fairfield Four with an interview following. Click here to watch the concert.Click here to watch the interview. [...]



New Video: Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:22:13 -0500

New Videos March 16, 2018 Subscribe Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton joined Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for a presentation of the 100 millionth book in Parton's Imagination Library program, donated to the Library of Congress. The program featured a reading with school children and an announcement about a new literacy collaboration between Parton's program and the Library of Congress. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Provenance of Printing in Afghanistan

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:31:10 -0500

New Videos March 16, 2018 Subscribe Provenance of Printing in Afghanistan Elham Bakhtary investigated the lithographs' literary influences and argued that the lithographs espoused a unique ethno-Islamic ideology that challenged the substance of Islamic revivalism in India, but also employed the latter's technological and discursive methods in doing so. The lecture concluded with how this similarity suggests that ideas and print technology in South Asia traveled along similar itineraries in the 19th century. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Mongolia's Lake Hovsgol

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:20:58 -0500

New Videos March 16, 2018 Subscribe Protecting Mongolia's Lake Hovsgol Clyde Goulden and Robert McIntosh discussed the critical importance of science and the rule of law in protecting the integrity of Mongolia's Lake Hovsgol National Park, one of the most beautiful and famous tourist destinations in Mongolia. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Albanian National Day

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:17:47 -0500

New Videos March 16, 2018 Subscribe Albanian National Day In celebration of Albanian National Day, the World Digital Library at the Library of Congress, the Embassy of Albania and the Albanian National Archives announce the acquisition and high-resolution digitization of the two Codices Beratinus, extremely rare 6th- and 9th-Century illuminated manuscripts on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Reformation at 500: Rebel in the Ranks

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:14:57 -0500

New Videos March 16, 2018 Subscribe Reformation at 500: Rebel in the Ranks Brad S.Gregory discusses his new book, "Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World" as part of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: Stetson Kennedy & Cultural Advocacy

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:10:53 -0500

New Videos March 16, 2018 Subscribe Stetson Kennedy: Cultural Advocacy Reading from her recently published biography, author Peggy A. Bulger discussed Stetson Kennedy (1916-2011), who led a remarkable life as a political activist, writer and folklorist. Click here to watch the video. [...]



LIVE TOMORROW: Women Illustrators

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:31:10 -0500

New Videos March 14, 2018 Subscribe Drawn to Purpose: Women Illustrators & Cartoonists A panel of women illustrators and cartoonists—Whitney Sherman, Barbara Brandon-Croft and Jillian Tamaki—discuss their work, highlighted in the current Library of Congress exhibition and book, “Drawn to Purpose." Click here to watch the discussion LIVE, Thursday, March 15 at noon ET. [...]



LIVE TONIGHT: "Hidden Figures"

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:16:44 -0500

New Videos March 14, 2018 Subscribe "Hidden Figures": Margot Lee Shetterly & the Women of NASA The Library of Congress commemorates Women’s History Month with a special interview about the women of NASA, their courage, leadership and super powers in the history of the American space program. "Hidden Figures" author Margot Lee Shetterly and producer Donna Gigliotti discuss the subjects of their award-winning work. Click here to watch TONIGHT LIVE at 7pm ET. [...]



New Video: Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:10:40 -0500

New Videos March 13, 2018 Subscribe Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex Daniel Else explored the results of his year-long inquiry into the organizational underpinnings of that military technological revolution of the 1940s and 1950s. Click here to watch the video. [...]



New Video: 2017 Asian American Literary Festival

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:08:11 -0500

New Videos March 13, 2018 Subscribe 2017 Asian American Literary Festival The Library of Congress hosted the concluding day of the groundbreaking Asian American Literature Festival. The day featured a lecture and reading by writer and American Book Award winner Karen Tei Yamashita titled, "Literature as Community: the Turtle, Imagination, and the Journey Home." The afternoon session included a lecture by poet Kimiko Hahn on "Angel Island: The Roots and Branches of Asian-American Poetry," and closed with a poetry reading. Click here to watch the video. [...]