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New Video: Kishineff Massacre & American Music

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:19:55 -0600

Randall Goldberg explored the Jewish American musical responses to the Kishineff Pogrom of 1903 in Russia,

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New Video: Tale from the Zongo Lagoon

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:18:46 -0600

Author and anthropologist Emily Williamson visited the Young Readers Center to present her unique book "Gizo-Gizo! A Tale From the Zongo Lagoon," created when Williamson was researching conservation issues in a community of Cape Coast, Ghana, where an important water source, the Zongo Lagoon, was polluted.

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New Video: Noir at Book Fest 2017

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:49:59 -0600

Some of the region's most exciting names in crime fiction read from the darkest corners of their work at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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New Video: Collections as Data - Book Fest 2017

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:49:09 -0600

Kate Zwaard discusses how we can understand our world in new ways using library collections materials and computer analysis at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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New Video: Maya Lin - Light & Lines

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:48:13 -0600

Jeanne Walker-Harvey read from her new book about the architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., "Maya Lin Artist-Architect of Light and Lines," illustrated by Dow Phumiruk. She read to an audience of children in the Library's Young Readers Center.

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New Video: RPTF2 Material & Digital Curation

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:47:05 -0600

Nationally recognized experts from academic, museum and public sectors discuss strategies for digital and material curation of sound-based materials at the 2017 multi-day conference, Radio Preservation Task Force 2: From Archive to Classroom.

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New Video: RPTF2 Indigeneous/First Nations

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:45:09 -0600

This panel at the the 2017 multi-day conference, Radio Preservation Task Force 2: From Archive to Classroom, addressed one of the areas of deficiency in existing archival radio collections: indigenous/first nations radio. Presenters will discuss the logistics of actual institutional work, describe specific radio work that has captured important political or cultural events, or talk about available collections and areas of study available to researchers..

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New Video: Valerie Tripp & American Girl

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:29:48 -0600

Valerie Tripp, an author in the "American Girl" book series that tells the stories of girls through U.S. history who are also depicted by a popular line of dolls, delivered the biannual Anne Scott MacLeod Children's Literature Lecture.

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New Video: Latin Pop

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:28:45 -0600

Singer-songwriter Chris Urquiaga in concert with iconic Latin pop songs in Spanish and Portuguese and in various genres, including bossa nova and salsa.

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New Video: Mapping a Persian Literary Sphere

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:27:57 -0600

In this presentation Kevin Schwartz uses tazkirahs -- authoritative collections of Persian literary works -- to map divergent conceptualizations of the world of Persian literary culture.

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New Video: Urban Artistry Oral History

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:27:04 -0600

Staff of the Library's American Folklife Center discuss the Urban Artistry organization with its founder, Junious Brickhouse, and other members of the organization in conjunction with a performance at the Library.

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New Video: Joseph Pennell & World War I

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:06:11 -0600

Katherine Blood discusses the wartime work of printmaker Joseph Pennell, including "Lest Liberty Perish," an evocative image of New York City destroyed by the enemy.

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New Video: When in the Arab World

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:05:03 -0600

Rana F. Nejem discusses her book, "When in the Arab World: An Insider's Guide to Living & Working with Arab Culture."

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New Video: 2017 Walter Dean Myers Award

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:03:21 -0600

The novel, "March Book Three," by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell received the second annual Walter Dean Myers Award for outstanding children's literature in a young adult category.

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New Video: How to Survive a Plague

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:02:26 -0600

David France discusses his telling of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S., a riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease.

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New Video: 2017 Literacy Awards Best Practices

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:01:32 -0600

The fifth annual Library of Congress Literacy Awards event featured presentations from award winners Pratham Books, the National Center for Families Learning and the Children's Literacy Initiative.

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New Video: Genesis of Print in Afghanistan

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:03:39 -0600

Elham Bakhtary discussed the genesis of print in Afghanistan during the reign of Amir Sher Ali Khan (1871-77).

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New Video: Orion String Quartet

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:02:59 -0600

This concert highlights the music of Australian composer and violist Brett Dean, who premieres a new work for viola and piano--a Library co-commission-with Juho Pohjonen.

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New Video: Philosophical Foundations of Immigration Law

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:01:49 -0600

Political philosopher Jeremy Waldron explored how economic and cultural interests can determine immigration policy.

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New Video: Albanian Press After Communism

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:01:01 -0600

Flora Nikolla discussed the Albanian press after Communism and the Albanian diaspora and its relationship to Albania.

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New Video: Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:00:17 -0600

Anders Rydell discussed his book, the story of the systematic pillaging of Europe's libraries by Nazis during World War II, and the small team of heroic librarians now working to return the stolen books to their rightful owners.

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Thanks for Your Support!

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 11:00:14 -0600

Thank You for Supporting the Library! Thank you for a making a gift to inspire curiosity, ignite conversations and illuminate minds. The Library’s first year-end giving campaign is a success because of you. Your gift to the Library supports literacy and reading initiatives, exhibitions and countless public programs that are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy. Many of these programs are only possible because of the generosity of people like you. Here's more information. Still haven't finalized your year-end giving plans? You can still make a gift to enrich the lives of millions of people across the nation and around the world. Make your tax-deductible donation today and spark a lifelong adventure of learning! DONATE NOW [...]



New Video: History & Future of the Finnish Language

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:52:30 -0600

In celebration of 100 years of Finnish independence, the Library co-sponsored with the Embassy of Finland a symposium on the history and future of the Finnish language.

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New Video: Goodly Treasures New & Old

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:51:18 -0600

Gary Rendsburg discussed the biblical Song of Songs, followed by a display of treasures from the Library's Hebraic section.

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New Video: Music & the WWI Alliance

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:50:33 -0600

Musicologists are joined by musicians to explore the contributions of popular songs from the U.S., Canada and Britain to the Allies during World War I.

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