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New Video: Woodrow Wilson Chooses War Webinar

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:45:39 -0600

This webinar is third in a series of five on World War I. Like many individuals around the globe, Woodrow Wilson was shocked by the outbreak of a devastating world war among European empires in 1914. As president of the United States, however, he had a unique opportunity to shape the outcome of this catastrophic conflict.

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New Video: Book Festival Fiction Stage

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:29:48 -0600

Eleven authors and a special presentation on the late novelist Denis Johnson highlighted the Fiction Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.




New Video: Book Festival Contemporary Life

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:51:37 -0600

Eleven authors appeared on the Contemporary Life Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

  • Danielle Allen launches her new book "Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A"
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee discussed "The Gene: An Intimate History"
  • Matthew Desmond discussed "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City"
  • Leland Melvin discussed "Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances"
  • Dava Sobel discussed "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars"
  • Graham Allison discussed "Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?" with David M. Rubenstein
  • Roxane Gay discussed "Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body" and "Difficult Women"
  • Mark Kurlansky discussed "Havana: A Subtropical Delirium"
  • Michael Eric Dyson and Ibram X. Kendi discussed their books "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America" and "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," respectively, in a panel discussion on race in America.
  • Sam Kean discussed "Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us"



New Video: Book Festival Graphic Novels

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:32:58 -0600

Several cartoonists discussed their work on the Graphic Novels Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

  • Gene Luen Yang discussed "Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences"
  • Mike Lester and Ann Telnaes talked about their works, "A is for Salad" and "Humor's Edge: Cartoons by Ann Telnaes, respectively, in a presentation on politics and the comic strip
  • 2017 National Book Festival poster artist Roz Chast discussed "Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
  • Lincoln Peirce launched his new book "Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie"



Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00:20 -0600

News from the Library of Congress November 21, 2017 Spark a Lifelong Adventure of Learning This year, for the first time, the Library of Congress is participating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November 28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information. The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation’s memory, but the world’s—information from all corners of the earth, in more than 470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access the Library’s treasures from anywhere. Save the Date to Make Your Gift! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. DONATE NOW [...]



New Video: Book Festival Teens Stage (CORRECTED)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:41:43 -0600

The following authors appeared on the Teens Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

(Links are corrected from the previous version.)

 




New Video: Book Festival Teens Stage

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:39:01 -0600

The following authors appeared on the Teens Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.




New Video: Book Festival History & Biography Stage

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:49:06 -0600

Twelve authors appeared on the History & Biography Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

  • Steven Levingston, Kathy McKeon and Thomas Oliphant participated in a panel discussion on the 100th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy
  • Sidney Blumenthal discussed "Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856"
  • Margot Lee Shetterly discussed "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race"
  • Ronald C. White discussed "American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant"
  • Admiral James Stavridis discussed "Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans"
  • Helene Cooper discussed "Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf"
  • Peter Cozzens discussed "The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West"
  • A. Scott Berg discussed "World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It"
  • Ben Macintyre discussed "Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War"
  • John A. Farrell discussed "Richard Nixon: The Life"



New Video: Book Festival Poetry & Prose Stage

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:59:11 -0600

Eight special presentations comprised the Poetry & Prose Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.




New Video: Book Festival Children's Green Stage

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:10:35 -0600

Thirteen authors were featured on the Children's Green Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.




New Video: Book Festival Children's Purple Stage

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:04:42 -0600

Eleven authors were featured on the Children's Purple Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.




New Video: Book Festival Main Stage

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:23:53 -0600

Seven authors were featured on the Main Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

  • David McCullough discussed "The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For."
  • Diana Gabaldon discussed "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction."
  • J.D.Vance spoke about  his book "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis."
  • Thomas L. Friedman discussed "Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations."
  • Michael Lewis talked about "The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds."
  • Condoleezza Rice discussed "Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom."
  • David Baldacci talked about his book "The Fix."



New Video: Accessibility at the Library

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:28:30 -0500

For those in need of accessibility services, the Library of Congress provides access to its collections and events in the form of interpretive services, captioning, special touch tours and more.

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New Video: András Visky's Barrack Dramaturgy

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:13:01 -0500

Playwright and essayist András Visky discusses his work and his concept of theater, as described in a recent book, "András Visky's Barrack Dramaturgy."

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New Video: Randy Newman

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:10:14 -0500

Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performs his song "Sail Away," the title song of his album that was released in 1972. This performance is excerpted from a concert Newman gave at the Library on November 16, 2013. Included is an on-stage conversation between Newman and the Library's Mark Horowitz.

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New Video: Cassini's Grand Finale

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:05:23 -0500

Conor Nixon will cover the greatest highlights from the NASA Cassini mission from its earliest phases to the latest and most exciting results from the "Grand Finale" phase.

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New Video: Life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:32:59 -0500

Mona Khademi offered a glimpse into the life of Laura Clifford Dreyfus-Barney and her connections with Iran and Iranians.

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New Video: Collections as Data Symposium CORRECTED

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:03:29 -0500

More relevant, more accessible, more visual, and more useful--these are some benefits of making digital collections available as data and ready for computational analysis. The Library of Congress hosted a day-long event that featured case studies and impact stories of applying digital methods to analyzing and sharing collections. Presenters shared how using collections as data reactivates the holdings of libraries and other centers of history and art to make deeper connections to the communities they serve. (Corrected links below.)




New Video: Collections as Data - Impact Symposium

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:59:19 -0500

More relevant, more accessible, more visual, and more useful--these are some benefits of making digital collections available as data and ready for computational analysis. The Library of Congress hosted a day-long event that featured case studies and impact stories of applying digital methods to analyzing and sharing collections. Presenters shared how using collections as data reactivates the holdings of libraries and other centers of history and art to make deeper connections to the communities they serve.




New Video: Bibliodiscotheque Symposium

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:09:08 -0500

Explore the history of disco music, dance and culture in this afternoon symposium that features appearances by Gloria Gaynor, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, distinguished music scholars Martin Scherzinger and Alice Echols, photographer Bill Bernstein and Yolanda Baker, the only disco ball maker in the United States.

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New Video: The Framers' Coup

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:11:54 -0500

In commemoration of Constitution Day, constitutional law and history professor Michael J. Klarman of Harvard Law School discussed his book, a comprehensive history of how the framers drafted and ratified the U.S. Constitution despite their clashing interests.

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New Video: Montealegre Reads Salomón de la Selva

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:11:13 -0500

In this bilingual presentation, Nicaraguan poet and critic María Augusta Montealegre read selections from the work of Salomón de la Selva (1893-1959), one of Nicaragua's most prominent poets, followed by a reading of her own work. (In English and Spanish.)

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New Video: Habitat

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:15:43 -0500

"Habitat" -- an exploration of how technology influences the ways we create, perform and experience music -- was a multi-artist project realized at the National Gallery of Art in 2013. The creators of the project spoke about the planning and execution of the work, with a special performance of three movements from "Habitat" at the close of the program.

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New Video: Marriage & Politics in Ethiopia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:14:33 -0500

Heran Sereke-Brhan discussed marriage and politics in 19th- and 20th-Century Ethiopia.

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New Video: Touch Tours for the Blind

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:13:50 -0500

Among the many ways the Library of Congress makes its treasures accessible onsite are some new special Touch Tours for the blind and visually handicapped.

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