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CORRECTED: How to Request Materials / Como pedir materiales

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:13:39 -0600

This video demonstrates how to request materials online through the Library of Congress catalog.

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Este vídeo muestra como pedir materiales en línea através del catálogo de la Biblioteca del Congreso.

Mira el video en español.




New Video: Tanya Lee Stone at Book Fest 2017

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:33:31 -0600

Tanya Lee Stone discusses "Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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New Video: 2017 Américas Awards

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:30:17 -0600

Susan Hood and Sally Wern Comport, author and illustrator of "Ada's Violin" and Alexandra Diaz, author of "The Only Road" receive the 2017 Américas Award, given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction, from picture books to works for young adults, that authentically portray Latin America, the Caribbean or Latinos in the United States.

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New Video: How to Request Materials / Como pedir materiales

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:29:23 -0600

This video demonstrates how to request materials online through the Library of Congress catalog.

Watch the video in English.

Este vídeo muestra como pedir materiales en línea através del catálogo de la Biblioteca del Congreso.

Mira el video en español.




New Video: Archives Challenge Concert

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:26:07 -0600

A variety of Washington D.C.-area folk musicions perform material taken from the Lomax Collection and other collections of the American Folklife Center.

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Thank You for Supporting the Library

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:23 -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 celebration of #GivingTuesday 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. Did you miss the opportunity to give on #GivingTuesday? 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: Ghost Stories

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 11:23:52 -0600

The creators the 1999 hit film "The Blair Witch Project" discuss how the film was created and what went on behind the scenes of the intense horror classic.

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New Video: Poet Antjie Krog

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:20:31 -0600

South African poet & writer Antjie Krog discussed and read from her work.

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New Video: Entre Alambradas y Exilios

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:19:48 -0600

Jose María Naharro-Calderón discussed his new book "Entre alambradas y exilios: Sangrías de las Españas: Sangrías de las Españas y terapias de Vichy" with Sebastian Faber of Oberlin College and German Labrador of Princeton University.

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New Video: Portraying Benito Juárez

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:18:52 -0600

Following the screening of a new docudrama, "Benito Juárez, La Derrota de un Imperio," producer Michela Giorelli of Discovery Communications discussed the film, which portrays the four years and 45 days Juárez itinerantly led Mexico from the road (1863-1867).

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New Video: Collections, Collaborations & Connections

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:45:44 -0600

Panel discussions highlight the collections of the American Folklife Center, explored new approaches to cultural documentation, and focused on current best practices. Research scholars, community members, documentarians and archivists at a range of cultural institutions discussed historical initiatives, current challenges and emerging trends with audience members and center staff.




New Video: Scrapbook Shakespeare

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:29:50 -0600

Paul Salzman talks about his Scrapbook Shakespeare, a preparation of a 19th century Shakespeare edition at the Library of Congress.

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New Video: Media, Myth & Fake News

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:29:01 -0600

W. Joseph Campbell discusses the rise of "fake news" and the prevalence of media myths in this talk drawn from a new, expanded edition of his book "Getting It Wrong: Debunking the Greatest Myths in American Journalism."

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New Video: Dawn Lundy Martin

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:27:37 -0600

An in-depth discussion with poet Dawn Lundy Martin, covering her career and the events that have shaped her work.

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Make Your Gift to the Nation’s Library!

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:15 -0600

Make Your Gift to the Nation's Library The day has arrived—#GivingTuesday—a day when your gift makes a difference and a statement. The Library of Congress is strengthened by donations from people like you. Gifts bring the Library to life with music, dance, film, sound, culture, scholarship, research, discussions and ideas. Your gift, no matter the size, will expand the collections and support diverse programs that are entirely FREE for everyone to enjoy, and will make the Library’s treasures and services more accessible. Here's more information. Help spread the word today and encourage your friends and family to make a gift to the nation’s library, your gateway to understanding the world! #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. DONATE NOW [...]



New Video: Cartoon & Conflict, 1914-1918

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:19:53 -0600

Marking the 100th anniversary of World War I, the John W. Kluge Center assembled seven of its former resident scholars to analyze and contextualize editorial cartoons published in multiple languages during the Great War (1914-1919).

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New Video: Infinitely Possible Books

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:17:01 -0600

Book artist Casey Gardner discussed several of her most recent works from Set in Motion Press.

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New Video: National Student Poets

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:01:37 -0600

Five teenagers chosen from among thousands of award-winning poets receive the country's highest honor for youth poets presenting original work from the Librarian of Congress at a ceremony where they read their work.

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New Video: Albatross Press & the Third Reich

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:00:30 -0600

Michele K. Troy discusses the Albatross Press. A precursor to Penguin, Albatross was literally a strange bird when it emerged in 1932: a complete cultural outsider to the Third Reich but an economic insider.

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New Video: Conversation with Rick Riordan

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:59:21 -0600

Bestselling author Rick Riordan kicks off his 2017 book tour for the final book release in his Norse Mythology series titled "The Ship of the Dead, Book Three: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard."

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New Video: Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:42:51 -0600

Tracy K. Smith gave her inaugural reading as the 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. She was joined by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, who opened the event by reading an original poem.

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New Video: Book Festival Thrillers & Fantasy

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:31:22 -0600

Eight authors appeared on the Thrillers & Fantasy Stage at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.




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"