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Library of Congress: New Webcasts

New webcasts of events, lectures and performances from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
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Darrell Goza discussed the history of black creators and characters of comic books, as well as the degree to which early African-American superheroes generally adhered to common stereotypes of black men.Click here to watch the video.
Kislak Fellow Frauke Sachse discussed Manuscript 1015 in the Library's Jay I. Kislak Collection. This small leather-bound handbook, known as the "K'iche' Coplas," was compiled from different types of texts in several Highland Mayan languages and probably served as a vademecum to a parish priest.Click here to watch the video.
Erin Connelly discussed her research involving the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, combined with a severely stalled discovery pipeline for new antibiotics.Click here to watch the video.
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi read from his prize-winning short story "Memories We Lost" and participated in a moderated discussion with the Library's Laverne Page.Click here to watch the video.
Miguel Zenon spoke with Library staffers Larry Appelbaum and Talia Guzman-Gonzalez about his music, his work as an educator and his latest recording "Tipico."Click here to watch the video.
Suzanne Buffam, David O'Meara and Liz Howard recited their poetry in the first of an ongoing collaboration between Ottawa's VerseFest and the Library of Congress.Click here to watch the video.
Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein and Avshalom Weinstein discussed their project "Violins of Hope" which is dedicated to locating and restoring violins played by Jewish victims of the Holocaust. As part of the presentation, internationally known violinist Hannah Tarley played musical selections on one of the restored violins.Click here to watch the video.
The third annual Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture at the Library of Congress on "Inspiring a Sense of Service and Idealism" highlighted the evolution of the Peace Corps and how its ideals remain relevant today, five decades after its founding. Elaine Chao and Reed Hastings reflected on their experiences as leaders in government and business in a talk moderated by Ann Compton.Click here to watch the video.
Neal Barnard gave a talk on how simple dietary changes can decrease your risk for and help prevent heart disease.Click here to watch the video.
Carol Fadda discussed her research on Arab American literature and cultures, critical race and ethnic studies, transnational and diaspora studies.Click here to watch the video.
Kluge Fellow Lanie Millar discussed how recent Cuban and Angolan literature reexamines histories of revolution.Click here to watch the video.
Bahiyyih Nakhjavani discussed her latest work, "Us & Them," a satire about the Iranian diaspora all over the world.Click here to watch the video.
Panelists discussed how deaf artists portray the integration of deaf culture and community and how those artists define and redefine art for the deaf.Click here to watch the video.
Library curators display and describe items from the collections that were part of a special pop-up exhibit, "Pride in the Library," featuring the works of LGBTQ+ creators and representations of LGBTQ+ life in America.Click here to watch the video.
Author and poet Jon Pineda discussed the Filipino American experience within the context of his work.Click here to watch the video.
Nick Brown discusses German composer Paul Hindemith, who translated his reflections into poignant musical compositions that address many of the themes that pervade all types of global conflict, including death and loss of innocence. The Library of Congress holds several Hindemith manuscripts, as well as archival documents that relate to his career.Click here to watch the video.
In recognition of World Intellectual Property Day, the U.S. Copyright Office hosted a program with the theme "Innovation--Improving Lives" that featured remarks and panel discussions focusing on the impact of creative works and performances on the lives of both creators and the public.Click here to watch the video.
The novel, "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely received the inaugural Walter Dean Myers Award for outstanding children's literature in a young adult category. The award, to be known as "The Walter," is given in honor of children's author, Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014).Click here to watch the video.
In honor of Women's History Month, Svetlana Kotliarova discussed the scientific process with Fifth-graders from Hendley Elementary School in Washington, D.C. She read a book about women in science and spoke about her difficult childhood in Russia and her education there and in Japan.Click here to watch the video.
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer made some big noise in the Young Readers Center. First graders from Leckie Elementary School learned about how music is made with instruments played in their performance such as banjo, mandolin, electric guitar, steel drum, ukulele and even spoons.Click here to watch the video.
James Salander spoke to third grade students from C.W. Harris Elementary School about hives, taking care of bees, and honey production.Click here to watch the video.
Meg Medina met with the Young Reader's Center Teen Board to discuss her career and how she finds ideas and creates historical fiction for several of her young adult fiction books.Click here to watch the video.
Alona Frankel visited the Library of Congress to donate books from her vast collection and read two books, "The Moon and the Stars" and "Joshua's Book of Manners," to children from the Hill preschool.Click here to watch the video.
Children from the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center preschool were introduced to a new way to experience classic stories through an electronic application of Cricket Media called Story Bug.Click here to watch the video.
Chris Grabenstein discussed his career, how he became an educator and writer, and the genesis of the character Mr. Lemoncello.Click here to watch the video.