Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden hosted a discussion with three dynamic leaders in the arts in celebration of Women's History Month at the Library of Congress.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
As part of an annual meeting of political scientists and historians focused on the examination of the U.S. Congress through a historical lens, a panel including David Obey, Mickey Edwards, Eric Schickler, David Mayhew and Sarah Binder discussed congressional reform.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
The Library of Congress Chorale performed selections from the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta "Ruddigore" for its spring 2017 concert, featuring bass soloist Eric Fisher.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
James Wintle discusses the history and legacy of ABBA, and the group's connections to disco and European dance music trends. Part of Library of Congress Bibliodiscotheque and presented in association with the European Union Month of Culture, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, and the Embassy of Sweden.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
Stephen J. Hornsby discussed pictorial maps -- those that include artwork of objects, animals, people and even imaginary creatures -- which have been around since medieval times. The tradition continued to the modern era, reaching its apex in the 1920s-1970s in the United States.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
Ethnomusicologist Burt Feintuch discussed his life and career with Nancy Groce.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives kicked off its "One Million Abolitionists Project" where the organization leaders presents copies of Douglass' first autobiography to one million students.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talk about their own personal histories as readers and the role reading can play in breaking down barriers.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
Andrea Kalas delivers the keynote address, "Move Into The Middle: Digital Archiving 2016," at the 47th annual conference of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, hosted at the Library of Congress.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
Richard Egarr performs a harpsichord recital featuring works by 17th century masters.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
During "Library of Awesome," a pop-up exhibition featuring items from the Library's comic-book collections presented in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. Awesome-Con comics convention, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden interviewed Lynda Carter, the actress known for her role as Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series, to a packed house in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
The roots of skiffle as a musical genre and its influence on popular music is discussed in this book talk presented by singer and guitarist Billy Bragg.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
Jean E. Snyder lectures on Harry T. Burleigh's leading role in American music and culture during the 20th century, through his work as a composer, arranger and performer.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
Rep. John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin chatted with radio host Kojo Nnamdi about the graphic novel "March: Book Three" to an audience of 7th-grade students in the Library's Young Readers Center.ClickÂ here to watch the video.
Several experts participated in an all-day symposium on the legacy of the ancient Persian Sasanian empire (224-651 A.D.).Click here to watch the video.
Members of Musicians from Marlboro perform Haydn's Quartet in D major, op. 76, no. 5, HIII:79; Selections from Beethoven's "Irische Lieder, WoO 152" ("Irish Songs"); "On Wenlock Edge" by Ralph Vaughan Williams; and Beethoven's String Quartet in C major, op. 59, no. 3. Afterwards, they discussed their collaboration, the Marlboro Music Festival and vocal-chamber music repertoire.Â Click here to watch the video of the concert.Click here to watch the video of the post-concert conversation.
Master Hawaiian slack key guitarist, ukelele player and vocalist Ledward Kaapana performs in concert.Click here to watch the video.
Jazz curator Larry Appelbaum interviews Library of Congress Jazz Scholar Ingrid Monson as part of her residency at the Library. They discuss Monson's research, writing, and the jazz collections at the Library of Congress.Click here to watch the video.
The BeauSoleil Quartet presents a concert of lively and soulful Louisiana Cajun music. The quartet includes Michael Doucet on fiddle, accordion and vocals, David Doucet on guitar and vocals, Mitchell Reed on fiddle and bass, and Billy Ware on percussion.Click here to watch the video.
Renowned musicologist Kofi Agawu lectures on his most recent book, "The African Imagination in Music," with a focus on the chapter about rhythm.Click here to watch the video.
Larrie D. Ferreiro discussed his book, "Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It," in which he asserts that the American Revolution had little chance of being won by the American colonists, if it had not been for the assistance of French and Spanish soldiers, money and weapons.Click here to watch the video.
Members of the BeauSoleil Quartet discussed their lives and musical careers.Click here to watch the video.
Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Newlen interviewed fashion icon and native-Washingtonian Tim Gunn about the history of fashion in the disco era and its impact on modern fashion.Click here to watch the video.
Burt Feintuch discusses how two seemingly very different places, Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia and New Orleans, Louisiana, turn out to have much in common.Click here to watch the video.
Violist, composer and conductor Brett Dean discusses his experience playing on the Library of Congress' "Tuscan-Medici" viola by Stradivari (1690).Click here to watch the video.