This video demonstrates how to use the Ask a Librarian Service at the Library of Congress.Este video muestra cómo usar el servicio "Ask a Librarian" en la Biblioteca del Congreso.Click here to watch the video (English).Click here to watch the video (Spanish).
In this talk, Mary Karasch discussed her decades-long research on frontier life in central Brazil using diverse sources in Brazil, Portugal, Austria, England and at the Library of Congress.Click here to watch the video.
The Library of Congress commemorated Women's History Month with a special interview about the women of NASA, their courage, leadership and super powers in the history of the American space program. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden led a discussion with author Margot Lee Shetterly and producer Donna Gigliotti.Click here to watch the video.
Data artist Jer Thorp developed creative ways of exploring the Library's collections through color and time. He shares his work and talked with Library experts in this live taping of his podcast, "Artist in the Archive."Click here to watch the video.
Sudanese poet and writer and winner of the 2017 Caine Prize, Bushra Al-Fadil, is featured in a presentation co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies at Howard University.Click here to watch the video.
Illustrators Whitney Sherman, Barbara Brandon-Croft and Jillian Tamaki, all highlighted in the Library's current exhibition and book "Drawn to Purpose," discuss their craft.Click here to watch the video.
The Oztoticpac Lands Map is a Nahua pictorial document with Nahuatl writing drawn for a court case in the city of Texcoco around 1540. The document, written on amatl paper, involves the land ownership of the ruler Chichimecatecotl, who was executed by Spanish officials in 1539. In this webinar, John Hessler discusses the adjustments and accommodation taking place in the early colonial period, as well as the skillful use indigenous peoples made of Spanish laws and courts to maintain their rights and win concessions for themselves.Click here to watch the video.
In November 2017, the Library announced the acquisition of the Mapa Quetzalecatzin, produced between 1570 and 1595 to represent the family tree of a prominent Nahua family. In the webinar, John Hessler examined at this new acquisition and provided an introduction to the production and uses of codices in the early Americas.Click here to watch the video.
Anne McLean and David Plylar interviewed fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout prior to her Library of Congress concert.Click here to watch the video.
Dafna Zur discussed new perspectives on North Korean youth literature and its relationship to the changing values assigned to scientific development.Click here to watch the video.
Betül Basaran discussed views of Ottoman women via contemporary court records.Click here to watch the video.
Watch LIVE Today, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. ET.The Library of Congress celebrates Children’s Book Week with award-winning author, Philip Stead, as he shares his saga of completing a 138-year-old unpublished folktale by Mark Twain and turning it into a highly acclaimed children’s book, “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.”You may submit questions to be answered LIVE on Twitter using #TwainLOC. This is the ninth year of this annual children’s event, named in honor of the late son of Marcia and Barnet Eskin. Click here to watch on Facebook Live.Click here to watch on YouTube (captioned).Click here for more information on the event.
Staying Human: Poetry in the Age of TechnologyTracy K. Smith will report on her rural outreach efforts in her first term as U.S. Poet Laureate. Smith will also discuss the focus of her second term, read poems, and participate in a conversation with Ron Charles, editor of Washington Post’s Book World and host of the Library’s “Life of a Poet” series. Watch LIVE Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. ET.Click here to watch on Facebook Live.Click here to watch on YouTube (captioned).Click here for more information on the event.
David Bromberg discussed his personal collection of American-made violins with Nancy Groce. They were joined by Kenneth Naito and Nate Growler and showed a violin from the David Bromberg American Violin Collection made in Baltimore by Luther Heiges. During the past 50 years David Bromberg has amassed the largest and most comprehensive collection of American violins.Click here to watch the video.
A symposium on diversity in children's literature, "Seen and Heard: The Power of Books" included prominent authors and followed the 2018 ceremony for the Walter Dean Myers Awards, honoring literature for young readers.Click here to watch the video.
David Plylar spoke about Robert Schumann's Humoreske and some of the relationships between Schumann's piano music and the early piano music of Johannes Brahms in this pre-concert lecture.Click here to watch the video.
José Berasaluce discussed the influence of Spanish gastronomy on American culinary practice and culture.Click here to watch the video.
The Library's John W. Kluge Center sponsored a symposium featuring scholars who were recently among the first to examine the papers of King George III, the English monarch in power when the American colonies declared independence.Click here to watch the video.
Randy Silverman discussed how the Tbilisi State University Library experienced a 15-year mold event that damaged 80,000 rare western books.Click here to watch the video.
Gregory Maggs conducted a conversation with Hon. Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The conversation was held in conjunction with the Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Events.Click here to watch the video.
New VideosMarch 17, 2018SubscribeHoliday Light Show from SpaceNASA's Miguel RomÃ¡n spoke on global variations in energy service demand using data from instruments on the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite.Click here to watch the video.
New VideosMarch 17, 2018SubscribeIn Situ Studies of Tidelines on PaperRachel Obbard discusses Tidelines, or staining produced by wetting, mar the appearance of and weaken paper, which predisposes the paper to further damage. This talk highlighted findings from research that utilizes existing technologies to improve our understanding of tidelines on historical documents, books, and artworks on paper. Click here to watch the video.
New VideosMarch 17, 2018SubscribeInterview: Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourtyAs a part of its "Reel Folk" event examining cultural explorations on film, Stephen Winick and Mary Sue Twohy interviewed Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty of the PBS "American Epic" documentary series. Click here to watch the video.
New VideosMarch 17, 2018SubscribeThe Business of Abridgments in 18th-Century Britain & AmericaIn this illustrated lecture, Michael F. Suarez examined the surprising prevalence of abridgments in 18th-century Anglo-American publishing. Click here to watch the video.