This panel at theĀ the 2017 multi-day conference, Radio Preservation Task Force 2: From Archive to Classroom, addressed one of the areas of deficiency in existing archival radio collections: indigenous/first nations radio. Presenters will discuss the logistics of actual institutional work, describe specific radio work that has captured important political or cultural events, or talk about available collections and areas of study available to researchers..Click here to watch the video.
Jeanne Walker-Harvey read from her new book about the architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., "Maya Lin Artist-Architect of Light and Lines," illustrated by Dow Phumiruk. She read to an audience of children in the Library's Young Readers Center.Click here to watch the video.
Kate Zwaard discusses how we can understand our world in new ways using library collections materials and computer analysis at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.Click here to watch the video.
Some of the region's most exciting names in crime fiction read from the darkest corners of their work at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.Click here to watch the video.
Author and anthropologist Emily Williamson visited the Young Readers Center to present her unique book "Gizo-Gizo! A Tale From the Zongo Lagoon," created when Williamson was researching conservation issues in a community of Cape Coast, Ghana, where an important water source, the Zongo Lagoon, was polluted.Click here to watch the video.
Randall Goldberg explored the Jewish American musical responses to the Kishineff Pogrom of 1903 in Russia,Click here to watch the video.
Before Charles Hamilton Houston became the chief attorney for the NAACP and a mentor to Thurgood Marshall, he was a young officer serving in a segregated military during the First World War. Curator Ryan Reft discusses Houston's wartime experiences and their influence on his later work.Click here to watch the video.
Award-winning children's author Andrea Davis Pinkney delivered the 2016 Anne Scott MacLeod Lecture, which honors the noted authority on children's literature and a faculty member emerita of the University of Maryland.Click here to watch the video.
In recent years, several dalang (shadow masters) in both Bali and Java have presented reinterpreted shadow puppet performances of ancient Indonesian texts as part of considering religious pluralism and tolerance. It is within these texts, produced between 1100 and 1400 A.D. by the Javanese Hindu-Buddhist sages Mpu Kunturan and Mpu Tantular, that the Indonesian national motto bhineka tunggal ika (unity in diversity) first appeared.Click here to watch the video.
Dr. David Bailey of Nemours Children's Health System delivered the opening address at the Literacy and Health Symposium, which explored the myriad connections between literacy and personal and public health.Click here to watch the video.
Established in 2005 to recognize outstanding book-collecting efforts by college and university students, the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest aims to encourage young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles. Winners for 2016 were announced at a special Library of Congress event. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Toni Tipton-Martin.Click here to watch the video.
Author Margaret Wagner discusses her book, "America & the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History."Click here to watch the video.
WWE wrestler and actor John Cena reads "The Story of Ferdinand," the children's book by Munro Leaf published in 1936.Click here to watch the video.
American musician and violin collector David Bromberg discusses his personal collection of American-made violins with Nancy Groce.Click here to watch the video.
The Library of Congress and Boston's WGBH celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 with a series of panels featuring pioneers and experts in public broadcasting.Click here to watch the video.
Stephen Winick of the Library's American Folklife Center and Mary Sue Twohy of SeriousXM Radio interview musician and activist Stephen "Billy" Bragg.Click here to watch the video.
New VideosJanuary 30, 2018SubscribeJacob Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half Bonnie Yochelson describes her book, "Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half: A Complete Catalog of His Photographs" and how Riis, a Danish-born immigrant to the United States who found his life's most important work in the slums of early 20th-century New York City, changed the course of history.Click here for more information.
New VideosJanuary 30, 2018SubscribeGIS Day 2017A daylong event highlighting geographic information technology and its impact on the work of policymakers, researchers and librarians in Washington and nationwide.The morning session featured Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Mary Mazanec, Timothy Petty, Rae Best, Nick Schumate and Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.).The afternoon session featured John Hessler and Owen Williams.
New VideosJanuary 30, 2018SubscribeA Symposium on Mestizaje, Hybridity and Cultural Entanglements in Colonial Latin AmericaA symposium, "Mestizaje, Hybridity and Cultural Entanglements in Colonial Latin America," was held at the Library and cosponsored by the University of Maryland and with the generous support of the Kislak Family Foundation.Click here to watch the panel on Mesoamerica.Click here to watch the keynote address and the panel on South America and the Caribbean.
New VideosFebruary 1, 2018Subscribe2017 Literacy Best Practices HonoreesFifteen organizations from around the world were recognized as special honorees as part of the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. This series of short videos profiles each and acknowledges best practices in several categories:Culturally Relevant Books and LiteracyStory SharesCODESealaska Heritage InstituteYayasan SulinamaCentre for Knowledge Assistance and Community DevelopmentAdult LiteracyReading Works Inc.Canadian Women for Women in AfghanistanTales and Travel MemoriesFamily LiteracyAsia FoundationLouisiana Endowment for the HumanitiesState Library of Western AustraliaReading Instruction and TutoringServeMinnesotaReading PartnersCommonLitCenter for Teaching and Learning
New VideosFebruary 14, 2018SubscribeFantastic Worlds of Chinese Opera Theater in North America
New VideosFebruary 14, 2018SubscribePeggy Seeger: Music, Love, PoliticsDrawing from her recently published biography of Peggy Seeger's life and contributions as a performer, song writer and activist, author Jean Freedman discussed Seeger's career from the 1950s to the present.Click here for more information.
New VideosFebruary 14, 2018SubscribeDiary of a WWI SoldierIn honor of Veterans Day, actor and playwright Douglas Taurel offered a dramatic presentation based on the diary of Irving Greenwald, a member of the famed "Lost Battalion" of World War I. Greenwald's diary is preserved by the Veterans History Project and on display in the Library of Congress exhibition "Echoes of the Great War."Click here for more information.
New VideosFebruary 14, 2018SubscribeMuslim American JourneysThis public listening event showcased narratives from the American Folklife Center's StoryCorps collection that illustrate the diversity of Muslim-American cultural identity.Click here for more information.
New VideosFebruary 1, 2018SubscribeCenturies of CelluloseAndrew Davis discussed the work of 20th-centry paper chemist William J. Barrow, whoundertook an ambitious study of 1,000 books printed from the 16th through 20th centuries, meticulously measuring their chemical and physical properties and offering systematic predictions of paper aging and permanence. Click here for more information.