Virgilio S. Almario discussed what Filipino culture means and what Philippine society values, cherishes and protects.Click here to watch the video.
The Library celebrated World Penguin Day with professional penguin counter Ron Naveen, Lilly the African black-footed penguin and Lilly's handler, Amy Eveleth.Click here to watch the video.
Through its Library of Congress Literacy Awards, the Library celebrates literacy organizations and the dedicated people who, through passion and hard work, bring education and literacy to an unprecedented number of people around the globe.Click here to watch the video.
John Szwed and Stephen Winick discuss Jelly Roll Morton and his work in Washington, D.C., including new information about Morton found at the Library of Congress.Click here to watch the video.
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress convened a symposium that brought together respected scholars to explore the intricate encounters of Africans, Europeans and native people during this significant period in America's history. In 1619, a Dutch ship with about 20 Africans on board entered a port at the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia. This event is known as the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America. Their historic arrival, however, marked the beginning of a trend in colonial America, in which the people of Africa were taken from their motherland and consigned to lifelong slavery.Click here to watch the video.
Ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong offers a vivid introduction to the Japanese American and Asian American taiko scene in the greater Los Angeles area. Taiko is a contemporary form of ensemble drumming that is built on the foundation of traditional Japanese festival music.Click here to watch the video.
Larry Appelbaum speaks with jazz scholar and anthropologist John Szwed in a wide-ranging interview about Szwed's background and interests. Their discussion includes topics such as Jelly Roll Morton, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Sun Ra, Harry Smith the art of writing biography and film adaptations of biographies, among others.Click here to watch the video.
Concert of Baul music native to the the Indian state of Bengal. Bauls are known for devotional songs that honor the divine within.Click here to watch the video.
Sarah Barringer Gordon presented the annual Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History Maguire Lecture titled "When Congress Taxed Churches: Religion and Politics in the District of Columbia After the Civil War."Click here to watch the video.
David Plylar speaks about Franz Liszt's Historical Hungarian Portraits and the Library's primary sources related to the work. A performance of each movement from the work is included.Click here to watch the video.
An all-day symposium, "Ancient Oman: Archaeological Digs and Historical Discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman," was sponsored in partnership with the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.Click here to watch the video of the morning session.Click here to watch the video of the afternoon session.
Stephen Winick interviews Carmen Marsico, Angela Rossi and Bjorn Wennas of Newpoli. Newpoli performs folk songs and dance music from southern Italy, mainly from the regions of Campania and Puglia.Click here to watch the video.
World champion wrestler John Cena's latest accomplishment is his first children's book series, inspired by the work of author Richard Scarry. Entitled "Elbow Grease," this series is a "fun and fast-paced picture book starring a little monster truck with a lot of ambition." Watch live as Cena presents his new picture book to local students. The kids will have some very interesting questions to ask John.The program will be streamed LIVE, Friday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. ET on the following channels:Watch LIVE on loc.govWatch LIVE on YouTubeWatch LIVE on Facebook
Fifteen authors were featured on the Children's Green Stage at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.Brendan Wenzel on "Hello Hello."Minh Lê and Dan Santat on "Drawn Together."Kate DiCamillo and Harry Bliss launch their new book "Good Rosie."David Ezra Stein launches his new book "Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise."Winners of the "A Book That Shaped Me” summer writing contest are recognized.Rachel Renée Russell and Nikki Russell on "Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe."Erin Entrada Kelly on "Hello, Universe."Russell Ginns on "Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans."Katherine Applegate on "Endling: The Last."Christopher Paul Curtis on "The Journey of Little Charlie."Jewell Parker Rhodes on "Ghost Boys."Meg Medina launches her new book "Merci Suárez Changes Gears."Illustrator Brian Selznick on the 20th anniversary edition of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and the Harry Potter series.
Especially for children up to age 5, this program will feature "The Gruffalo," written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This program is presented by the Library of Congress and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.Click here to watch the video.
Ruth Behar interviews master bookmaker Rolando Estévez and displays a collection of handmade books, an art form that is highly developed on the island of Cuba.Click here to watch the video.
"El XXVI Maratón de Poesía del Teatro de la Luna" is a Spanish-language poetry marathon, gathering poets together from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.Click here to watch the video.
Rob Neyer interviews best-selling author Michael Lewis about his 2003 book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" and the use of sabermetrics in baseball.Click here to watch the video.
Author Jeffery B. Lilley presents "Have the Mountains Fallen: Two Journeys of Loss and Redemption in the Cold War," co-sponsored by the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic.Click here to watch the video.
In July 1992, Scholastic, Inc. introduced R.L. Stine's Goosebumps book series. Nearly 25 years later, Stine is now one of the best-selling children's authors in history. Join us as he discusses his life and legacy of literacy.The program will be streamed LIVE TOMORROW, Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. ET on the following channels:Watch LIVE on loc.govWatch LIVE on YouTubeWatch LIVE on Facebook
Ibi Zoboi, author of "American Street" (Harper Collins Publishers, 2017), and Duncan Tonatiuh, author and illustrator of "Danza!: Amalia Hernández" and "El Ballet Folklórico de México" (Abrams Books, 2017), will receive the 2018 Américas Award. The Américas Award is 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.The ceremony will be streamed LIVE on TODAY at 2:30pm ET on the following channels:Watch LIVE on loc.govWatch LIVE on YouTubeWatch LIVE on Facebook External
In a symposium on scientific illustration from the Renaissance to the digital age, historians specializing in the scientific illustrations of the Renaissance with contemporary scientists, technologists and artists to explore the longstanding relationship between science and illustration.Click here for Day One, morning panel: The Heavens.Click here for Day One, afternoon panel: The Earth.Click here for Day Two, morning panel: The Inspired.Click here for Day One, closing discussion: The Unseen.
The Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe was co-presented with the Japan Information & Culture Center, the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation, with the cooperation of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art. Program:Click here to watch the video.
The Orlando Consort performs 15th-century music largely drawn from the "Laborde Chansonnier," a manuscript treasure held at the Library of Congress.Click here to watch the video.
Guitarist Eliot Fisk, violinist Irvine Arditti and composer Hilda Paredes speak about the works being performed by Fisk and the Arditti Quartet. Works discussed include Berio's "Sequenza XI," Manoury's "Fragmenti," Paredes' "Son dementes cuerdas" and Lachenmann's third quartet, "Grido."Click here to watch the video.