View the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Saturday hours at the Young Readers Center with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and members of the Young Readers Center Teen Board. Award winning author Meg Medina reads from her bilingual book, "Mango, Abuela and Me."Click here to watch the video.
Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin discussed his book, "Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape."Click here to watch the video.
Alonza Tehuti Evans discusses Prince Hall Freemasonry, the oldest recognized and continuously active organization founded by African Americans.Click here to watch the video.
A conversation featuring Ippei Shigeyama from Japan's distinguished 400-year-old Shigeyama family prior to a concert at the Library.Click here to watch the video.
US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and essayist Tom Sleigh read from their work and participated in a discussion moderated by Fiona McCrae from Graywolf Press.Click here to watch the video.
El XXV Maratón de Poesía del Teatro de la Luna is an annual Spanish-language poetry marathon gathering poets together from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.Click here to watch the video.
Duncan Tonatiuh discussed his children's book "Separate Is Never Equal," the story of Sylvia Mendez and her family's fight to end school segregation of Mexican Americans in California in 1947.Click here to watch the video.
Chet Van Duzer discusses Ptolemy's "Geography."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. Winners of the 2017 awards were the Children's Literacy Initiative, Philadelphia (David M. Rubenstein Prize), National Center for Families Learning, Louisville, Ky. (American Prize) and Pratham Books, Bangalore, India (International Prize).Click here to watch the video.
Historians W. Douglas Fisher and Joann H. Buckley discuss their book, "African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers."Click here to watch the video.
Following a fortepiano performance at the Library, keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout speaks with David Plylar about several treasures in the collection, including Mozart's Violin Sonata in G major, K.379, Haydn's Capriccio in G major, H.XVII:1, Haydn's Sonata in E-flat, H.XVI:52, and Beethoven's Sonata in E major, op.109.Click here to watch the video.
The Library sponsored a symposium examining the effects of World War I on civil liberties in the United States.Click here to watch the video.
This webinar, first in a series on five on World War I, examines the making of the Library's WWI exhibition and explores the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it, both at home and abroad.Click here to watch the video.
Author Shana Corey honors the 54th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's historic civil rights speech with her book, "A Time To Act: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech" in the Library's Young Readers Center.Click here to watch the video.
Martin Scherzinger explores some elements of African dance music through the lens of Zimbabwean matepe and mbira music, bringing cultural and mathematical insights to bear in an engagement with this vital music.Click here to watch the video.
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves discusses her career and interpretations of Ella Fitzgerald's music. This interview was filmed in conjunction with Reeves' concert at the Library, "Dianne Reeves Sings Ella," a commemoration of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial.Click here to watch the video.
Celebrate reading and literacy as Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden hosts presentations by fantasy-sci-fi novelist Diana Gabaldon ("Outlander" series), historian David McCullough ("The American Spirit"), children's book author Reshma Saujani ("Girls Who Code"), nonfiction writer Margot Lee Shetterly ("Hidden Figures") and thriller writer Scott Turow ("Testimony").Click here to watch the video.
Mark Puente discusses librarianship and leadership to a group of 50 students working at federal agencies in Washington, D.C., as part of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program.Click here to watch the video.
The Library of Congress celebrated the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with an event hosted by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Featured speakers were Congressman Mark Takano, Congressman Kevin Yoder, President of Gallaudet University Roberta Cordano and TedX presenter August Shitama.Click here to watch the video.
The program is a mock appeal of Shylock's case from Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," taking place after the play itself ends. Actor Edward Gero portrays Shylock. The appeal was heard by five judges including Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, professors Suzanne Reynolds and Richard Schneider of Wake Forest University Law School, former U.S. Ambassador to the OECD Connie Morella, and Micaela del Monte from the European Parliament.Click here to watch the video.
This video tribute honored author Denis Johnson on the occasion of his being awarded posthumously with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.Click here to watch the video.
Lori Glaze sheds some light on the forgotten, mysterious planet of Venus in a tour of what we know about Venus, what mysteries we need to solve and what future spacecraft and instrument technologies could help us answer our questions.Click here to watch the video.
This webinar, the second in a series of five on World War I, explores the intersection of immigration and World War I military service through materials collected by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. More than 120,000 veterans received citizenship as a direct consequence of military service and began a tradition of service-based naturalization.Click here to watch the video.
Musicians from Marlboro performs works representative of the Viennese schools. On the program are Haydn's Quartet in G minor ("The Rider"), op. 74, no. 3, HIII: 74; Webern's String Quartet (1905); and Brahms' Piano Quartet no. 2 in A major, op. 26.Click here to watch the video.
Best-selling Armenian-American author Chris Bohjalian discusses the influence of ethnic identity on literary creativity in the 21st Vardanants Day Armenian lecture at the Library.Click here to watch the video.