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  • The Birmingham Sunlights

    Gospel Quartet Birmingham Sunlights perform as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Sunlights, Birmingham
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-12-07
  • NBA's Read to Achieve

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Michael B. Oren: Book Fest 07

    Michael B. Oren in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Oren, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Surf at Monterey /

    From Edison films catalog: The water breaks over the rocks, and is dashed into silvery spray, high into the air. Exceptionally fine water effects. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of the ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • International Summit of the Book 4: Closing

    The closing session of this annual event featured a passing of the torch to officials from Singapore, the site chosen for the 2013 International Summit of the Book.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-07
  • Harry Bliss: Book Fest 05

    Illustrator Harry Bliss at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Bliss, Harry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Capture of Boer battery by British /

    From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke clears for an instant the Highlanders are seen gaining nearer and ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Anna Mwalagho

    Anna Mwalagho reads from her work and discusses the state of contemporary African literature.

    • Contributor: Mwalagho, Anna
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-07
  • 'A Book That Shaped Me' Summer Writing Contest

    An introduction to the "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest to young audiences. The contest encourages rising fifth & sixth graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. Top winners are honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Pyne, Lola
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-18
  • Market Empire: The U.S., the Philippines & Natural Resource Management

    The importation of tropical products from the Caribbean and the Pacific accompanied the growth of American industrial development in the early twentieth century. While the new demand for tropical fruits, woods, and products dramatically altered tropical ecosystems and contributed to food shortages in what is today called the "global south," it also encouraged the development of an ethic of natural resource management and conservation. ...

    • Contributor: Ventura, Theresa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-17
  • Military camp at Tampa, taken from train /

    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A wide plain, dotted with tents, gleaming white in the bright sunshine. Soldiers moving about everywhere, at all sorts of duties. In the background looms up a big cigar factory; giving the prosaic touch to the picture needful to bring out in sharp contrast the patriotism with which the scene inspires us. The camera was on a rapidly ...

    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Eloisa James: 2012 National Book Festival

    Eloisa James appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: James, Eloisa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • The Book That Saved a Life

    • Contributor: Dimunation, Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • RDA: Recursos, Descripción y Acceso

    Cambios en las pautas de catalogación y desafíos para la implementación. (Speaking in Spanish, Barbara Tillett recreates a presentation she gave in Peru and Costa Rica in the fall of 2010 regarding the proposed cataloging code RDA: Resource Description and Access.)

    • Contributor: Tillett, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-10
  • Mark Ozer: The Litvak Legacy

    Dr. Mark Ozer discusses his book "The Litvak Legacy" documenting the contributions of Lithuanian Jews to the English speaking world and Israel.

    • Contributor: Ozer, Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-15
  • Landscape Renovation: New Plantings for the Madison Building Gardens

    The planting beds in the front of the Madison Building were completely redesigned in the Spring of 2006. Senior Landscape Architect of the United States Capitol Matthew Evans presented a lecture describing the design which was a collaborative effort of three institutions. The lecture was presented by the Science, Technology and Business Division. Other speakers included Holly H. Shimizu, executive director of the United ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-03-23
  • Great conversations: the conductors: Mstislav Rostropovich

    videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 45 min., 35 sec. | In a series of three one-on-one discussions, the Russian-born Mstislav Rostropovich, Indian-born Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon, a native of New York City, converse about leadership and inspiration on the podium, their views about the influence of European classical music on American music, and the influence of American popular music on other cultures. ...

    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Rostropovich, Mstislav - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Michael Buckley: 2011 National Book Festival

    Michael Buckley appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Buckley, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • The Need for Global Democratic Governance: The Perspective from Latin America

    Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a sociologist, politician and president of Brazil from 1994 to 2002, delivered the fourth annual Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations.

    • Contributor: Cardoso, Fernando Henrique
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-02-22
  • Tijan Sallah: Interview with Gambian Poet, Writer & Economist

    A reading with Tijan Momodou Sallah.

    • Contributor: Sallah, Tijan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-09
  • Megan McDonald: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's author Megan McDonald appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McDonald, Megan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Building and Preserving the Cultural Heritage of the New Republic of South Sudan

    The Library of Congress in partnership with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area presented a lecture on the cultural heritage of the new Republic of South Sudan.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-14
  • The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

    Who writes those little messages in fortune cookies and how do fortune cookie makers get their lucky numbers? For that matter, where did fortune cookies originate - should the U.S., China or Japan claim credit? Did General Tso cook his own chicken, and why was there a lawsuit over who invented chop suey? If our benchmark for Americanness is apple pie, why do so ...

    • Contributor: Lee, Jennifer 8
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-17
  • Asian Multi-Cultural Program

    A multi-cultural program of Philippine and Burmese dance, along with a martial arts lecture and demonstration by Master Jhoon Rhee, culminated the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The event was sponsored by the Office of Workforce Diversity, the Office of the Librarian, LC Asian American Association and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Planning Committee.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-31
  • Sarah Vowell: 2011 National Book Festival

    Sarah Vowell appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Vowell, Sarah
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24