Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Let's Talk Books with Torrey Maldonado National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Meg Medina is joined by author/teacher Torrey Maldonado ("Hands," "Tight") who talks about the importance of catching the heart and ear of young readers. Torrey is known for his quick, roller-coaster novels. How does he do it? Check out this installment of Let's Talk Books!
    • Contributor: Medina, Meg - Maldonado, Torrey
    • Date: 2024-06-18
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    Let's Talk Books with Eliot Schrefer In this Let's Talk Books! episode, Eliot Schrefer ("Queer Ducks (and Other Animals)", "The Darkness Outside Us," "Endangered") shares his love of dynamic plot twists and moody graphic novels. He also lets us in on a little secret about real and lasting connection for young readers.
    • Contributor: Medina, Meg - Schrefer, Eliot
    • Date: 2024-06-18
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    'You Are Here' with Ada Limón: Introduction 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Ada Limón details her signature laureate project, "You Are Here," which is comprised of two major initiatives -- a new anthology of nature poems and a series of visits to national parks -- as well as a call for the public to participate.
    • Contributor: Limón, Ada
    • Date: 2024-06-14
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    'Collecting Memories' in the David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and key Library staff welcome the public to 'Collecting Memories,' the inaugural exposition in the new David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Ito, Eiichi - Freece, Hannah - Hayden, Carla - Zimmerman, Amanda - Pierce, Liz - Werth, Karen - Eppting, Jessica
    • Date: 2024-06-13
  • Film, Video
    Natalie Merchant Celebrates the Treasures of a Nation This celebratory concert featuring Natalie Merchant marks the opening of the David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery at the Library of Congress. Enjoy a selection of the artist's favorite works as well as a snapshot of some of the Library's greatest treasures.
    • Contributor: Merchant, Natalie
    • Date: 2024-06-13
  • Film, Video
    Celebrating 75 Years of Indonesia-U.S. Relations A collaboration between the Embassy of Indonesia and the Library's Asian division, this event commemorated 75 years of Indonesia and U.S. diplomatic relations (1949-2024). The event featured a display of Library collection items showing the deep and ongoing cultural, academic and diplomatic exchanges between the two countries including rare texts from Indonesia collected by the Wilkes Expedition (1838-42), 19th-century letters from Indonesian rulers, titles...
    • Contributor: Santi Budaya Group - Bimantara, Ida Bagus Made - Matthews, Sara
    • Date: 2024-06-06
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    Library of Congress Chorale: Reel Music The Library of Congress Chorale performs choral music from films, from "Amadeus" to "Amistad" to "Hunt for Red October" to "Star Wars."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress Chorale
    • Date: 2024-06-05
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    Conversation with Graeme Steele Johnson, David Shifrin and Bridget Kibbey Graeme Steele Johnson, David Shifrin and Bridget Kibbey speak with the Library's David Plylar about their performance of octets by Debussy, Loeffler and Schubert. Topics include Johnson's octet arrangement of Debussy's "Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune," Schubert's monumental octet, and Johnson's new edition of Charles Loeffler's "Octet"--last known to have been performed in 1897 before it was resurrected in performance in 2024. The Library...
    • Contributor: Shifrin, David - Kibbey, Bridget - Johnson, Graeme Steele
    • Date: 2024-05-22
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    Is That Natural? Horn Trios of Brahms and Ligeti The Library's David Plylar speaks about the horn trios of Johannes Brahms and György Ligeti, comparing their approaches and highlighting a few aspects for consideration. The Library of Congress holds the holograph manuscript of Brahms' horn trio.
    • Contributor: Plylar, David
    • Date: 2024-05-18
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    Conversation with Takt Trio Austin Wulliman, violinist with the Takt Trio, and composer Marcos Balter speak with the Library's David Plylar about the music on the first of a pair of concerts by the Takt Trio. Topics focused on repertoire for the horn trio being performed across the two concerts, including two new Library commissions for the Takt Trio: Marcos Balter's "Atlas," co-commissioned by the Verna and Irving...
    • Contributor: Wulliman, Austin - Balter, Marcos
    • Date: 2024-05-17
  • Film, Video
    The Familiar, The Loving and the Dark: Roshani Chokshi and Lauren Blackwood A novel's fantastical elements shine bright against the backdrop of the familiar. Roshani Chokshi's latest novel, "The Last Tale of the Flower Bride," is about a bridegroom who promises not to pry into his wife's past. Lauren Blackwood's novel "The Dangerous Ones" is set in 1863, on two battlefronts: North vs. South, and demigods vs. vampires. These dark stories of romance and dubious pasts...
    • Contributor: Chokshi, Roshani - Dickerson, Ashley - Blackwood, Lauren
    • Date: 2024-05-16
  • Film, Video
    Olivie Blake on Secret Societies and Forbidden Knowledge Bestselling dark fantasy writer Olivie Blake delves into stories of secret societies, miraculous talents and forbidden knowledge. She discusses her Atlas series and how her characters chase after coveted power, glory and sometimes just survival.
    • Contributor: Blake, Olivie
    • Date: 2024-05-16
  • Film, Video
    Seanan McGuire and Travis Baldree: Stories Seen and Unseen Award-winning writers Seanan McGuire and Travis Baldree discuss the cozy, urban, slice-of-life moments that make their books memorable.
    • Contributor: Baldree, Travis - McGuire, Seanan
    • Date: 2024-05-16
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    From Folk to Baroque: Celtic Music Duo Rakish Rakish is the duo of Violinist Maura Shawn Scanlin and guitarist Conor Hearn. They take their name from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. They draw on the music they grew up with and perform it in a way that reflects their shared interest in and love...
    • Contributor: Scanlin, Maura Shawn - Hearn, Conor - Rakish
    • Date: 2024-05-15
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Rakish Violinist Maura Shawn Scanlin and guitarist Conor Hearn of Rakish sit down with Stephen Winick of the American Folklife Center. Rakish takes their name from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. They draw on the music they grew up with and perform it in a way that...
    • Contributor: Scanlin, Maura Shawn - Hearn, Conor - Rakish - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2024-05-15
  • Film, Video
    Let's Talk Books with Jarrett Krosoczka National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Meg Medina is joined by award-winning author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka (creator of the Lunch Lady and Jedi Academy series) in this episode of "Let's Talk Books!" Jarrett shares some of his favorite books from childhood (shout out to Beverly Cleary!), talks about the importance of reading books' imagery and opens up about finding the courage to write about...
    • Contributor: Medina, Meg - Krosoczka, Jarrett
    • Date: 2024-05-14
  • Film, Video
    Let's Talk Books with Wendy Wan-Long Shang In the inaugural video of National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Meg Medina's new series, author Wendy Wan-Long Shang ("The Way Home Looks Now," "The Secret Battle of Evan Pao") shows us how fun and easy it is to talk about books. When Wendy discusses "You Are Here: Connecting Flights," an anthology edited by Ellen Oh, she can't help sharing her love-hate relationship with...
    • Contributor: Shang, Wendy Wan-Long - Medina, Meg
    • Date: 2024-05-14
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    George Takei: 'My Lost Freedom' Award-winning author, actor and civil rights advocate George Takei discusses his new book, "My Lost Freedom: A Japanese American World War II Story." What happens when the world as you know it disappears? In 1942, two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared anyone of Japanese descent living on the West Coast to be an enemy of the United...
    • Contributor: Encina, Roswell - Takei, George
    • Date: 2024-05-11
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    George Takei Shares His Story Advocate/actor George Takei spoke with students about the treatment of ethnic Japanese Americans in the U.S. during World War II and is own personal experiences during that time, beginning at age four.
    • Contributor: Matsuyama, Yukari - Takei, George
    • Date: 2024-05-10
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    An Evening with Whoopi Goldberg Multi-award winner Whoopi Goldberg talks about her forthcoming book "Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother and Me," a new and unique memoir of her family and their influence on her early life.
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Whoopi - Hayden, Carla D.
    • Date: 2024-05-10
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    Conversation with the PUBLIQuartet Claudia Morales sits down with PUBLIQuartet and pianist-composer Vijay Iyer to discuss improvisation in classical music, improvisation from the composer's perspective and Iyer's new work, "What Isn't Hard to See," commissioned by the McKim Fund at the Library of Congress and premiered during that evening's performance.
    • Contributor: Publiquartet - Iyer, Vijay
    • Date: 2024-05-09
  • Film, Video
    Celebrating the NAACP Records at the Library of Congress Since 1964 the Library of Congress has served as the home of the historical records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Now totaling approximately four million items, the NAACP records are the largest single collection ever acquired by the Library and ranks annually among the most heavily used by researchers. The NAACP records are the cornerstone of the Library's...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla - Browne-Marshall, Gloria J.
    • Date: 2024-05-07
  • Film, Video
    Jewish American Veterans Voice Holocaust Remembrance Day Join the Veterans History Project and Department of Veterans Affairs for a commemoration of Jewish American military service on Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring speakers from the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as a Medal of Honor recipient.
    • Contributor: Tenenbaum, Rabbi Chesky - Mohindra, Monica - Jacobs, Jack H. - Lischinsky, Barry - Moore, Deborah Dash - Jones, Shanita R. - Jacobs, Joshua
    • Date: 2024-05-06
  • Film, Video
    The Nixon Impeachment Inquiry: How It Was to Be There The Library's John W. Kluge Center hosted the staff of the 1974 inquiry into the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon for a public event marking the inquiry's 50th anniversary. In this second panel discussion, participants discussed what it was like working on the inquiry, as well as what brought them to that point in their lives and careers.
    • Contributor: Marshall, Jon - Trainor, Robert - Sack, Robert - Conway, Michael - Peterson, John - McKeithen, R.L. Smith - Tetzlaff, Ted
    • Date: 2024-05-04
  • Film, Video
    The Nixon Impeachment Inquiry: Legacy of the Inquiry The Library's John W. Kluge Center hosted the staff of the 1974 inquiry into the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon for a public event marking the inquiry's 50th anniversary. In this first panel discussion, participants discussed the continuing legacy of the inquiry and its work.
    • Contributor: Weld, William - Cormier, Rufus - O'Brien, Francis - Davis, Evan - Butterfield, Kevin - Hayden, Carla - Gill, Richard - Clinton, Hillary - Naftali, Timothy
    • Date: 2024-05-04