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    Post Traumatic Stress & Music: The Healing Power of Song A panel discussion that explores the efforts of musicians and music-based organizations to reach out to veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress, and share their stories of how vets have used music to cope with traumatic experiences. The panel of expert musicians, veterans and musical organizations will be introduced by Gary Sinise, actor and founding member of the Lt. Dan Band.
    • Contributor: Sinise, Gary - Mohindra, Monica - Todd, George "doc" - Regan, Bob - Jackson, Rob - Nettesheim, Patrick
    • Date: 2021-06-23
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    The Middle East in 2021 Join us for a panel discussion of current events in the Middle East led by moderator and Kluge Center Scholars Council Member Lisa Anderson and featuring Tamara Wittes, Rabab El Mahdi, and Mehran Kamrava. Participants will consider the complex interconnection between U.S. foreign policy and ongoing diplomacy and conflict in the region.
    • Contributor: Coffman Wittes, Tamara - El Mahdi, Rabab - Haskell, John - Kamrava, Mehran - Anderson, Lisa
    • Date: 2021-06-17
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    Conversation with Ksenija Sidorova Join us for a conversation with Ksenija Sidorova about her breathtaking concert, the cultural significance of music in her native Latvia, and her role as a global ambassador for the classical accordion. Works by J.S. Bach and Mozart open a brilliant recital highlighting Alfred Schnittke's Revis Fairy Tale, in excerpts from his Gogol Suite, transcribed by Yuri Shishkin. Three tangos by Astor Piazzolla mark...
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Sidorova, Ksenija
    • Date: 2021-06-17
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    Ksenija Sidorova, Accordion Accordionist Ksenija Sidorova delights audiences in the world's major concert halls, performs with orchestras like the Tonhalle Orchester-Zurich and the NHK Symphony, and partners with exciting artists from Avi Avital to Sting. Highlights in this wide-ranging hour are three scintillating tangos from her new Piazzolla recording, an homage to the composer's centenary, which earned the coveted Editor's Choice award from Gramophone magazine. Program: [0:12]...
    • Contributor: Sidorova, Ksenija
    • Date: 2021-06-17
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    Homegrown: Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin Kate Brislin and Jody Stecher have been musical partners for close to 50 years. Their duet vocal sound is at once soaring and soothing. Combining it with their deft playing results in a fully unified sound in which voices and instruments blend into an inseparable and singular musical entity.
    • Contributor: Brislin, Kate - Stecher, Jody
    • Date: 2021-06-16
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    Homegrown: Martin Carthy Martin Carthy has been a leading figure in the revival of English folk music since the 1960s. He has been a member of many iconic formations, including the duo of Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, the a cappella harmony group The Watersons, the pioneering electric folk-rock groups Steeleye Span and the Albion Band, the groundbreaking folk and brass combo Brass Monkey, and the acoustic...
    • Contributor: Carthy, Martin
    • Date: 2021-06-16
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    LC Chorale Presents 'The Greatest Showman' The Library of Congress Chorale performs songs from "The Greatest Showman," the musical drama film inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum's creation of Barnum's American Museum and the lives of its star attractions. Songs include "A Million Dreams," "Come Alive," "Never Enough," "Rewrite the Stars," "From Now On" and "This Is Me."
    • Contributor: Library of Congress Chorale
    • Date: 2021-06-16
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    Conversation with Tom Chiu & Oliver Lake, Flux Quartet Join us for a conversation with Flux Quartet founder Tom Chiu and composer/saxophonist Oliver Lake about their first virtual performance at the Library of Congress. The discussion centers on their program that premiered on June 10, 2021, which features music by Oliver Lake, Roscoe Mitchell, Leroy Jenkins and Ornette Coleman.
    • Contributor: Chiu, Tom - McLean, Anne - Lake, Oliver
    • Date: 2021-06-11
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    Flux Quartet Concert II The Flux Quartet presents a concert featuring a few remarkable, sometimes provocative works from several corners of music to invigorate and intrigue. Pianist Cory Smythe joins violinist Tom Chiu in a Library commission by Muhal Richard Abrams, co-founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and the quartet plays works by Nancarrow, Oliveros, Ogonek and Scelsi. Program: [0:00] Introduction [0:56] Conlon...
    • Contributor: Mandel, Max - Chiu, Tom - Harris, Conrad - Smythe, Cory - Fan, Felix
    • Date: 2021-06-11
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    Conversation with Felix Fan & Tom Chiu, Flux Quartet Join us for a conversation with Flux Quartet members Tom Chiu and Felix Fan about their second virtual performance at the Library. The discussion centers on their program that premiered on June 11, 2021, which features music by Conlon Nancarrow, Elizabeth Ogonek, Pauline Oliveros, Muhal Richard Abrams and Giacinto Scelsi.
    • Contributor: Chiu, Tom - Plylar, David - Fan, Felix
    • Date: 2021-06-10
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    Simon Martin on Ancient Maya Politics Anthropologist Simon Martin discusses ancient Maya politics in the context of his book, "Ancient Maya Politics: A Political Anthropology of the Classic Period 150-900 CE." Martin has taken the lead in understanding the politics of the Classic Maya period based on deciphering their hieroglyphic script. Much of this work focuses on the complex hierarchies between individual kings and the ideology that enabled and sustained...
    • Contributor: Martin, Simon - Haskell, John - Turello, Dan
    • Date: 2021-06-10
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    Paul Hendrickson on Frank Lloyd Wright Paul Hendrickson, author of "Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright," discusses how his book was made through his use of the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress. According to Hendrickson, Wright was plagued by fire both literally and metaphorically throughout his life.
    • Contributor: Encina, Roswell - Hendrickson, Paul - Johnson, Gary
    • Date: 2021-06-10
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    Flux Quartet Concert I The Flux Quartet presents experimental jazz compositions from four African American masters. Joining the quartet is saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake, a longtime Flux collaborator, and pianist Cory Smythe, who performs Lake's Movements, Turns and Switches, commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress, with Flux founder Tom Chiu. Program: [0:00] Introduction [1:21] Oliver Lake: "Hey Now Hey" [4:57] Roscoe Mitchell: "9/9/99,...
    • Contributor: Mandel, Max - Chiu, Tom - Harris, Conrad - Smythe, Cory - Fan, Felix - Lake, Oliver
    • Date: 2021-06-10
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    Conversation with the MET Orchestra Musicians MET Orchestra musicians discuss the founding of their organization during the pandemic, their work as members of an opera orchestra and their chamber music program of works by Samuel Barber and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
    • Contributor: Leblanc, Dean - Abdullah, Kazem - Hughes, Nathan - Romatz, Mark - McLean, Anne - Bruskin, Julia - Ralske, Erik - Douvas, Elaine
    • Date: 2021-06-04
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    MET Orchestra Musicians Concert II Thrilling audiences with more than 200 performances each season, the MET Orchestra is one of the world's great performing ensembles, both on stage and in the opera pit. Since its founding in 1883, the MET Orchestra has given performances encompassing not only the entire opera repertoire, but also symphonic and chamber programs at Carnegie Hall, international tours, and countless musician activities outside of the...
    • Contributor: Met Orchestra Musicians
    • Date: 2021-06-04
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    David Fullard: The Art of Photographing Dance David A. Fullard discusses the photographic methods he uses to capture bodies in motion. Fullard has developed a personal approach to working closely with the artists in a controlled space that supports their own artistic process and needs while also allowing the application of carefully chosen photographic techniques. Ultimately, Fullard's aim is to transform the dance to a still image that has the power...
    • Contributor: Fullard, David A. - Smigel, Libby
    • Date: 2021-06-03
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    Homegrown: Spartimu The Spartimu ensemble, consisting of Laurent Boulet, Philippe Loret, Pierre Do Innocenti, Gregory Innocenti and Frédéric Vesperini, is devoted to traditional polyphonic singing as passed on in the oral traditions of Corsica. Their style and repertoire are based on deep research into the practice of the singing tradition known as "cantu in paghjella," which is recognized by UNESCO as an important and endangered tradition...
    • Contributor: Spartimu
    • Date: 2021-06-02
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: George Willeman For Public Service Recognition 2021 at the Library of Congress, George Willeman, the nitrate film vault leader, tells the story of how he found an original camera negative of "The Great Train Robbery," the iconic 1903 silent film, in a couple of film cans.
    • Contributor: Willeman, George
    • Date: 2021-05-27
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    Conversation with Marouan Benabdallah Pianist Marouan Benabdallah speaks about his concert at the Library of Congress. The discussion is focused on Benabdallah's "Arabesque" project and his program that includes pieces by Succari, Dada, Moultaka, Fairouz, Benabdeljalil and Saint-Saëns.
    • Contributor: Benabdallah, Marouan - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-05-27
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    Cathy Park Hong & Wayétu Moore: The Art of Memoir Poet Cathy Park Hong and novelist Wayétu Moore discuss how their memoirs give voice to history and speak to the present moment.
    • Contributor: Hong, Cathy Park - Casper, Robert - Moore, Wayétu
    • Date: 2021-05-27
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    Marouan Benabdallah, Piano Pianist Marouan Benabdallah will perform some of the remarkable finds from his explorations, with music by composers from Syria, Algeria, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Morocco on the program. These pieces are paired with his own solo piano arrangement of Saint-Saëns' Africa, juxtaposing the exoticized European "Arabesque" with recent music by composers who offer their own take. Program: [0:13] Introduction by Susan Vita,...
    • Contributor: Benabdallah, Marouan
    • Date: 2021-05-27
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    The Music of Holocaust Memory in the Early Cold War Mackenzie Pierce analyzes one of the earliest operas that commemorate the Holocaust, "The Anointed" (1951) by Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern. Drawing on unexamined materials from the Koussevitzky papers and Koussevitzky Foundation's collection at the Library of Congress, Pierce examines how Holocaust survivors deployed music to navigate the often incompatible personal, political, and commemorative demands of the early postwar period.
    • Contributor: Pierce, Mackenzie
    • Date: 2021-05-26
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    Pennsylvania: The Other Side Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District reads from Jacqueline Woodson's "The Other Side," illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Karla Schmit, head of...
    • Contributor: Woodson, Jacqueline - Scanlon, Mary Gay - Schmit, Karla
    • Date: 2021-05-26
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Jane Cross For Public Service Recognition 2021 at the Library of Congress, music archivist Jane Cross tells of the magic of coming across Billy Strayhorn's handwritten copy of "Take the A Train" in the archives.
    • Contributor: Cross, Jane
    • Date: 2021-05-25
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    Kandace Springs Trio Nashville vocalist, pianist and songwriter Kandace Springs and her all-women trio present a virtual performance of her most recent album, "The Women Who Raised Me." Her program pays tribute to legendary female singers, including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald, who inspired her to begin her journey towards becoming one of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time. PROGRAM [0:41] "Novocaine...
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-22
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    Conversation with Kandace Springs Kandace Springs welcomed us in her home studio in Nashville for a dynamic conversation about her album, "The Women Who Raised Me," her career, her friendship with late superstar Prince and her love for cars.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Music Styles Kandace Springs Trio demonstrate different music styles including jazz, gospel, rhythm & blues, and pop.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Jazz Swing Kandace Springs Trio discuss and demonstrate jazz swing for beginners.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Jazz Vocal Improvisation Kandace Springs Trio demonstrate different music styles including jazz, gospel, rhythm & blues, and pop.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Surviving the Pandemic Kandace Springs Trio discuss how music helped them cope during the pandemic.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Storytelling in Music Kandace Springs Trio discusses emotions and storytelling in music.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Paul Capel For Public Service Recognition 2021 at the Library of Congress, Paul Capel of the U.S. Copyright Office shows us the new state-of-the-art facility that will be holding records more than a century.
    • Contributor: Capel, Paul
    • Date: 2021-05-20
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    Walter Isaacson on the Biomedical Future Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of "Leonardo da Vinci," "Einstein" and "Steve Jobs," discusses his new book, "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing and the Future of the Human Race," with award-winning journalist Katherine Eban.
    • Contributor: Eban, Katherine - Isaacson, Walter
    • Date: 2021-05-20
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    American Musicological Society Lecture Professor Marta Robertson looks at the iconic ballet "Appalachian Spring" (1944) through the lens of Japanese-American influences on the initial production, especially via the dancing of Yuriko [Kikuchi] and set design of Isamu Noguchi. Having been detained in incarceration camps, Yuriko and Noguchi offer political and cultural perspectives on the frontier and Americana that contrast with those of choreographer Martha Graham and composer Aaron...
    • Contributor: Robertson, Marta - Vita, Susan
    • Date: 2021-05-19
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    Samite Samite was born and raised in Uganda, but left as a political refugee in 1982. He spent the following few years in Kenya where he studied African traditional musical instruments and rhythms. He mastered the kalimba (thumb-piano), marimba (wooden xylophone), litungu (seven-stringed Kenyan lyre) and various flutes, both traditional and western, and learned both traditional melodies and original compositions. In his concerts, Samite reflects...
    • Contributor: Samite
    • Date: 2021-05-19
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Catalina Gomez For Public Service Recognition 2021 at the Library of Congress, Hispanic Division reference librarian Catalina Gomez tells about the "magic" former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera worked with children and young writers.
    • Contributor: Gomez, Catalina
    • Date: 2021-05-18
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Ahmed Johnson For Public Service Recognition Week at the Library of Congress, genealogical reference librarian Ahmed Johnson discusses the importance of finding records of his Mississippi family dating back to the aftermath of the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Johnson, Ahmed
    • Date: 2021-05-13
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    Finding a Shared Historical Narrative Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to discuss the changing interpretations of the nation's founding documents and the principles they were founded upon. They will also explore the tension between celebrating what is good about the U.S. and its history, while addressing the exploitation and inequality that are also part of the American legacy.
    • Contributor: Molina, Natalia - Haskell, John - Allen, Danielle - Goldman, Samuel - Park Hong, Cathy - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-05-13
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    Silencing the Guns of War: Women's Binder's Volumes Candace Bailey examines bound collections of printed music from the Library of Congress to illustrate the music performed during the Civil War in Union areas near the nation's capital. She hones in on those compiled by Annie Houseal, a music teacher in central Pennsylvania; Minna Blair, the daughter of Lincoln's postmaster general Montgomery Blair; and Laura Cooke, the daughter of financier Jay Cooke. She...
    • Contributor: Bailey, Candace
    • Date: 2021-05-13
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Heather Linville For Public Service Recognition 2021 at the Library of Congress, Heather Linville, head of the Library of Congress film archives, talks of the goosebumps she gets in her role as preserving the nation's film heritage.
    • Contributor: Linville, Heather
    • Date: 2021-05-11
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    Ensemble Correspondances: A Conversation with Sébastien Daucé A conversation with Sébastien Daucé, director of the French period orchestra Ensemble Correspondances, who spoke with the Library's Anne McLean about their program "Les Plaisirs du Louvre." Ensemble Correspondances brings to life elegant airs de cours by Antoine Boësset, Pierre Guédron, Etienne Moulinié and others, including the king himself: an accomplished dancer, musician and composer who laid the foundations for the modern art of...
    • Contributor: Daucé, Sébastien - McLean, Anne
    • Date: 2021-05-07
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    Ensemble Correspondances Night, the world of myth and the mysteries of love are the subjects of this concert evoking an evening at the court of Louis XIII at the Palace of the Louvre. Sébastien Daucé leads an ensemble of nine singers and nine instrumentalists- a consort of viols, recorder, lute and chitarrone- from this distinguished French period orchestra, renowned for impeccable and award-winning recordings of 17th-century...
    • Contributor: Ensemble Correspondances
    • Date: 2021-05-07
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    Motherhood and the Military The Motherhood in the Military panel discussion, sponsored by the Veterans History Project, explores the dual roles of mother and soldier through the personal experiences of four service connected women. This event encourages women veterans to contribute their oral histories to the national collections of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Dever, Mary - Ernst, Sen. Joni - Duckworth, Sen. Tammy - Dainer, Rupa - Estabrooks, Elizabeth - Hayden, Carla - Mayweather, Rue - Martin, Candy
    • Date: 2021-05-06
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    Jim Lee and Asian American Superheroes DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee discusses his work in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. He will appear in conversation with illustrator Bernard Chang ("Generations Forged") and writers Sarah Kuhn ("Shadow of the Batgirl") and Minh Lê ("Green Lantern: Legacy"). This event is moderated by former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang ("Superman Smashes the Klan").
    • Contributor: Encina, Roswell - Lee, Jim - Kuhn, Sarah - Lê, Minh - Chang, Bernard - Yang, Gene Luen
    • Date: 2021-05-06
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Stephanie Stillo For Public Service Recognition 2021 at the Library of Congress, rare book curator Stephanie Stillo tells how she explains one of the Library's most unique holdings - the contents of Lincoln's pockets when he was assassinated - to visitors.
    • Contributor: Stillo, Stephanie
    • Date: 2021-05-06
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    Samoan Studies Institute Students Association for Fa'asamoa The Samoan Studies Institute at American Samoa Community College formed the Students' Association for Fa'asamoa (SAFF) in 2009. It is comprised of students at the college who are interested in learning about Samoan culture, and its purpose is to teach college students the Faasamoa, or the Samoan way, to preserve traditions. Since its inception, SAFF has been active in performing the Siva Samoa (traditional...
    • Contributor: Students Association for Fa'asamoa
    • Date: 2021-05-05
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    Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Kids and Teens Adam Gidwitz and Renée Watson, authors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology "The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth," will discuss their writing process and how they navigate conversations about race. Parents, teachers, and all other caregivers are encouraged to attend with children and teens; the target audience for this presentation is ages 11-16. This program is supported by Marcia and Barnet...
    • Contributor: Gidwitz, Adam - Watson, Renée - Eskin, Lee - Camponovo, Luca - Yu, Adeline - Dowdy, Aleksandra - Claire, Vivian
    • Date: 2021-05-03
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    Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Caregivers and Teachers Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, editors of the highly acclaimed middle grade anthology "The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth," will discuss their dedication to diversity in children's book publishing and the tools to help young people talk about race. This program is supported by Marcia and Barnet Eskin in honor of their late son, Jonah Solkoff Eskin, who died by suicide....
    • Contributor: Hudson, Wade - Eskin, Marcia - Valentine, Monica - Willis Hudson, Cheryl
    • Date: 2021-05-03
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    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Carla Hayden A message from Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden in honor of Federal Public Service Recognition Week. Join the Library in celebrating the contributions of our country's public servants all month long.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-05-03
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    Conversation with Mahan Esfahani Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani speaks with Anne McLean of the Library of Congress' Music Division about Esfahani's virtual program for Concerts from the Library of Congress. Topics include J.S. Bach, Wanda Landowska, 20th-century and new music for the harpsichord, and the program Esfahani prepared for the Library consisting of works by J.S. Bach, J.C.F. Fischer, Martinů and Andriessen.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2021-04-30
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    Mahan Esfahani Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has pursued two primary passions in his career: the compositions of J.S. Bach and contemporary music for the harpsichord. The centerpiece of this beautifully curated program of gems and giants is a work Esfahani calls "Bach's magnum opus for the keyboard:" the regal, 30-minute "Overture in the French Style." Framing it are Bach's "Six Little Preludes," written as teaching pieces,...
    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2021-04-30
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    Poetry Spotlight: Victoria Chang and Brenda Shaughnessy In honor of National Poetry Month, poets Victoria Chang and Brenda Shaughnessy discuss their poetry collections, which address issues of loss, fear and the future of the planet.
    • Contributor: Shaughnessy, Brenda - Holmes, Anne - Casper, Robert - Chang, Victoria
    • Date: 2021-04-29
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    Advancing the Rule of Law Now: A Global Perspective This panel discussion explores the rule of law from an international perspective; specifically, how the United States contributes to global understandings of the rule of law, including through funding of rule of law projects, championing rule of law principles in international entities and settings and cultivating an image as a rule of law country both at home and abroad. This panel is moderated by...
    • Contributor: Refo, Patricia Lee - Bulut, Aslihan - Andersen, Elizabeth - Gesley, Jenny - Yakobashvili, Temuri - Quarcoo, Ashley - Gunn, Will
    • Date: 2021-04-29
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    2021 Law Day Interview with ABA President Patricia Lee Refo To commemorate Law Day in 2021, Deputy Librarian for Library Collections and Services and Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez interviewed American Bar Association President Patricia Lee Refo on the topic of this year's Law Day theme, "Advancing the rule of law now."
    • Contributor: Lee Refo, Patricia - Sánchez, Jane
    • Date: 2021-04-27
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: The New Standards NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington is the 2021 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar. Accompanied by pianist Kris Davis, bassist Linda May Han Oh, saxophonist Tia Fuller and guest artist Devon Gates, Carrington's all-women-composer program, "The New Standards," features songs written by stellar musicians including Esperanza Spalding, Maria Schneider and Geri Allen.
    • Contributor: Han Oh, Linda May - Carrington, Terri Lyne - Gates, Devon - Fuller, Tia - Davis, Kris
    • Date: 2021-04-24
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    Conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington Three-time Grammy Award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses her virtual performance of "The New Standards" and issues relating to gender justice in the jazz world with the Library's Michele Glymph and Claudia Morales.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Carrington, Terri Lyne - Glymph, Michele
    • Date: 2021-04-23
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    Ainissa Ramirez on How Technology Shapes Our Lives Materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez discusses her book, "The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another." She looks at eight inventions that introduced major changes to the way people live and discusses the impact of technological change, as well as her mission to encourage a more inclusive vision of science.
    • Contributor: Ramirez, Ainissa - Turello, Dan
    • Date: 2021-04-22
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Jazz and Clave Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates brush patterns in jazz drumming, a fundamental technique for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Brush Sounds Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates brush patterns in jazz drumming, a fundamental technique for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Ride Cymbal Dance Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates the ride cymbal pattern, a jazz drumming fundamental for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Five Stroke and Stickings Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates the technique of five stroke roll, a jazz drumming fundamental for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: Fun with Triplets Three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses and demonstrates the technique of triplet independence, a jazz drumming fundamental for beginners.
    • Contributor: Carrington, Terri Lyne
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Vrï Vrï is a trio from Wales in the U.K., whose members describe their music as 'chamber-folk'. Bringing together the experience of Jordan Price Williams (cello, voice) Patrick Rimes (violin, viola, foot percussion, voice) and Aneirin Jones (violin, voice). Vrï plays tunes and songs from the Celtic nations and beyond, attempting to combine the energy of a rowdy pub session with the style and finesse...
    • Contributor: Rimes, Patrick - Vr - Jones, Aneirin - Williams, Jordan Price
    • Date: 2021-04-21
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    Armenian Traditional Endband Expert in Armenian binding Tamara Ohanyan illustrates the steps involved in making an Armenian endband, most often seen on canonical bindings dating from the 11th through 18th century from historical Armenian lands.
    • Contributor: Ohanyan, Tamara
    • Date: 2021-04-19
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    Conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas The Library's Kazem Abdullah leads a conversation with New World Symphony artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas. They discuss the symphony's concert program, the work of the fellows of the New World Symphony and the future of classical music post-pandemic.
    • Contributor: Tilson Thomas, Michael - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-04-16
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    New World Symphony: Program II Founded in 1987 by the legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In their second program for the Library, these young musicians present a performance of works by William Walton, Frederick Tillis and Antonín Dvořák. Program: [02:19] William Walton: Piano Quartet in D minor [37:11] Frederick...
    • Contributor: New World Symphony
    • Date: 2021-04-16
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    How Political Institutions Shape Outcomes and How We Might Reform Them In the U.S., political institutions reflect choices and compromises about how we balance between majority and minority interests. Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to look at the way different systems of electoral decision-making in a democracy can, by themselves, lead to very different outcomes, and what can be done to reform them in ways that result in more responsive and...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Fahey, Katie - Allen, Danielle - Hayden, Carla - McCormick, Cara - Drutman, Lee
    • Date: 2021-04-15
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    Recent Additions to the Law Library of Congress Rare Books Collection Nathan Dorn displays a selection of new additions to the rare book collection of the Law Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Dorn, Nathan
    • Date: 2021-04-12
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    Conversation with MET Orchestra Musicians The Library's Kazem Abdullah talks with the MET Orchestra musicians about the founding of their organization during the pandemic, their work as members of an opera orchestra and their chamber music program entitled "Quartet at the Opera."
    • Contributor: Bruskin, Julia - Abdullah, Kazem - Hammann, Mary - Grossman, Jerry - Volpe, Sylvia - Mumford, Tamara
    • Date: 2021-04-09
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    MET Orchestra Musicians Concert I The MET Orchestra is one of the world's great performing ensembles, both on stage and in the opera pit. Since its founding in 1883, the MET Orchestra has given performances encompassing not only the entire opera repertoire, but also symphonic and chamber programs at Carnegie Hall, international tours, and countless musician activities outside of the Metropolitan Opera House. In the first of two concerts...
    • Contributor: Met Orchestra Musicians
    • Date: 2021-04-09
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    Lupita Nyong'o and Carla Hayden A fascinating conversation for young people with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar-winning actor and author of the number one best-selling children's book "Sulwe."
    • Contributor: Nyong'o, Lupita - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-04-08
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    The U.S.-China Relationship and North Korea A panel of experts moderated by most recent Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China Relations Carla Freeman discussed the likely outcomes of recent missile tests, the impact of increased competition between the U.S. and China, as well as prospects for the Biden Administration to reduce tensions in the region.
    • Contributor: Park, John - Sun, Yun - Revere, Evans - Freeman, Carla
    • Date: 2021-04-08
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    Conversaton with Soso Kopaleishvili of the Ranina Quartet The Ranina quartet is a new music ensemble from the Republic of Georgia, created out of a love for Georgian traditional music, including urban songs, folk songs, and chants. The current members include Tornike Kandelaki (first voice), Soso Kopaleishvili (second voice), Saba Peikrishvili (baritone), and Beka Kemularia (bass).
    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen D. - Austen, Theadocia - Kopaleishvili, Soso - Graham, Ekaterine Diasamidze
    • Date: 2021-04-08
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    Ánnámáret For her Homegrown concert, Ánnámáret is joined by two members of her Nieguid duovdagat project: Ilkka Heinonen (who specializes in folk music on the jouhikko, G-violone and contrabass) and Turkka Inkilä (who plays flutes and electronic instruments).
    • Contributor: Ánnámáret
    • Date: 2021-04-07
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    Kardemimmit Kardemimmit is a quartet consisting of Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius, four women who sing and play kantele. The kantele is a zither or plucked psaltery which is the national instrument of Finland, and comes in several sizes. They mostly play 15-stringed and 38-stringed versions of the instrument.
    • Contributor: Kardemimmit
    • Date: 2021-04-07
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    Pop Life: Literature and Culture The Prize for American Fiction spring event features longtime friends Colson Whitehead and Kevin Young, a poet and the new director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, in a lively conversation on how pop culture influences art. Moderated by best-selling author and pop culture expert Isaac Fitzgerald.
    • Contributor: Fitzgerald, Isaac - Young, Kevin - Whitehead, Colson
    • Date: 2021-04-01
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    Colson Whitehead's New York Colson Whitehead, 2020 recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, talks with Rocco Staino, director of New York's Empire Center for the Book. The two-time Pulitzer winner talks about growing up in New York, where he continues to live, and how it has influenced his writing.
    • Contributor: Staino, Rocco - Whitehead, Colson
    • Date: 2021-03-29
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    Conversation with Dudok Quartet Amsterdam Members of the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam speak with the Library's David Plylar about their virtual performance at the Library of Congress. The discussion is focused on the music from the quartet's program, which includes works by Webern, Ligeti and Brahms.
    • Contributor: De Jong, Marie-Louise - Dudok Quartet Amsterdam - Wester, Marleen - Van Driel, Judith - Plylar, David - Faber, David
    • Date: 2021-03-26
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    Veteran Grown: Farming The Library of Congress Veterans History Project hosts a discussion panel to highlight farming as one of many unique career paths veterans take after transitioning to civilian life, and to introduce programs that exist to assist veterans who farm. This panel features military veterans who chose to farm in more traditional settings, some of whom benefited from veteran farming training programs, while others received...
    • Contributor: Helton, Damon - Creech, Sara - Butts, Justin - Boozman, Sen. John - Grandon, Eric - Lloyd, Karen
    • Date: 2021-03-26
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    Dudok Quartet Amsterdam Concert Dudok Quartet Amsterdam comes to the virtual stage with a program connecting Brahms with Webern and Ligeti. With its recordings garnering enthusiastic praise from publications like Gramophone, The Guardian and The Strad, the quartet is establishing a reputation as a dynamic ensemble with thoughtful programs that include their own transcriptions. Program: [0:09] Introduction [4:06] Webern: String Quartet, op. 28 [12:22] Ligeti: String Quartet no....
    • Contributor: Faber, David - De Jong, Marie-Louise - Wester, Marleen - Van Driel, Judith
    • Date: 2021-03-26
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    War, Combat and the American Soldier Two of the most prominent historians of war, Margaret MacMillan ("War: How Conflict Shaped Us") and Rick Atkinson ("The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777"), spoke with philanthropist David M. Rubenstein about their work.
    • Contributor: Macmillan, Margaret - Rubenstein, David - Atkinson, Rick
    • Date: 2021-03-25
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    Kermit the Frog Joins the National Recording Registry With his 1979 song "The Rainbow Connection," Kermit the Frog has a place in music history as the recording joins the National Recording Registry. The song has appealed to generations of Muppets fans. Kermit discusses his music and skill with the banjo with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The latest selections to the National Recording Registry were announced March 24, 2021.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla D. - The Frog, Kermit
    • Date: 2021-03-24
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    Announcing New National Recording Registry Selections for 2020 Recording artists and songwriters join in announcing the 2020 selections to the National Recording Registry on March 24, 2021. The 25 recordings selected for the registry span from 1878 to 2008 and include a wide range of musical genres, as well as sounds of history and culture.
    • Contributor: Glass, Ira - The Frog, Kermit - Lewis, Terry - Jam, Jimmy - Nas - Bell, Robert - Browne, Jackson - Labelle, Patti - Thomas, Marlo - Hayden, Carla D. - Dash, Sarah - Hendryx, Nona
    • Date: 2021-03-24
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    Ranina Quartet The Ranina quartet is a new music ensemble from the Republic of Georgia, created out of a love for Georgian traditional music, including urban songs, folk songs and chants. The current members include Tornike Kandelaki (first voice), Soso Kopaleishvili (second voice), Saba Peikrishvili (baritone) and Beka Kemularia (bass). They have been singing since they were little children, and individual members have performed in many...
    • Contributor: Ranina Quartet
    • Date: 2021-03-24
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    Ialoni Women's ensemble Ialoni was formed in 2009 in Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. Their repertoire draws from all three branches of traditional Georgian vocal polyphony: ecclesiastical, folk and city music. The group selects its repertoire from archival records and manuscripts, field recordings, and published transcriptions, with a special emphasis on reviving relatively unusual, original and complex songs.
    • Contributor: Ialoni
    • Date: 2021-03-24
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    Cherry Blossoms in Japanese Culture This video explores Japan's centuries-old blossom viewing traditions. It is one in a series for the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival that highlights both historic and contemporary traditions of springtime flower viewing. The "Cherry Blossom Viewing Over the Centuries" series features three short films that showcase a stunning variety of artifacts from Library collections, including watercolor drawings, colorful woodblock prints, vintage photos and beautifully...
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2021-03-20
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    Fleeting Beauty, Enduring Traditions This video highlights the Library of Congress National Cherry Blossom Festival collection, which include posters from 1987 to the present and Princess programs from 1949 to the present. It is one in a series for the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival that highlights both historic and contemporary traditions of springtime flower viewing. The "Cherry Blossom Viewing Over the Centuries" series features three short films...
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2021-03-20
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    Tokyo's Gift of Friendship This video recounts the origins and events surrounding the 1912 gift of 3,020 cherry trees to the city of Washington. It is one in a series for the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival that highlights both historic and contemporary traditions of springtime flower viewing. The "Cherry Blossom Viewing Over the Centuries" series features three short films that showcase a stunning variety of artifacts from...
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2021-03-20
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    Conversation with Steven Osborne Pianist Steven Osborne speaks with the Library's David Plylar about Osborne's virtual concerts for the Library of Congress. The program discussed features works by Debussy and Rachmaninoff.
    • Contributor: Plylar, David - Osborne, Steven
    • Date: 2021-03-19
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    Veteran Grown: Urban Farming This panel discussed farming in an urban setting as one of many unique career paths veterans take after transitioning to civilian life, and introduced the audience to programs that exist to assist veterans who farm. The Library of Congress Veterans History Project collects oral history interviews of panelists who are veterans and work on an urban farm, including beekeepers. The Library will add these...
    • Contributor: Schrier, Rep. Kim - Dalgarn, Sean - Hale, Margo - Dachos, Sarah - Boozman, Sen. John - Lombardo, Jeanette
    • Date: 2021-03-19
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    Steven Osborne, Piano Brilliant Scottish pianist Steven Osborne offers a program of fragments and forgotten images illuminated by a classic evocation of moonlight. The music of Debussy and Rachmaninoff, two specialties of the pianist, shines in this special concert that includes works held in the Library's collection. Program: [0:14] Introduction [2:49] Debussy: "Suite bergamasque" [19:40] Debussy: "Image oubliées" [32:29] Rachmaninoff: Prelude in D minor (op. posth.) [34:53]...
    • Contributor: Osborne, Steven
    • Date: 2021-03-19
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    Rediscovering Eleanor Roosevelt David Michaelis' new book "Eleanor" is a biography of America's longest-serving first lady. Much of its research was conducted in the Library's Manuscript Division, including the papers of the NAACP and the National Women's Trade League, as well as the personal papers of Kermit and Belle Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of President Wilson. Colleen Shogan, senior vice...
    • Contributor: Flannery, Jeff - Michaelis, David - Novara, Elizabeth - Shogan, Colleen
    • Date: 2021-03-18
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    The Spirit of Nowruz: Marking the Start of Spring Filmmaker Farzin Rezaeian introduces his film, "The Spirit of Nowruz: Marking the Start of Spring," and discusses his other projects. This film is followed by a live Q&A session with the filmmaker.
    • Contributor: Rezaeian, Farzin
    • Date: 2021-03-16
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    2021 Diversity in Children's Literature Symposium "Listening, Learning, Creating Communities," followed by the Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children's Literature ceremony. This event, co-hosted by We Need Diverse Books, will demonstrate how diversity in children's books helps us better understand each other, resulting in a stronger sense of community. The symposium will be followed by the conferring of the Walter Awards, named for the late Myers, former National Ambassador...
    • Contributor: Callender, Kacen - Chee, Traci - Taylor, Deborah D. - Nayeri, Daniel - Ha, Robin - Hayden, Carla D.
    • Date: 2021-03-12
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    New World Symphony: Program I Founded in 1987 by the legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony, known as "America's Orchestral Academy," prepares graduates of music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. These talented young musicians present a dynamic program of works by Carlos Simon, Charles Wuorinen, and Béla Bartók. Program: [02:45] Carlos Simon: "be still and know" for piano, violin and cello [11:30]...
    • Contributor: New World Symphony
    • Date: 2021-03-12
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    Our Common Purpose: Civic Media to Build a Better Society Danielle Allen moderates an expert panel to explore the role of information in democratic society, addressing the challenges citizens face in consuming the deluge of materials available in the digital age and in identifying trustworthy sources of information. They will consider the potential of civic media to inform and educate within the context of the broader social media ecosystem, where the incentives are to...
    • Contributor: Allen, Danielle - Tynes, Brendesha - Young, Richard - Stroud, Talia
    • Date: 2021-03-11
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    É.T.É. Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux came together in 2015 to create this exciting group. They chose the name É.T.É., which is the group's first initials but also the French word for summer. The trio offers a contemporary and dynamic vision of traditional Québec music, combining influences from folk, jazz, progressive rock and classical music on fiddle, cello, bouzouki, voice, foot-tapping and step...
    • Contributor: Giroux, Élisabeth - Moquin, Élisabeth - Clouette, Thierry
    • Date: 2021-03-10
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    Ohio: American Moonshot Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book Affiliate. Rep. Bob Latta of Ohio's 5th Congressional District reads from Douglas Brinkley's "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race." Don...
    • Contributor: Boozer, Don - Brinkley, Douglas - Latta, Rep. Bob
    • Date: 2021-03-10
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    Arkansas: Lucky to Live in Arkansas Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Rep. French Hill of Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District reads from Kate Jerome's "Lucky to Live in Arkansas." Jerome talks with Jennifer Chilcoat and Ruth...
    • Contributor: Jerome, Kate - Hyatt, Ruth - Hill, Rep. French - Chilcoat, Jennifer
    • Date: 2021-03-10
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    Maine: The Circus Ship Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine's 1st Congressional District reads from "The Circus Ship" by Chris Van Dusen." Hayden Anderson, executive director of the Maine...
    • Contributor: Pingree, Rep. Chellie - Anderson, Hayden - Van Dusen, Chris
    • Date: 2021-03-10
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    Congratulations to NLS on its 90th Anniversary Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden offers her congratulations to the Library's National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, its nationwide network of libraries and its patrons as NLS marks its 90th anniversary in March 2021.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-03-09
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    Searching for Suffrage at the Library In honor of Women's History Month, Kimberly A. Hamlin discusses her new book, "Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener." The book details Gardener's life as a "fallen woman," who confronted restrictive social mores at an early age, and tracks her growing activism for women's rights that culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment and her appointment by...
    • Contributor: Kirby, Bruce - Novara, Elizabeth - Hamlin, Kimberly
    • Date: 2021-03-09
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    Conversation with Matthew Whitaker Jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker talks with Karen Keninger, director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled in the Library of Congress (NLS), before his virtual concert to kick off a year-long commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the NLS.
    • Contributor: Keninger, Karen - Whitaker, Matthew
    • Date: 2021-03-03
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    Matthew Whitaker in Concert A virtual concert commemorating the 90th anniversary of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) in the Library of Congressfeaturing stellar jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker and his quartet, including Marcos Robinson on guitar, Karim Hutton on bass and Isaiah Johnson on drums. Whitaker, who has been blind since birth, is an NLS patron who has used the division's accessible scores...
    • Contributor: Whitaker, Matthew
    • Date: 2021-03-03
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    China's Economic Expansionism A conversation with experts on China's economic expansionism, moderated by Carla Freeman, U.S./China chair at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress. Panelists include Kent Calder, David M. Lampton and Daniel Markey.
    • Contributor: Markey, Daniel - Calder, Kent - Freeman, Carla - Lampton, David M.
    • Date: 2021-02-25
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    On the Road with Jason Reynolds National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jason Reynolds discussed his ambassadorship, including his recent "GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story" virtual tour, with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Through his platform, "GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story," Reynolds has directed his focus as ambassador by empowering students to embrace and share their own personal stories.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla D. - Reynolds, Jason
    • Date: 2021-02-25
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    Martha S. Jones on Black Women & the Suffrage Movement Historian Martha S. Jones will discuss her recent book: "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All," which tells the history of Black women activists that is too-frequently left out of accounts of the struggles for racial and gender equality in the U.S. Jones writes about trailblazing activists like Maria Stewart, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Fannie...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Jones, Martha S.
    • Date: 2021-02-23
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    A History of African American Political Thought Melvin Rogers and Jack Turner, co-editors of the new book, "African American Political Thought: A Collected History," discuss their book, which brings together contemporary scholars to reflect on the contributions of important figures in the tradition of African American political thought, providing an unprecedented philosophical history of thinkers from the African American community and the African diaspora.
    • Contributor: Turner, Jack - Rogers, Melvin
    • Date: 2021-02-22
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    Giants of Racial Justice: Malcolm X & Martin Luther King Jr. In an event celebrating African American History Month, Peniel E. Joseph ("The Sword and the Shield") and Tamara Payne ("The Dead Are Arising") will discuss their books on Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. with NPR television critic Eric Deggans.
    • Contributor: Payne, Tamara - Deggans, Eric - Joseph, Peniel E.
    • Date: 2021-02-18
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    History of American Isolationism with Charles Kupchan A discussion of the evolution of U.S. statecraft with Charles Kupchan, author of a new book, "Isolationism: A History of America's Effort to Shield Itself from the World." In the book, Kupchan traces isolationism across the full arc of U.S. history, from the founding era through the present. He explores the ideological sources of America's aversion to foreign entanglement, how and why that aversion...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Kupchan, Charles
    • Date: 2021-02-11
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    Conversation with Emma Björling Emma Björling is one of the foremost singers of Swedish folksongs performing today. She is a member of the bands Lyy and Skye Consort with Björling, as well as vocal groups Kongero and Baravox. She has also toured extensively with the well-known Swedish folk band Ranarim. Björling has been singing in choirs since age six and has studied both jazz and classical music before...
    • Contributor: Björling, Emma - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-02-10
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    Conversation with Iona Fyfe Aberdeenshire folksinger Iona Fyfe is recognized as one of Scotland's finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. Winner of Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018, Fyfe has been described by Global Music Magazine as "one of the best Scotland has to offer." She has performed extensively in...
    • Contributor: Fyfe, Iona - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-02-08
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    Conversation with Gabriel García of Changüí Majadero The formation of Changüí Majadero was the result of tres guitarist and vocalist Gabriel García's pivotal pilgrimage to the Guantanamo region of Cuba. There he learned the changüí from living masters of the style and was inspired to spread the spirit of Cuban folkloric music, mixed with a dash of East Los Angeles grit. Changüí is the predecessor of son Cubano and salsa, a...
    • Contributor: García, Gabriel - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-02-03
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    Conversation with PIQSIQ: Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik & Kayley Inuksuk Mackay PIQSIQ is composed of sisters Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay. These talented performers come together to create a unique Inuit style throat singing duo, performing ancient traditional songs along with new compositions. The two grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, with roots in Nunavut. After years of hard work on their music, they have developed their own form, blending haunting melodies and...
    • Contributor: Winick, Steve - Mackay, Kayley Inuksuk - Ayalik, Tiffany Kuliktana
    • Date: 2021-02-01
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    Zoomax: Physical Description Judy Dixon details the physical characteristics of the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: How to Connect to a Wireless Network Judy Dixon details the procedures for connecting the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax to a wireless network.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: What's in the Main Menu? Judy Dixon details the main menu items of the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: How to Get Help Judy Dixon describes the various resources available for users of the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: Settings Judy Dixon details the available settings on the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: How to Transfer Books from a Cartridge Judy Dixon details the procedure for transferring a book to the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax from a cartridge.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: File Management Judy Dixon describes how to use the file manager of the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: How to Read a Book Judy Dixon describes how to read a book using the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: Interacting with the Device Judy Dixon highlights several key functions and features of the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: How to Download Books from BARD Judy Dixon details the process for downloading books from BARD with the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: How to Transfer Books from External Media Judy Dixon details the procedures for transferring books from external media to the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: Power Management Judy Dixon discusses battery power management of the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Zoomax: How to Pair the eReader with an iOS Device Judy Dixon details the steps for pairing the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax with an iOS device.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Humanware: Putting on the Protective Case Judy Dixon details the steps for putting the protective case on the NLS Braille eReader by HumanWare.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judith
    • Date: 2021-01-31
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    Presidential Pets: Rebecca the Raccoon Mississippi supporters of Calvin Coolidge sent him a live raccoon for Thanksgiving dinner in 1926. Instead, first lady Grace Coolidge named it Rebecca and made it a family pet. Rebecca ran loose in the White House and escaped several times. She was a hit with the press and young children. Library historian Margaret McAleer tells the story.
    • Contributor: McAleer, Margaret
    • Date: 2021-01-21
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    Presidential Pets Presidential pets have included horses, cats, cows, dogs, raccoons, birds and a goat. A short look at the (mostly) four-legged occupants of the White House.
    • Date: 2021-01-21
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    Presidential Pets: Pauline the Cow Pauline Wayne III was President William Howard Taft's celebrity cow. She grazed on the White House grounds. But en route to a guest appearance at a dairy show in Wisconsin, she went missing, setting off a comic turn of events. Library historian Margaret McAleer tells this charming tale.
    • Contributor: McAleer, Margaret
    • Date: 2021-01-21
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    Conversation with Reggie Harris Reggie Harris is a singer, songwriter and storyteller on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire. For more than 40 years, he has captivated audiences to standing ovations in the U.S., Canada and across Europe as half of the duo Kim and Reggie Harris. Though Kim has curtailed her performance career, Reggie continues to criss-cross the country, carrying a message of joy, unity, tolerance...
    • Contributor: Harris, Reggie - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-01-21
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    Presidential Inauguration Date Change For 144 years, the U.S. President was inaugurated in the spring. But after the election of 1933, Congress changed the date in the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, moving the date up to Jan. 20. Library of Congress historian Michelle Krowl explains why.
    • Contributor: Krowl, Michelle
    • Date: 2021-01-20
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    The Presidential Oath of Office Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden uses George Washington's autographed 1789 book that includes the Constitution to show the original wording of the incoming president's oath of office, and how Joe Biden will utter the same phrase 232 years later.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla D.
    • Date: 2021-01-20
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    Washington's First Inaugural Address, 1789 In 1789, the nation's first inauguration featured a surprise -- George Washington made a speech after taking the oath of office, although no one was expecting it. The inaugural address became an instant tradition. Julie Miller, the Library's early American historian, explains how Washington made history and precedent.
    • Contributor: Miller, Julie
    • Date: 2021-01-20
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    Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, 1865 Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address in 1865 captured the nation's trauma over the Civil War and its hopes for the future. It is remembered by his immortal phrase, "with malice toward none, with charity for all." The Library's Civil War and Reconstruction historian Michelle Krowl explains how this speech came to be.
    • Contributor: Krowl, Michelle
    • Date: 2021-01-20
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    Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, 1861 Library of Congress historians Michelle Krowl and Chris Warren give a short guided tour of the documents and objects in our collections from Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address. Highlights include his handwritten notes on his speech and Mary Todd Lincoln's pearls -- purchased on an installment plan at Tiffany's in New York by the president himself.
    • Contributor: Krowl, Michelle - Warren, Chris
    • Date: 2021-01-20
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    Conversation with Steve Riley Grammy-winning musician Steve Riley is a widely acclaimed master of the Cajun accordion. He began his musical career at seven, growing up in Mamou, Louisiana. As a teenager he honed his craft as a student of Dewey Balfa, touring and playing throughout south Louisiana with Balfa until his death in 1992. For the past 31 years, Riley and his renowned group, the Mamou Playboys,...
    • Contributor: Riley, Steve - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-01-14
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    Accidental American: From Proud Ethiopian to "Naturalized US-ian" Yonnas Kefle wrote his autobiography as part of the huge Ethiopian history hitherto unknown and aspired to present it to the world. The outcome is a 630-page compendium beginning with his personal ethnological link with royalty, of his ethnic lineages, the beginning of the unity of Ethiopia continuing to the period of student rebellion in which he himself participated, and finally to the 1974...
    • Contributor: Kefle, Yonnas
    • Date: 2021-01-12
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    Conversation with Sean Ardoin American zydeco musician and singer Sean Ardoin talks with Steve Winick about his life and career.
    • Contributor: Winick, Steve - Ardoin, Sean
    • Date: 2021-01-11
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    Conversation with Jeneda & Clayson Benally The Library's Steve Winick chats with Sihasin, duo of Jeneda and Clayson Benally, award winning musicians from the Diné Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona.
    • Contributor: Benally, Clayson - Benally, Jeneda - Sihasin - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-01-07
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    The Library of Congress Chorale: Sharing Winter With You For more than 40 years, the Library of Congress Chorale, one of the longest-standing employee choruses in the country, has performed for the education, enjoyment, and cultural enrichment of the Library, its members and its audiences. The Chorale includes representatives and retirees from throughout the Library. Songs for this concert include "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (music Felix Mendelssohn, words Charles Wesley, arrangement Pink...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress Chorale
    • Date: 2020-12-18
  • Film, Video
    The Stradivari Anniversary Concert at the Library of Congress: A Retrospective Kazem Abdullah of the Library's Music Division curates an overview and retrospective of the Library's annual Stradivari concert with archival radio recordings, photographs, programs, manuscripts, sketches and other related materials held by the Library of Congress. Program [0:05] Introduction by Kazem Abdullah December 14, 1937 Adolf Busch, violin and Rudolf Serkin, piano Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 12, No.1 [7:54] III....
    • Contributor: Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2020-12-18
  • Film, Video
    Stradivari Anniversary Concert: Dover String Quartet Catapulted to prominence after sweeping the 2013 Banff Competition, the young, spirited Dover Quartet has become a sought-after ensemble. Its "glorious timbral richness" (Sunday Times) helped earn the group two coveted distinctions in the chamber music world: the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Avery Fisher Career Grant. In this archival video performance from December 18, 2017, the Dover Quartet presented a thoughtful and riveting...
    • Contributor: Dover String Quartet
    • Date: 2020-12-18
  • Film, Video
    The Limits of Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era Frances E. Lee and James M. Curry discuss their 2020 book, "The Limits of Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era," with the Library's John Haskell. Lee and Curry cover some of their most surprising findings, including the idea that Congress is less dysfunctional than typically thought, and that the passage bipartisan legislation is still commonplace. Tracking legislative proposals, they find that divided...
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - Curry, James M. - Lee, Frances E.
    • Date: 2020-12-17
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Christopher Taylor Pianist Christopher Taylor speaks with the Library's David Plylar about Liszt's transcriptions of Beethoven's symphonies for solo piano.
    • Contributor: Plylar, David - Taylor, Christopher
    • Date: 2020-12-17
  • Film, Video
    Christopher Taylor, Piano It takes extraordinary skill as an orchestrator to condense an entire Beethoven symphony into a version for a solo instrument, but that is just what Franz Liszt accomplished in his piano transcriptions. Hear virtuoso pianist Christoper Taylor perform three of these transcendent symphony transcriptions, works he describes as a "new perspective on something familiar." Program: Beethoven/Liszt: Symphony no. 1 in C major, op. 21...
    • Contributor: Taylor, Christopher
    • Date: 2020-12-17
  • Film, Video
    Great American Editors: Nan Talese in Conversation with Margaret Atwood Nan Talese talks with author Margaret Atwood as part of our "Great American Editors" segment in the "Behind the Book" series. These interviews focus on leading gatekeepers in publishing who bring great works to fruition -- from the germ of an idea to the production of a physical book. Talese is one of the unsung heroes of the publishing world who transform promising but...
    • Contributor: Talese, Nan - Atwood, Margaret
    • Date: 2020-12-17
  • Film, Video
    Busy Bees Sing Cascabel The Library of Congress Little Scholars presents Busy Bess singing "Cascabel" for the Library's 2020 virtual holiday event.
    • Contributor: Busy Bees
    • Date: 2020-12-16
  • Film, Video
    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Reads "Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light" For a special 2020 Library of Congress holiday event, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, reads "Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light" by Apryl Stott. ASL signing by Derrick Dodson.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2020-12-16