Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday August 4, 2021

Thursday August 5, 2021

Tuesday August 10, 2021

Wednesday August 11, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Hubby Jenkins Wednesday
    August 11, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Hubby Jenkins is a multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. His music is influenced by the thread of African American history that wove itself through America's traditional music forms. Jenkins' dynamic solo performances and engaging workshops center around his passion for old-time American music.
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Community Collections Grant Opportunities Wednesday
    August 11, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Join us for a webinar where the American Folklife Center will discuss the new "Of the People" initiative at the Library of Congress, supported by an institutional grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Thursday August 12, 2021

Tuesday August 17, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Traditional Folklore in a Digital World: Podcasts Tuesday
    August 17, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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    Join us in this first of a two-part series of Zoom presentations with live Q&A on the subject of traditional folklore in a digital world. Special guests include Aaron Mahnke of the Lore podcast, Kristina Downs of the Crimelore podcast, Lamont Jack Pearley of Jack Dappa Blues Radio and the African American Folklorist and Mark Norman of the Folklore Podcast.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
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Wednesday August 18, 2021

Thursday August 19, 2021

Tuesday August 24, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Traditional Folklore in a Digital World: Social Media Tuesday
    August 24, 2021
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Join us in this second of a two-part series of Zoom presentations with live Q&A on traditional folklore in a digital world. This second panel focuses on social media, with special guests Dee Dee Chainey of the #FolkloreThursday hashtag event and blog, Andy Paciorek of the Folk Horror Revival Facebook page and online community and Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman of the Carterhaugh School...
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Wednesday August 25, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Shaker Spirituals in Maine Wednesday
    August 25, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    The American Folklife Center presents Brother Arnold Hadd, Kevin Siegfried, and Radiance. This concert will focus on the transmission, history, and meaning of Shaker songs, and Brother Arnold’s work with American composer Kevin Siegfried.
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  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Bennett Konesni Wednesday
    August 25, 2021
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Bennett Konesni is a singer, farmer, musician and administrator, based where he grew up in midcoast Maine. He has been singing work songs since he was a teenager on schooners in Penobscot Bay. His concert will include work songs from Maine, including some from the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center’s Maine collections.
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Thursday August 26, 2021

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Overview of Congress.gov Thursday
    August 26, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov, including a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members and saved searches.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
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Wednesday September 1, 2021

Friday September 3, 2021

Wednesday September 8, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: Windborne Wednesday
    September 8, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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    Windborne is Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon. The four singers grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England and discovered a love of world folk music in their teens. All four have traveled extensively in the U.S. and throughout the world with Village Harmony, Northern Harmony and the Renewal Chorus, leading workshops and...
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  • Event | concerts and performances
    Homegrown: WAI Wednesday
    September 8, 2021
    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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    Mina Ripia and Maaka Phat lead the family based Māori Electronica Roots band WAI. WAI is the Māori word for water and is also Mina's birth name. As a band, WAI presents a startlingly original combination of the ancient and the modern, weaving the Māori language with its natural percussive flow and the percussive performing art known as Poi with synths and drums, creating...
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  • Event | courses and workshops
    Virtual Business Research Orientation Wednesday
    September 8, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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    Are you curious to learn how business research is done at the Library of Congress? Join our virtual business research orientation that provides an overview of resources and services for business research, with an emphasis on Library of Congress tools and search strategies that can be used from home.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
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Friday September 17, 2021

Saturday September 18, 2021

Monday September 20, 2021

Tuesday September 21, 2021

Wednesday September 22, 2021