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National Book Festival Presents Brad Meltzer

National Book Festival Presents Brad Meltzer

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>>[Background Theme Song] Check out our new show, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, on PBS Kids!>>Brad: [Singing] Who’s that kid who can travel through time?>>Xavier: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum!>>Yadina: Which great heroes will we find?>>Xavier: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum!>>Brad:Every single boy and girl>>Yadina: Has what it takes to…>>All: Change the […]

National Book Festival Presents Andre Aciman

National Book Festival Presents Andre Aciman

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[ Applause ]>>Marie Arana: Thank you very much. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. And as the voice of God, who is really my good friend, Jared, just said I’m Marie. And I’m the Literary Director of the Library of Congress. It’s a joy to see you here tonight. Welcome to the National Book Festival Presents […]

Rosa Parks In Her Own Words: Press Preview

Rosa Parks In Her Own Words: Press Preview

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>>Carla Hayden: Well, you know that’s the perfect way to say that I am super excited. And what you just saw was an example of it, because I am Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress and welcome to the Library of Congress on a very, very special day. You will get an exclusive preview […]

Rosa Parks In Her Own Words: Exhibition Opening

Rosa Parks In Her Own Words: Exhibition Opening

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>>Please welcome the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. [ Applause ]>>Carla Hayden: Good evening. Good evening. And welcome to the Library of Congress. It is our pleasure to have everyone here for a very special night as we open the Library’s newest exhibition, Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words. It is my honor to […]

1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

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>>Kenneth Nyirady: Good afternoon. Or evening, since we’ve changed the clocks, and welcome to the Library of Congress. I am Kenneth Nyirady, Head of the European Reading Room at the Library. We’re pleased that you can join us to hear our guest speaker, Andrew Nagorski discuss his latest book, “1941: The Year Germany Lost the […]

Library of Congress Digital Strategy

Library of Congress Digital Strategy

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>>Mark Sweeney: Good afternoon and welcome to today’s LC Digital Future and You program. Today we’re going to hear from the Director of Digital Strategy, Kate Zwaard and her Digital Strategy team. They’re going to update us on the library’s digital strategy. And the work that they’re doing across the library to implement it. You […]

Emerson Quartet & David Finckel Conversation

Emerson Quartet & David Finckel Conversation

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>>Anne McLean: Good evening. I’m Anne McLean from the Libraries Concert Office. We are tremendously excited tonight to present the eminent Emerson String Quartet. [ Applause ] Phil Setzer, Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton, and Paul Watkins. And on the end, a wonderful guest artist, cellist David Finckel, whose the co-director of The Chamber Music Society […]

World Digital Library

World Digital Library

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>>From the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.>>I’d like to introduce our presenters for this afternoon. Carissa Pastuch is a Description Coordinator for the World Digital Library, also known as WDL, and is involved at all stages of the production process. She collaborates with WDL partners around the world with in-house [inaudible] and with contractors. […]

World War I Sheet Music at the Library of Congress

World War I Sheet Music at the Library of Congress

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>>From the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.>>Paul Fraunfelter: Good afternoon. I’m Paul Fraunfelter with the Music Division. And I call this presentation, World War One Sheet Music at the Library of Congress, America’s War as Viewed by Publishers and the Public. So, 100 years ago today, Congress was across the street debating President Wilson’s […]

Quince & TAK Ensembles Conversation

Quince & TAK Ensembles Conversation

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>>David Plylar: Good evening, everybody. My name is David Plylar. I’m a music specialist at the Library of Congress. And I am super excited about tonight’s concert. Which is a double bill for our annual founders day concert. That takes place on October 30 of each year on the birthday of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge who […]