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Annette Gordon-Reed & Peter Onuf: 2016 National Book Festival

Annette Gordon-Reed & Peter Onuf: 2016 National Book Festival

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>>From the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.>>Melissa Block: Good evening everybody, thank you so much for coming and spending a bit of your evening with us tonight, I’m delighted to be here on stage with these two incredible historians and biographers and all around great people. I’m Melissa Block, with National Public Radio and […]

NLS Braille & Talking Books & Magazines

NLS Braille & Talking Books & Magazines

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>>VOICEOVER: From the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.>>HERB: One of the most difficult things I had to deal with when I learned I had impaired my vision was that I wouldn’t be able to read. When people alerted me to the Library of Congress program, I realized I could listen.>>MARY: There’s all kinds of […]

Seen and Heard: The Power of Books

Seen and Heard: The Power of Books

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Test . [Captioner caption test] >> Attention. We’re going to be starting in about five minutes. Apologies. We have an author in transit. We’ll be starting in just a minute. >> Good morning. Any time I have the opportunity to kick off one of these events I always feel like I should apologize for interrupting […]

Chris Bohjalian: 2017 National Book Festival

Chris Bohjalian: 2017 National Book Festival

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>>From the library of Congress in Washington DC.>>Aimee Picard Soller: Our author today, Chris Bohjalian describes himself in a social media bio as author, bicyclist, and gym rat. He is those things I’m sure, as well as New York Times best-selling author of 19 books. His novel, Midwives, was a number one New York Times […]

Diana Gabaldon: 2017 National Book Festival

Diana Gabaldon: 2017 National Book Festival

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>>From the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.>>Robert Newlen: Of course you all know Diana’s books, or you wouldn’t be here. But let me say just a few words about her and her remarkably original novels. They’re a bit science fiction, a lot historical fiction, and they’re all infused with fantasy, military fiction, and a […]

There’s Something for Everyone at the World’s Largest Library

There’s Something for Everyone at the World’s Largest Library

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– Hello, welcome to the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. – [Narrator] Located in Washington, D.C., this collection of over 160 million items is a vast archive of the history of the United States. There are over 70 special collections that include rare manuscripts, maps, sheet […]

David McCullough: 2017 National Book Festival

David McCullough: 2017 National Book Festival

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>>From the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.>>Please, welcome to the stage Mr. David McCollough and Mr. David Rubenstein. [ Applause ]>>Thank you, then.>>David Rubenstein: David, you were at our first national book festival, the very first one. How many people here were at the first one, anybody? How many have been to every one? […]

Salman Rushdie: 2016 National Book Festival

Salman Rushdie: 2016 National Book Festival

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>>From the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. [ Applause ]>>Bilal Qureshi: Good evening. It’s really an honor to be here for the closing event of the National Book Festival with Sir Salman Rushdie. So, can we just give a round of applause for him before we begin. [ Applause ] Please, you should come […]

Children’s Book Week Celebration

Children’s Book Week Celebration

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>> Library of Congress.>> Please stand by for realtime captions.>> [Captioner standing by] Q. Hi, I’m Carla Hayden, and it is my pleasure to wish you a very happy children’s book week. This year marks its 100th anniversary and the Library of Congress is excited to join the celebration. We are especially excited about the […]

Stephen King: 2016 National Book Festival

Stephen King: 2016 National Book Festival

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>>From the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.>>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the 14th Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. [ Applause ]>>Carla Hayden: Thank you. [ Applause ] Thank you. [ Applause ] And welcome all of you to the 16th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival. It is truly a thrill to […]