See It Now: Take Your Pick

So many great webcasts are being added to the Library of Congress website daily, that it has become hard to pick just one to feature, as I’ve done in the past. And, the programming here at the institution is so diverse, you’re sure to find something of interest.

Here is just a sampling of some of the webcasts recently added:

Jane Sheehan and Don Olson discussed the history of the guide dog movement, the trends of the movement today, and how the movement impacts both blind and sighted communities.

The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, presented a reading and discussion with Nobel Laureate Herta Muller, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2009.

Journalist Susan Tejada spent years in the Library of Congress and elsewhere investigating the case or anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti and presented her research in this lecture.

This illustrated lecture revealed the background and importance of Golha radio programs which were broadcast in Iran from 1956 through 1978. Jane Lewisohn discussed the artistic, literary and social significance of preserving and promoting Persian literature and music in general.

So you don’t miss out on anything, make sure to subscribe to the RSS feed or email service for Library webcasts under the Library Website Updates heading.

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