Archive for “Library of Virginia”

“Books on Broad” Featuring Joseph Papa

“Books on Broad” Featuring Joseph Papa: Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM Place: The Virginia Shop Joseph Papa will join us to discuss and sign his anthology that reveals the candor and honesty with which Elizabeth Taylor led her extraordinary […]

Do you love maps?

Join us Saturday for two informative lectures on Civil War Mapping, plus a special one day map exhibition and tour of Special Collections. "Jed Hotchkiss and Albert Campbell: The Army of Northern Virginia's Preeminent Mapmakers" by Richard M. Stephenson, retired Library of Congress Specialist in American Cartographic History; Co-editor & co-author of Virginia in Maps

Virginia Women in History

At the Library of Virginia: 2011 Virginia Women in History: Program and Reception Thursday, March 24, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM Place: Lecture Hall & Lobby Free but reservations required. Seating is limited. Call 804-692-3900 by March 18 to RSVP. Join the Library of Virginia as it recognizes eight outstanding Virginia women—past and present—who have […]

Books on Broad

Three upcoming events from the James River Writers. 3/10/2011, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. -”Books on Broad.” Lenore Hart reads and signs The Raven’s Bride. Refreshments served after presentation. Free and open to the public. Limited free parking.  The Library of Virginia 800 E. Broad St  804-692-3500. 3/13/2011, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – “Second Sunday Poetry.”Open […]

The Warmth of Other Suns

From the Library of Virginia: On February 4, 2011, at 6:00 PM at the Library of Virginia, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson will discuss and sign The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, her moving masterwork chronicling the decades-long migration of black people from the South to the northern and western cities of […]

Digitize Your Family History at the LOV

From the RTD: A scanning event for the Civil War 150 Legacy Project will be held Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Library of Virginia. A team of archivists from the library , collaborating with the City of Richmond Sesquicentennial Committee, will host the event. People are encouraged to bring original family material […]

Lincoln vs Douglas

Campaign flags on display at the Library of Virginia.  

LOV Needs Your Help

From Twitter: Library of VA needs volunteer help on Thur & Fri to prep for a major mailing (8000+ pieces). Call if you are coming to help 692-3901! #lva

Fresh Ink Fiction Presents Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward, a finalist in VCU’s 2009 First Novelist competition, will read from her novel, Where the Line Bleeds. The first person in her family to attain a college degree, Ward received BA and MA degrees from Stanford University and an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan. After Hurricane Katrina, she taught at […]

Upcoming Events at the Library of Virginia

“We, the People” Through Primary Documents Thursday, September 23, 2010 Time: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM Place: Conference Rooms This teacher workshop is open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Free, but registration required. Register online or contact Evan M. Liddiard ( or 804-692-3999.) What role did Virginians play in the founding of the United States?

On Ben R. Johns, Jr. and a model of the Richmond Coliseum

The Library of Virginia’s Out of the Box has some neat info on the birth of the Richmond Coliseum and a few photos of models from the planning stages: Here at the Library of Virginia, however, there are reminders of how it all began, when the 13,500-capacity arena was the pride and joy of Richmond […]

Books on Broad – This Afternoon at 5:30

From the Library of Virginia calendar page: “Books on Broad” Featuring Jan Neuharth Thursday, September 09, 2010 Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM Place: 800 East Broad Street Join us for the “Books on Broad” Book Club at the Virginia Shop, an informal gathering where Jan Neuharth will speak about The Kill, her latest novel set in […]

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