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Future Book Talks

"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING ELIZA MCGRAW | Edna Ferber's America
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Edna Ferber's America is a critique of Ferber's novels, which convey a broad, nuanced vision of the United States as a multiethnic country, with particular emphasis on Jewish American communities. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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POETIC PRINCIPLES FEATURING HAL CROWTHER & MARGARET GIBSON
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

The Library of Virginia, in partnership with Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts, presents an evening of poetry with Hal Crowther, a 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and Margaret Gibson.

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BOOK LAUNCH
SILENT MURDERS BY MARY MILEY THEOBALD BOOK LAUNCH SILENT MURDERS BY MARY MILEY THEOBALD
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Virginia author and historian Mary Miley will present Silent Murders, the second book in her Roaring Twenties mystery series. A book signing and reception will follow the talk.

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AUTHOR APPEARANCE & BOOK SIGNING WITH NOAH SCALIN
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Richmond artist and author Noah Scalin reveals his newest book to inspire readers to create beauty out of everyday objects.

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BOOK TALK BY TURK MCCLESKEY THE ROAD TO BLACK NED'S FORGE: A STORY OF RACE, SEX, AND TRADE ON THE COLONIAL AMERICAN FRONTIER
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Place: Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Rd.

Virginia Military Institute history professor Colonel N. Turk McCleskey discusses and signs his book The Road to Black Ned's Forge: A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier. Tours of Wilton House will also be available before and after the talk.

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The Map Thief
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief—until he was finally arrested for stealing maps out of books in the Yale University Library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.

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Factory Man
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Author Beth Macy brings to life John Bassett's fascinating family furniture business with wildly colorful stories from an American industry that once ruled the world—and might again see better days. As Macy shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer will to save hundreds of jobs, she also discovers the hidden history of industry in America.

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For previous book talks please visit our calendar of events.