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Future Book Talks

"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING BILL LOHMANN AND BOB BROWN
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Bill Lohmann and photographer Bob Brown have traveled around Virginia for many years. Back Roads: People, Places and Pie from Around Virginia features a collection of Brown's photographs from the road with insights from Lohmann that tell the stories behind the pictures. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN | Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

With its darkly candid sense of humor, Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters reveals the wilder side of middle school, where students embrace their inner animal and go native. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING MARC LEEPSON | What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key: A Life
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Marc Leepson is a journalist, historian and former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C. What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key: A Life is a full-length biography of Key, the first in more than 85 years. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING ZACHARY W. DRESSER | Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era explores the diverse ways in which beliefs about the end times influenced nineteenth-century American lives, including reform culture, the search for meaning amid the trials of war, and the social transformation wrought by emancipation. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING KAT SPEARS | Sway
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Sway is the debut novel from the Library of Virginia Foundation's own Kat Spears. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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"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) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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Illustrated Lecture on Seeing Flowers
Friday, September 05, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Llewellyn discusses his book Seeing Flowers, a visual feast that highlights more than 300 garden flowers through the use of large macrophotographs.

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Mrs. Poe
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Lynn Cullen will discuss and sign her new novel, Mrs. Poe, inspired by literature's most haunting love triangle: Edgar Allan Poe, his tubercular young wife, and a lady poet. Closely based on Poe's life and writings, and rich with authentic historical detail, Mrs. Poe is a novel of romantic obsession, set in the fascinating world of New York's literati scene of the 1840s.

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MEET THE AUTHOR
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Richmond author Kathryn Starke will join us to debut her new novel, Because of You, and speak on her transition from children's author to novelist. An urban elementary school reading specialist, literacy consultant, and keynote speaker, Starke travels to schools and organizations across the nation presenting workshops on urban literacy education for children, parents, teachers, and administrators. She was named one of the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading in 2012.
5:30–6:15 PM: Reception (wine and cheese)
6:15–7:00 PM: Book discussion and questions
7:00–7:15 PM: Book signing


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For previous book talks please visit our calendar of events.