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April 2014

"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING LARRIE D. FERREIRO | Measure of the Earth - CANCELED
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Naval architect, engineer, and professor Larrie D. Ferreiro discusses his book Measure of the Earth, which explores the story of 18th-century scientists who traversed the Andes Mountains to calculate the shape of the earth. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.


BOOK LAUNCH WITH LynDee Walker | Small Town Spins

BOOK LAUNCH WITH LynDee Walker | Small Town Spins
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Join us for LynDee Walker's release of Small Town Spins, her third book in the Headlines in High Heels mystery series. When a famous athlete's son turns up dead in a small town on the Virginia coast, Nichelle Clarke gets the inside scoop. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.


BOOK TALK WITH STEVE BASSETT | Sing LOUD: Memoir of a Life in Music - CANCELED

BOOK TALK WITH STEVE BASSETT | Sing LOUD: Memoir of a Life in Music - CANCELED
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  FREE

Co-author of the unofficial state song of Virginia, Steve Bassett shares tales of his 50 years in the music business. His book Sing LOUD: Memoir of a Life in Music relays his experiences as a recording artist, jingle singer, record producer, and songwriter. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.


11th ANNUAL VOORHEES LECTURE ON THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY
Saturday, April 12, 2014,  Special Map Exhibition begins at 10 AM; Lectures begin at 1 PM; Box lunch available at noon

The 2014 Alan M. & Natalie Voorhees Lecture of the History of Cartography features speakers Dr. Maury Klein and William C. Wooldridge discussing Virginia, Maps and Railroads. This event includes a special one–day exhibition of maps relating to the talks from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and behind-the-scenes tours of the Library. Box lunches can be purchased online through the Virginia Shop at www.thevirginiashop.org/voorheeslunch.aspx. For more information, please visit www.lva.virginia.gov/maps or call 804.692.3561.


Researching Your African American Ancestors: Genealogy to 1870
Friday, April 18, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM–Noon
Place: Conference Rooms,  Fee: $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members) Limited to 25 participants. Register: www.thevirginiashop.org/findyourhistory.aspx

Reference archivist Cara Griggs will discuss methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Participants will explore ways of determining whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research. The workshop will focus on the Library of Virginia's collections including cohabitation registers, free Negro lists, wills, deeds, Bible records, and personal papers, as well as selected federal records that can be accessed through its databases.


Culinary Event: Lecture & Tasting with “Professor Apple” Tom Burford & Albemarle Ciderworks

Culinary Event: Lecture & Tasting with “Professor Apple” Tom Burford & Albemarle Ciderworks
Friday, April 18, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall,  Free

Tom Burford, also known as “Professor Apple,” brings five generations of apple cultivation knowledge to bear in his new book, Apples of North America and is a consultant to Albemarle Ciderworks in North Garden, Virginia. Representatives will be on hand to offer samples and background on one of the fastest-growing drinks in the beverage industry. Book talk 5:30–6:30 PM, tasting and book signing 6:30–7:30 PM. Presented in conjunction with the Library's exhibition Flora of Virginia.


Flora Illustration Demonstration - CANCELED
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free, but attendees are encouraged to register by calling 804-692-3719.

Lara Call Gastinger, one of the Flora in Virginia illustrators, demonstrates the use of pen and ink, watercolor, and other media in the accurate rendering of plant life.


Central Virginia Botanical Artists Exhibition
Thursday, May 01, 2014—Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Place: Lobby under the stairs,  Free

To complement the Library's exhibition Flora of Virginia, the Central Virginia Botanical Artists will mount an exhibition of works by members of the CVBA.


Flora of Virginia

Flora of Virginia
Monday, March 17, 2014—Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: Exhibition Hall,  Free

Discover the power of the flower. Delve into Virginia's natural environment through Flora of Virginia, an exhibition featuring hundreds of colorful illustrations from the Library of Virginia's collections. Learn fun facts about Virginia's native plants. Examine the history of botanical description and illustration. Explore the personalities behind the folks who collected and described these plants. Try your hand at sketching a specimen at the drawing station. Check our Web calendar for information about exhibition-related events.