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July 2016

Closed
Saturday, July 02, 2016—Monday, July 04, 2016

The Library of Virginia will be closed for Independence Day.


Closed
Saturday, July 02, 2016—Monday, July 04, 2016

Closed for Independence Day weekend


Closed
Saturday, July 02, 2016—Monday, July 04, 2016

Closed for the Independence Day Holiday.


Closed
Thursday, June 30, 2016—Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Discovery CafÉ is closed.


Find Your Family History at the Library of Virginia: Getting Started
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM–12:30 PM,  Fee

Join Library of Virginia archivists as they help introduce you to the types of records that are held in the Library's collections and help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogy research. No experience necessary. Pre-registration required. For registration and more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/LoVGenWrkshp.


Transcribe-a-thon
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time: Noon–2:00 PM
Place: Network Conference Room,  Free but registration required. http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer.

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult). Registration required: http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer.


ANNE & RYLAND BROWN TEACHER INSTITUTE: First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom & Its Legacy
Monday, August 01, 2016—Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free, register at http://edu.lva.virginia.gov/brown/brown-institute/

Teachers, join Library of Virginia staff members and guest speakers in this year's two-day Brown Teacher Institute focusing on the history of religious freedom in Virginia and its modern-day legacy. Teachers will explore how to use primary sources to enhance student learning in their classrooms, learn about new digital resources available, and explore the Library's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom. Free to attendees, with continuing education credits offered. For more information or to register, go to: www.lva.virginia.gov/lib-edu/education/brown/institute.htm.


First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
Monday, April 18, 2016—Thursday, March 02, 2017
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby,  Free

No one familiar with today's public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom explores the intent and interpretation of the statute, one of the most revolutionary pieces of legislation in American history.