January 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011—Monday, January 02, 2012

The Library will be closed Saturday, December 31st through Monday, January 2nd for New Year's Holiday weekend

Family Day Create Your 2012 Calendar
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
Place: Lobby

Create your own 2012 calendar using a "family-friendly" letterpress method, then check out the American Leterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print exhibition while the paint dries. Recommended for children ages four and up.

The Reservoir

The Reservoir
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

Author John Milliken Thompson's first novel is a story of lust, betrayal, justice, and revenge based on a true story. On an early spring morning in Richmond, Virginia, in the year 1885, a young pregnant woman is found floating in the city reservoir. It appears that she has committed suicide, but there are curious clues at the scene that suggest foul play. A book signing follows the talk.

"Books on Broad" featuring Ava Farmer
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Virginia author Ava Farmer has written a sequel to one of Jane Austen's most beloved creations, Pride and Prejudice. Farmer's new novel, Second Impressions, is a must-read for any Austen fan. Light refreshments (wine and cheese) will be served (5:30–6:15 PM), followed by author talk (6:15–7:15 PM), and book signing (7:15–7:30 PM).

American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print Exhibition
Monday, December 05, 2011—Saturday, February 04, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Hall

American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print celebrates a time-honored graphic art tradition through the work of Nashville's Hatch Show Print, one of the nation's oldest and continuously printing shops. While Hatch's name is synonymous with the music business, its posters promoting football games, vaudeville shows, state fairs, stock car races, and picture shows reflect the breadth of American popular culture. Organized by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Service (SITES), the exhibition includes 62 original posters (including authorized restrikes from vintage blocks and contemporary restrikes), 15 hand-carved wooden printing blocks, text panels and labels.

Connect with Us
Monday, November 07, 2011—Saturday, February 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby

Connect with Us explores how the Library of Virginia uses social media—YouTube, Flickr, Blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. New acquisitions and unusual items will be displayed and visitors will be encouraged to post comments about the materials or about other programs at the Library or what they are working on at the Library that day.

The Forgotten War: The War of 1812
Monday, November 07, 2011—Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby

The Forgotten War: The War of 1812 highlights a forthcoming digital archive of materials in the collections of the Library of Virginia that relate to the War of 1812. Selections from the archive will address Virginia's role, including the impressment of American citizens as one cause of the war, the British blockade of the Chesapeake Bay, and military engagements at Craney Island and Washington, D.C.

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