November 2010

Naturalization Ceremony
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM–Noon
Place: Lecture Hall, FREE EVENT but seating for the general public is limited. RSVP to 804-692-3592 by November 1.

In the spirit of the Library's exhibition The Land We Live In, the Library of Virginia, in partnership with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will host a naturalization ceremony. Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will preside over the ceremony and deliver the keynote address.

The Art of Liberty
Friday, May 07, 2010—Saturday, November 06, 2010
Place: Café Extension

This year marks the 65th anniversary of both V-E Day (Victory in Europe, May 8) and V-J Day (Victory over Japan, August 15). To commemorate the occasions and to honor those who fought overseas and on the home front, The Art of Liberty highlights a few of the WWII posters sent to the Library of Virginia as part of the Federal Depository Library program.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

In the Company of Others

In the Company of Others
Friday, November 12, 2010
Time: Noon–1:00 PM

Jan Karon will discuss In the Company of Others, the second novel in Karon’s new series, The Father Tim Novels, featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, the beloved retired Episcopal priest from her Mitford series. In this novel, Father Tim and his wife, Cynthia, travel to Ireland to do genealogical research and discover family secrets. In the Company of Others is a moving testament to the desperate struggle to hide the truth at any cost and the powerful need to confess. Of all her winning novels, Karon says this “dark-haired child” is her favorite—a sentiment readers everywhere are certain to share.

Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. FREE, but TICKETS REQUIRED. Tickets will be distributed Friday morning. One ticket per person.

Note: Ms. Karon will not be signing books. Autographed copies will be for sale in the Virginia Shop. To pre-order your copy of In the Company of Others or Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader visit the shop's site at

Open late, 11 AM
Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Library will open late, at 11 A.M., due to Sun Trust Richmond Marathon

Partners in Liberty: George Mason and Patrick Henry
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Kevin Hardwick, associate professor of history at James Madison University, will deliver this year's annual Governor Henry Lecture comparing and contrasting Patrick Henry and George Mason. The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation and the Library of Virginia. Click here for other special events related to Patrick Henry and the Revolution.

"Books on Broad" Featuring Kristin Swenson
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: The Virginia Shop

Join us for the November installment of Books on Broad where Virginia Commonwealth University associate professor of religious studies Kristin Swenson will discuss her book Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked About Book of All Time. The Bible informs much of our culture, but most people know little about the book itself. In this intelligent yet humorous and highly accessible guide, Swenson uses pop culture references from Wall-E to Battlestar Galactica to help people understand how the best-selling book of all time affects our daily lives. Light refreshments served.

Close at noon
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Library will be closing at noon for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Please note the State Records Center Archives Annex reading room will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday.

Thursday, November 25, 2010—Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Holiday weekend

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