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November 2011

17th Annual Museum Stores of Richmond Shoppers' Fair
Friday, November 04, 2011—Saturday, November 05, 2011
Place: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard

Fourteen of the Richmond area's finest museum gift shops come together for the annual Holiday Shoppers' Fair at the VMFA. Event hours will be from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM on Friday, November 4 and from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 5. Support your local cultural institutions by shopping at this unique venue. For more information call the Virginia Shop at 804-692-3524.


And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

And So It Goes is the culmination of five years of research and writing—the first-ever complete life story of Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential, controversial, and popular novelists of the 20th century. Author Charles J. Shields will discuss and sign his latest book. Shields has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in American history from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he was a James Scholar. He lives in central Virginia with his wife, Guadalupe.


Closed
Friday, November 11, 2011—Saturday, November 12, 2011

Closed for Veterans Day


11th Annual Governor Henry Lecture
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history and senior fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, will deliver the annual Governor Henry Lecture. The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation and the Library of Virginia. Kidd is the author of Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots, The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America, and American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism.


Early Modern Virginia: Reconsidering the Old Dominion

Early Modern Virginia: Reconsidering the Old Dominion
Friday, November 18, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Doug Bradburn and John Coombs, editors of Early Modern Virginia, will speak about a wide range of topics and offer a fresh look at the early religious, political, economic, social, and intellectual life of the colony. A reception, hosted by the University of Virginia Press, follows the talk and book signing.


Close at noon
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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.


Closed
Thursday, November 24, 2011—Saturday, November 26, 2011

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday weekend


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.