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November 2017

EXHIBITION-RELATED EVENT
“Last Call” Imperial Brown Ale Re-release & Storytelling Event

Thursday, November 02, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Place: Three Notch’d Brewing Company, 2930 West Broad Street, Richmond, $5 donation

Last Call Imperial Brown Ale (a collaborative brew created this spring with Three Notch’d Brewing Company to celebrate the exhibition Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled) has been aging in bourbon barrels for months. Come celebrate its re-release and listen to some alcohol-related true tales presented by the popular storytelling group Secretly Y’all.


MAP GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
More Than Just a Pretty Picture: Reading and Interpreting Maps of Virginia

Saturday, November 04, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Place: Conference Rooms, $20 ($15 for Semper Virginia Society Members, Free for Fry-Jefferson Map Society Members)

Preregistration required: http://bit.ly/2tRucnk
Aimed at genealogists and those researching family history, this workshop will explore the symbols and mapping conventions used on maps from the 17th through the 20th centuries, focusing on how to read maps, identifying the different types of maps that can be used in genealogical research, and reviewing why maps are critical to family research. Presented by Cassandra Farrell (the Library’s senior map archivist) and Eliane Dotson (vice president of the Washington Map Society, a Fry-Jefferson Map Society Steering Committee member, and the owner of Old World Auctions). For more information on this event or membership, contact dawngreggs@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3813.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Transcribe-a-thon

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Network Training Center, Free

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.


Closed
Friday, November 10, 2017—Saturday, November 11, 2017

Closed for Veterans Day holiday and Anthem Richmond Marathon


INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP
Out of the Shadows: Little-Known Records for Virginia Genealogy

Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, $25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Preregistration required: https://libraryofvalittleknownrecords.eventbrite.com

Library of Virginia archivists will discuss a variety of records often overlooked when doing family history, such as Virginia penitentiary records, Prohibition Commission records, state mental hospital records, court order books, business records, and militia commission records. For more information, contact catherine.wyatt@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3999.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Transcribe-a-thon

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: Noon–2:00 PM
Place: Network Training Center, Free

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.


Closed
Wednesday, November 22, 2017—Saturday, November 25, 2017

Closed from noon on November 22 through Saturday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday


EXHIBITION
Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

Monday, April 03, 2017—Saturday, December 02, 2017
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

Which Virginia county is the Moonshine Capital of the World? The Library of Virginia's upcoming exhibition, Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, will reveal that and more as it explores the impact of Prohibition on the Old Dominion. On November 1, 1916, Virginia's breweries and distilleries closed their doors as the state began a grand experiment in Prohibition. From that date until 1933, state inspectors and federal agents attempted to stem the flow of illicit alcohol to a thirsty populace. Newsreels of still-busting raids, music from the Jazz Age, and vintage stills will complement the archival record of the exploits of Virginia's Prohibition Commission. This exhibition is supported in part by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.


EXHIBITION
Virginia’s Forgotten Canneries

Tuesday, August 01, 2017—Saturday, December 30, 2017
Place: Second Floor Reading Rooms, Free

Created by the Blue Ridge Institute of Ferrum College, Virginia’s Forgotten Canneries documents the home canning industry developed by local farmers that supplied vegetables and fruits to the commonwealth’s increasingly urban population for more than 50 years. These rural canneries were small operations that also provided cash wages for rural residents. Counties along Virginia’s central Blue Ridge Mountains were particularly rich in canneries, such as Botetourt County, which was home to 193 of them in 1915. The exhibition features colorful and eye-catching labels–on graphic panels as well as on a pyramid of actual cans–many of which were created by the Piedmont Label Company (now Smyth Companies), of Bedford, which donated approximately 10,000 of its pre-1960 labels to the Blue Ridge Institute in 2014.