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March 2014

The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia

The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia
Monday, June 10, 2013—Saturday, March 01, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby,  Free

Photographs of animals dominate the web. From the cute to the ridiculous, millions of pet images are viewed and shared each day. The historical precedent for this online phenomenon can be found in The Importance of Being Cute. This entertaining exhibition focuses on the relationships that have existed between Virginians and their pets since the advent of photography. Vintage images from the Library of Virginia's collection allow visitors to explore more than a century and a half of pet photography, including photographs from Victorian cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and original glass plate negatives. Today's visitors will be able to participate by submitting a picture of their furry loved ones to become part of the exhibition.


Inclement Weather
Monday, March 03, 2014

Due to inclement weather, State Agencies in the Richmond-Metro area, including the Library of Virginia, will be closed Monday, March 3, 2014.


Inclement Weather
Monday, March 03, 2014—Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Due to inclement weather, Executive Branch Agencies in the Richmond Metropolitan area, including the Library of Virginia, will open with a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.


Virginia General Assembly in Session. Parking at the Library will be very limited.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014—Saturday, March 08, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Please note that the Virginia General Assembly, the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World, will be in session for 60 days beginning January 8. Parking for Library of Virginia patrons will be very limited during that time because construction on the Ninth Street Office Building is closing the gravel parking lot at Ninth and Broad streets.


BOOK LAUNCH: Learning by Accident

BOOK LAUNCH: Learning by Accident
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  FREE

Rosemary Rawlins will join us to launch her memoir, “Learning by Accident”. When Rosemary's husband is hit by a car, her life is changed forever. Learning by Accident is a story of family love and commitment, and the secondary trauma that remains with caregivers after all the hard work is done. Rosemary learns that fear can be more debilitating than any injury—and that shedding fear can lead to peace and to living the possibilities we had once only imagined. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.


"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING SLASH COLEMAN | The Bohemian Love Diaries
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Richmond native Slash Coleman presents his memoir, The Bohemian Love Diaries, an irresistibly weird and wonderful story that chronicles his upbringing in a warped but warm-hearted household of eccentric artists. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.


MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free, Open only to members

The Library of Virginia hosts Semper Virginia Society Member Appreciation Day to recognize the Library's supporters. Your generous contributions help preserve the extraordinary culture and history of the commonwealth. Entertaining workshops on book preservation led by Jill Deiss and botanical illustration led by Linda Miller will be offered, as well as tours of special items from the Library's collections. Two sessions will be available: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM and 1:00–4:00 PM. This event is free and open only to Semper Virginia Society members, but space is limited and reservations are required. Please call 804.692.3561.


BOOK LAUNCH: Harvest: Field Notes from a Far-Flung Pursuit of Real Food

BOOK LAUNCH: Harvest: Field Notes from a Far-Flung Pursuit of Real Food
Monday, March 24, 2014
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall,  Free

Join acclaimed writer Max Watman for a talk on his latest memoir. After a harrowing experience with a pink-slime burger, Watman resolves to stock his pantry with real food. Invigorated by memories of his childhood in rural Virginia with foodie parents, he hunts, fishes, gardens, bakes, makes cheese, raises livestock, butchers, preserves, and pickles. All does not go as planned. A book signing follows the talk.


2014 Virginia Women in History Program and Reception
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall and Lobby,  Free

Join the Library of Virginia as it recognizes eight outstanding Virginia Women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation and the world. A reception follows the program. For more information call 804-692-3592.


Straight to the Source: Research Resources at the Library of Virginia
Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  $50 ($35 for Friends members) includes a box lunch. Registration is required. Contact straight.to.the.source@gmail.com or Anne Brown at 804.741.0136 or annetaylorb@aol.com.

Library of Virginia staff members will speak on specialized research topics at the Friends of the Virginia State Archives Straight to the Source annual conference. Please see the registration form for further details.


Flora of Virginia

Flora of Virginia
Monday, March 17, 2014—Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: Exhibition Hall,  Free

Discover the power of the flower. Delve into Virginia's natural environment through Flora of Virginia, an exhibition featuring hundreds of colorful illustrations from the Library of Virginia's collections. Learn fun facts about Virginia's native plants. Examine the history of botanical description and illustration. Explore the personalities behind the folks who collected and described these plants. Try your hand at sketching a specimen at the drawing station. Check our Web calendar for information about exhibition-related events.