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July 2013

Closed
Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Library will be closed for Independence Day.


State Record Center Reading Room Late Opening
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Due to a Library of Virginia all-staff meeting, the State Records Center Reading Room will open at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.


From a Richmond Streetcar: Life Through the Lens of Harris Stilson

From a Richmond Streetcar: Life Through the Lens of Harris Stilson
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Kitty Snow's book features the work of her great-grandfather Harry Stilson, a Richmond streetcar motorman and photographer. Taken from his streetcar, his photographs of the working class in Richmond capture a rare view of how the city looked at the beginning of the 20th century.


Fourth Annual Anne & Ryland Brown Teacher Institute at the Library of Virginia
Monday, July 22, 2013—Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the fourth annual Anne and Ryland Brown Teacher Institute. The goal of the institute is to enhance knowledge of and training in history and social science instruction in the commonwealth of Virginia by providing educators with opportunities for in-depth study and as well as teaching resources.

Institute information.


"Books on Broad" featuring Patricia Cecil Hass
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Monument Avenue Memories is a compilation of personal memoirs of Richmond residents who grew up on Monument Avenue during the zenith of its prominence in Richmond society. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.


BOOK LAUNCH: From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia by John O. Peters

BOOK LAUNCH: From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia by John O. Peters
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

In partnership with the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Library of Virginia presents the launch of John O. Peters's From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia. The Honorable Henry E. Hudson will preside over the evening presentation. From Marshall to Moussaoui focuses on the jurists who have deliberated U.S. District Court cases that range from treason and trespass to liquor and libel, and from civil war to civil rights. A wine-and-cheese reception and book signing will follow the talk.


Dark Side: Night Photography in Virginia

Dark Side: Night Photography in Virginia
Monday, June 10, 2013—Saturday, October 05, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Hall,  Free

Night photography compels viewers to look at the world from a slightly different perspective. Dark Side: Night Photography In Virginia introduces us to the unique world of darkness and shadows. The exhibition surveys the many ways in which professional and amateur photographers have used their cameras over the past century to create compelling nocturnal images of the commonwealth. While it examines the materials and historic processes that made night photography possible, Dark Side, also introduces several contemporary Virginia photographers who are currently using it as an artistic medium.


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.