August 2018

ANNE & RYLAND BROWN TEACHER INSTITUTE
Immigration in Virginia: Democracy, Diversity, and Opportunity

Wednesday, August 01, 2018—Friday, August 03, 2018
Place: Conference Rooms

Preregistration required: http://edu.lva.virginia.gov/brown/brown-institute/

Join Library of Virginia staff members and guest speakers in this year's three-day Teacher Institute, presented in collaboration with Virginia Humanities and with support from the 2019 Commemoration. The ninth annual Brown Teacher Institute will examine the implications of immigration and the experiences of immigrants as they come to Virginia, focusing on the themes of democracy, diversity, and opportunity. The event features remarks by keynote speaker Atif Qarni, Virginia's secretary of education. Teachers will explore how to use primary sources to enhance student learning in their classrooms, discover new digital resources, and learn about the lives of immigrant and refugee students and their families in anticipation of the Library's upcoming exhibition, New Virginians: 1619–2019 and Beyond, on display December 10, 2018–November 23, 2019. Free to attendees, with continuing education credits offered.


NEW BOOK CLUB!<br>Literary Virginia Book Group

NEW BOOK CLUB!
Literary Virginia Book Group

Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Orientation Room, Free

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and nominees in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. Discuss July's book, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (2017's nonfiction award winner), and pick up August's book: The Stargazer's Sister by Carrie Brown (2017's People's Choice fiction winner). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY<br>Transcribe-a-thon

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Transcribe-a-thon

Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Network Training Center

Registration required: http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer.

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).


TALK BY EMILIE RAYMOND
Food for Victory during World War II

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

Many Americans remember food rationing, shortages, and victory gardens during World War II, but few realize the powerful role food played during the war. VCU professor Emilie Raymond will discuss new research and her experiences teaching food policy. Raymond specializes in 20th-century American politics and culture, focusing on the intersection between Hollywood and politics.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY<br>Transcribe-a-thon

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Transcribe-a-thon

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: Noon–2:00 PM
Place: Network Training Center

Registration required: http://bit.ly/LVAvolunteer.

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).


Closed
Saturday, September 01, 2018—Monday, September 03, 2018

Closed for Labor Day holiday


EXHIBITION
True Sons of Freedom

Tuesday, January 16, 2018—Friday, November 09, 2018
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

True Sons of Freedom, a photographic exhibition at the Library of Virginia, explores the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I. More than just mementos for families and sweethearts, these portraits challenge the crude and demoralizing cultural products of an era that often reduced African Americans to stereotypes and denied them full participation as citizens of the United States. Reflecting the pride and determination of African American World War I servicemen, the images were submitted with the soldiers' responses to military service questionnaires created by the Virginia War History Commission as part of an effort to capture the scope of Virginians' participation in the Great War. The original photographs, reproduced in the gallery at nearly life-size dimensions, place visitors at eye level in front of the soldiers. The monumental scale allows viewers the opportunity to examine rich details not seen in the original photo postcards.

For more information, go to www.virginiamemory.com/truesons.



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