September 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010—Monday, September 06, 2010

Labor Day Holiday weekend

"Books on Broad" Featuring Jan Neuharth
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: The Virginia Shop

Join us for the “Books on Broad” Book Club at the Virginia Shop. Our September meeting will feature Jan Neuharth speaking about her latest novel, The Kill, set in the “hunt country” of Virginia’s Piedmont region. Neuharth’s highly acclaimed Hunt Country Suspense Novel series captures the colorful lifestyle of the old-money, horsey community of Middleburg, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The fast-paced plots twist and turn through the historic countryside, carrying readers on gripping rides packed with murder, scandal, and love—and horses.

"We, the People" Through Primary Documents
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

This teacher workshop is open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Free, but registration required. Register online or contact Evan M. Liddiard ( or 804-692-3999.) What role did Virginians play in the founding of the United States? This workshop explores this question and others and features John P. Kaminski, director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Library of Virginia and the Center for the Constitution.

The Great Virginia Triumvirate: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries

The Great Virginia Triumvirate: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

John P. Kaminski, the founder and director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will discuss the importance of three remarkable Virginians who were leaders in the fight for independence and in the new republic.

"Nuestra Tierra, Nuestro Hogar: Latinos in Virginia" Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

In conjunction with The Land We Live In exhibition, the Library will host a discussion exploring Hispanic immigration to the commonwealth. Bobbie Barajas, WCVE Public Radio’s classical music host and music director, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include: H. B. Cavalcanti, Ph.D., professor of sociology at James Madison University; Rafael Lopez, president of Rafael Lopez and Associates; Mirta Martin, Ph.D., vice president of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network and dean of the Business School, Virginia State University; Debra Rodman, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology and women’s studies at Randolph-Macon College; and Debra J. Schleef, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at the University of Mary Washington. This program is cosponsored by the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, the university’s Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee, the University of Richmond Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network. A reception will follow the panel discussion with food from a local Latino restaurant and music by the University of Richmond’s Salsa Meets Jazz student music group. This event is a part of the 2010-2011 VALHEN Lecture Series throughout the commonwealth of Virginia. The series is sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union. For additional information, contact

The Land We Live In, the Land We Left: Virginia's People
Monday, January 11, 2010—Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Gallery and Lobby Cases

Raising his glass at a July 4th celebration in 1852, a young Irish-American resident of Richmond toasted "the land we live in; not forgetting the land we left." The sentiment reflects the history of more than four centuries of Virginia immigrants, who nurtured the traditions of their homelands even as they participated in the mainstream Virginia economy and culture. Their stories come alive in this exhibition, which explores the lives of immigrants from a wide variety of homelands who settled in every part of the state. Current debates over the treatment of illegal immigrants in the state and the nation make this a timely exhibition.

The Art of Liberty
Friday, May 07, 2010—Saturday, November 06, 2010
Place: Café Extension

This year marks the 65th anniversary of both V-E Day (Victory in Europe, May 8) and V-J Day (Victory over Japan, August 15). To commemorate the occasions and to honor those who fought overseas and on the home front, The Art of Liberty highlights a few of the WWII posters sent to the Library of Virginia as part of the Federal Depository Library program.

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