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October 2014 Book Talks

POETIC PRINCIPLES FEATURING HAL CROWTHER & MARGARET GIBSON
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

The Library of Virginia, in partnership with Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts, presents an evening of poetry with Hal Crowther, a 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and Margaret Gibson.

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BOOK LAUNCH
SILENT MURDERS BY MARY MILEY THEOBALD

BOOK LAUNCH SILENT MURDERS BY MARY MILEY THEOBALD
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Virginia author and historian Mary Miley will present Silent Murders, the second book in her Roaring Twenties mystery series. A book signing and reception will follow the talk.

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AUTHOR APPEARANCE & BOOK SIGNING WITH NOAH SCALIN
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Richmond artist and author Noah Scalin reveals his newest book to inspire readers to create beauty out of everyday objects.

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BOOK TALK BY TURK MCCLESKEY THE ROAD TO BLACK NED'S FORGE: A STORY OF RACE, SEX, AND TRADE ON THE COLONIAL AMERICAN FRONTIER
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Place: Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Rd.,  Free

Virginia Military Institute history professor Colonel N. Turk McCleskey discusses and signs his book The Road to Black Ned's Forge: A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier. Tours of Wilton House will also be available before and after the talk.

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The Map Thief
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief—until he was finally arrested for stealing maps out of books in the Yale University Library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.

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