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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 National Book Award finalist Margaret Gibson and a discussion of famed satirist H. L. Mencken by National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Hal Crowther.


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.


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.


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.


The Map Thief

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.