November 2018 Events
lecture

The New Map of Empire:

How Britain Imagined America before Independence

TimeSaturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$20 ($15 for Semper Virginia Society Members, free for Fry-Jefferson Map Society Members)

The Fry-Jefferson Map Society hosts this map lecture and book signing with author and professor S. Max Edelson, who studies the history of colonial British America and the Atlantic world. His latest book, The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence, examines the cartographic record of empire in British America in the generation before the American Revolution and features a dynamic digital archive of 257 maps and map collections. Edelson is co-director of the University of Virginia’s Early American Seminar at Monticello, an ongoing project that critiques research in progress on colonial America, the American Revolution, the early republic, and related fields. A book signing follows the lecture. For more information on this event or membership, contact dawn.greggs@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3813.

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volunteer opportunity
Transcribe-a-thon
TimeWednesday, November 7, 2018 from 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center

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).

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Closed for the Anthem Richmond Marathon & for Veteran's Day
TimeSaturday, November 10, 2018–Monday, November 12, 2018
LocationLibrary of Virginia

We are closed this long weekend for both the Anthem Richmond Marathon in downtown Richmond and our observed Veteran's Day holiday.

book club

Literary Virginia Book Group 

TimeWednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
LocationOrientation Room
PriceFree

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists 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 Best Intentions by Erika Raskin (a 2018 People's Choice Fiction finalist). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

workshop

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

How to Trace your Virginia Roots

TimeFriday, November 16, 2018 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

By popular demand, we're presenting a repeat of this genealogy workshop. Library of Virginia reference archivists Amanda Morrell and Bill Bynum and reference services librarian Sarah Huggins introduce you to the types of records in the Library's collections and help you get started with your Virginia-based genealogical research. Plan to arrive early to sign up for a Library of Virginia card at the circulation desk before the workshop begins. For more information, contact catherine.wyatt@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3999.

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volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, November 17, 2018 from 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
LocationNetwork Training Center
PriceFree

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).

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Closed for Thanksgiving
TimeWednesday, November 21, 2018–Saturday, November 24, 2018
LocationLibrary of Virginia

We are closed from noon on November 21 through November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

lecture

Virginia Humanities Fellow Talk: Thoughts on Poe  

TimeTuesday, November 27, 2018 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

Join Virginia Humanities fellow Dr. Richard Kopley, a Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, from Penn State DuBois, for a talk on his research for a critical biography of Edgar Allan Poe. A former president of the Poe Studies Association and a recent recipient of the group's Lifetime Achievement and Service Award, Dr. Kopley has published extensively on Poe, including Edgar Allan Poe and the Dupin Mysteries and The Formal Center in Literature: Explorations from Poe to the Present. He has also edited a variety of books, including Poe's novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and such collections as Poe's Pym: Critical Explorations, Poe Writing / Writing Poe, and Edgar Allan Poe in 20 Objects. For more information, contact Catherine Wyatt at catherine.wyatt@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3999.  

Ongoing Gallery Exhibitions
exhibition
True Sons of Freedom
TimeTuesday, January 16, 2018–Friday, November 9, 2018
LocationExhibition Gallery & Lobby
PriceFree

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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