2019 Events
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Closed for the New Year's Holiday

TimeSaturday, December 29, 2018–Tuesday, January 1, 2019


book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, January 9, 2019 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. This month, discuss Say Nothing by Brad Parks (2018’s People's Choice Fiction Award winner), and pick up February's book, Code Girls, by Liza Mundy (2018’s Nonfiction Award winner and People's Choice Nonfiction Award winner). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-A-Thon

TimeWednesday, January 9, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
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Closed for the Lee-Jackson and Martin Luther King Jr. Holidays

TimeFriday, January 18, 2019–Monday, January 21, 2019


volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, January 26, 2019 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).

Register Here
book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, February 13, 2019 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. This month, discuss Code Girls by Liza Mundy (2018’s Nonfiction Award winner and People's Choice Nonfiction Award winner), and pick up March's book, Fire Is Your Water by Jim Minick (a 2018 Fiction Award finalist). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, February 13, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
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Closed for George Washington’s Birthday

TimeSaturday, February 16, 2019–Monday, February 18, 2019


volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, February 23, 2019 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).

Register Here
storytelling event

Secretly Y'all presents: (im/em)MIGRATION STORIES 

TimeMonday, February 25, 2019 from 7:30 PM–9:00 PM
LocationVäsen Brewing Company, 3331 W. Moore Street, Richmond
Price$5 requested donation (for a local charity)

The Library of Virginia's exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond has inspired the storytelling organization Secretly Y'all to seek out immigration and emigration stories for its February event. They're looking for stories of the journeys that brought people here: What did it mean to leave one place behind to come to a new one? What had to be left behind in order to do so? What’s it like using English as a second or third language? How did you make a home, a job, a life here in this mid-Atlantic state? Why did you choose the commonwealth? Is there a difference between what it means to be American versus what it means to be a Virginian? If you are a second- or third-generation member of an immigrant family—or even a fourth or fifth—what made your home, upbringing, or experiences unique from others you observed around you?


Come out to Väsen Brewing on February 25 to hear fascinating stories, taste delicious beer, and learn more about the Library's New Virginians exhibition. Doors open at 5:30 PM, stories at 7:30 PM.


If you have a story you would like Secretly Y'all to consider, please e-mail a short synopsis and a brief personal bio to secretlyall@gmail.com. Since this is a special event, storytellers will have up to 10 minutes to share their stories.

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book talk

WEINSTEIN AUTHOR SERIES: ZACHARY WOOD

Uncensored:

My Life & Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black & White America

TimeTuesday, March 5, 2019 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
LocationConference Rooms
PriceFree

Join us for the first event of the 2019 Carole Weinstein Author Series. Zachary R. Wood, a columnist and assistant opinion editor at The Guardian and a Robert L. Bartley Fellow at the Wall Street Journal, will discuss his powerful memoir, Uncensored, which offers his perspective on free speech, race, and dissenting opinions. Wood grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, where the only way to survive was resisting the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and perspectives. By sharing his troubled upbringing—from a difficult early childhood to the struggles of code-switching between his home and his elite private school—Williams makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others and presents a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations. A book signing will follow the talk.

book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, March 13, 2019 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. This month, discuss Fire Is Your Water by Jim Minick (a 2018 Fiction Award finalist). For April, in honor of National Poetry Month, we'll each pick a poem by one of the LVA Literary Award–winning poets to share and discuss (a list will be provided at the March meeting). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, March 13, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, March 30, 2019 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).

Register Here
workshop

BEGINNER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Finding Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research

TimeFriday, April 5, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library staff members Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager) and Nathan Verilla (reference archivist) to learn about basic research strategies, useful websites, and helpful resources found at the Library. No experience necessary. 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 ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

Register Here
book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, April 10, 2019 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. For April, in honor of National Poetry Month, we'll each pick a poem by one of the LVA Literary Award–winning poets to share and discuss. Then pick up May's book, The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs, by Janet Peery (2018’s Fiction Award winner). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, April 10, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, April 27, 2019 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).

Register Here
lecture

16th Annual Alan M. & Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography 

TimeSaturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
LocationLecture Hall & Conference Rooms

The Fry-Jefferson Map Society's 16th Annual Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography will focus on pictorial maps. Although planning is still underway, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen J. Hornsby, director of the Canadian-American Center and professor of geography and Canadian studies at the University of Maine, will be the featured speaker. His most recent book, Picturing America: The Golden Age of American Pictorial Maps, outlines the development of this cartographic form, highlights several pictorial map artists, describes the process of creating a pictorial map, and discusses the significance of this map form to the history of American cartography. His book is the first of its kind to showcase this vivid and popular genre of maps. Additional activities for the day will include conservation lab tours, a map exhibition, and map appraisals by Eliane Dotson with Old World Auctions. More information and a registration link will be available soon.

Learn more about the Fry-Jefferson Map Society
book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, May 8, 2019 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. This month, discuss The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs, by Janet Peery (2018’s Fiction Award winner), and pick up June's book, Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas, by Donna M. Lucey (2018’s Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award winner). Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, May 8, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
workshop

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

How to Trace Your Virginia Roots

TimeFriday, May 10, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Library of Virginia reference archivists Dawn Tinnell and Bill Bynum 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 ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, May 18, 2019 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).

Register Here
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Closed for Memorial Day Holiday 

TimeSaturday, May 25, 2019–Monday, May 27, 2019


workshop

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Out of the Shadows: Little-Known Records for Virginia Genealogy

TimeFriday, June 7, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Library of Virginia archivists Tom Crew and Jennifer Huff will discuss a variety of records that are often overlooked when doing family history research, such as Virginia penitentiary records, Prohibition Commission records, state mental hospital records, court order books, business records, and militia commission records. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

Register Here
book club

Literary Virginia Book Group

TimeWednesday, June 12, 2019 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. This month, discuss Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas, by Donna M. Lucey (2018’s Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award winner), and pick up July's book. Loaner books available. For more information, contact Nan Carmack at nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3792.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, June 29, 2019 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).

Register Here
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Closed for Independence Day

TimeThursday, July 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, July 10, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
workshop

AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870

TimeFriday, July 12, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Explore the methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways to determine whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research. Learn about the Library's collections including cohabitation registers, free Negro registers, lists, wills, deeds, and tax records as well as selected federal records that can be accessed through databases. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

Register Here
workshop

LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA WORKSHOP AT YORKTOWN

African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870 

TimeFriday, July 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationAmerican Revolution Museum, Conference Rooms D & E, 200 Water Street, Yorktown
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members & Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Annual Fund members)

Explore the methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs presents ways to determine whether an individual was enslaved or free and what types of records will be useful for further research. Learn about the Library's collections including cohabitation registers, free Negro registers, lists, wills, deeds, and tax records as well as selected federal records that can be accessed through databases. Enjoy an optional free tour of the special exhibition Forgotten Soldiers: African American Soldiers in the American Revolution.

For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. 

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, July 27, 2019 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).

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, August 7, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
workshop

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Historic Census Records at the Library of Virginia 

TimeFriday, August 9, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

United States Census records provide a framework for initial genealogical research as well as offering significant clues to comprehending a bigger picture of a person’s life—his or her family relations, community, migrations, and livelihood. Led by Library staff members Mary Clark (director of acquisitions and access management), Kevin Shupe (archivist), and John Deal (editor), this workshop will illuminate the particulars of each census, suggesting potential search strategies, tips for finding missing ancestors, and ways to mine the census for more information. We will also introduce the non-population and special censuses, such as agricultural, slave, mortality, and veterans’ censuses, showing how they might provide useful insights. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.

Register Here
workshop

LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA WORKSHOP AT YORKTOWN

To Common Defense: Military Records for Genealogical Research 

TimeFriday, August 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationAmerican Revolution Museum, Conference Rooms D & E, 200 Water Street, Yorktown
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members & Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Annual Fund members)

The Library of Virginia is the most important repository of military records of Virginians who served in various ways from Virginia’s founding to the end of World War II. Library staff members Tom Crew (senior reference archivist) and Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference services manager) present records unique to the Library, as well as records available on microfilm and in digital format from institutions such as the National Archives, including printed resources. Service in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II will be highlighted, along with militia service through the centuries, as well as lesser-known conflicts such as the War of 1812 and the French and Indian War. Enjoy an optional free tour of the special exhibition Forgotten Soldiers: African American Soldiers in the American Revolution. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001. 

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Help Us Celebrate Our

Transcribe-aversary

TimeSaturday, August 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
LocationLobby and Conference Rooms
PriceFree

All participants in the Library of Virginia's Making History: Transcribe project are invited to join us for a day of archival insights, tips on advancing your skills in reading old documents, and information about Virginia during World War I. We'll also be transcribing, of course. Coffee and lunch are provided—and birthday cake too! These hours can be counted as community service through the HandsOn platform.

Register Here
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Closed for Labor Day Holiday

TimeSaturday, August 31, 2019–Monday, September 2, 2019


workshop

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Virginia Immigration Research, 1607–1952 

TimeFriday, September 6, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Library of Virginia archivist Cara Griggs leads this workshop focused on records from 1607 to 1952 concerning the immigration of individuals who came to Virginia. Learn about passenger lists and naturalization records as well as strategies for identifying birthplaces through records that relate to immigration and naturalization, vital records, obituaries, cemetery records, the records of religious organizations, and records from an individual's country of origin. For more information, contact ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, September 28, 2019 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).

Register Here
volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5:30 PM–6:30 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).

Register Here
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Closed for Columbus Day and Yorktown Victory Day Holidays

TimeMonday, October 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


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Closed for Event Preparation

TimeSaturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Closed to prepare for our annual Literary Awards Celebration.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, October 26, 2019 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).

Register Here
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Closed for Veterans Day

TimeMonday, November 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM


volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, November 13, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
workshop

INTERMEDIATE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

How to Trace Your Virginia Roots

TimeFriday, November 15, 2019 from 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
LocationConference Rooms
Price$25 ($20 for Semper Virginia Society members)

Library of Virginia reference archivists Amanda Morrell and Jennifer Huff and reference services librarian Zach Vickery 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 ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.  

Register Here
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Closed for Anthem Richmond Marathon

TimeSaturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Closed for the Anthem Richmond Marathon in downtown Richmond!

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeSaturday, November 23, 2019 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).

Register Here
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Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

TimeWednesday, November 27, 2019–Saturday, November 30, 2019

Closed from noon on November 27 through November 30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

volunteer opportunity

Transcribe-a-thon

TimeWednesday, December 11, 2019 from 5:30 PM–7:30 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).

Register Here
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Closed for the Christmas Holidays

TimeTuesday, December 24, 2019–Wednesday, December 25, 2019


Ongoing Gallery Exhibitions
exhibition

New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond

TimeMonday, December 10, 2018–Saturday, December 7, 2019
LocationExhibition Gallery & Lobby
PriceFree

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite portrait of Virginia is becoming more complex, challenging an older, simpler understanding of what it means to be a Virginian. Whether our roots in the state go back ten thousand years, ten generations, or ten weeks, we must create the future of the commonwealth together. New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond explores the historical and continuous journey toward the ideals of America and seeks to foster an honest discussion about the immigrant and refugee experience and Virginia's increasing diversity. Produced jointly by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Humanities, the exhibition highlights the changing demographics of the commonwealth on the eve of the 2020 federal census through a series of interviews with first-generation immigrants and refugees who arrived in Virginia after 1976. The interviews reveal the complexity of the experience for people representing a wide range of personal backgrounds, experiences, ages, and countries of origin—Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. To complement the videos, the exhibition includes objects that have special meaning for the interviewees. New Virginians is a Legacy Project of the American Evolution, 2019 Commemoration.

Ongoing Traveling Exhibitions

True Sons of Freedom

TimeMonday, December 3, 2018–Saturday, February 23, 2019
LocationManassas Museum

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I!


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

True Sons of Freedom

TimeMonday, March 4, 2019–Saturday, May 25, 2019
LocationBarrier Island Art Center

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I!


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

True Sons of Freedom

TimeMonday, June 3, 2019–Saturday, August 24, 2019
LocationChesterfield County Public Library

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I!


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

True Sons of Freedom

TimeTuesday, September 3, 2019–Saturday, November 30, 2019
LocationLoudoun County Public Library

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I!


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

True Sons of Freedom

TimeMonday, December 9, 2019–Saturday, March 7, 2020
LocationMecklenburg County Public Library

Come visit the True Sons of Freedom Traveling Exhibition and explore the stories of Virginia's African American soldiers who served during World War I!


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

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