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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Writers Workshop: Nonfiction
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 8:30 AM–Noon, Fee. Reservations required. Please call 804-692-3900 or click here to purchase tickets.

A half-day of insightful guidance and hands-on instruction for writers of articles, essays, and nonfiction books featuring authors James Campbell, Dean King, Charles Slack, Jason Tesauro, and Logan Ward, with special guest Hampton Sides. This event is part of the Virginia Literary Festival.


Book Launch and Signing:  Secretariat's Meadow

Book Launch and Signing: Secretariat's Meadow
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 6:30 PM–8:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Join us for a talk and signing by co-authors Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leanne Meadows Ladin as they give us the complete story of Secretariat’s birthplace and the Chenery family who raised and raced him. Secretariat’s Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend reveals an intimate picture of Meadow Farm from the viewpoint of Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery (Tweedy) and granddaughter of Meadow Stable's founder Christopher T. Chenery. The book tells not only Secretariat’s story, but the story of an enduring piece of land where an empire built on broodmares eventually produced the legendary winner of the Triple Crown. The event is sponsored by Robertson and Martin Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. This event is part of the Virginia Literary Festival.


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.