Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Closed all day for Literary Awards event

13th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Lobby, FEE. Reservations required. Please call 804-692-3900 or click here to purchase tickets.

Best-selling author Adriana Trigiani will host this year's fabulous literary event featuring the best writing about Virginia or by Virginia authors. Awards will be given for best works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and literary lifetime achievement. Other awards include the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, the People's Choice Awards, and the Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award for Children's Literature.

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Unite or Die!: How Thirteen States Became a Nation

Unite or Die!: How Thirteen States Became a Nation
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Place: Main Branch, Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street, 804-646-4550

Cardozo Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules, author of Unite or Die!: How Thirteen States Became a Nation will read and discuss her book that delightfully depicts how the constitution was created. This is a perfect program for elementary school children. 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.

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