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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Film Screening: To Kill a Mockingbird
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 7:15 PM
Place: The Byrd Theatre,  Free

Please note the change of date- this event will now take place on Wednesday, October 16th.

Join us at the Byrd Theatre as we celebrate one of America's most beloved works of fiction, which will now feature live performances by the Virginia Repertory Theatre, whose stage production of Harper Lee's novel runs through October 30th at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre. Lee's esteemed story is a timeless exploration of conscience, set in a small Alabama town during the Great Depression. Though the event is free, donations will be gratefully accepted to support the ongoing operations and preservation of the Byrd Theatre.


Come Tour the Archives of the Commonwealth at the Library of Virginia
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM–Noon,  Free. Space is limited. Call 804-692-3605.

The Library of Virginia is celebrating Archives Month with behind-the-scenes tours of the Archives Stacks, Conservation Lab, and Special Collections.


BOOK LAUNCH: Buried Leads by LynDee Walker

BOOK LAUNCH: Buried Leads by LynDee Walker
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall & Lobby,  FREE

Richmond author LynDee Walker will present a book talk at the Library of Virginia to launch the release of Buried Leads, the second book in her Nichelle Clark Headlines in Heels Mystery series. A wine-and-cheese reception and book signing will follow the talk.


No Vacancy: Remnants of Virginia's Roadside Culture
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 — Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Gallery,  Free

Explore the evolution of Virginia's roadside lodging along U.S. Route 1, once the main highway for travel along the East Coast, through this exhibition of vintage and current photographs. Early and mid-20th century travelers along Route 1 stopped at camps, motor courts, roadside cottages, and motels to take a break from the hours of driving. Often locally owned, these businesses were full of the local flavor of the area. Today, in the shadows of the bright lights of the Holiday Inns, Best Westerns, and the Hiltons, the remnants of Virginia's roadside culture can still be seen through its rusted signs, overgrown lots, boarded windows, and re-purposed buildings.


The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia

The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia
Monday, June 10, 2013 — Saturday, March 01, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby,  Free

Photographs of animals dominate the web. From the cute to the ridiculous, millions of pet images are viewed and shared each day. The historical precedent for this online phenomenon can be found in The Importance of Being Cute. This entertaining exhibition focuses on the relationships that have existed between Virginians and their pets since the advent of photography. Vintage images from the Library of Virginia's collection allow visitors to explore more than a century and a half of pet photography, including photographs from Victorian cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and original glass plate negatives. Today's visitors will be able to participate by submitting a picture of their furry loved ones to become part of the exhibition.