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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Take 30 Lunchtime Talk with Eric S. Yellin
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM–1:00 PM
Place: University of Richmond Downtown (626 East Broad Street),  FREE

Join us for a 30 minute discussion of Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America by author Eric S. Yellin.


BOOK LAUNCH: Guests on Earth by Lee Smith
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall & Lobby,  FREE

Award-winning Virginia author Lee Smith, recipient of the Library's 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, will present a book talk to launch the release of Guests on Earth. A book signing and reception will follow the talk.


Author Appearance & Book Signing: A Visitor's Guide to the Literary South by Trish Foxwell

Author Appearance & Book Signing: A Visitor's Guide to the Literary South by Trish Foxwell
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Place: Poe Museum, 1914 E Main St Richmond, VA 23223,  Free

Trish Foxwell will speak and sign copies of her book, which takes travelers on a literary journey stretching from Virginia to Louisiana and includes Edgar Allan Poe's connections to Richmond, Charlottesville, and Charleston, South Carolina. Foxwell's byline has appeared in the Tennessean, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Gannett Newspapers, and the Christian Science Monitor, among others. She is also the author of Historic Hotels and Hideaways: Washington Weekends.


Teen '13 Book & Author Celebration
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM–8:30 PM
Place: Richmond Public Library,  FREE

A group of award-winning and best-selling Virginia authors of books released in 2013 will host an evening of celebration for all readers and fans of pre-teen and teen fiction. Enjoy food, fun, book sales, signings, and giveaways. Featured authors include Aimee Agresti, Gigi Amateau, Hannah Barnaby, Susann Cokal, Kathryn Erskine, Lana Krumwiede, Meg Medina, Erica Orloff, Valerie O. Patterson, Madelyn Rosenberg, Sarah Sullivan, Steve Watkins, A. B. Westrick, and Sylvia Whitman. Music by the Hanover High School Jazz Band. The Fountain Bookstore will have books for sale. Each author will donate a signed copy of his or her 2013 release to the Rappahannock Juvenile Detention Center and book donations will be accepted during the event.


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.