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Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Library will be closed for the literary awards celebration.


Create Your Own Book: A Workshop for Kids
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Place: Henrico Public Library, Tuckahoe Branch,  FREE

Richmond author and educator Kathryn Starke will lead a workshop for aspiring authors ages six to nine at Tuckahoe Area Library. Participants will turn their story ideas into an illustrated, bound book. All materials will be provided.


Author Appearance & Book Signing: Former First Lady Susan Allen
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Place: Twin Hickory Public Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd Glen Allen, VA 23059 (804) 290-9200,  Free

Before Ronald Reagan became our 40th president or a renowned Hollywood movie star, he was a hardworking young man affectionately known as “Dutch.” One of history's most beloved presidents got his start working as a lifeguard and a sportscaster before paving his own way to the epitome of the American dream. Former First Lady of Virginia Susan Allen will appear at Twin Hickory Public Library to sign copies of her colorful and charming new children's book, The Remarkable Ronald Reagan: Cowboy and Commander in Chief. More than just the story of Reagan's incredible life, the book aims to teach children about the qualities he valued most, such as responsibility, humility, kindness, and hard work—qualities that helped him throughout his life.


Literary Luncheon
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM–1:00 PM
Place: Greater Richmond Convention Center,  Cost: $45 before October 1 ($50 after October 1)

The Library of Virginia's annual Literary Luncheon, presented in partnership with James River Writers, features medal presentations for all Virginia Literary Award finalists and a keynote presentation. Finalists and other guest authors will be available for book signings after the luncheon. A complete list of finalists is available at www.literaryva.com. For more information call 804.356.1928. Registration is available online through the Virginia Shop at www.thevirginiashop.org/literaryluncheon.aspx.


AUTHOR APPEARANCE AND BOOK SIGNING: A VISITOR'S GUIDE TO THE LITERARY SOUTH BY TRISH FOXWELL

AUTHOR APPEARANCE AND BOOK SIGNING: A VISITOR'S GUIDE TO THE LITERARY SOUTH BY TRISH FOXWELL
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Place: St. John's Church (2401 E. Broad Street),  Free

The Visitor Center at St. John's Church will host author Trish Foxwell for a book signing and tea reception.


AUTHOR APPEARANCE AND BOOK SIGNING: HEATHER ANDREA WILLIAMS

AUTHOR APPEARANCE AND BOOK SIGNING: HEATHER ANDREA WILLIAMS
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM–4:00 PM
Place: Ebenezer Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall (216 W. Leigh Street),  Free

Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery explores the heartbreaking stories of separation and the long, usually unsuccessful, journeys toward reunification for African-American families following the Civil War. Dr. Williams will discuss and be available to sign copies of her book


AUTHOR APPEARANCE & BOOK SIGNING: Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM–4:30 PM
Place: Chop Suey Books,  FREE

Enjoy an afternoon of fantasy and steampunk. Meet Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris, co-authors of the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series, and get their latest book signed at Richmond's best-loved independent bookseller.


Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM–10:30 PM
Place: Library of Virginia,  $175

The Library of Virginia's annual Literary Awards Celebration will once again feature host Adriana Trigiani for 2013, plus Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Charles Wright. A cocktail reception will be followed by dinner and the ceremony. Tickets include a cocktail reception with the authors, seated dinner, presentation, and open bar for $175 per person. For more information or to register, visit www.literaryva.com or call 804.356.1928.


James River Writers Conference
Saturday, October 19, 2013 — Sunday, October 20, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Greater Richmond Convention Center,  Fee

This annual three-day educational conference for writers features nationally and internationally known authors and sessions with literary agents. For more information or to register, visit www.jamesriverwriters.org or e-mail fallconference@jamesriverwriters.org.


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.