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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

“BOOKS ON BROAD” WITH MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY HIDDEN FIGURES
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Free


Join us as Margot Lee Shetterly discusses Hidden Figures, which tells the story of the pioneering African American women at NASA who did the calculations that made space flight a reality at a time when Jim Crow laws ensured that NASA was segregated. Called human computers, these brilliant mathematicians completed incredibly challenging calculations by hand. Shetterly, who grew up in Hampton, Virginia, is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and received a Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grant for research into the history of women in computing. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.


First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
Monday, April 18, 2016 — Thursday, March 02, 2017
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

No one familiar with today's public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom explores the intent and interpretation of the statute, one of the most revolutionary pieces of legislation in American history.