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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

And So It Goes is the culmination of five years of research and writing—the first-ever complete life story of Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential, controversial, and popular novelists of the 20th century. Author Charles J. Shields will discuss and sign his latest book. Shields has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in American history from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he was a James Scholar. He lives in central Virginia with his wife, Guadalupe.


Connect with Us
Monday, November 07, 2011 — Saturday, February 11, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby

Connect with Us explores how the Library of Virginia uses social media—YouTube, Flickr, Blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. New acquisitions and unusual items will be displayed and visitors will be encouraged to post comments about the materials or about other programs at the Library or what they are working on at the Library that day.


The Forgotten War: The War of 1812
Monday, November 07, 2011 — Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby

The Forgotten War: The War of 1812 highlights a forthcoming digital archive of materials in the collections of the Library of Virginia that relate to the War of 1812. Selections from the archive will address Virginia's role, including the impressment of American citizens as one cause of the war, the British blockade of the Chesapeake Bay, and military engagements at Craney Island and Washington, D.C.