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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Presumption of Guilt Book Talk CANCELLED
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall, Free

Charles Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at the law school, will speak about his book examining the very public arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates in July 2009. Ogletree reviews the sequence of events, then examines the incident in the wider context of issues of race and justice, exploring why the arrest escalated into a national story and what still needs to be addressed on matters such as racial profiling. This book talk and signing is cosponsored by Top Ladies of Richmond and the Library of Virginia Foundation.


Lost & Found
Monday, February 27, 2012 — Saturday, August 25, 2012
Place: Lobby and Exhibition Hall, Free

What do you collect and value? Lost and Found examines the constantly changing fabric of our world. Things disappear from our cultural landscape, sometimes almost without notice—signs, buildings, even towns—and others go into attics, basements, and landfills. Some are saved and carefully stored and preserved; others intentionally destroyed, sometimes dramatically. Explore the spectacular destruction of archives by chance and nature, the intentional destruction of personal papers, the careful preservation of family treasures, and the assemblage of materials in a bank safe deposit.


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.