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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING LARRIE D. FERREIRO | Measure of the Earth - CANCELED
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Naval architect, engineer, and professor Larrie D. Ferreiro discusses his book Measure of the Earth, which explores the story of 18th-century scientists who traversed the Andes Mountains to calculate the shape of the earth. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:30 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.


Flora of Virginia

Flora of Virginia
Monday, March 17, 2014 — Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: Exhibition Hall, Free

Discover the power of the flower. Delve into Virginia's natural environment through Flora of Virginia, an exhibition featuring hundreds of colorful illustrations from the Library of Virginia's collections. Learn fun facts about Virginia's native plants. Examine the history of botanical description and illustration. Explore the personalities behind the folks who collected and described these plants. Try your hand at sketching a specimen at the drawing station. Check our Web calendar for information about exhibition-related events.