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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

MEET THE AUTHOR

MEET THE AUTHOR
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Richmond author Kathryn Starke will join us to debut her new novel, Because of You, and speak on her transition from children's author to novelist. An urban elementary school reading specialist, literacy consultant, and keynote speaker, Starke travels to schools and organizations across the nation presenting workshops on urban literacy education for children, parents, teachers, and administrators. She was named one of the 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading in 2012.
5:30–6:15 PM: Reception (wine and cheese)
6:15–7:00 PM: Book discussion and questions
7:00–7:15 PM: Book signing


Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference
Monday, June 02, 2014 — Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Voorhees Map Reading Room, Second Floor

Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) presents Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference, a multimedia exhibition of nine maps created using geographic information systems to display a unique history of the Richmond metro area. In this iteration of the traveling exhibit, maps from the Library of Virginia's holdings will be presented alongside the maps created by HOME's director of research, Brian Koziol. The current circumstances of Richmond's neighborhoods have roots in state and federal policies that have had lasting effects on concentrations of poverty and growth, lending patterns, homeownership, and educational outcomes for children.


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.