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Thursday, September 09, 2010

"Books on Broad" Featuring Jan Neuharth
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: The Virginia Shop

Join us for the “Books on Broad” Book Club at the Virginia Shop. Our September meeting will feature Jan Neuharth speaking about her latest novel, The Kill, set in the “hunt country” of Virginia’s Piedmont region. Neuharth’s highly acclaimed Hunt Country Suspense Novel series captures the colorful lifestyle of the old-money, horsey community of Middleburg, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The fast-paced plots twist and turn through the historic countryside, carrying readers on gripping rides packed with murder, scandal, and love—and horses.


The Land We Live In, the Land We Left: Virginia's People
Monday, January 11, 2010 — Saturday, October 30, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Gallery and Lobby Cases

Raising his glass at a July 4th celebration in 1852, a young Irish-American resident of Richmond toasted "the land we live in; not forgetting the land we left." The sentiment reflects the history of more than four centuries of Virginia immigrants, who nurtured the traditions of their homelands even as they participated in the mainstream Virginia economy and culture. Their stories come alive in this exhibition, which explores the lives of immigrants from a wide variety of homelands who settled in every part of the state. Current debates over the treatment of illegal immigrants in the state and the nation make this a timely exhibition.


The Art of Liberty
Friday, May 07, 2010 — Saturday, November 06, 2010
Place: Café Extension

This year marks the 65th anniversary of both V-E Day (Victory in Europe, May 8) and V-J Day (Victory over Japan, August 15). To commemorate the occasions and to honor those who fought overseas and on the home front, The Art of Liberty highlights a few of the WWII posters sent to the Library of Virginia as part of the Federal Depository Library program.