The Library of Virginia NewsletterSeptember 2008
Fun & (almost all) Free at the library in september
All events listed are free, take place at noon in the conference rooms at the Library of Virginia, and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Kip CambellFriday, September 5, 2008
Book Talk–The Legal Limit
Martin Clark, a circuit court judge for Patrick and Henry counties and the city of Martinsville, will discuss and sign his new book, The Legal Limit.

Saturday, September 13, 2008
The Fry-Jefferson Map Society Fall Program
Time: 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Place: Lecture Hall
Free for members, $5 for non-members. Optional tour, Inside the Map Collection, and boxed lunch, at 11:00 am. Lunch and tour additional cost of $15. For reservations call 804-692-3900.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008
"But Grandpapa Wishes It": Thomas Jefferson As Seen by His Family & "Holding in Trust for the Use of Others": Thomas Jefferson's Grandchildren and the Creation of the Jefferson Image.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Book Talk–Red, White, or Yellow?: The Media and the Military at War in Iraq. Charles "Chip" Jones, a former staff writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, will discuss and sign his newly released book Red, White, or Yellow.

Kip CambellWednesday, September 24, 2008
Book Talk–The Headmaster Ritual
Taylor Antrim discusses and signs his debut novel, The Headmaster Ritual, a darkly comic, clear-eyed look into the hidden worlds of an exclusive Massachusetts boarding school.


Thursday, September 25, 2008
CONCERT–"Why Don't You Rock My Soul": A Celebration of Virginia Music
Time: 6:00–8:00 pm, in the Lecture Hall
Fee: Tickets $10. Call 804-692-3900.

Kip CambellSaturday, September 27, 2008
Book Talk–The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
Time: 2:00–3:00 pm


LVA Web site Repeats on Top 101 List
Family Tree Magazine has again named the Library of Virginia to its annual 101 Best Web Sites for genealogy list for 2008. A synopsis of each winning site appears in the September 2008 Family Tree Magazine, which goes on sale at newsstands nationwide July 15...

LVA is "Hottest Place to Soak up Knowledge"
A recent readers' poll in Style Weekly, a Richmond publication, picked the Library of Virginia as "the hottest place to soak up knowledge." The Library continues to rank as one of the most visited sites in metropolitan Richmond. From January through July 125,048 people have visited the Library.

Stackhouse Joins Foundation Staff

Dan Stackhouse, former director of corporate development at the Community Idea Stations, has joined the staff of the Library of Virginia Foundation as director of development. Dan is a 1998 graduate of the University of Richmond and is a board member of the Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives.

Kip Cambell



Votes Cast, No Hanging Chads, Winners To Be Announced on October 18
The public voting for the 5th Annual People's Choice Awards is now closed. Honorees will be announced at the 11th Annual Library of Virginia Awards Celebration. The Library of Virginia thanks everyone who voted and invites the public to attend the gala celebration on October 18, 2008.

Judges Choose Finalists for Literary Awards—Let the Reading Begin!
The independent panel of judges has worked its way through the 138 nominated books and selected nine outstanding finalists for this year's literary awards...

Two Virginia Librarians Named 2008 Lifelong Access Libraries Leadership Institute Fellows

Carolyn Caywood, Bayside and special services librarian with the Virginia Beach Public Library, and Beth Wiseman, library public information and programming specialist with the Loudoun County Public Library, have been selected as 2008 Lifelong Fellows by Libraries for the Future...

Kip Cambell