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The Library of Virginia e-Newsletter
March 2009


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Assembly Adopts Budget

The $77 billion state budget adopted on February 28 by the Virginia General Assembly included no additional cuts for the Library of Virginia or the state's public libraries...

Steps Toward FreedomSteps Toward Freedom: Lincoln's Walk in Richmond

Retrace Abraham Lincoln's steps on his visit to Richmond in April 1865, just a few days after the city’s fall to Union forces. As part of the bicentennial year celebrating Lincoln’s birth...

Longwood University to Host Virginia Forum

The fourth annual Virginia Forum will be held at Longwood University, in Farmville, on Friday and Saturday, April 24–25, 2009...

Dr. Richard L. Morrill Receives James T. Rogers Distinguished Leadership Award

Richard L. Morrill, former president of the University of Richmond and member of the Library of Virginia Foundation Board, recently received the James T. Rogers Distinguished Leadership Award from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) at its annual conference held in San Antonio, Texas...

Mary Sue Terry2009 Virginia Women in History Program Honors Eight Outstanding Women

A Pamunkey leader and Unionist, an innovative educator, the first woman elected to statewide office in Virginia, and a nationally recognized psychologist and advocate for abused children are among eight Virginia women recognized by the Library of Virginia as part of its Virginia Women in History program...

"Poe: Man, Myth, and Monster" Young Writers' Competition

The Library of Virginia and the Poe Museum are looking for next Edgar Allan Poe. In observance of the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth, and the exhibition “Poe: Man, Myth, and Monster” featured at the Library of Virginia...

Three Virginia Libraries Named America’s Star Libraries

Library Journal's new national rating of public libraries, the LJ Index of Public Library Service, identifies 256 "star" libraries. Created by Ray Lyons and Keith Curry Lance, it rates 7,115 public libraries...
Fun & (almost all) Free at the library in october
Most events are free, take place at noon in the conference rooms at the Library of Virginia, and are open to the public. For details on the events listed below please visit our calendar of events.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Colonial Hearths, Country Cookstoves: Exploring the Culinary Legacies of Mary Randolph and Edna Lewis
Join food historians Nancy Carter Crump, author of Hearthside Cooking: Early American Southern Cuisine Updated for Today's Hearth and Cookstove, and Leni Sorensen, African American research historian for the Monticello Foundation, as they discuss the work of both Mary Randolph and Edna Lewis, while recreating recipes from each of their cookbooks...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Gallery Walk: From Williamsburg to Wills’s Creek: The Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia
Join exhibition curator and map specialist Cassandra Farrell for an in-depth tour of the Library of Virginia’s exhibition focusing on the various states and derivatives of the Fry-Jefferson Map of 1755. Space is limited.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Very Valentine
Adriana Trigiani will discuss and sign her latest book, a contemporary family saga about the Angelini Shoe Company, makers of custom wedding shoes since 1903 and one of the last family businesses in Greenwich Village. On the brink of financial ruin, the company turns to 33-year-old Valentine Roncalli, the talented but unsuspecting apprentice, to bring her family's old-world craftsmanship into the 21st century.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

David Poyer and Lenore Hart: A Writing Couple Discuss Their Recent Books
Writing couple Lenore Hart and David Poyer will visit us to discuss their latest novels and the (sometimes stressful) life of a writing couple. Hart is the author of five novels, the latest of which is Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher, a retelling of the Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn story from Becky's point of view. David Poyer is the author of the Dan Lenson Navy and Marine Corps novels, among others. He'll talk about The Weapon, the 11th book in his Dan Lenson series, an action-adventure novel set in the Persian Gulf. A book signing will follow the talk.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

2009 Virginia Women in History: Program and Reception
Join the Library of Virginia as it recognizes eight outstanding Virginia women—past and present—who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world. A reception follows the program. FREE but reservations required. Seating is limited. Call 804-692-3900 by March 20 to RSVP.

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