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The Library of Virginia e-Newsletter
July 2009


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Virginia Newspaper Project Contributes to Chronicling America

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Newspaper Project have now contributed 100,000 pages to Chronicling America, a free national database and repository of digitized and searchable historical newspapers...

Finalists for Cardozo Children’s Literature Award Announced

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2009 Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award for Children’s Literature. A juried panel reviewed 21 titles from authors whose works focused on literature for children ages three through eight...

Grisham to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award on October 17

At the 12th Annual Library of Virginia Awards celebration on October 17, 2009, one of the nation’s best-known and best-selling authors will receive recognition for a lifetime of literary achievement. The recipient of the 2009 Library of Virginia Lifetime Achievement Award is John Grisham...

Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster Opens July 20 at the Library of Virginia

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth, the Library of Virginia, in partnership with the Poe Museum, is presenting a major exhibition exploring the myths and legends surrounding Edgar Allan Poe, America’s first internationally renowned author...

Virginia Press Women Donate Archive to Library of Virginia

The Virginia Press Women organization is donating its archive to the Library of Virginia. In addition, the VPW Board voted on June 7 to give $1,000 to the Library of Virginia to help defray the cost of processing the archive. The VPW archive is a rich collection of materials documenting the organization, its programs, and its members...

DiYorio to Lead State Library Board

John S. DiYorio, of Wytheville, Virginia, has been elected chair of the Library Board. DiYorio, who was appointed to the Board in 2003 by Governor Mark Warner, received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of Charleston and his doctorate degree in physical chemistry from the University of South Carolina...

SHRAB Receives a SNAP Grant

The Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) received a grant for $19,994 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in June 2009. State Archivist Conley L. Edwards is the Board’s coordinator...

VCOG Seeks Nominations for Freedom of Information Awards

The Virginia Coalition for Open Government is seeking nominations for its annual Freedom of Information Awards. The awards are given in three categories: citizen, media, and government. They are based on the nominee’s outstanding efforts in using public records and meetings to keep government open and accountable to the people...
Fun & Free at the library in July
Most events are free and are open to the public. For specific locations, times, and details on the events listed below please visit our calendar of events.

July 6, 2009 – December 26, 2009

Votes for Women! commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia on November 27, 1909. Among the small group of civic-minded women were writers Ellen Glasgow, Mary Johnston, and Kate Langley Bosher; artists Adèle Clark and Nora Houston; physician Kate Waller Barrett; and reformer Lila Meade Valentine.

The Big StealTuesday, July 14, 2009

The Big Steal
Popular Virginia author and antiques appraiser Emyl Jenkins will launch The Big Steal, the second in her Sterling Glass Mystery series featuring intrepid appraiser and amateur sleuth Sterling Glass.

Poe: Man, Myth, or MonsterJuly 20, 2009 – December 5, 2009

Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster
What do you know about Edgar Allan Poe? Organized in partnership with the Poe Museum, this exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Poe, America’s first internationally renowned author.

Docent-led Tour of Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster

Join our library docents for a tour of the Library of Virginia’s exhibition focusing on Edgar Allan Poe. Tours occur every Tuesday & Thursday, July 21–December 3, except Tuesday, September 8, and Thursday, November 27.

Curator-led Tour of Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster

Join exhibition curator Chris Semtner for an in-depth tour of the Library of Virginia’s exhibition focusing on Edgar Allan Poe. Tours occur Thursday, July 23, Thursday, August 6, Wednesday, September 23, Wednesday, October 7, Thursday, November 19, and Tuesday, December 1

In the Graveyard of Empires Friday, July 24, 2009

In the Graveyard of Empires
Seth G. Jones, RAND Corporation political scientist and Georgetown University professor, discusses and signs his definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The General Assembly of 1619: Myths and Realities
Dr. Warren M. Billings, Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of New Orleans, will speak on "The General Assembly of 1619: Myths and Realities." The Honorable William J. Howell, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates will introduce Dr. Billings.

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