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The Library of Virginia Newsletter
October 2008


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Holiday Schedule

The Library of Virginia will be closed from noon on Wednesday, December 24, through Saturday, December 27, 2008, for the Christmas holiday. We also will be closed from Thursday, January 1, through Saturday, January 3, 2009.

Book Cover New & Noteworthy at the Library of Virginia

On display at the Library through February 21, 2009, is a lovely collection of stamped book covers from B. F. Johnson & Company. This collection is a recent donation to the Library of Virginia. In 2008, the owner’s grandson donated examples of B. F. Johnson’s stock to the Library of Virginia...

Virginia Shop hosts Virginia's Finest Fridays on selected Fridays in December

The Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia is proud to host vendors whose Virginia-made products have earned the Virginia's Finest™ trademark distinction of top quality. December 5th and 12th from 11am to 2pm, Cocoa Mill Chocolates returns with their award-winning gourmet chocolates, made from select ingredients and prepared in small batches to ensure freshness...

Library of Virginia Joins the Plinkit Collaborative

The Library of Virginia has become the fifth state to join the Plinkit Collaborative. Plinkit is software that helps libraries create smart, new Web sites for their patrons. It was a co-recipient of the 2008 Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies Leadership and Professional Achievement Award at this year's American Library Association conference in...

Library Works to Preserve Record of Civil War

A team from the Library of Virginia visited the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville on November 22 to evaluate and scan family records containing original manuscripts from the Civil War.

The preservation effort is a project of the Library in collaboration with the Virginia Commission on the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, which was established by the General Assembly in 2006...

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, December 5, 2008

Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf
Virginia C. Johnson and Barbara Crookshanks will discuss and sign Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf. Virginia, mother of presidents, is also the mother of American horse racing....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789–1859
Elizabeth R. Varon, professor of history at Temple University, will discuss and sign her new book, Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789–1859...

Through Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gone Fishin’ Exhibition
Take Me Fishing is a collection of writings by 50 preeminent authors who donated their works for the benefit of conservation and educati...

Through Saturday, January 3, 2009

Richmond by Rice
This selection of images from the Adolph B. Rice Photograph Collection documents Richmond during the 1950s. Rice's commercial studio in Richmond served businesses, industry, and state and local governments, with assignments ranging from studio portraits and advertising shots to aerial views...

Through Saturday, May 23, 2009

From Williamsburg to Wills’s Creek: The Fry-Jefferson Map of Virginia
This exhibition will focus on the sources and sequels of the Fry-Jefferson map, created by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson in 1751...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America
Dr. Douglas A. Hicks, associate professor of leadership studies and religion in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and executive director of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond, will discuss and sign his new book...

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