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The Library of Virginia Newsletter
January 2009


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Holiday Schedule

The Library of Virginia will be open on Friday, January 16, Lee-Jackson Day, and Monday, January 19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Library will be closed on Saturday, January 17, 2009.

Governorís Budget Proposal Asks for Further Cuts from LVA

On December 17, Governor Timothy Kaine announced his plans to address the estimated $2.9 billion shortfall in the stateís biennial budget. The plan includes about 1,500 job cuts through a combination of layoffs, retirements and elimination of unfilled positions, a 30-cent increase in the state cigarette tax, $400 million in cuts in health care and public education, and the use of $500 million from the stateís rainy day fund...

Edgar Allan Poe New Poe Stamp to be Unveiled on January 16 at the Library of Virginia

January 19, 2009, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe and the U.S. Postal Service is releasing a Poe stamp in honor of the Poe Bicentennial. The Postal Service, in partnership with the Poe Museum, St. Johnís Church, and the Library of Virginia, will hold a First Day of Issue Ceremony at the Library...

Tourism Exhibition to Open at the Library of Virginia

Virginia Is For Tourists marks the 40th anniversary of the "Virginia Is for Lovers" marketing campaign. Since its introduction in 1969 "Virginia Is For Lovers" has become one of the most memorable and enduring advertising slogans. The exhibition explores the development of sightseeing and tourism in Virginia from a pastime for the wealthy to one of the commonwealthís major retail industries...

Richmond Public Library Transfers Jefferson Volumes to Library of Virginia

Edgar Allan Poe The Library of Virginia and the Richmond Public Library are pleased to announce that three titles once owned by Thomas Jefferson and part of his personal library at Monticello are being transferred to the Library of Virginia by the Richmond Public Library. The books were part of a 1922 gift to the Richmond Public Library by Dr. L. S. Randolph, a professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University...

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.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

With God on All SidesWith 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....

Monday, January 12, 2009

Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America
Douglas R. Egerton, professor of history at LeMoyne College, will discuss and sign Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America, his lively and comprehensive account of black Americans and the Revolutionary era in America...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Unveiling of Edgar Allan Poe Commemorative Stamp
Please join us for a first-day-of-issue ceremony honoring Edgar Allan Poe. The U.S. Postal Service, in partnership with the Poe Museum, the Library of Virginia, and St. Johnís Church, commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe...

Friday, January 23, 2009

With God on All SidesThe Millionaires
Author Inman Majors, who teaches fiction writing at James Madison University, will talk about and sign his new novel of new money and old manners, crossing The Great Gatsby with the spirit of Tom Wolfe...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

People of the Book
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks will discuss and sign People of the Book. Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity...

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