Attention, Educators—2017 Brown Teacher Research Fellowship and Teacher Institute

The Anne and Ryland Brown Teacher Enrichment Fund, established in 2009 by a generous gift to the Library of Virginia Foundation, supports two programs each summer for Virginia history and social studies educators

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Governor McAuliffe Appoints Shelley Viola Murphy to Library Board

Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed Shelley Viola Murphy, of Palmyra, to the Library Board. Murphy is director of program services at the Piedmont Housing Alliance and adjunct professor of business administration at Averett University. An accomplished genealogical researcher and teacher, she is president and genealogy coach for the Evolution Consulting Group

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Last Call for Art In Literature Award Nominations

April 28, 2017, is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Art In Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award, which recognizes an outstanding book that is written primarily in response to a work (or works) of art while also showing the highest literary quality as a creative or scholarly work on its own merit. The Library and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts cosponsor this unique award.

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Exhibition Now Open—Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

The Library recently opened an exciting new exhibition, Teetotalers & Moonshiners, which tells the story of Prohibition in Virginia and its legacy—from NASCAR to the creation of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to the rise of the modern brewing and distilling industry. The exhibition, which draws on the Library’s deep collections from the Prohibition era as well as artifacts from

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New Digital Collection Commemorates World War I

A new digital collection of photographs and other material documenting the experiences of Virginians during World War I has just been released on Virginia Memory, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war. To view the collection, go to New collections will be added over the course of the coming year.

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Save at the Virginia Shop in April

The Virginia Shop is running two promotions that you won’t want to miss this April. Throughout the month, all Library of Virginia publications may be purchased online at a 30 percent discount. Also, the Shop is offering select items located on tables just outside the Shop door at discounts up to 60 percent, while supplies last.

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Thursday, April 13

“Last Call” Imperial Brown Ale Release Celebration

Thursday, April 27

Shakers & Jerkers: Radical Revivalism in the Shenandoah Valley & East Tennessee, 1805-1815

Saturday, April 29

Richmond: Evolution of a City

Wednesday, May 03

Higher Aim: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

Friday, May 05

"Goodbye, Booze": The Music of Prohibition (with a Beer Chaser)

Monday, May 08

Ballad of the Green Beret: The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler

Friday, May 19

Finding Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research

Wednesday, May 24

The Dooleys of Richmond: An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South

May 27-29

Closed for Memorial Day weekend

Through December 02

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

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