New Library of Virginia Reading Room Hours

The Library of Virginia’s reading rooms will again be open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, beginning Saturday, July 8, 2017. A list of holiday or special event closings for the remainder of the year can be found on the calendar of events on the Library’s website.

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Vote Now for Your Favorite Books in the 14th Annual People's Choice Awards

Voting is now open for the Library of Virginia’s 14th Annual People’s Choice Awards. An independent panel of judges will select the finalists and winners of the Library’s juried Literary Awards, but readers are invited to pick the People’s Choice winners from among five works of fiction and nonfiction published in 2016

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Ancestry for Virginians

Ancestry for Virginians is a new resource made possible through a partnership between the Library and the popular family history site Virginians are now able to access Library of Virginia materials currently hosted by free of charge. Among the records that are available through this site are birth and death records (1912–2014), marriage records (1936–2014), and divorce records (1918–2014)

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Congratulations to Mary Clark

Mary Sine Clark, director of acquisitions and access management at the Library of Virginia, has been named to a three-year term on the Depository Library Council, an advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations to the director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office on matters relating to the indexing, classification, cataloging, distribution, format, storage, utilization, and administration of material managed under the Federal Depository Library program

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Powhatan Public Library Receives National Award

The National Association of Counties has named the Powhatan County Public Library as one of the recipients of its 2017 Achievement Awards for the library’s Passport to Summer Reading Program

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Wednesday, July 12


Friday, July 21

"To Be a Virginian": How to Trace your Virginia Roots

Saturday, July 29


Tuesday, August 01

Prohibition & Other Progressive Era Reforms

Wednesday, August 09


Thursday, August 17

Faith and Community: The Role of the African American Church in Richmond

Tuesday, August 22

Shockoe Hill Cemetery: A Richmond Landmark History

Saturday, August 26


Through December 02

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

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