Book Talk with Megan Taylor Shockley

The Library celebrates National Women's History Month with a talk by author Megan Taylor Shockley on her new book, Creating a Progressive Commonwealth: Women Activists, Feminism, and the Politics of Social Change in Virginia, 1970s–2000s. Join us for this free event on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at noon.


Virginia Women in History Program Honors Eight Outstanding Women

A Pamunkey Indian chief, a labor organizer, and a pioneering endocrinologist are among eight Virginia women recognized by the Library of Virginia as part of the 2019 Virginia Women in History project. In observation of March as National Women's History Month, the project honors eight women who have made important contributions to Virginia, the nation, and the world.


Universal Class: Learn Something New Today

Are you a lifelong learner, a student, or a mid-career employee looking for professional development? Whatever your needs, a new at-home, self-paced, online learning platform offered by the Library of Virginia and administered through your local public library might be just the ticket for you.


Decluttering? Donate to Our Chinese Takeout Menu Project

The Library of Virginia's Visual Studies Collection staff is working on a project to collect Chinese takeout menus from across Virginia. The ephemeral nature of takeout menus makes them worth preserving as a cultural resource for the future.



Thomas P. Myers 

Thomas P. Myers spent his career working with historical museum collections, so he understands just how important it is to take care of artifacts from the past. After attending a two-day genealogy conference at the Library in 2017, Myers was so impressed by the institution and the scholarship and passion of the Library staff that he decided to offer a restricted fund for collections management.




1820 Goochland County Map in Need of Conservation


Adopting of a piece of Virginia history is a great way to honor a friend or family member. Your gift will fund conservation efforts for the preservation of items in the Library of Virginia's unrivaled collections. One item currently in need of restoration is an 1820 map of Goochland County, hand-drawn by John Wood.


Become a Member and Enjoy the Benefits Today! 

Donations starting at $50 provide all the benefits that come with Semper Virginia Society membership, including an annual print subscription to Broadside, our quarterly magazine; 10 percent off all purchases at the Virginia Shops; and invitations to special members-only events and programs.


The Virginia Shop's March "30 for 30" Sale

We love to promote Virginia products—especially food! In honor of March as National Peanut Month, Virginia food products purchased online are 30 percent off or 20 percent off in-store.


From the Library's Blog:



Recently, while researching a totally unrelated topic in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, I stumbled upon an intriguing article from December 2, 1928, titled, “Ninth Woman in Congress Believes Men Spendthrifts,” about New York congresswoman Ruth Pratt. In the article, Pratt called men “the spenders, the happy-go-luckies, the sentimentalists, the ‘bunk artists.’”