Library of Virginia Literary Award Nominations Due

February 10

Attention authors! Nominations for the 2020 Library of Virginia Literary Awards must be submitted no later than February 10, 2020.

Submissions are also being accepted for the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award with a deadline of March 15, 2020.


Five Trailblazers Named 2020 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

In observance of Black History Month, the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy celebrate the achievements of five African American leaders during the eighth annual Strong Men & Women in Virginia History awards program. The program honors prominent African Americans past and present who have made noteworthy and admirable contributions to the commonwealth, the nation, and their professions.


We Love Our Donors!

The Library of Virginia extends a heartfelt thanks to our members and donors for their support. Thank you!

Not sure what to get your Valentine this year? Consider a gift membership. Donations starting at $50 provide all the benefits that come with 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 February Valentine's

Day Sale

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Virginia Shop is having an online sale of “Virginia is for Lovers” items! Enjoy 25% off February 7–14, 2020.


Mary Clark, Acquisitions & Access Management Director

From the UncommonWealth blog:

“My Best Day Is When I Do 50 Things for 10 Minutes Each”: 7 Questions with Mary Clark

What is your background?

"I have a BA in international relations from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, and an MS in library science from UNC–Chapel Hill. I just celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary. I met my husband when he asked me a reference question.”


Ongoing through December 5

We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia

Ongoing through February 29

2020 Strong Men & Women in Virginia History

Wednesday, February 12


Wednesday, February 12

Literary Virginia Book Group

Wednesday, February 12

A Conversation about Freedom Riders and Nonviolent Activism

Saturday, February 29