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Library of Virginia May 17
The Library has started a Meeup group diving into some diverse cultural foods from restaurants. Come share your own heritage stories while enjoying a great meal and fun company. via
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Library of Virginia May 17
Anyone recognize this cave? The artist William Thompson Russell Smith (1812-1896) explored what was then known as Weyer’s Cave in July 1844 as part of his trip around western Virginia to illustrate William Barton Roger’s geological survey of the state.
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Library of Virginia May 17
If you are looking for a place to visit, take a look at the travel brochures in our collection!
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Chesterfield Library May 16
Join us Saturday for a discussion about American freedom and how those freedoms are experienced throughout the community. ,
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Henrico Library May 16
Learn all about building your very own photography collection from expert, Frank Saunders with the Next Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm at Libbie Mill. Learn more:
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Library of Virginia May 16
How do you paint a rainbow? With a box of watercolors, of course! This paint box by Reeves & Woodyer of London is early 19th century & belonged to Gov. John Floyd (1783-1837). Other Reeves paint boxes can be found and
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Library of Virginia May 16
Meet one of our , Jose Francisco Garcia, from El Salvador. He is currently a graduate student in plant pathology . Visit the Library's exhibition to explore more stories!
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Library of Virginia May 16
This gas station looks like a welcome stop for travelers in the Valley. Postcard from the Visual Studies Collection:
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Library of Virginia May 16
Paint samples for the Governor's Mansion in the 1920s. Executive Papers of Governor E. Lee Trinkle, 1919-1929, State government records.
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Library of Virginia May 16
Same-sex marriage became legal after the Supreme Court struck down state bans in 2015. Buttons, like this one featuring VA's iconic slogan and the rainbow, are a reminder of the social changes that have taken place this century. Visual Studies Coll.
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Richmond Public Library May 14
Library friends! Do you love the community? Want to help discover new & exciting literary voices? Be a judge for this year’s contest! Learn more & sign up here:
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Library of Congress May 15
NEWS: Dispatches from The Associated Press () from 1915 to 1930 are now online from the Library. The collection is a chronology of world events including World War I, women's voting rights, Lindbergh's flight & more.
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Michelle Bibliotecaria May 15
Don't miss two-term Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, tomorrow (Thursday, May 16) at Central Library!
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Library of Virginia May 15
Not everyone loves clowns, but Evelyn Byrd Eliot (1906-2001) did. Here she shares her portrait with what was probably her favorite toy, a clown figure manufactured by the A. Schoenhut Company in the early 1900s.
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Library of Virginia May 15
Millions of Messages! Join our upcoming Lunchtime Talk on "Processing Gubernatorial E-mail at the Library of Virginia." We know you have questions...
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Library of Virginia May 15
You might not expect the library to have these types of records in our collection. Sample of Virginia based LPs and 45s in the Visual Studies Collection.
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Library of Virginia May 15
Not everyone was happy when the came to Smyth County in the 1850s. Read more in today's Out of the Box blog.
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Library of Virginia May 15
People with connections to Prince Edward Co. or the town of Farmville might be interested in this game that the Farmville Junior Woman's Club sold in 1991. Part of the Visual Studies Collection.
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Library of Virginia May 15
Don't forget to today on our 3rd annual Day of Giving! support allows us to acquire, preserve and promote ! Donate here:
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Library of Virginia May 14
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