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The Library is one of the oldest agencies of Virginia government, founded in 1823 to preserve and provide access to the state's incomparable printed and manuscript holdings. Our collection, which has grown steadily through the years, is the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.

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History, Education, Library

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Virginia Literary Awards Panel Discussion | Poetry
10/6 6pm

At 6:00 p.m. join the Library of Virginia live on our Facebook or YouTube pages as Virginia author and executive director of James Madison University's...

Literary Virginia Book Group | All the Little Hopes
10/12 6pm

Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia literature—including books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and...

Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award
10/14 6pm

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts present the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. Join us in the VMFA Marble Hall for a...

Common Ground Virginia History Virtual Book Group | Code Girls
10/18 6pm

Read and discuss compelling nonfiction books handpicked by Library staff that explore Virginia history, society, and culture. This month, we'll discuss Code...

The Creative State of Our Union
10/20 6pm

Join us online for an inspiring look at the Creative State of Our Union from a panel of regional writers and poets. Award-winning writers Caroline Bock, Jona...

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