Indigenous Perspectives Exhibit

The Library of Virginia’s Indigenous Perspectives exhibit highlights the commonwealth’s Indigenous history and how the tribes remain a vital part of Virginia’s culture today.

December 5, 2023 – August 17, 2024 | Richmond

Southwest Virginia Artisan Conference

Presented by Round the Mountain Artisan Network, this three-day event will immerse you in a unique gathering that pays homage to the craftsmanship deeply rooted in the Appalachian region.

April 25–27, 2024 | Abingdon

Science + Literature: Nature’s Poetry & Peril

Join National Book Award Winner Arthur Sze in conversation with Brian Teare on how poetry can help save our planet.

April 25, 2024 | 7PM – 8PM | The Grandin Theatre, Roanoke
Actor Nathan M. Richardson poses as Frederick Douglass.Event

“It’s a Conversation” with Frederick Douglass

Join Nathan M. Richardson (appearing as Frederick Douglass) for a conversation about the meaning of American Democracy.

April 26, 2024 | 6PM – 8PM | Temperanceville
Fairfax County Poet Laureate Danielle Badra addresses Poetry in the Parks guests. Photo courtesy of ArtsFairfax.Event

Fairfax Poet Laureate: National Poetry Month Poetry Reading

Come celebrate “Poetry in the Parks,” the Fairfax County Poet Laureate’s community engagement project!

April 27, 2024 | 1PM – 2:30PM | Alexandria

“Hope of Escape” Film Screening

In Hope of Escape, writer/director Amy Gerber of Reston, Virginia, brings to light a gripping true story.

April 27, 2024 | 1:30PM | Washington, DC
Actors Nathan M. Richardson and Charmaine Crowell-White costumed and posing as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman.Event

Meet Frederick Douglass & Harriet Tubman

Join Nathan M. Richardson as Frederick Douglass and Charmaine Crowell-White as Harriet Tubman for a conversation about the meaning of American Democracy with these two iconic leaders of the 19th Century Abolitionist Movement.

April 27, 2024 | 10AM – 2PM | Exmore

The Legacy of the Federal Writers’ Project in Virginia

Join the Library of Virginia for a virtual conversation about the pioneers of the Federal Writers’ Project who uncovered Virginia history in the 1930s, and what their work tells us now.

May 1, 2024 | 6:30PM – 7:30PM | Online
WHM Speaker Series | Virginia’s Presidents: A History & Guide by Heather S. ColeEvent

Washington Heritage Museums Speaker Series

Learn more about Virginia’s contributions to the United States Presidency with public historian and author Heather S. Cole!

May 2, 2024 | 10AM – 11AM | Fredericksburg
Participants write poetry and look at the cosmos at Fairfax County's Poetry Beneath the Stars. Photo courtesy of ArtsFairfax.Event

Fairfax Poet Laureate: Poetry Beneath the Stars

This reading lifts up a variety of voices and experiences to honor the rich legacy and contributions of poets and poetry in the queer community.

May 4, 2024 | 7:30PM – 8:30PM | Great Falls
Chief Anne Richardson, Rappahannock Tribe, will present "Indigenous Perspectives on the Northern Neck and Power of Place"Event

Indigenous Perspectives on the Northern Neck and Power of Place

In this talk, Anne Richardson, Chief of the Rappahannock Tribe, graciously shares her thoughts on the Northern Neck and Power of Place.

May 5, 2024 | 2PM | Warsaw

Evening with an Expert: The Marquis de Lafayette, a True Friend of The Cause

Dr. Gaila Sims, Curator of African American History and Special Projects at Fredericksburg Area Museum, will speak about the Marquis’s abolitionist influences and his beliefs on the institution of slavery.

May 9, 2024 | 7PM – 8:30PM | Fredericksburg
Games in the Garden at the Mary Washington HouseEvent

Games in the Garden

Stop by the Mary Washington House and enjoy games as they were in the 18th Century!

May 11, 2024 | 11AM – 2PM | Fredericksburg

Book Binding Core Workshops I-IV (Spring 2024 Session)

Join us at the Center for our Signature Introductory Book Binding Workshop. This four-part Bookbinding Core Series prepares participants to undertake a wide range of projects and additional classes in intermediate and advanced bookbinding techniques and book structures.

May 16, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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