Crossroads Exhibit PanelsEvent

Museums on Main Street – Leesburg

Museums on Main Street (MoMS) continues with a month’s long residence at Morven Park. Presented in partnership with Virginia’s Association of Museums, MoMS is part of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition …

April 22 – June 6, 2022 | Leesburg, Virginia

SHELF LIFE—Tastes Like War with Grace M. Cho

Grace M. Cho discusses her latest book, Tastes Like War, which was a nonfiction finalist for the 2021 National Book Award. Part memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like War offers …

May 26, 2022 | 12PM – 12:45PM | Online
Living Queer HistoryEvent

SHELF LIFE—Living Queer History with Samantha Rosenthal

Samantha Rosenthal discusses Living Queer History: Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City and the LGBTQ community in Roanoke, Virginia, that the book documents and celebrates. Interweaving historical analysis, theory, …

June 2, 2022 | 12PM – 12:45PM | Online

“In Good Keeping in 2022” Film Premiere

Join us as we return to in-person programming for a film screening and discussion honoring the artists and tradition bearers from the 2021-2022 apprenticeship class! 

June 15, 2022 | 5:30PM – 8PM | Bristol

Together We Rise

Juneteenth is a federal holiday that commemorates the end of legal slavery in the United States. It has its origins on June 19, 1865, the day the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas, …

June 18, 2022 | 11AM – 9PM | Berryville

Two-Needle Coptic Bookbinding

Coptic binding is the oldest form of a book (a “codex”)  in Western culture.  In its modern form, it has a hardcover and an open spine that reveals decorative binding stitching.

June 25, 2022 | 9:45AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville

Bookbinding Core Skills: 2022 Summer Session

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.

July 14–17, 2022 | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville

The Chosen Few: A Cappella Gospel from Virginia

The Virginia Folklife Program is collaborating with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to present the Chosen Few as part of its annual Homegrown Concert Series—catch this …

July 20, 2022 | 12PM | Online (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)

Two-day Book Arts Workshops: Paste Paper and Stiff-leaf Binding

Day One: Paste and Decorative Art Papers with Ginna CullenPaste papers are fun and decorative art papers used for a variety of paper crafts including bookbinding, gift wrapping, card making, …

August 4–5, 2022 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center, Charlottesville

Three Ways to Make Bookcloth

We will take different cloth materials and thru three different processes make them suitable to use as book cloth for bookbinding and box making.Demonstrations will be presented and then participants …

August 20, 2022 | 11:45AM – 3PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia

Richmond Folk Festival

The Virginia Folklife Program returns to the Richmond Folk Festival! On Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, visit the Folklife Area to see demonstrations by apprentices from the 2019-2020 …

October 8–9, 2022 | Richmond Folk Festival, Brown's Island, Richmond, VA 23219