Literary Celebration in Virginia- 2009

        On Saturday, October 17, the 12th annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards were hosted by Virginia author, Adriana Trigiani, at the Library of Virginia.  Here are the names of the authors and titles celebrated that evening!  Nonfiction: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed. Fiction: Train to Trieste, … Continue reading Literary Celebration in Virginia- 2009

Celebrating literature in Virginia!

 The 11th Annual library of Virginia Literary Awards ceremony took place on Saturday, October 18th. These awards honor both Virginia authors and non-fiction books on a Virginia topic. Awards categories include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and literary lifetime achievement. Also awarded are the People's Choice Awards, cosponsored by the Library of Virginia and the James River Writers … Continue reading Celebrating literature in Virginia!

Time to Declare a Winner!

Soon it will be time to head for the polls and vote in the Presidential Election of 2008. Here are a few great places to look for information on this important upcoming election: Virginia State Board of Elections Project Vote Smart: American Government, Elections, Candidates... Elections 2008 CNN Vote411.org: Election Information You Need  For a … Continue reading Time to Declare a Winner!

African American Biography Resources-What’s New in Richmond, Virginia

Virginia has long been a premier state for events and people in American history. With the just-released African American National Biography, Virginia can now lay claim to being among the states with the most historical entries on African Americans. According to a recent article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, this 8-volume print resource has been purchased by the Library of Virginia. … Continue reading African American Biography Resources-What’s New in Richmond, Virginia

African American Heritage of Virginia

Would you like to learn more about African American historical sites in your city or county? Visit the African American Heritage of Virginia (AAHV) database website from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Click on the Interactive Map to search over 400 heritage sites in the Commonwealth. You can search by historical theme or era as well. Do … Continue reading African American Heritage of Virginia