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February 2022

Free

Your Humble Petitioner: Legislative Petitions Gave Voice to Virginians

February 7 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 5:00 pm

“Your Humble Petitioner: Legislative Petitions Gave Voice to Virginians” On view through November 19, 2022 Free and open to the public. Free parking is available below the Library at 800 East Broad Street. Imagine having to explain to the House of Delegates why you want to divorce your spouse, or change your name, or take other actions that affect your life. Virginians had to do just that for nearly a century. Their stories can be found in the Library’s Legislative…

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$240

Weekly Studio Art Class

February 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - February 2, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Ongoing weekly impressionist oil painting classes by Mark Hierholzer, voted “Best Art Instructor for Adults” in 2017 by Richmond Magazine. All materials provided. Classes are offered on Mondays from 1:30 to 4pm in six-session cycles for $240.

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April 2022

$7 – $14

M&T Bank’s Butterflies LIVE! as part of Pollinator Power

April 16 @ 10:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

Butterflies LIVE! allows you to get up-close and personal with hundreds of fluttering beauties. This is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles. Photos are permitted, but we ask those taking photos to be respectful of other guests. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new.

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August 2022

$3 – $65

M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring Butterflies LIVE!

August 18 @ 9:00 am - October 10 @ 4:00 pm

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical and native beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors…captivating sights…and extraordinary discoveries. Every butterfly is different, as is every visit! Due to an earlier closing time, please note the last group of visitors will be admitted to Butterflies LIVE! at 4:15 p.m.

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September 2022

$3 – $65

Fall Flair

September 1 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Garden celebrates the fall season with events such as Fall PlantFest and other harvest-themed activities.

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Free

CASA Fall Training

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - October 20 @ 9:00 pm

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. They make sure the child’s needs are heard – in the community and in the courtroom – and serve as a caring, consistent adult in a child’s life. The Fall training dates are as follows: Sept. 19/22 Sept. 24th Saturday Session Sept. 26/29 Oct. 3/6 Oct. 10/13 Swearing in: Oct. 20th Nov. 10th – Follow-up Training Session

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$25 – $38

GABRIEL

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September 8 – October 2, 2022 ​ What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn’t start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution…

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$15

Toddler Time: River Explorers (18-24m)

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Do you have a budding explorer in your family? Introduce them to the joys and wonders of the James River. During this session, your child will experience play and exploration of Maymont’s “Run of the River” exhibition in The Robins Nature Center, plus a story, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s animals. Your toddler might even make a few new friends! Note: The Robins Nature Center is closed to the general public on Mondays. An educator will…

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$15

Toddler Time: River Explorers (3-4yr)

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Do you have a budding explorer in your family? Introduce them to the joys and wonders of the James River. During this session, your child will experience play and exploration of Maymont’s “Run of the River” exhibition in The Robins Nature Center, plus a story, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s animals. Your toddler might even make a few new friends! Note: The Robins Nature Center is closed to the general public on Mondays. An educator will…

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Free

Back to School Mentor Open House

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With a new school year starting, it’s a great time to mentor youth at a school near you! Having a mentor can make a huge difference for a young person, including helping them achieve more in their academics and feel a sense of belonging in their school. WHAT: MENTOR Virginia is teaming up with 11 different mentoring programs in Central Virginia to virtually host a “Back to School Mentor Open House” this fall! WHO: The open house is an opportunity…

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$15

AN AMERICAN LANDSCAPE

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

staged reading of a new play by Neal Gallini-Burdick directed by August Hundley Tue Sept 27, Wed Sept 28, Thu Sept 29 @ 7:30pm tickets $15 ​Two young introverts try to find their place in the world and slowly discover themselves in each other, while their life cycle is observed and commented on by a professor and her student from another dimension who’s trying to understand why humans behave the way they do. Emily – Becka Russo James – Erik…

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Free

LMR Fall Board Connector

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

LMR’s Fall Board Connector, sponsored by CarMax, at The Collaboratory of Virginia at U-Turn will occur on September 28, 2022, at 5:30 pm. This free networking event brings together community leaders in search of board opportunities with nonprofit organizations in a casual, open-house atmosphere to engage and connect. Board Connector fosters increased civic engagement across all sectors and advances equity in leadership through board service. There is no cost to attend this event. Light refreshments will be served. Registration for…

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Free

Literary Awards Virtual Panel Discussion | Fiction

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

At 6:00 p.m. join the Library of Virginia live on our Facebook or YouTube pages as author Brian Castleberry moderates a virtual discussion with fiction award finalists Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, author of “My Monticello”; Joanna Pearson, author of “Now You Know It All”; and Sheri Reynolds, author of “The Tender Grave.” The panel discussions continue on Oct. 6 with the Poetry Discussion Panel and on Oct. 12 with the Nonfiction Discussion Panel. The winners will be announced during the Literary…

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$15

AN AMERICAN LANDSCAPE

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

staged reading of a new play by Neal Gallini-Burdick directed by August Hundley Tue Sept 27, Wed Sept 28, Thu Sept 29 @ 7:30pm tickets $15 Two young introverts try to find their place in the world and slowly discover themselves in each other, while their life cycle is observed and commented on by a professor and her student from another dimension who’s trying to understand why humans behave the way they do. Emily – Becka Russo James – Erik…

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Free

The Importance of Building Long-Lasting Relationships on the Road to Self-Sustainability

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SCAN’s Tamika Daniel will lead a conversation on how Relationships are a vital part of Self-Sustainability. This event is in partnership with Peter Paul.

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$25 – $38

GABRIEL

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September 8 – October 2, 2022 ​ What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn’t start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution…

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October 2022

Free

Research Sprint | History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers & the Holocaust

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Volunteer to help uncover history with us! What did Virginia newspapers report about Nazi persecution during the 1930s and 1940s? In partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Library of Virginia offers this virtual “research sprint” into our newspaper collection. By identifying Holocaust-related articles in Virginia newspapers, we will begin to understand what the average Virginian could have known during WWII. Orientation to the History Unfolded project will be provided by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum staff members.…

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$25 – $38

GABRIEL

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September 8 – October 2, 2022 ​ What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn’t start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution…

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$25 – $38

GABRIEL

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September 8 – October 2, 2022 ​ What do you know about Black History, or what do you think you know? ​The Civil Rights Movement didn’t start with Black Lives Matter, the March on Washington, or the Civil War. Set in the summer of 1800, GABRIEL tells the story of the biggest planned slave revolution…

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$15

Toddler Time: Down On The Farm (18-24m)

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your little explorer(s) to the joys and wonders of fall at Maymont. Each session provides fun, engaging and active learning through story time, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s farm animals. Plus, you and your toddler might even make a few new friends! For ages 18– 24 months; one adult must accompany child. This program is also offered for ages 3 – 4 years at the same time. Free parking is available at the Maymont Farm,…

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$15

Toddler Time: Down On The Farm (3-4yr)

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your little explorer(s) to the joys and wonders of fall at Maymont. Each session provides fun, engaging and active learning through story time, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s farm animals. Plus, you and your toddler might even make a few new friends! For ages 3 – 4 years; one adult must accompany child. This program is also offered for ages 18– 24 months at the same time. Free parking is available at the Maymont Farm,…

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$10 – $15

CULTURED CELL CULTURE written and performed by Cory McAbee

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

CULTURED CELL CULTURE is the 3rd lecture in a series created by Cory McAbee. His first two lectures (DEEP ASTRONOMY and THE ROMANTIC SCIENCES AND SENTIMENTAL SYSTEMS REFORM) were performed at science museums, universities, galleries, theaters, nightclubs, and film festivals throughout the US, including the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the SF Exploratorium. Cultured Cell Culture will be presented live as part of the 2022 I_Butterfly festival. CULTURED CELL CULTURE is a live multi-media…

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Free

Basic Computer Skills Workshop

October 4 @ 9:30 am - October 5 @ 11:30 am

At CAPUP, we’re all about making the lives of our community better through top-notch, human-centered programs and services. Ready to start your search for employment, but unsure of how to get started in this age of advancing technology? Join us for our Basic Computer Skills Workshop to learn the foundational skills that will enhance your experience as a jobseeker. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Baccus at sbaccus@capup.org or (804) 788-0050, Extension 149.

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Free

Online Research Skills for Family and Local History

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a virtual workshop led by reference librarians Annie Hatton and Becky Schneider on finding and evaluating historical information online. Learn strategies to conduct effective searches, judge the accuracy of sources, and discover useful websites for online history research. For more information, contact Ashley Ramey Craig at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001.

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$5

HAPPY HOUR POETRY

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Break out of the work week routine with a dose of hot verse at Firehouse. Featuring showcase poets and an open mic sign up for those with a verse or two to drop, and a cash bar with happy hour specials. It’s a great way to make the most of a long day. Want to get heard yourself? Open mic signup is onsite starting at 5:45. ​​Come catch the night on fire with us!

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$25

2022 Virginia Ability Forum: Redefining Disability

October 6 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our 2022 Virginia Ability Forum, an investment in the future for people with disabilities. We will gather with business and community leaders to recognize the vital role people with disabilities play in redefining the environment in which we work and play. Among others, we will hear from musician George Dennehy and his story of determination, reminding us that every individual has a purpose and the ability to change the world around them.

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Free

Literary Awards Virtual Panel Discussion | Poetry

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 Furious Flower Poetry Center Lauren K. Alleyne moderates a discussion with poetry award finalists Sandra Beasley, author of “Made to Explode”; Rita Dove, author of “Playlist for the Apocalypse”; and Tina Parker, author of “Lock Her Up.” The panel discussions continue on Oct. 12 with the Nonfiction Discussion Panel. The winners will be announced during…

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$20 – $30

Burlesque Right Meow presents, We’re Really Not Okay (We Promise): A Burlesque Tribute to MCR

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sat Oct 8 @ 7:30pm $20 advance, $25 day of show $30 VIP tickets (includes reserved seating in the front two rows, a raffle ticket, & something fun from Burlesque Right Meow! IN ADVANCE OR AS SUPPLIES LAST ONLY.) For audiences 18 and older! Look alive, sunshine. Three cheers for sweet entertainment! This is the story of some butts, some rhinestones, and the corpses of a thousand empty wallets. Come one, come all to this sexy affair…as we pay tribute…

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18th Annual Charity Golf Classic

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Annual golf tournament and fundraiser

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$15

Toddler Time: Down On The Farm (18-24m)

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Introduce your little explorer(s) to the joys and wonders of fall at Maymont. Each session provides fun, engaging and active learning through story time, a craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s farm animals. Plus, you and your toddler might even make a few new friends! For ages 18– 24 months; one adult must accompany child. This program is also offered for ages 3 – 4 years at the same time. Free parking is available at the Maymont Farm,…

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