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It's National Library Week, and we want to give a shout out to all the Virginia Public Libraries doing great work in their communities. 
92 main buildings
261 branches

Find one near you!

#nationallibraryweek #virginia #library #librariesofinstagram #publiclibrary

It's National Library Week, and we want to give a shout out to all the Virginia Public Libraries doing great work in their communities. 92 main buildings 261 branches Find one near you! #nationallibraryweek #virginia #library #librariesofinstagram #publiclibrary

4/15/2017 7:42:01 PM 4
"Liberty Awakening!" by Raphael Kirchner, Puck Magazine, April 14, 1917.

Born in Austria, Kirchner immigrated to the United States at the outbreak of World War I in1914. Prior to that, he lived and worked in Belle Epoque Paris. The beautiful, sensual postcards Kirchner produced became a traded currency amongst WWI soldiers. 
Kirchner died in New York City on August 2, 1917 at the age of 41. His "Liberty Awakening!" cover was published in Puck Magazine the following week, when the U.S. had officially entered WWI.

#liberty #statueofliberty #artnouveau #belleepoque #worldwar1 #WWI #WW1 #newyorkcity #immigrants

"Liberty Awakening!" by Raphael Kirchner, Puck Magazine, April 14, 1917. Born in Austria, Kirchner immigrated to the United States at the outbreak of World War I in1914. Prior to that, he lived and worked in Belle Epoque Paris. The beautiful, sensual postcards Kirchner produced became a traded currency amongst WWI soldiers. Kirchner died in New York City on August 2, 1917 at the age of 41. His "Liberty Awakening!" cover was published in Puck Magazine the following week, when the U.S. had officially entered WWI. #liberty #statueofliberty #artnouveau #belleepoque #worldwar1 #WWI #WW1 #newyorkcity #immigrants

4/14/2017 7:13:53 PM 1
We're out at Three Notch'd Brewery for the release of "Last Call," an Imperial Brown made with the Collab House. We've already finished the first keg, get it while you can!

Inspired by our new exhibit "Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled" on display now!

#drinkuphistory #prohibition #beer #craftbeer #virginia

We're out at Three Notch'd Brewery for the release of "Last Call," an Imperial Brown made with the Collab House. We've already finished the first keg, get it while you can! Inspired by our new exhibit "Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled" on display now! #drinkuphistory #prohibition #beer #craftbeer #virginia

4/14/2017 1:46:03 AM 2
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Be a part of history @libraryofva through our Adopt Virginia's History program by supporting our conservation efforts for items in our collections.  Contact us at 804.692.3813 to learn more. 
#nationallibraryweek #librariestransform #conservation #map #virginia #libraries #librariesofinstagram

#repost @lvafoundation with @repostapp ・・・ Be a part of history @libraryofva through our Adopt Virginia's History program by supporting our conservation efforts for items in our collections. Contact us at 804.692.3813 to learn more. #nationallibraryweek #libraries transform #conservation #map #virginia #libraries #libraries ofinstagram

4/12/2017 5:30:08 PM 0
On Monday, the Campbell County Library Roots Club learned about chancery records and the Chancery Records Index with LVA archivist Vince Brooks. A helpful resource for genealogical and historical research! www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery

Photo: Campbell County Public Library via Facebook 
#LVAontheroad #genealogy  #history #virginia #latergram #librariesofinstagram #nationallibraryweek

On Monday, the Campbell County Library Roots Club learned about chancery records and the Chancery Records Index with LVA archivist Vince Brooks. A helpful resource for genealogical and historical research! www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery Photo: Campbell County Public Library via Facebook #lvaontheroad #genealogy #history #virginia #latergram #librariesofinstagram #nationallibraryweek

4/12/2017 5:27:14 PM 1
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Visit @libraryofva for #nationallibraryweek and take a peak at our collections and exhibitions online at www.lva.virginia.gov

#librariestransform #thisisLVA #virginia #ilovelibraries #RVA #rvadowntown #librariesofinstagram

#repost @lvafoundation with @repostapp ・・・ Visit @libraryofva for #nationallibraryweek and take a peak at our collections and exhibitions online at www.lva.virginia.gov #librariestransform #thisislva #virginia #ilovelibraries #RVA #rvadowntown #librariesofinstagram

4/11/2017 12:25:44 AM 0
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A #blinddatewithabook at @libraryofva
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You, too, can find a Blind Date with a Book at the Virginia Shop's Sidewalk Sale!

#book #literature #thisisLVA #librariesofinstagram

#repost @mcneillerin with @repostapp ・・・ A #blinddatewithabook at @libraryofva . . . You, too, can find a Blind Date with a Book at the Virginia Shop's Sidewalk Sale! #book #literature #thisislva #librariesofinstagram

4/11/2017 12:22:32 AM 0
Today we have nine visiting faculty from local college, J. Sargeant Reynolds, who are here learning about our many resources, including maps!

Today we have nine visiting faculty from local college, J. Sargeant Reynolds, who are here learning about our many resources, including maps!

4/7/2017 8:21:25 PM 1
Come see a model of a still and a real still in our exhibit "Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Prohibition In Virginia, Distilled.". #drinkuphistory #prohibition #virginia

Come see a model of a still and a real still in our exhibit "Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Prohibition In Virginia, Distilled.". #drinkuphistory #prohibition #virginia

4/6/2017 9:38:38 PM 0
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Prints & Photographs Collection Specialist, Dana Puga (L), and Digital Collections Specialist, Sonya Coleman (R) checking out the @frazierhistorymuseum 's Prohibition exhibit, "Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky." Wonderful exhibit design! Check out our Prohibition exhibit opening April 3rd.

#drinkuphistory #kentucky #bourbon #prohibition #virginia #lvaontheroad

Prints & Photographs Collection Specialist, Dana Puga (L), and Digital Collections Specialist, Sonya Coleman (R) checking out the @frazierhistorymuseum 's Prohibition exhibit, "Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky." Wonderful exhibit design! Check out our Prohibition exhibit opening April 3rd. #drinkuphistory #kentucky #bourbon #prohibition #virginia #lvaontheroad

3/31/2017 6:44:13 PM 0
Working on getting our  exhibition on Prohibition ready.  Find out why cats are involved. "Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Virginia Prohibition, Distilled" opens April 3rd. 
#library #prohibition #exhibition #alcohol #moonshine #cat

Working on getting our exhibition on Prohibition ready. Find out why cats are involved. "Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Virginia Prohibition, Distilled" opens April 3rd. #library #prohibition #exhibition #alcohol #moonshine #cat

3/27/2017 8:18:18 PM 2
Name that book!

#EdibleBook #ediblebookfest #books #book #literaryfeast #librariesofinstagram

Name that book! #ediblebook #ediblebook fest #books #book #literaryfeast #librariesofinstagram

3/23/2017 6:14:57 PM 4
"Eat a little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings as we have bright them. One will keep a traveler on his feet for a day of long labor, even if he be one of the tall men of Minas Tirith." Literary foods also work for #EdibleBook creations! Tag us in yours.

#ediblebookfest #books #book #lotr #lotrfood #lordoftherings #elvenbread #lembas #literature #literaryfeast

"Eat a little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings as we have bright them. One will keep a traveler on his feet for a day of long labor, even if he be one of the tall men of Minas Tirith." Literary foods also work for #ediblebook creations! Tag us in yours. #ediblebook fest #books #book #lotr #lotrfood #lordoftherings #elvenbread #lembas #literature #literaryfeast

3/23/2017 6:12:43 PM 6
Our staff enjoyed some Edible Books at our coffee hour this morning. This one plays on the title "The Line of Beauty" with key lime pie!

We'd love to see your creations. Use #EdibleBook and tag us!

#ediblebookfest #books #book #pie #pun #librariesofinstagram

Our staff enjoyed some Edible Books at our coffee hour this morning. This one plays on the title "The Line of Beauty" with key lime pie! We'd love to see your creations. Use #ediblebook and tag us! #ediblebook fest #books #book #pie #pun #librariesofinstagram

3/23/2017 4:56:25 PM 2
Last Call Imperial Brown Ale will be available on April 13th!  Join us for happy hour at Three Notch'd Brewery.

Last Call Imperial Brown Ale will be available on April 13th! Join us for happy hour at Three Notch'd Brewery.

3/21/2017 6:15:29 PM 2
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It's mash day!  We are at Three Notch'd Brewery making our first batch of Last Call Imperial Brown Ale in support of our upcoming exhibition, Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled. Check it out beginning April 3rd at the Library!

It's mash day! We are at Three Notch'd Brewery making our first batch of Last Call Imperial Brown Ale in support of our upcoming exhibition, Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled. Check it out beginning April 3rd at the Library!

3/21/2017 5:10:32 PM 1
Happy St. Patrick's Day!  We have special speakers from Ireland this morning for our Irish Ancestry Event @ 9am! We will be live-tweeting, tune in to our twitter at @libraryofva

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We have special speakers from Ireland this morning for our Irish Ancestry Event @ 9am! We will be live-tweeting, tune in to our twitter at @libraryofva

3/17/2017 4:19:28 PM 0
Welcome @petiteover40 and good luck with your research!

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In genealogical terms I am official. Got my card, now let's do some research and break down those brick walls. Thanks, @libraryofva!

Welcome @petiteover40 and good luck with your research! Repost: ・・・ In genealogical terms I am official. Got my card, now let's do some research and break down those brick walls. Thanks, @libraryofva!

3/14/2017 9:51:04 PM 0
Looking for a new book? We're sharing a book each day on Twitter for Women's History Month! 
#womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #books #readingrecommendations #reading #worldbookday #virginia

Looking for a new book? We're sharing a book each day on Twitter for Women's History Month! #womenshistory month #womenshistory #books #reading recommendations #reading #worldbookday #virginia

3/3/2017 1:06:06 AM 0
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This 1918 poster advertised a book drive for soldiers. "Books wanted for our men in camp and "over there" take your gifts to the public library / F." In our copy, public has been blacked out and "state" hand printed over it, which makes it unique!

#worldbookday #bookdrive #books #WWI #worldwar1 #virginia #librariesofinstagram #libraries

This 1918 poster advertised a book drive for soldiers. "Books wanted for our men in camp and "over there" take your gifts to the public library / F." In our copy, public has been blacked out and "state" hand printed over it, which makes it unique! #worldbookday #bookdrive #books #WWI #worldwar1 #virginia #libraries ofinstagram #libraries

3/3/2017 12:50:00 AM 6