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Upcoming Events

Antiquarian Book Fair

5th Annual Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair
Virginia Historical Society
428 N Boulevard

Saturday, April 7, 1 - 7 PM
Sunday, April 8, 9:30 AM - 5 PM

Author Signing and Art Showing

Christaphora Robeers
The Quiet Voice of the Outer Banks
Saturday, April 15, 1 - 3 PM
The Quiet Voice of the Outer Banks cover

Christaphora Robeers is a Dutch born fine artist currently living and working in the United States. Her work has been shown both locally and around the world in a number of galleries, museums and fine art shows. She specializes in medium to large oil paintings but is well versed in a variety of other mediums and techniques. She has spent her life dedicated to researching and exploring traditional as well as contemporary artists and techniques. In The Quiet Voice of the Outer Banks, Christaphora's talent shines through in a multitude of mediums showcasing a wide variety of aspects of the beautiful, wild and ever changing Outer Banks. From landscapes, to wildlife, people and places she fully captures the true nature of this incredible area.

Author Signing

Mary Lynn Bayliss
The Dooleys of Richmond: an Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South

At Book People
Wednesday, April 19, 5 - 7 PM

At the Page Bond Gallery
1625 W Main St
Wednesday, April 26, 5 - 7 PM
The Dooleys of Richmond cover

The Dooleys of Richmond is the biography of two generations of a dynamic and philanthropic immigrant family in the urban South. While most Irish Catholic immigrants who poured into the region in the nineteenth century were poor and illiterate, John and Sarah Dooley were affluent and well educated. They brought sophistication and capital to Virginia, where John established one of the largest hat manufacturing companies in the United States. Mary Lynn Bayliss recounts the family's history during their prosperous antebellum years, John and his sons' service in the Confederate army, John's exploits as leader of the Richmond Ambulance Committee, and the loss of the entire Dooley retail and manufacturing operations during the final days of the Civil War. After the war the Dooleys' son James, a leading Richmond lawyer and philanthropist, devoted half a century to developing railroad networks across the United States, and became a key figure in the industrialization of the New South. He and his wife, Sallie, built Maymont, the famed Gilded Age estate that remains a major attraction in Richmond. The story of the Dooleys is a fascinating window on southern society and the people who shaped its grand and turbulent history.

Author's Discussion

Kathy Fogg Berry
When Words Fail: Practical Ministry to People with Dementia and Their Caregivers
Friday, April 21, 4 - 6 PM
When Words Fail cover

Despite good intentions, oftentimes when words begin to fail for people with dementia, they also fail for those around them, who don't know what to say or what to do. When Words Fail will equip those in ministry to reach out to people living with dementia and offer person-centered spiritual care--ministering to the mind, body, and soul. This book is rich with practical examples and tools designed to meet these emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, and devotes particular attention to ways of communicating even after words have failed. Taken together, these tools give pastoral workers a better understanding of how to visit and support not only people living with dementia but their caregivers, too.

Come and Play German Scrabble!

Sunday, April 23, 3 - 5 PM and
Sunday, May 21, 3 - 5 PM
Auch Anfänger sind willkommen!

Author Signing

Amanda Sullivan
Organized Enough
Monday, May 22, 5 - 7 PM
Organized Enough cover

Amanda Sullivan offers a groundbreaking, science-driven method for getting--and staying--organized. If you're looking to clean up but not clean out, if you want to declutter but don't want to throw out eighty percent of your stuff, if you want to be able to find matching socks in the morning but don't want a color-coded sock drawer, you've come to the right place. With seven concepts to help you define your goals and seven essential habits to keep chaos and clutter at bay, Organized Enough will teach you to reframe how you think about your space, your stuff, and your life.