EVENT: To Collect, Protect, and Serve Book Release

When: Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: The Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia

Please join us to mark the release of To Collect, Protect, and Serve: Behind the Scenes at the Library of Virginia on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Author Tameka Hobbs will be on hand to sign copies of her book from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

In To Collect, Protect, and Serve, Archie the Archivist, Libby the Librarian, and Connie the Conservator guide young readers through a visit to the Library of Virginia. The book allows children to explore some of the Library’s most important holdings – an early copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Statute for Religious Freedom, and documents connected to famous Virginians like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, and Edgar Allan Poe. They will learn how archivists, librarians, and conservators battle against the threats to historical documents like the Archival Enemies – Mildred Mold, Bartholomew B. Bug, and Liquid Lenny – to keep Virginia’s history safe for the future.

The first 50 elementary teachers will receive a FREE copy of the book; the Shop will also be offering a special discount to educators throughout the evening.

Hope to see you there!

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