Due to scheduled maintenance, our website and catalog may be unavailable on Sunday, January 19, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

The Porter Branch Children’s Department will be closed January 22-February 12 for renovation.

Porter Branch will be closed February 3 for installation of the new shelving.

All branches will be closed Monday, January 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Program: Becoming Virginia

Becoming Virginia

400 years ago, in 1619, a series of pivotal events set Virginia on a course toward shaping the American ideals of democracy, diversity, and opportunity. Becoming Virginia: The Early Years explores the cultures, customs, and cuisines of enslaved Africans, Native Americans, and colonists prior to the Revolutionary War.

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Virginia History


Tales from the New Found Land of VA

Travel back in time with stories set in the Old Dominion's earliest years.

Virtual Virginiana

When you can't make it to the Virginiana Room, check these books, directories, and indices online.

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CRRL History: Virginia Women

Biographies and essays give a glimpse of the lives of famous and "ordinary" Virginia women.

Stafford's African American History

From runaway slave Anthony Burns to Palmer Hayden, artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Stafford's historic African American roots run deep.

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Westmoreland's African American History

Learn more about Westmoreland County’s African American history, which dates back to the 17th century.

The Virginiana Room

The Virginiana Room provides resources for genealogists and those interested in local history.

New in Virginiana

These are relatively new books on local and state history, most of which can be checked out by our customers.
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