Join us for special events in August

Join us for two special events in August–as always, Library events are FREE & all are welcome to attend!

Mary Carter Bishop

Mary Carter Bishop, author of the memoir Don’t You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son, will talk about the fears she absorbed growing up the daughter of servants on a Keswick estate. Bishop went on to work at newspapers big and small over forty years as an investigative reporter. She was on a Philadelphia Inquirer team that won a Pulitzer for coverage of nuclear leaks at Three Mile Island. Her Roanoke Times & World-News series on poisonings and fraud by exterminators and other pesticide users won a George Polk Award and was a Pulitzer finalist. Reception to follow.

When: Friday, August 9, 1:00pm
Where: Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

Beyond the Statues: The Invisibility of Black Charlottesville 

What made white supremacists think invading Charlottesville on August 11-12 was a good idea?  A panel of University and Charlottesville residents, activists, and scholars will argue that the absence of a narrative counter to Confederate statues was a contributing factor because the history of black Charlottesville has been erased. Reception to follow.

When: Monday, August 12, 3:30pm
Where: Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

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