Monday, November 01, 2010

November First Friday Events

Yep, it's November already. And when a new month starts, we're always getting ready for the First Friday Art Walk. RPL is having some very special First Friday events this month. As always, some top-notch artwork will be on display in the Main Library galleries. On top of the usual monthly festivities, visitors will also find some great deals on a HUGE selection of books for sale and hear a widely acclaimed Richmond author talk about her work.

This weekend, the Fall Book Sale is being held by the Friends of the Library, and the sale will be open on Friday from 7 to 9 for all the art walkers. Come take advantage of a giant variety of books for sale at prices that might have you leaving with arm-loads. All book sale proceeds go toward library events and programs, like author visits and music concerts.

And speaking of author visits, Richmond author Phyllis Theroux will be discussing and reading from her new memoir, The Journal Keeper, at 7 pm on Friday. This is the first event of the 2010-11 Richmond Writers Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Copies of The Journal Keeper, which has received excellent reviews, will be available for purchase.

Of course First Friday always revolves around the art, and we'll have plenty for you to see. In the Gellman Room, you'll find collages from the Virginia Collage Society. Dandridge Davis' exhibit, "Enlightenment," large abstract acrylics and current works in encaustic, will be in the Dooley Foyer and Dooley Hall (Davis' "Enlightenment" is pictured below). In the Newbold Perkins Gallery, see paintings from Anne Newbold Perkins herself.

There's a lot to look forward to and several reasons to stop by the Main Library during the Art Walk. Festivities start at 7 pm and continue until 9. See you Friday!

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