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VLA 2019

2019 VLA Pre-Conference Activities

Join us for fun and informative Pre-Conference Activities on Wednesday 10/23/19 before regular conference sessions begin on Thursday. Please register by Sunday, 10/20/19. Due to limited availability, if you are unable to participate after registering, please delete your name from the sign-up.

Date: 10/23/2019 (Wed.)

Created by:   Jessica Hartley
 
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Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library Tour

Meet at Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library at Broad Creek to see Norfolk Public Library's newest library. Opened June 2018, this was a hardhat tour in 2017. Parking available.

Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library

10:00am - 11:00am (20)

 

Chrysler Museum of Art Tour

Join us for a docent-led, one-hour tour of the museum's highlights of ancient artifacts, modern masters, one of America's top glass collections (including Tiffany), and so much more.

Chryster Museum of Art

10:30am - 11:30am (35)

 
5 of 35 slots filled
Sarah Burner
Irene Girgente
Tami Back
Quettara Drayton
Heather Seeger

Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Glassmaking Demonstration

After your tour, walk over to the Museum's Glass Studio at noon for a free glassmaking demonstration. This is a general public event, so space may be limited to first arrivals.

Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

12:00pm - 1:00pm

 
4 slots filled - more available
Sarah Burner
Irene Girgente
Tami Back
Quettara Drayton

Freemason Street Baptist Church Bell Tower Tour and Recital

Tour Lead: NPL Staff. Tour of Freemason Street Baptist Church, designed by Thomas Ustick Walter and dedicated in 1850. The tower includes a 10-bell chime played twice-weekly. Wednesday recitalist is librarian Sean Bilby. Tour includes steep steps.

Freemason Street Baptist Church

11:45am - 12:30pm (20)

 
3 of 20 slots filled
Jessica Scalph
Liz Weir
Diana Diehl
If space allows, may I bring a guest?

Slover Library Tour

Opened January 2015, Slover Library is a unique library and destination. Tour includes the architecture, collections, technology, and programming.

Slover Library

2:00pm - 3:00pm (20)

 
9 of 20 slots filled
Sarah Burner
Liz Weir
Aryn Dagirmanjian
Sherry Matis
Matt Todd
Maryke Barber
Christine Leary
Diana Diehl
If space allows, may I bring a guest?
Gregory Snyder

Queer History Walking Tour

Organizer: Sue Erickson, Experience Norfolk's LGBTQ history as Cathleen Rhodes, ODU Women's Studies professor and director of the Tidewater Queer History Project, leads you through downtown and Norfolk's Neon District.

First Floor Lobby of The Main Hotel, near Saltine

3:30pm - 4:30pm (20)

 
4 of 20 slots filled
Aryn Dagirmanjian
Jessica Wise
Maryke Barber
Gregory Snyder

MacArthur Memorial Library Behind the Scenes Tour

Explore the history behind the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Memorial Library and Archives, see some of the off-display materials, and learn about what it takes to run a reference and research library and archives by oneself.

The MacArthur Memorial

3:30pm - 4:30pm (35)

 
5 of 35 slots filled
Sarah Burner
Doris Nay
Liz Weir
Matt Todd
Diana Diehl
If space allows, may I bring a guest?
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