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VA and DC Special Libraries Association Family Friendly Networking Event

  • 1.  VA and DC Special Libraries Association Family Friendly Networking Event

    Posted 07-30-2019 21:41
    VA and DC Special Libraries Association Family Friendly Networking Event
    Date And Time: Sun, August 4, 2019 10:50 AM – 4:00 PM
    Location: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard Richmond, VA 23220

    Join the Virginia & Washington DC Chapter of the Special Libraries Association for a family friendly networking event which will meet at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). This is an opportunity for parents and grandparents who may not normally make our social networking events to have a chance to meet and network with other librarians in the region. All are welcome to attend.

    We want to welcome participants to come wearing the color purple (for SLA) or librarian/information professional themed clothing. We will have name tags as well.

    The below schedule is intentionally split to better accommodate folks who may only be able to participate for a couple hours earlier or later in the day if necessary. Whatever works best for you and your family is okay.

    Please note that the tour and open studio at the art museum are just events that happen to be occurring during our networking event. Folks can feel free to go to these events or to walk around the art museum themselves.

    Want to find out where people are at? Join our GroupMe group for free group messaging that works on every phone: When you create an account, only the name and avatar you choose will be visible to group members.


    Location 1: VA Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

    • 10:50AM: Arrival at VA Museum of Fine Arts (Free admission, $6 parking for nonmembers). Meet at Coat Check for name tag (see Gallery map here).
    • 11-11:50AM: Highlights Walk-in Tour. Meet at Welcome Kiosk.
    • 12PM: Dutch Treat Lunch at Best Cafe
    • 1PM: Open Studio (all ages) at the Art Education Center

    Location 2: American Civil War Museum (ACWM) Historic Tredegar

    Admission: $15 for adult; $13 Senior, Retired Military; $8 for Youth 6-17; Free for active-duty military and children 5 and under (payable to Museum directly)

    Parking: Included with admission. Bring parking ticket to Museum front desk for validation.

    • 2PM: Arrival
    • 4PM: Optional-- Walk over to Brown's Island (see map below) for exercise before departure

    If you are coming from Washington, DC and would like to carpool, please contact

    Contact Easter DiGangi (digangie at portsmouthva dot org) with any other questions.

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