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Prohibition in Virginia

2019-01-19 14:00:00 2019-01-19 15:00:00 America/New_York Prohibition in Virginia Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Saturday, January 19
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-01-19 14:00:00 2019-01-19 15:00:00 America/New_York Prohibition in Virginia Prohibition in Virginia. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Prohibition in Virginia.

As part of an effort to restore order and stability known as Progressivism, Virginians began a push after the Civil War to limit or outlaw drinking. As early as 1883, the Women's Christian Temperance Union established chapters in the Commonwealth. A local option law giving communities control over the local consumption of alcohol passed the General Assembly in 1886 and by 1905, 100 Virginia communities were "dry". Complete Prohibition was approved by the voters in 1916, before the 18th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution. At the same time, however, many rural people believed that this was an effort by outsiders to control their lives. Moonshining and bootlegging were prevalent in Virginia, and one of the outcomes was the rise of NASCAR. Present by Alice Reagan, history professor at Northern Virginia Community College.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event |

TAGS: | History |

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

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Phone: 703.746.1704
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Hours
Mon, Jan 21 Closed
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Tue, Jan 22 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jan 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jan 24 1:00PM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 26 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 27 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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Meeting Room
Wed, Jan 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for fun-filled music, rhymes and movement to increase your baby's visual literacy and language! Ages 0-18 months w/adult.

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Wed, Jan 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Meeting Room
Thu, Jan 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
An interactive class that will help you understand the basic tax forms, what documents you need to prepare your tax return, and tips to reduce your tax bill.

Meeting Room
Fri, Jan 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English Class for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English.

Meeting Room
Mon, Jan 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Meeting Room
Mon, Jan 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English Class for beginners in speaking, reading and writing English.

Mon, Jan 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Want to become a U.S. Citizen?

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Tue, Jan 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for stories, finger play and songs! Ages 1-4 w/adult.

Meeting Room
Wed, Jan 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for fun-filled music, rhymes and movement to increase your baby's visual literacy and language! Ages 0-18 months w/adult.

Thu, Jan 31, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This evening program accompanies the exhibit "Teetotalers and Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled".

Meeting Room
Fri, Feb 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English class for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 04, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English class for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

Meeting Room
Mon, Feb 04, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". Stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, and Samuel L. Jackson. (2011)

Tue, Feb 05, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

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Wed, Feb 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Come practice your English language skills with others in friendly conversations. Free and open to the public. No registration is required; drop-in when you can.

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Thu, Feb 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Fri, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English class for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

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Fri, Feb 08, 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Join us for a screening of the film "Chi-Raq".

Sat, Feb 09, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Learn how to make your house stand out from the others on the market.

Sat, Feb 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn how to shop for a home and be successful in the competitive metro Washington, D.C., area market.

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Mon, Feb 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Mon, Feb 11, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. Stars Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow. (2013)

Tue, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Learn about the Capital City under the institution of slavery and the people who tried to escape this system.

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Wed, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us to discuss the mystery novel "A Carrion Death" by Michael Stanley, the first book in the Detective Kubu series.

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Celebrate Valetine's Day by joining us for a screening of a film that pays loving tribute to the world's most famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh.

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Thu, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us to discuss the following stories: "The Farmer's Children" by Elizabeth Bishop and "Death of a Favorite" by J.F. Powers

Meeting Room
Fri, Feb 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English class for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

Sat, Feb 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, if you are facing property rental issues in Virginia without a lawyer, this program will get you started.

Meeting Room
Wed, Feb 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebrate Black History Month by joining us for a discussion of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

Thu, Feb 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This program gives an overview of student loans and highlights the financial costs of post-graduate life.

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Fri, Feb 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn how to create and enhance various types of documents, such as resumes and flyers, using MS Word 2010. Registration Requested at 703-746-1772.

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Fri, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Free English class for beginners in speaking, reading, and writing English.

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Fri, Feb 22, 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Join us for a screening of the film "The Hate U Give".