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Lectures, Seminars, Classes & Tours 

The Thomas Balch Library offers a full range of events, including lectures by authors, seminars on genealogy and historic research, walking tours of downtown Leesburg, and other special events.  

Also, be sure to check out our rotating and digital exhibits.


Other Library Events

Leesburg Walking Tour

James P. Roberts

Leesburg Walking Tour by James P. RobertsJames Roberts, a native of Leesburg, former member of Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission, 2008 recipient of a Loudoun History Award, and recognized in 2011 by Loudoun Laurels, will lead a walking tour of Leesburg. The tour is an insider’s commentary of local people, places, and points of interest both in and around Leesburg. Particular detail is paid to how Leesburg has grown and evolved through the years architecturally, economically, and racially. Factual, historical, and anecdotal information is intertwined and presented in storytelling fashion as only someone who lived through it and thoughtfully observed it, can do. This unique walking tour will leave from Thomas Balch Library parking lot at 9AM. Note: This tour requires good walking shoes.

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