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August 13, 2014 - Resource About Depression for College Students

image courtesy PublicDomainPictures The library staff was saddened to hear of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams. He lost his battle with depression this week, apparently committing suicide in his home. As others have said, it is almost inconceivable that someone who brought so much laughter and joy into the world could struggle […]

August 8, 2014 - Who owns the copryright? Man, monkey, or no one?

A monkey steals a camera and takes picture. Hilarity ensues, right? Kind of, except real issues of ownership and copyright are pitting a photographer against Wikipedia and others. From The Guardian (UK) newspaper here is one of many stories about this . To mangle Lord Baden-Powell’s phrase, softly, softly, monkey selfie.

July 14, 2014 - Factory Man Coming to Brown Library

Factory Man isn’t just the story of John Bassett III’s tooth and nail fight to save his furniture factory. Former Roanoke Times reporter Beth Macy’s book is about globalization, modern American industry, Southside Virginia, race, and family fortunes. We just got our copy today from Barnes & Noble ( is not selling it as of […]

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Brown Library

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3095 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Info: 540-857-7303
Reference: 540-857-7438
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Fax: 857-6058