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FREE “Roanoke Valley Reads Book” for VWCC Students

Factory Man

Students — Get a FREE copy of the 2015 Roanoke Valley Reads book, Factory Man! How?

  • Come to the top floor of Brown Library with your student ID or class schedule on Wednesday, October 14th
  • Ask for the book, Factory Man
  • If you’re one of the first 60 people to ask, you’ll get your own copy of the book for free!

Want to get it signed by the author, former Roanoke Times reporter, Beth Macy? Head to her Kickoff talk at the Jefferson Center later that evening on October 14th at 7pm. The “Factory Man” himself, John Bassett, III, will be joining her, and she will be greeting people and signing books after the event.

Brown Library and Student Activities have partnered once again to hold a book giveaway of the featured Roanoke Valley Reads selection. Roanoke Valley Reads is a community-wide reading experience that brings people together, promotes tolerance and understanding of differing points of view, and emphasizes the importance of literacy.

Local Book Featured in People Magazine

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by local author, Carol Wall, is featured in the “Books” review section of the March 10th issue of People Magazine. The review calls the book “a profoundly moving memoir that tells the story of an unexpected friendship and the rewards of reaping what we sow.

Two copies of this popular new book are available on the top floor of Brown Library. See a library staff member at the Circulation Desk, and check out this featured selection for a 2 week period.

Come to Brown Library and “Get your READ on!”

Popular Local Book on Reserve at Brown Library

Brown Library has two copies of the popular new book, Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by local author and retired Roanoke Catholic English teacher, Carol Wall. The book, recently featured in the Roanoke Times, tells the story of Wall’s unlikely friendship with Kenyan immigrant, Giles Owita, who has a Doctorate in Horticulture from Virginia Tech. Go to the Circulation Desk on the top floor of Brown Library to check out this book for two weeks.

The library also has a large collection of beautiful and informative horticulture and gardening resources to support the college’s Horticulture programs and to appeal to gardening enthusiasts. Just a few of the available titles are listed below:

Books in Print

  • Flora of Virginia by Alan S. Weakley, J. Christopher Ludwig, and John F. Townsend
  • The Nature-Friendly Garden: Creating a Backyard Haven for Plants, Wildlife, and People by Marlene A. Condon
  • Flowers A to Z: Buying, Growing, Cutting, Arranging by Cecelia Heffernan
  • Sustainable Horticulture: Today and Tomorrow by Raymond P. Poincelot

Audiobooks

  • The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
  • Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter

Magazines and Journals in Print

  • Fine Gardening
  • Garden Design
  • Horticulture: Magazine of American Gardening
  • Mother Earth News: The Original Guide to Living Wisely

Come to Brown Library and “Get your READ on!”

Happy Holidays from Brown Library

The library is here to serve you on the top floor and will return to our normal hours on Tuesday, January 7th. Our holiday schedule is:

Wednesday and Thursday, 12/18-12/19: 8am-5pm

Friday, 12/20/13 — Wednesday, 1/1/14: CLOSED

Thursday and Friday, 1/2-1/3/14: 8am-5pm

Saturday, 1/4/14: CLOSED

Monday, 1/6/14: 8am-5pm

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Photo by Petritap

See you in 2014!

Warning: Due Dates Are Closer Than They Appear

Need help with a research assignment? Now you can reserve a Research Consultation with a Reference Librarian for up to 30 minutes to help you find resources for your research paper and citations. To schedule a session, call 857-7303, email ddulaney@virginiawestern.edu, or stop by the 2nd floor of the Brown Library building. All you have to do is have your topic selected and provide a copy of your assignment. Hurry, the semester is almost over!