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Thanksgiving and Extended Saturday Hours

Hours for the Thanksgiving Day holiday at Brown Library (top floor) and the Academic Link (main floor) are as follows:

  • Monday, 11/25: 8am-8pm (Note: Math Center only open 8am-7pm)
  • Tuesday, 11/26: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday, 11/27: 8am-12 noon
  • Thursday through Sunday, 11/28-12/1: Closed

Saturday hours will also be extended for the last two weeks of class:

  • Saturdays: 9am-4pm (12/7 and 12/14)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Testing Center (ground floor) are different and are posted here. The Writing Center’s (also ground floor) hours are here.

Remember, even when the library is closed, you can still access professional assistance, online library resources, and computers for doing class work or research. Check out these alternatives:Thanksgiving Mouse

Computer Labs on Campus

Off-Campus Access to Research Databases and the Library Catalog

Ask a Librarian Chat Service

Local Public and College Libraries

Free Movie Tuesday, 2pm: Koran By Heart

Don’t miss the final film of the Bridging Cultures Film Series!

  • 11/5, 2pm, Whitman TheaterKoran by Heart: Once Chance to Remember (2011)
    • Captures the drama of the annual International Holy Koran Competition, following three extraordinary ten year olds who have dedicated their lives to honoring their families, countries, and culture through memorization of the religious text.

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These films are part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys award granted to Brown Library by the NEH. They are available to be checked out on a reserve basis from the Circulation desk on the top floor of the library.

Previous films in the series:

  • Prince Among Slaves  (2007)
    • The amazing true story of Abdul Rahman Sori, an African prince, enslaved in the American South and freed 40 years later.
  • Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011)
    • Explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings, calligraphy, and metal work.
  • Persepolis (2007)
    • Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

Get the 411 on Election Day

Not sure where to vote? Want to know who’s on your ballot for both state and local offices this Tuesday? Head over to Vote 411, and get all the information you need! Simply enter your address and get:

  • a list of candidates for your district
  • the location of your polling place
  • voting hours
  • what kind of ID you should bring with you

BONUS: You can even compare some candidates’ positions side-by-side and fill out a sample “ballot” as a reminder to take with you on Election day.

BREAKING NEWS: Bones Found In Brown Library On Halloween!

Bones have been found at the Circulation Desk on the top floor of Brown Library.  There are three skulls, each with a detailed coded bone list, and one skeleton with a human anatomy manual.  Rumor has it that some Dental Hygiene and Nursing students have been using these bones for individual and group study in the library.  If you are interested in checking out these bones, just go to the Circulation Desk and give them two out of the three following items: your current VWCC student I.D., a Virginia picture I.D., or your keys.  You can then take the bones to a study table or into a study room for two hours.

The skulls and skeleton are available all year long, but they look pretty scary dressed up for Halloween.

So come to the top floor of the library . . . if you dare . . .  AHHHAHAHAHAAAAAAA! (sinister laugh)

Free Movie Tuesday, 2pm: Persepolis

perseDon’t miss the Bridging Cultures Film Series!

  • 10/22, 2pm, Whitman TheaterPersepolis (2007)
    • Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.
  • 11/5, 2pm, Whitman TheaterKoran by Heart: Once Chance to Remember (2011)
    • Captures the drama of the annual International Holy Koran Competition, following three extraordinary ten year olds who have dedicated their lives to honoring their families, countries, and culture through memorization of the religious text.

These films are part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys award granted to Brown Library by the NEH. They are available to be checked out on a reserve basis from the Circulation desk on the top floor of the library.