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New Popular Reading Titles Available NOW!

Running out of Valentine’s Day candy? Come by the library for a pick-me-up by browsing our new Popular Reading titles for February! Just like a box of chocolates, there is a little something here for everyone.

The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Talking as fast as I can: from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and everything in between) by Lauren Graham
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Star Wars, Catalyst: a Rogue One Novel by James Luceno
Hamilton: The Revolution: Being the Complete Libretto of the Broadway Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The One by Kiera Cass
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxanne Gay
Yes Please! by Amy Poehler
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Calling All Student Artists

In 2016, the library adopted a new bookplate, the third in its 50-year history. Bookplates are small, graphic art prints, usually placed on the book’s inside cover. In their 500 plus years of use they also became beloved by collectors, becoming an art form unto themselves. Rockwell Kent, Albrecht Durer, and Paul Revere are counted among artists who created bookplates.

The art of creating bookplates is not dead. Artists and graphic designers around the world regularly take on commissions to create new bookplates. Brown Library would like to expand its own bookplate tradition by engaging student artists to create a new bookplate for the 2017-2018 school year. The winner of this campus-wide contest will be awarded a prize of $100 and have his or her bookplate used in every other book processed by the library next year. The winning entry will be chosen by a panel of faculty and administrators. The award will be made during Spring Fling.

Visit the following website to learn more about the contest and art of the bookplate

Cupid Delivered New Library Books!

Who needs flowers and chocolates? Brown Library has a book to keep you company this month. Our new February books are on the shelf now! Topics of interest to our student researchers include:

  • Women in the workforce and technology
  • Geology
  • Coal Mining in Appalachia
  • Fossil Fuels
  • The Battle with Obesity
  • History: daily life in the past, the Romanovs, Saladin, Magna Carta
  • School shootings
  • Culinary: food trucks, food safety, chef biographies
  • Big Data

Feel the library love! Come by and browse our new books, popular reading titles, and DVDs today!

January Popular Reading Selections

It may be the smallest popular reading section in the library world; but, it is fierce. Yes, new popular reading titles are on the shelf for January. Most of these books were chosen by students and VWCC staff. From popular authors, to memoirs, to urban fiction, this month’s titles have something for everyone.

Shaken : Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow ; with A.J. Gregory
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
The Blue Zones : Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
Lone Survivor : The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
Conversion by Katherine Howe
The Whistler by John Grisham
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
The Elite by Kiera Cass
The Banks Sisters by Nikki Turner
A Hustler’s Wife by Nikki Turner

Reserves Collection

Did you know that the library has a reserves collection that contains many of the textbooks used across campus? Now you do!

The purpose of this collection is to fill-in during those times when you don’t have access to textbooks. Maybe you ordered your textbooks, but they haven’t arrived and classes have already started. Or you have back-to-back classes and the middle one is cancelled, freeing up unexpected study time. Or you’re parked behind Duncan and realize you left your textbook in your car and just don’t want to make the trek back across campus to get it.

We’ve got you covered! Most of our reserve textbooks are available for use on our floor for 2 hours at a time. You can look at our handy dandy InfoGuide to determine if we have the books for your classes. Or feel free to give us a call (857-7303). We’re happy to help you!