Category Archives: Celebrations

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.

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.

Roanoke Valley Reads Kickoff

Thursday, October 17th is the official kickoff to a month of Roanoke Valley Reads programming! Some featured events include:

  • A talk by Wish You Well author, David Baldacci. Oct. 17, 7pm, Shaftman Performance Hall at the Jefferson Center. Modern Appalachian Music provided by Maestro David Stewart Wiley & Jeff Midkiff. Seating is first come, first served.
  • Appalachian Storytelling. Oct. 22, 6:30pm, Franklin County Library.
  • A talk by Ed Sala, who plays Judge Henry Atkins in the new movie adaptation of the book. Oct. 23, 6:30pm, Williamson Road branch library.
  • From Book to Film: a talk by producer Sara Elizabeth Timmons. Oct. 24, 7pm, Taubman Museum of Art.
  • WVTF Book Club Discussion of Wish You Well. Oct. 29, 7pm, WVTF/Radio IQ Broadcast Center.

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. Brown Library previously participated in the Big Read Roanoke Valley 2010 and Roanoke Valley Reads 2011.

For more information about the featured book, Wish You Well, or for more events related to it, head to Roanoke Valley Reads 2013.