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Love Your Library Day!

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“Dōmo arigatō, Mr. Roboto.” Raekwon Moore breaks it down in the early morning hours at the Reference Desk.

Come celebrate “Love Your Library Day” today (Monday, February 24) in Brown Library. This is your opportunity to get to know the Learning Resources that are available for you on all three floors of the Brown Library Building — your ticket to academic support and success.

Check out Today’s activities:

Building-Wide Scavenger Hunt

  • (For Students Only) Get scavenger hunt forms from the Circulation Desk on the top floor of the library. Submit completed scavenger hunt forms to the Circulation Desk for a chance to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card. Six runner-up prizes will also be awarded. Prizes provided by Student Activities and the VWCC bookstore. Contest winners will be notified on February 25.

Ground Floor Activities

  • (For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Writing Center and say, “I love my library” will get a goodie bag.
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They dance more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day! From left: Kristen Bailey, Carol Ann Bailey, Michael Bailey.

Main Floor Activities

  • (For Students, Staff, and Faculty) Kiss Contest! Guess the correct number of candy kisses on display at the main floor Resource Desk, and win a prize. Prizes provided by Bubblecake. Contest winners will be notified on February 25.

Top Floor Activities

  • (For Students, Staff, and Faculty) Free hot beverages 10am-2pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm.
  • (For Students Only) The first ten students who visit the Reference Desk and do “The Robot” will get a goodie bag. Research assistance provided for those who are not familiar with that dance.
  • (For Music Lovers) Electrifying performance by the “Mime-All-Mime Air Guitar Band.” We don’t know exactly when the band will be performing, so you will just have to come and spend the day in our building.

We look forward to seeing you and serving you in Brown Library.

Cold Weather On The Way, Again.

Another polar vortex is set to bring the mercury way down again in the area. Just the term “polar vortex” sounds like something out of a summer blockbuster, right? Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Katniss Everdeen, save us! Arm yourself with knowledge provided by the National Weather Service website. The NWS Windchill Temperature (WCT) index includes a wind child calculator and it provides links to practical information to help you plan for extremely cold weather.

 

New Guide Helps You Find Statistical Information!

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Brown Library is putting the power of statistical information in your hands. Our new Statistics LibGuide, short for Library Guide, is a website with links to nearly 60 governmental and not-for-profit statistics sites. It just got much easier for you to find statistical information for your papers and projects. Find statistics on population, crime, religious beliefs, health-related topics, and the environment, among others.

There you will find the statistics guide and other LibGuides specific to classes offered here at Virginia Western.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need help with your research assignments.

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!

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.