Category Archives: Local News & Events

The Great Research Paper Write-In

TONIGHT, the Link Writing Center and Library Services are sponsoring The Great Research Paper Write-In. The Write-In will take place from 6-9pm in the Writing Center and in the B17 Link Lab on the ground floor of Brown Library. A research librarian and English instructor will be on hand to help students with research and using the databases, and four writing consultants will be available to give assistance in the Writing Center. Students will also be able to print drafts of their papers for free. Goodies and giveaways will be provided.
Questions? Please contact the Academic Link (540-857-6442) or Library Services (540-857-7303) for more information. We hope to see you there!

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.

Virginia Tech Develops the Better Stink Bug Trap!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou may not know this, but the brown marmorated stink bug is the unofficial mascot of Brown Library. Before the renovation, these destructive Asian natives were everywhere. We still get a few from time to time. Thank goodness Virginia Tech is on the case. Read or listen to this story from WVTF about how researchers are trying to even the score with yet another invasive species. Go Hokies!

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!”