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Traveling Ideas — to use for real, or at leisure

Whether you want to go outdoors – for real or by armchair – the digital literature in the area’s libraries and on the web make the experience better than ever. You can find out anything you want to know….just search.
Anyone with access to Virginia Western Community College’s Brown Library can download such titles as: Paddling Wisconsin: A Guide to the State’s Best Paddling Routes; Best easy day hikes, Rocky Mountain National Park; Day Hikes Around Los Angeles : 160 Great Hikes, and Great Smoky Mountains Adventure Guide (and many, many more.)
Public library patrons also have access to travel guides for most anywhere, and if you are inclined to want to bike or hike, these websites are rich resources:
Virginia Creeper Trail http://www.vacreepertrail.com/
Virginia Bicycling Federation’s http://www.vabike.org/category/virginia-bike-trails/
Hiking: http://thehikinghokie.blogspot.com/p/hikes-in-southwest-virginia.html
http://www.everytrail.com/best/hiking-virginia
http://www.roanokeoutside.com/get-outside/land/hiking

Or, go with Homer
Just want to travel from an easy chair? Check out VWCC Brown Library’s “A travel guide to homer1Homer: on the trail of Odysseus through Turkey and the Mediterranean” by John Freely. This book is described as a “captivating traveller’s guide to Homer’s lost world and to his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, investigating where such places as the Land of the Lotus Eaters are and what it was about the landscapes of Greece and Turkey that so inspired Homer.” Could be an appealing way to reread — or read for the first time – those writings.

Library Hours for Exam Week

The library’s hours for exam week are:

Monday through Thursday – 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Friday – 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Best wishes to our students for a successful end to the semester!

Extended Library Hours Starting Monday!

The library will be back to normal hours starting Monday, April 20th, and continuing until the end of the semester. The library will go back to its reduced hours for the summer semester. Our hours will be:

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8p.m.

Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

A Wikipedia Story, Brought To You By The Phrase “Comprised Of”

Wikipedia for Blog JPEGRead or listen to this fascinating story on NPR’s Fresh Air about a Wikipedia editor’s quest to rid the online encyclopedia of a single phrase he deems grammatically incorrect. It provides insight into how Wikipedia works and how difficult it can be to fight a determined army of one in the English language’s largest encyclopedia. Try the library’s databases for reliable, authoritative information sources maintained by experts.