Just in time for Halloween, Brown Library brings you new books about the supernatural, druids, strange brews, and divination. Come and see – if you dare – the orange cart by the circulation desk. Also, see our Harry Potter-themed look during the Rapids Revenge Scavneger hunt. We will have all our Harry Potter-related books out too!
The Science Book
Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created
Druids: A Very Short Introduction
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction
Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events From Antiquity to the Present
The Secrets of Alchemy
The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America
The Realities of Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Early Modern Europe: Culture, Cognition, and Everyday Life
Distilling Knowledge: Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Scientific Revolution
Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
Ancient Greek Divination
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The smell of fall leaves, pumpkin spice, and, yes, new books are in the air at VWCC. Stop by the library’s top floor to see the new book shelves. Want to research or read about the Arab Spring, the culture wars, or recent White House residents (Barack, Michelle, George, and Laura)? We have books about the business of food, the culinary arts, insanity in the modern world, Vikings, and why everyone tries to create an illusion of happiness and perfection through social media and what that means for society. So stop by and visit us soon. We can’t wait to see you.
Brown Library is holding its second annual student bookplate competition! 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 during the 2018-2019 school year. The winning entry will be chosen by a panel of faculty and administrators. The award will be made the first week of December.
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.
Visit the following website to learn more about the contest and art of the bookplate https://tinyurl.com/bookplatecontest.
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