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Library Tip of the Day #2

TIP #2 – You can access the library’s databases from home:

Our library databases contain thousands of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles (Information that you can trust!).  You can access this information while using a computer in the library or in another location on campus.  You can also access this information from home by entering your user name and password — the same user name and password that you use for My VWCC.  Check out the databases that are available to you: http://virginiawestern.edu/library/databases.php

It’s National Library Week! Brown Library has a few things cooked up in order to celebrate.

  • Six Word Memoirs: Write your life in six words, and be eligible to win a “Writer’s Gift Basket!” Examples can be found here: Six-Word Memoirs: Life Stories Distilled on NPR. Enter to win online, or pick up a paper entry form in the library (one student and one faculty/staff winner).
  • Library Find-a-Word, main floor
  • Special Displays on the Writing Life, top floor
  • Library Tip of the Day, direct to you by email!

We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 20th, where you’ll be able to create your own Newspaper Poems as well!

Library Tip of the Day

TIP #1 – We stay open longer than usual on the last three Saturdays of the Fall and Spring semesters:

Have too many distractions at home?  Need a quiet place to study for your exams?  The library is open Saturday, April 14, 21, and 28 from 9:00 to 4:00.  We’re also open Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Come on in, but don’t make us “SHUSH” you.

It’s National Library Week! Brown Library has a few things cooked up in order to celebrate.

  • Six Word Memoirs: Write your life in six words, and be eligible to win a “Writer’s Gift Basket!” Examples can be found here: Six-Word Memoirs: Life Stories Distilled on NPR. Enter to win online, or pick up a paper entry form in the library (one student and one faculty/staff winner).
  • Library Find-a-Word, main floor
  • Special Displays on the Writing Life, top floor
  • Library Tip of the Day, direct to you by email!

We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 20th, where you’ll be able to create your own Newspaper Poems as well!

Great Stories are Told at Your Library… Tell Your Story

Next week is National Library Week, and Brown Library has a few things cooked up in order to celebrate.

  • Six Word Memoirs: Write your life in six words, and be eligible to win a “Writer’s Gift Basket!” Examples can be found here: Six-Word Memoirs: Life Stories Distilled on NPR. Enter to win online, or pick up a paper entry form in the library (one student and one faculty/staff winner).
  • Library Find-a-Word, main floor
  • Special Displays on the Writing Life, top floor
  • Library Tip of the Day, direct to you by email!

We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 20th, where you’ll be able to create your own Newspaper Poems as well!

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, My Favorite Library is “Brown”– How about You?

Creating PoetryGot poetic chops? Like to improvise spoken word or jazz poetry? Then enter the “Ode to the Library” contest!

We challenge you to write a poem dedicated either to our Brown Library or to the spirit of libraries in general. Your poem could be a romantic sonnet, an ode, haiku, limerick, or villanelle——jazz poetry, free verse, or spoken word. You can dedicate your poem to the libraries of the past or contemplate the libraries of the future. You decide!

Poems should be turned in to the Brown Library staff any time before April 22nd or at the library’s Spring Fling booth. Two winners (a student winner and a faculty/staff winner) will be chosen and awarded gift cards to Barnes & Noble.

April is National Poetry Month, and April 10-16 is National Library Week.

And The Winners Are…

Did everyone stop by and share in all the wonderful, yummy edible books on Tuesday? In celebration of National Library Week, Brown Library hosted the first VWCC Edible Book Festival. Here’s a sample of what you missed:

Giraffes Can't Dance

Honorable Mention to Giraffes Can't Dance by Anastasia Roseberry

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Honorable Mention to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Christina Willis

The Bookworm

Honorable Mention to The Bookworm by Lori Jamison, Kali Dewey, & Yanin Leon

And the winner of both the President’s Choice and People’s Choice awards is…

President's Choice Award winner Hansel and Gretel by April Baldwin

Dr. Sandel with Hansel and Gretel by April Baldwin

As a part of the International Edible Book Festival, all of the edible book creations were created around literary themes. To see more of the fantastic work done by the VWCC Culinary Students, visit our photo album on Facebook.