(Shout out to VWCC faculty and students in the Early Childhood Development program!)
The following new library books, selected by faculty members, are now available for checkout by all students, staff, and faculty.
Come to the top floor of the Brown Library Building, and check them out!
Larry Jent, of Cherokee and Sac Fox heritage, is a scholar of Native American and Appalachian culture. He is a storyteller known for his insight and humor. He will be discussing telling stories and the intersection of Native American and Appalachian culture on Friday, October 31st from 2-3 p.m. in Whitman Theater. Everyone is invited to attend!
Family Photo in the Arboretum Contest is currently open and we have some great prizes for the winners!
We are looking for shots of your family in the Arboretum! Cell phone usies, Polaroid shots scanned in, or high end cameras- we want your Family Photos! Contest runs from October 20th - November 1st.
There are categories for amateurs and professionals. Look for the posted links for each submission category. Look for the Official Contest rules and guidelines on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheCommunityArboretumAtVWCC
Like our page, Upload your photos, share with friends and you could win.
There will be at least 2 winners in each category (at least 18 winners)!
If you have any questions please check out our Facebook page or email Chantal Mullen - CFurr@virginiawestern.edu
Stop in the Fitness Center Wednesday October 15th AND Wednesday October 22nd from 12noon-2pm for FREE FITNESS ASSESSMENTS brought to VWCC faculty, staff, and students from the Exercise Science & Personal Training Program. Do a quick Body Fat check, test your overall fitness, or complete a Wellness Check. Need one on one training? Get information and availability about upcoming FREE Student Personal Training. Let us help MOTIVATE YOU with new ideas and goals for your continued WELLNESS!! Email Karen Carpenter at email@example.com OR stop in the Fitness Center for more information.
Free copies of the 2014 Roanoke Valley Reads book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, are all gone... But no worries! We still have two copies available to be checked out on the top floor of Brown Library.
Here are some more suggestions for your fall reading list:
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines – Roanoke Valley’s “Big Read” 2010 book
Outcasts United by Warren St. John - Roanoke Valley Reads 2011 book
Wish You Well by David Baldacci – Roanoke Valley Reads 2013 book
Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by local author, Carol Wall
Factory Man by former Roanoke Times reporter, Beth Macy
Come to Brown Library, and Get your READ on!
The International Students Club will hold a festival celebrating all of the different cultures here on campus. If you would like to participate in any fashion, please contact
Yadav Sapkota (student contact) at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Annie Woodford (faculty contact) email@example.com
Brown Library still has copies of the Roanoke Valley Reads 2014 featured book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, available for current VWCC students. Please direct students to take their student ID or class schedule to the top floor of the library to get a free book (courtesy of Student Activities and Brown Library).
Faculty and staff --- We didn’t forget about you! Two copies of the book are on Reserve now at the Circulation Desk and available for you to check out.
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.
Fall Accent Pansy and Perennial sale at the Arboretum Friday, September 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, September 27, 9;00 AM - 12:00 PM.
The sale will be located on the City Garden Deck behind the Natural Science Center. Plant your pansies in the landscape now for fall color and they will reward you with an explosion of color in early spring of 2015. We have varieties of Coral Bells and Sedum for fall planting or to add color and texture to your container garden.
Hope to see you at the sale.
Did you know that September 21 – 27 is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week?
This week celebrates the freedom we have to express our opinions – even if the opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week brings attention to the challenges that have been presented to this freedom by celebrating the books that have been attempted to be banned in libraries across the country.
Brown Library has many of these books which have been challenged and banned, including:
Isabel Allende— House of Spirits (print only)
Maya Angelou— I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (print only)
Suzanne Collins— Hunger Games (eAudio only)
Robert Cormier— Chocolate War (eAudio only)
Barbara Ehrenreich— Nickle and Dimed (print only)
Aldous Huxley— Brave New World (eAudio, print)
Harper Lee— To Kill a Mockingbird (print only)
Lois Lowry— The Giver (eAudio only)
Mark Mathabane— Kaffir boy : the true story of a Black youth’s coming of age in Apartheid South Africa (print only)
Toni Morrison— Beloved (eBook, print)
Toni Morrison— Bluest Eye (print only)
Toni Morrison— Song of Solomon (eBook, print)
Stephenie Myer— Twilight (eAudio only)
Philip Pullman— His Dark Materials series (eAudio only)
JD Salinger— Catcher in the Rye (print only)
John Steinbeck— Of Mice and Men (eAudio, print)
Mark Twain— Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (eBook, eAudio, print)
Jeanette Walls— Glass Castle (print only)
Alice Walker— Color Purple (print only)
Richard Wright— Native Son (print only)
Come to the top floor of Brown Library, and check one out today!
Mon-Thur: 8am-8pm, Fri: 8am-5pm, Sat: 9am-1pm, Sun: Closed
Fall Accent Plant Sale
Pansies and Perennials
Friday, September 26 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, September 27, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Located on the City Garden Deck behind the Natural Science Center
Pansies staring at $2.00 per cell pack and Perennials starting at $4.00
Stop by and pick up color and interest to add to your landscape and container gardens
Proceeds from the sale benefit the Horticulture Club and the Community Arboretum