For finals, while supplies last, Parham Library is offering free tea and hot chocolate to students, faculty and staff to show our support!
Have yourself a merry little moment. Stop by Parham Library's new MakerSpace table to create a few customized gift tags or snip a snowflake. The crafty tag above is KC Frankenburger's art. Maudisa Blanken (left) and Meada Anderson get creative in the pictures below.
“Just to be clear, Adam. You do realize that it’s for me alone to decide what’s in your best interests. If I were to rule that the hospital may legally transfuse you against your wishes, what will you think?” He was sitting up, breathing hard, and seemed to sag a little at the question, but he … Continue reading A Program about The Children Act? Why?
A wise old professor used to tell this story during college orientation, only in his version there were as many bulls as there are weeks in a semester. Student Life's Welcome Back event at Parham Campus this week featured a mechanical bull. A couple of library staff members tried their cowgirl skills! But look at … Continue reading A Bull by the Tail
Only two days are left to register to win a copy of The Yellow Birds. The deadline is October 3. Find the form at this link. The Yellow Birds is a war novel by Kevin Powers. Powers is a Richmond native who attended James River High School. Enlisting in the army at age seventeen, he … Continue reading Last two days to win a free book!
These are perilous times for libraries--or would be, if libraries were stuck being traditional repositories of print materials. People like libraries, but not just as a place to come fetch books anymore. Libraries are changing. Here at Reynolds Libraries, we are constantly looking for ways we can be up-to-date and more useful. What we need … Continue reading Not Your Grandmother’s Library
Back in April I blogged, for Earth Day, about a straw bale garden I was going to try. I am sorry to report that I am still a lousy gardener, but have had some success anyway. I planted three tomato plants, two zucchini plants from seed, two basil plants, thyme, cilantro, a bell pepper, and … Continue reading Straw Garden Follow-Up
April 22 is Earth Day, so I thought I would share something I learned in the May/June 2010 issue of Fine Gardening, which you can find in the current periodicals sections of the Parham and Western Campus libraries. Straw gardening! My garden attempts in the past, few as they are, have failed due to lack … Continue reading It’s Earth Day!
The Community College Times, a bimonthly newspaper published by the American Association of Community Colleges, is ceasing its print edition and moving to a freely available online-only format (http://www.communitycollegetimes.com) As a printed product it has been, frankly, ignorable on the library's shelf, but the web version is dynamic and interesting--if you're into community colleges. Check out … Continue reading Community College Times goes online only
Holiday shopping is crazy enough without getting caught by traffic accidents. This link: http://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/traffic/trafficpage/TrafficPage.aspx shows real-time accident and hazard information for Henrico and Chesterfield counties as well as Richmond itself. Another tip from the Richmond Police: "The single biggest problem right now is people leaving stuff in their cars. GPS devices, presents, purses, etc that are … Continue reading More holiday safety