Today is February, Friday the 13th, but triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number thirteen) is the least of your worries, because tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and you’re completely out of ideas! Why don't you let the library help plan your romantic weekend? 1. Take a look at this Thursday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch on the library’s periodicals shelf. … Continue reading Plan Your Valentine’s Weekend with Help from the Library
Denise Woetzel, Information Literacy Librarian, and Suzanne Sherry, Parham Campus Library Coordinator, presented the information session “College Libraries and Research: Top 10 Things to Expect” on December 8, 2014 to students at Hermitage High School. College-bound senior English students participated in the six sessions, and the Reynolds librarians reached almost 400 students during the event. … Continue reading Library to library outreach: Reynolds librarians present to college-bound seniors at Hermitage High School
Scott Burrell, agriculture specialist at the Goochland Campus, has just had his 21st and 22nd article published in the February Issue of Virginia Gardener Magazine. His article Maximum Garden, Minimum Time, features a photograph of the landscaping at the Goochland Campus (look for it on page 26.) His article In the Green Zone mentions Reynolds … Continue reading Goochland Campus in Virginia Gardener Magazine
The Richmond Marathon is one of the top 15 marathons in the US, and was named America’s Friendliest Marathon by Runner’s World Magazine. On Saturday, November 16 almost 20,000 runners will run (and walk) on Richmond’s streets in the marathon, half marathon and 8k. Planning on running, cheering, or staying as close to your couch … Continue reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running…the Richmond Marathon
Virginians love their pets—and not only dogs and cats! The Library of Virginia has a new exhibition called The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia 1840-2013. The collection includes Victorian cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and original glass plate negatives, along with contemporary images. Browse the photos online, or check out the collection … Continue reading The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia 1840-2013 at the Library of Virginia
This past weekend, the Library of Virginia announced their 14th annual Library of Virginia Literary Award winners, honoring both Virginia authors of fiction and authors of non-fiction on a Virginia subject. Most exciting for us here at JSRCC is the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Non-Fiction winner, Rebecca Skloot, for her book The Immortal … Continue reading And the winners are… !
Thanks, Jason for your great question! Our staff has been busy working on it and here is what we've found: First we have to come up with a working definition of "book" because in today's library a book can take many forms- print, digital, audio, and more. It is difficult to track the oldest print book … Continue reading What is the oldest book in the library??
African American History Month began in 1925 as Negro History Week. According to the Library of Congress, this year's theme, African Americans and the Civil War, "...honors the efforts of people of African descent to destroy slavery and inaugurate universal freedom in the United States." Richmonders have a rare opportunity to study the issues with … Continue reading February 2011 African American History Month “African Americans and the Civil War”
If you are planning on staying in the Richmond area this holiday season, check out Richmond.com’s 2010 Holiday Guide for a plethora of things to see and do including: A Storybook Fan Christmas: Annual Fan Holiday House Tour - Richmond Historic Fan District GardenFest of Lights – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Holiday Glitter – Monument Avenue After Dark Midnight … Continue reading Things to do in Richmond this Holiday Season
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