The partial Solar Eclipse is coming to Richmond at 2:44 PM this Monday, August 21, 2017.
This display at the DTC Library shows some of the history of eclipses (with articles from the New York Times for the eclipse in January 1925), the science of eclipses and how to view the eclipse safely (where to buy the safety glasses and the pinhole method). This very cool Vox website (see below) shows a time lapse view of what you’ll see where you live.
NASA also has live video streams of the eclipse from locations across the country.
The 2017 Reynolds Student Expo drew nearly 600 students, faculty and staff to Reynolds Libraries to view and admire 165 projects representing 187 students from 22 classes.
A big “Thank you” to the following instructors who encouraged their students to participate and submit their projects:
|Shalini Upadhyaya||Eric Adams||Karen Neal|
|Jerrod Hunter||Karin Stretchko||Gayle D’Andrea|
|Kathy LaRue||Nancye Winter||Sid Bass|
|Favienne Roop||Betsy Trice||Chris Thomas|
|Melinda Ripley||David Pippin||Stephen Sowulewski|
|Sharon Newbery||Various Automotive Instructors||Karen M Layou|
|Mary Penzer||Wendell Andrews|
Congratulations to the following “People’s choice” winners who were voted by 552 students, faculty and staff!
Caroline Horiuchi, Monica Anderson, and Brandy Bailey: Wedding Cake
Instructor: Favienne Roop
Ben Pryor: The Dragon
Instructor: Eric Adams
Jordan Bock: Virginia’s Mineral Resources
Instructor: Dr. Karen M. Layou
This event has become a most beloved one among the library staff, faculty, and students. We enjoy seeing the amazement on people’s faces as they travel around the exhibits and see just how amazing our faculty and students are. We look forward to the 4th annual Expo in 2018! Stay tuned for details.
To help you prepare for final exams, Reynolds Library will extend its hours of operation during the last weeks of the semester at the Parham and Downtown campuses.
Our extended schedule will be as follows:
7:45 am – 10:00 pm Monday, April 24th – Thursday, April 27th
7:45 am – 5:00 pm Friday, April 28th
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Saturday, April 29th (Downtown Library only)
10:00 am – 4: 00 pm Saturday, April 29th, (Parham Library only)
7:45 am – 10:00 pm Monday, May 1st – Thursday, May 4th
7:45 am – 5:00 pm Friday, May 5th
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Saturday, May 6th (Downtown Library only)
10:00 am – 4: 00 pm Saturday, May 6th (Parham Library only)
We hope the extended hours will provide you a safe and comfortable learning environment and to offer you the research assistance you need for your final exams and papers.
Monday, March 13 – All libraries CLOSED
Tuesday-Friday, March 14-17:
Downtown & Parham
7:45 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, March 18: All libraries CLOSED
Regular hours resume Monday, March 20.
Have you ever found yourself with one too many books?!
Members of the Reynolds Library Staff and the Student Senate partnered up to help you out because WE GET IT!
Beginning in the spring 2017 semester, you’re going to notice a book cart outside each campus library with a sign that looks like this attached to it:
Don’t over think it – these carts make it easy for you to not only donate books that you’ve loved (or perhaps not loved), but also to take a book that might interest you! Don’t have a book to donate but see one you’d love to read?! No problem. No one’s judging you – just go for it!
This is our way of contributing to the Little Free Library movement going on around the county!
**Please don’t return library materials on the carts!**
December 6th is the feast day for St. Nicholas.
Who is he and why is he celebrated?
- He gave three bags of gold to three girls to be used as their dowry, saving them from prostitution.
- Nicholas and the three children:
- In many paintings and manuscripts, St. Nicholas is often depicted standing next to a tub of three small children. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Saints, St. Nicholas is “said to have raised to life three boys, after they were murdered in a brine tub by a butcher.”
- He saved three unjustly condemned men from death
- And rescued three sailors near the coast of Turkey.
- The Institution of Santa Clause:
- Based upon his patronage of children, with the custom of giving them presents on his feast day.
Farmer, David Hugh. “Nicholas.” The Oxford Dictionary of Saints. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1978. 385-86. Print.