A few weeks ago, the library started hosting a weekly book club and movie/tv club to discuss all of your favorite books, audiobooks, movies and television series! Each discussion will center around a specific topic and all students, staff, faculty and public patrons are welcome to REGISTER HERE to reserve their seat today! You may also register by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
THIS WEEK (July 28th and 29th) our discussion topics include HORROR MOVIES and GHOST STORIES! The full summer schedule and upcoming discussion schedule is below!
Let’s Talk: Screen Time
Join library staff Jackson and Abby on Tuesdays from 7:30PM to 8:30PM for our movie and TV discussion club! Staff, students and the public are welcome! We want to know what you love to watch, what you want to watch, and what you *regret* watching. Don’t have much to say but just need some recommendations? Join us anyway! Pop some corn, dim the lights, and come observe!
Let’s Talk: Quarantine Reads
Where are our avid readers at??? (Staff, students, public patrons? We want to see to all of you!) If that sounds like you, grab a beverage and cozy up with librarians Elizabeth and Talicia for the library’s book discussion club every Wednesday from 4:30PM to 5:30PM! We will be discussing all things books, audiobooks, and more! Not sure what to read? Come, be a fly on the wall! You’re bound to find plenty of inspiration by the end!
Screen Time Quarantine Reads
Tue, July 7 – 7:30PM
Disaster movies, focus on Jurassic Park (1993)
Wed, July 8 – 4:30PM
Tue, July 14 – 7:30PM
Coming-of-age, focus on Eighth Grade (2018)
Wed, July 15 – 4:30PM
Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels
Tue, July 21 – 7:30PM
Rom-com, focus on When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Wed, July 22 – 4:30PM
Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels
Tue, July 28 – 7:30PM
Horror, focus on Get Out (2017)
Wed, July 29 – 4:30PM
Contemporary Sci-Fi, focus on Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Romance and “Chick Lit”
Kung Fu, focus on Ip Man (2008)
Action and Adventure
Classics of Suspense, focus on Strangers on a Train (1951)
Reynolds Libraries will be hosting three open house events this fall. We would like each of you to join us in the library for access to all of the tools you will need for succeeding in your future. Plus, we will be giving away three Kindle Fires! (One at each event.) We would love to see you there and we have lots of informative and fun activities planned for each day!
The Goochland Campus library is showcasing displays from one of David Pippin’s Floral Design Classes. Drop by the library to study, read a book or newspaper, use one of our new computers, laptops or iPads and be surrounded by these beautiful floral designs.
In his thirties my father had the hearing of a fifty year old man. He slowly lost his hearing and became profoundly deaf in his 60s. He had to retire early because his hearing aids could not give him the hearing he needed for his job. I have also been losing my hearing over the years starting in my early 40s. I now have a hearing aid that is much better than his, but my hearing is still not perfect. I often have to ask people to repeat themselves and to face my way so I can read their lips.
Hearing loss can be very exasperating for the hard-of-hearing person and the people with whom he communicates. Family and friends get tired of repeating everything, and for the person with a hearing loss, it sounds like everyone is mumbling.
Over 200 students, faculty and staff attended the first Library Student Expo, held April 22 and 23 at the Downtown and Parham Road campus libraries.
Through their instructors, students submitted assignments completed as part of their coursework. Items came from multiple disciplines, ranging from Biology to English to Middle college
Projects included artwork, posters, sculptures, and even a student directed video. Refreshments were served.
Students were impressed with their peers’ work. One student remarked “They made this in biology? I have to take biology!”
Another student asked, “Can I enter my work next year?”
Dr. Susan Hunter, the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, encouraged colleagues to attend the Expo.
“I had the opportunity to stop by the library and see this Expo and I was not expecting what I saw. The students’ projects were sophisticated, professional and creative. I think you would be amazed at the depth and breadth of these student work examples.”
Thanks to all students and faculty participated in this inaugural event! A big thank you to Beth Bensen-Barber, Kristin Hott, Jerrod Hunter, Chris Thomas and Shalini Upadhyaya for volunteering their students’ work. Hopefully next year will be even bigger!
The Library Student Expo is Reynolds Library’s spring semester event. The Expo showcases Reynolds students’ accomplishments completed during the school year. In the fall the library hosts the Library Open House, which introduces new and returning students to the library. Both events are free; students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Dates for the 2016 Library Open House will be announced in September.
The library will be hosting a Student Expo at the Parham Road and Downtown Campus Libraries next week. Drop by to take a closer look at all of the great student projects on display in the library and grab some refreshments while you’re there.
Wednesday April 22nd 12PM – 2PM
Downtown Campus Library
Thursday, April 23rd 12PM – 2PM
Parham Road Campus Library
Next Wednesday, January 28thFountain Bookstore is hosting a discussion and book signing with bestselling authors Gayle Forman (If I Stay – now a major motion picture!, Just One Day, I Was Here) and Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, The Scorpio Races, The Shiver Series). They will be discussing their latest books, answering questions, and signing books for fans. (Copies will be available for purchase at the event.)
Date: Wednesday, January 28th Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Cost: Free! Venue: Richmond Public Library – Main Branch Address: 101 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA
If you don’t have plans, you might consider taking a trip to Washington D.C. for the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Authors, illustrators and poets in different genres will be making presentations throughout the day, and there will be plenty to see and do.
The Twin Hickory Public Library in Glen Allen has a unique display in honor of Banned Books Week. They have people volunteer to silently read banned and challenged books in the display window. As one librarian noted, “So far it’s gotten a lot of attention – we hear a lot of ‘Mom, what are those people doing in there?’ The best part has been hearing parents explain to their kids what the display is all about which is exactly what we wanted to happen!”
Though the display only runs through tomorrow, the 11th (edited 10/3) if you are 14 years of age or older, and would like to volunteer, please contact Twin Hickory library at 364-1400 x5.