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. Every Thursday, there’s a weekend insert that gives you the skinny on all the great events going on in the Richmond area over the weekend! Check out info on concerts, theater tickets, and special events. Maybe there’s something perfect happening right around the corner to surprise your sweetie with.
2. Come to the library early to get all of your studying done in time for your big date. If you need a quiet space, you can always check in to a study room for maximum concentration.
3. Pick up a romantic movie! We’ve got plenty of DVDs ready to be checked out that will be great to cuddle up with on this cold weekend.
5. Brush up on your date’s favorite hobby, interest, or pastime so you can impress them with your dedication to learn more about the things they love. Stop by the reference desk and a librarian will help you find exactly what you need.
When the A-Z Resource List appears, click on the T tab from the alphabetical list of tabs located near the top of the screen.
When the list of databases that begin with Tappears, click on The Teaching Professor link.
Off-Campus: If you access the The Teaching Professor from this post or from the library’s web site from off campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia’s Community Colleges login screen first. Login with your My JSRCC username and password.
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 of attention and weeds. But I was inspired by reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miraclefor the April “Around the World through Books” program, so I wanted to try growing something. This straw garden requires no tilling or hoeing, hopefully minimal weeding, and it is raised. While it isn’t exactly sustainable–you have to start over every year or so–it is pretty earth-friendly. As the straw decomposes you get a very nice compost.
The idea is simple. You get some bales of straw, spread compost and fertilizer on the top, and water for ten days before planting. Here is a video featuring the author of the article. I’m at day three of watering, so I don’t have any green to show yet–just soil and straw.
–Lisa Bishop, checker-in of periodicals at the PRC Library
Parham Campus Library is subscribing to several new journals in print for 2007. Look for these new titles:
American Historical Review
Harvard Educational Review
Journal of Chemical Education
Journal of Modern History
Vital Speeches of the Day
Because we have electronic access to them now, we are cancelling print subscriptions to: American Biology Teacher, Chemical & Engineering News, Community College Review, Journal of Child Psychology, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Journal of Southern History, Law & Contemporary Problems, National Law Journal, and Survey of Current Business.