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September 15, 2014 - In Support of Wild Lands

This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which allows land to be designated as “where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” The George Washington & Jefferson National Forests that provide so much outdoor pleasure in the Roanoke region encompass 23 Wilderness areas. At a recent Sierra Club Roanoke […]

September 9, 2014 - Comfortable History

Brown Library has a terrific Virginia collection that includes some very old books along with newer publications. One of the more fascinating ones is “Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion,” a tourism guide done by the Virginia Writers’ Project. The guide, part of the American Guide Series published by Oxford University Press, came out […]

September 8, 2014 - Need an image?

Whether you are completing an assignment, developing a web page, or making marketing materials for your company, you have probably needed an image at some point in your life. Images can be tricky. It can be hard to find exactly what you want. Then there are copyright and attribution laws and rules to consider. And […]

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Brown Library

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3095 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Info: 540-857-7303
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