Banned Books Week is Here!

Did you know that September 28th-October 3rd, 2009, is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week?

The week celebrates the freedom we have to express our opinions— even if the opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week brings attention to the challenges that have been presented to this freedom by celebrating books which … Read the rest

VWCC Author Reading & Signing

 The Brown Library, in celebration of National Library Week, is proud to present mystery novelist and VWCC staff member Susan Cain in her very first reading here on campus. She will be reading a selection from her first novel, Threefold, as well as signing copies of her book. Come on out and support one of your … Read the rest

Green Reading…

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, the day that many Americans recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the Irish to our nation’s history and culture. We tend to wear green, go to parades and festivals for some craic (“fun” in modern Irish), and perhaps drink a green beverage or two——but have you ever read a novel by … Read the rest

Best-Selling Author Michael Crichton Dies

Available in the library for check-out

Earlier this month, widely known author Michael Crichton died at the age of 66, after a battle with cancer. His novels are wildly popular and often adapted into film versions, such as Jurassic Park and Disclosure, while his ventures into television——he created the award-winning ER in 1994——have often been just … Read the rest

NaNoWriMo, Anyone?

This November is the Tenth Annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and the Roanoke Public Libraries have issued a challenge to Roanokers——to write a 50,000 word novel in a month! You heard that right!

To help feed your creative fires, check out these books on creative writing available in the Brown Library: