This is one of our favorite days of the year. Why? Library staff members get to shop for student art at the Spring Fling Art Show! We love supporting VWCC student artists. These two new works of art will grace the library permanently.… Read the rest
Click here to hear NPR’s wonderful interview with Robert Dawson, author of The Public Library: A Photographic Essay, and see some of the fascinating photographs in his new book. Oh, and a public library in Virginia made the cut: Handley Regional Library in Winchester.… Read the rest
New books have arrived just in time for your research assignments. These titles cover some of the most researched subjects on campus, including same-sex marriage, technology, beauty pageants, and the reproductive rights debate.… Read the rest
Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by local author, Carol Wall, is featured in the “Books” review section of the March 10th issue of People Magazine. The review calls the book “a profoundly moving memoir that tells the story of an unexpected friendship and the rewards of reaping what we sow.… Read the rest
Brown Library has two copies of the popular new book, Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by local author and retired Roanoke Catholic English teacher, Carol Wall. The book, recently featured in the Roanoke Times, tells the story of Wall’s unlikely friendship with Kenyan immigrant, Giles Owita, who has a Doctorate in Horticulture from Virginia Tech.