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July 14, 2014 - Factory Man Coming to Brown Library

Factory Man

Factory Man isn’t just the story of John Bassett III’s tooth and nail fight to save his furniture factory. Former Roanoke Times reporter Beth Macy’s book is about globalization, modern American industry, Southside Virginia, race, and family fortunes. We just got our copy today from Barnes & Noble ( is not selling it as of 7-14-14 due to a spat with the publisher).… Read the rest

June 25, 2014 - Brown Library, Academic Link, and the Writing Center will be closed Friday, July 4th, and Saturday, July 5th, in honor of Independence Day.

June 18, 2014 - Obama’s Presidential Library: Where Will it Be?

Cities all over the world fight tooth and nail with each other to host the Olympics or World Cup. A similar process is happening now for a – wait for it – library. With only a few years left in his presidency, President Obama faces the unenviable task of choosing a location for his presidential library from among 13 contenders, leaving 12 out in the cold.… Read the rest

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Brown Library

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3095 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Info: 540-857-7303
Reference: 540-857-7438
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Fax: 857-6058