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March 30, 2015 - A Wikipedia Story, Brought To You By The Phrase “Comprised Of”

Read or listen to this fascinating story on NPR’s Fresh Air about a Wikipedia editor’s quest to rid the online encyclopedia of a single phrase he deems grammatically incorrect. It provides insight into how Wikipedia works and how difficult it can be to fight a determined army of one in the English language’s largest encyclopedia. Try the library’s databases for reliable, […]

March 23, 2015 - Visit Google Graveyard

Want to remember Google services of yesterday, like iGoogle or Orkut, in a quiet, serene, dignified place? Visit Google Graveyard. Leave flowers if the spirit moves you!

March 18, 2015 - Check Out the Book Sale at South County Library.

The Friends of the Roanoke County Public Library will host its semi-annual Spring Book Sale from Saturday, April 18 through Thursday, April 23 at South County Library in Roanoke. The sale will take place during regular business hours: Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday through Thursday 9:00 […]

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Brown Library

M-Th: 8AM - 6PM
Fri: 8AM - 2PM
Sat: 9AM - 1PM
Sun: Closed

3095 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Info: 540-857-7303
Reference: 540-857-7438
Circulation: 540-857-6941
Fax: 857-6058