Friday, November 11, 2016

Election Fatigue?

Need something fun for post-election?  Why not check out a fun film?

Fawlty Towers

Doctor Who

Kal Ho Na Ho

Star Wars: A New Hope





Party Girl

James Bond (any one will do!)

Back to the Future

Loony Tunes

Flight of the Condors

Hope and Glory

Friday, November 04, 2016

Remember Remember

Remember Remember the Fifth of November
Gunpowder Treason and Plot
I know of no Reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Ever should be Forgot!

Guy Fawkes Day falls on the Fifth of November, also known as Bonfire Night:

If all this talk of blowing up Parliament (and so close to US Election Day!) has you in a revolutionary mood, check out:

Apthedker, Herbert.  The Nature of Democracy, Freedom and Revolution.  JC585 A6

Arendt, Hannah.  On Revolution.  JC491 A68 1965

DeFronzo, James.  Revolutionary Movements in World History.  REF D295 R49 2006

Sidbury, James.  Ploughshares into Swords: Race, Rebellion and Identity in Gabriel's Virginia 1730-1810.  F234 R59 N477 1997

Thursday, October 13, 2016


The Washington Nationals head for Game 5 of the MLB playoffs.

Read up on our national pastime:

The Grind:  Inside Baseball's Endless Season.  GV863 A1 S945 2015

National Pastime:Sports, Politics, and the Return of Baseball to Washington DC. GV863 W18 S87 2006

A people's History of Baseball.  GV863 A1 N368 2012

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Midterm Madness!

Well, maybe more Midterm Mild Madcap

As midterm exams visit the campus the Academic Success Center partnered with the Library to offer LATE NIGHT WRITING (help).

Students working on midterm papers and projects are able to meet with a writing tutor from 7.30-10pm on a walk-in basis.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Willi and the Smiths

It's not quite Manchester but it's Mancunian weather so Willi the Library fish is reading up on the Smiths:

You can too:

Inside the Smiths  DVD ML421 S614 I575x 2007

Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance.  ML421 S614 R58 1993

Mozipedia: The Encyclopedia of the Smiths.  ML421 S614 G64 2009

The Smiths: The Songs That Saved Your Life.  ML421  S614 G65x 2009

Thursday, September 08, 2016

We have limes!

Library staff have been undertaking horticultural adventures, and we now have limes:

They might be the right size for a gin& tonic for a Minifig:

Or to inspire some light reading:

 SB355 .E42 2012 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Textbooks are expensive!
College students don't have lots of money.

YOUR campus Library is here to help!  Did you know the Library has copies of most course textbooks and other course materials, available for students to use FOR FREE???

The Alexandria campus actively seeks out copies of course textbooks which are held on reserve.

Reserves are course materials, usually textbooks, provided for student use.  Because of the high demand for these items, most course reserves cannot be removed in the Library, and most are on a 2-hour loan to give as many students as possible a chance to use them.  Reserves are also the only Library materials that carry fines -- overdue course reserves accrue fines of $4/ hour.

To use course reserves, you will need a valid NOVAcard.  Although most reserve materials are designated for Library Use Only, students may, for their own use, make photocopies, scans, or take pictures with mobile devices.

Ask if the Library has your textbooks!