Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipse

Although it was the first day of classes, campus came to a communal stand-still around 2.30pm as we all donned special 3-D like glasses, craned necks and gazed into the sky:


Eclipse.  QB541 .B74 1991

(viewing party in the Library)


Eclipse-viewing glasses were available for checkout in the Library.  Demand was high.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome to Fall Semester!!

Fall Classes begin August 21st and the Library is ready to welcome you.



Visit the Alexandria campus Library for

Research assistance (locate, evaluate and use scholarly resources appropriate to college-level work)

Citation Help (who is this MLA and who made them in charge?)

Course Texts and Materials (use textbooks FOR FREE)

Calculators (Got Math?  We've got graphing calculators for use for free)

Study Space (study in a group, study quietly, study silently hint: silent study is on the upper level)

Internet, BlackBoard, Print (hint: if you need a computer or printing assistance, visit the Open Computer Lab in room 332)





Fall Semester Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 9.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday-Sunday: closed

Monday, July 31, 2017

Miracle of Dunkirk

Unless you've been trapped on a sandy beach somewhere you will be aware that the epic film Dunkirk was released last week.

Telling the amazing story of the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force by a flotilla of small civilian vessels, the film's narrative follows three major threads covering different periods of time: one beginning on land and covering one week, one on the sea and covering one day, and one in the air covering one hour.

Read up on the history of the Evacuation of Dunkirk:

Dunkirk : fight to the last man D756.5.D8 S43 2006

Dunkirk : retreat to victory.  D756.5.D8 T48 2011

The miracle of Dunkirk D756.5.D8 L67 1984



Friday, June 23, 2017

Picnic!

It's summer -- good weather for a picnic:

Levy, Walter.  The Picnic: A History  GT2955 L48 2014

Unless you have allergies, but we can help with that, too:


Sears, Robert.  The Allergy Book.  RJ386 S43x 2015


Thursday, June 08, 2017

Politics. And more politics.

Lots going on the political world today, on both sides of the Atlantic.  Read all about it at YOUR Library.

Former FBI Director James Comey is on Capitol Hill to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.



FBI.  HV8138 .U53

The bureau : the secret history of the FBI.  HV8144.F43 K466 2002

The politics book. JA71 .P64185 2013

And in the UK, voters go to the polls for the General Election:



Scandal : the sexual politics of the British constitution DA480 .C567 2004

Empire : the rise and demise of the British world order and the lessons for global power DA16 .F47 2003

Friday, May 26, 2017

May the 40th Be With You

May 25th was the 40th Anniversary of the release of Star Wars.


To celebrate over the long weekend, check out one of these books or videos:

Star wars : where science meets imagination PN1995.9.S695 S87 2005


Star wars : the visual dictionary PN1995.9.S695 R49 1998

Star wars and history  PN1995.9.S695 S74 2012


Star wars, Original Trilogy AV PN1997 .S65954x 2005


Myth, media, and culture in Star Wars : an anthology  PN1995.9.S695 M97 2012 


Sex, politics, and religion in Star wars : an anthology  PN1995.9.S695 S49 2012


The making of Star Wars : the definitive story behind the original film : based on the lost interviews from the official Lucasfilm archives  PN1997.S65943 R56 2007




Monday, May 01, 2017

May Day, mayday, M'aidez

May 1st is May Day, the day the ancient Celts celebrated as the start of summer.  It is also International Workers Day, but is not related to the distress call 'mayday' which derives from the French "m'aidez!' (help me!).


Read more about May Day traditions online in this e-book

The Ritual of May Day in Western Europe

Past, Present and Future