Monday, May 13, 2019

Extended Hours Success

From April 4th through May 8th the Library once again observed Extended Hours to provide additional study time for the last week of classes and final exams.

283 students used the Library between 9-10pm, when the facility would normally be closed.

Thanks to all Library staff who arranged their schedules to make this popular event possible.  And many thanks to Student Life for providing what seemed like an endless supply of SNACKS!

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Labor Day in May?

May 1st is May Day in some parts of the world, but in most places it is International Workers Day, so depending on your inclinations you can have a political march or protest:

or you can put flowers in your hair and skip around a pole with streamers:

Read more about it:

The Ritual of May Day in Western Europe: Past, Present, and Future (available online).

Festivals and Holidays.  GT3925 F47 1999

Friday, April 26, 2019


Last week of classes is almost upon us which means just one thing:  Final Exams are around the corner (as well as final projects, term papers, make-up work &tc).

It also means lots of studying is on the horizon.

Alexandria Campus Library is here to help!

Library hours will be extended April 29 - May 2 and May 6 - 8:

open 8.30am - close 10pm.

Extra hour to study!

Study break snacks available!

Burning the midnight oil.  Get it????

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fifty Shades Less Good?

E.L. James released her new novel, and her first departure from the 'Grey' series, today April 16.

It was received with less than positive reviews.

Those interested in (re)visiting the publishing sensation that some regard as bringing erotica into the mainstream (especially for female readers) can borrow the 'Grey' series from the Annandale and Loudoun Campus Libraries.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Poisoned Beauty: Pollen

The DC region is awash in blooms of all sorts, riots of color have erupted in the trees and shrubberies and gardens all over the DMV.

And the Alexandria campus is no exception:

The unfortunate side-effect for many allergy sufferers of all this beauty is the flower's evil side-kick: POLLEN.

Read all about it (and take your allergy meds!):

Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of  Flowers.  QK658 K49x 2006

Allergy Sourcebook.  RC584 A3443 2011

The Allergy Book.  RJ386 S43x 2015

Exploring Plant Reproduction.  AV QK825 E9756x 2010

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Sculptural Chairs

Professor Jessica Gardner's students are once again exhibiting their Sculptural Chairs in the Library:

Come and see them (but please don't sit on them!) soon.

Friday, March 29, 2019

March Madness

Will the UVA Cavaliers go all the way?

Read more about March Madness:

How March Became Madness:  How the NCAA Tournament Became the Greatest Sporting Event in America.  GV885.49 N37 E56 2006

Last Dance: Behind the Scenes at the Final Four.  GV885.45 N37 F45 2006