Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Final Exam Jam!

It's the week of Final Exams and once again the Library comes to the rescue with more stress reduction activities


And of course more SNACKS (thanks to the Office of Student Life!)


Finals conclude on Friday 15 December.

Intersession (no classes) runs from 18 - 21 December.  The Library will be open 8.30am - 5.00pm the 18th - 20th and 8.30am - noon on the 21st.  The College closes at noon on the 21st for the Winter Break.

College reopens January 3rd, again for intersession hours (8.30am - 5.00pm).  Spring Term classes begin on January 10th.  Register Today!

Friday, December 08, 2017

Final Exams

Are almost upon us, and Extended hours in the Library were a great success.

Hundreds of students used the Library during the late opening hours, taking advantage of research assistance, study space, to work on final projects, and of course SNACKS:


(thanks to the Office of Student Life for providing the snacks)

Library staff make extended hours possible by voluntarily re-arranging their schedules to keep the Library open longer.

One student left this memento:


Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Extended Hours

Stressed out about exams?  Come to the Alexandria Campus Library December 4 - 7 and study late with us.


The Library will be open until 10pm Monday through Thursday to allow extra time for studying.  Study break snacks will be served (with thanks to Student Life Office!).

Also, de-stress for success activities will be on offer  including stickers!


(this image is composed of 3,996 stickers and took less than a day to complete!).


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Chinese Heritage Festival

The Alexandria Campus Library was pleased to welcome the campus Chinese Intercultural Club for a Chinese Heritage Festival on November 29th.



The Festival included a lecture on Traditional Chinese Values by Professor Karl Zhang of George Mason University, traditional music performed by Lili Zhang, selections from the Library collection on China and refreshments!


Professor Dali Tan (AL) and Professor Zhang (GMU)


Lili Zhang

Thanks to the Office of Student Life for providing refreshments & support!


Friday, November 03, 2017

Guy Fawkes Day

Remember Remember the Fifth of November!

Guy Fawkes Day, or Bonfire Night, is almost upon us.

Commemorating the failed 'Gunpowder Plot' to blow up the English Parliament in 1605, Guy Fawkes Day combines celebrations, pyrotechnics, fireworks, history, folk memory, and even Doctor Who!

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Faith and treason : the story of the Gunpowder Plot.  DA392 .F76 1996


Guy Fawkes: or, a complete history of the Gunpowder Treason, A.D. 1605 : with a developement of the principles of the conspirators, and some notices of the Revolution of 1688.  ONLINE

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Spooky!

Halloween is right around the corner and some resident ghouls and goblins have moved into the campus Library:


Beware the Library Ghost.


For some reason Halloween always brings out cobwebs.  The spooks and sprites must not have dusters.


Read a spooky booky:

GhostlandAn American History of Haunted Places.  BF1472.U6 D53 2016

Halloween Encyclopedia.  GT4965 .M673 2011

Spellbound: Inside West Africa's Witch Camps.  BF1584.A358 P35 2010


BOO

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Diwali!

"Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn.
Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, the main theme is the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.
Here we take a look at one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture."

Hinduism.  BL1202 K475 2008


Essential Hinduism.  BL1202 .R55 2006