Solar Eclipse August 21 2017

The partial Solar Eclipse is coming to Richmond at 2:44 PM this Monday, August 21, 2017.eclipse display

This display at the DTC Library shows some of the history of eclipses (with articles from the New York Times for the eclipse in January 1925), the science of eclipses and how to view the eclipse safely (where to buy the safety glasses and the pinhole method). This very cool Vox website (see below) shows a time lapse view of what you’ll see where you live.
NASA also has live video streams of the eclipse from locations across the country.

partial eclipse in Richmond

2017 Reynolds Student Expos featured everything from wedding cakes to dragons!

The 2017 Reynolds Student Expo drew nearly 600 students, faculty and staff to Reynolds Libraries to view and admire 165 projects representing 187 students from 22 classes.

For those who had to miss the event, you can watch a video of the event (created by Librarian Will Weaver) or check out pictures from each individual project here!

A big “Thank you” to the following instructors who encouraged their students to participate and submit their projects:

Downtown: Goochland Parham
Shalini Upadhyaya Eric Adams Karen Neal
Jerrod Hunter Karin Stretchko Gayle D’Andrea
Kathy LaRue Nancye Winter Sid Bass
Favienne Roop Betsy Trice Chris Thomas
Melinda Ripley David Pippin Stephen Sowulewski
Sharon Newbery Various Automotive Instructors Karen M Layou
Mary Penzer   Wendell Andrews
Kirsten Inocencio    

Congratulations to the following “People’s choice”  winners who were voted by 552 students, faculty and staff!

Downtown Campus:

Caroline Horiuchi, Monica Anderson, and Brandy Bailey: Wedding Cake

HRI 286

Instructor: Favienne Roop

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Goochland Campus:

Ben Pryor: The Dragon

WEL 155

Instructor: Eric Adams

 dragon
Parham Campus:

Jordan Bock: Virginia’s Mineral Resources

GOL 106

Instructor: Dr. Karen M. Layou

 minerals

This event has become a most beloved one among the library staff, faculty, and students. We enjoy seeing the amazement on people’s faces as they travel around the exhibits and see just how amazing our faculty and students are. We look forward to the 4th annual Expo in 2018! Stay tuned for details.

Reynolds Library offers extended hours during exam weeks: Spring 2017

Student studyingTo help you prepare for final exams,  Reynolds Library will extend its hours of operation during the last weeks of the semester at the Parham and Downtown campuses.

Our extended schedule will be as follows:

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, April 24th – Thursday, April 27th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, April 28th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, April 29th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, April 29th, (Parham Library only)

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, May 1st – Thursday, May 4th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, May 5th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, May 6th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, May 6th (Parham Library only)

We hope the extended hours will provide you a safe and comfortable learning environment and to offer you the research assistance you need for your final exams and papers.

Good luck!

2017 Spring Break Library Hours

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Monday, March 13 – All libraries CLOSED

Tuesday-Friday, March 14-17:
Downtown & Parham
7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Goochland
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, March 18: All libraries CLOSED

Regular hours resume Monday, March 20.

Tiny Free Libraries @Reynolds!

Have you ever found yourself with one too many books?!

Members of the Reynolds Library Staff and the Student Senate partnered up to help you out because WE GET IT!

Beginning in the spring 2017 semester, you’re going to notice a book cart outside each campus library with a sign that looks like this attached to it:

tinyfreelibrary

Don’t over think it – these carts make it easy for you to not only donate books that you’ve loved (or perhaps not loved), but also to take a book that might interest you! Don’t have a book to donate but see one you’d love to read?! No problem. No one’s judging you – just go for it!

This is our way of contributing to the Little Free Library movement going on around the county!

**Please don’t return library materials on the carts!**

Welcome back!

Straight from the Reference Desk:

December 6th is the feast day for St. Nicholas.

Who is he and why is he celebrated?

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  • He gave three bags of gold to three girls to be used as their dowry, saving them from prostitution.
  • Nicholas and the three children:
    • In many paintings and manuscripts, St. Nicholas is often depicted standing next to a tub of three small children. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Saints, St. Nicholas is “said to have raised to life three boys, after they were murdered in a brine tub by a butcher.”
  • He saved three unjustly condemned men from death
  • And rescued three sailors near the coast of Turkey.
  • The Institution of Santa Clause:
    • Based upon his patronage of children, with the custom of giving them presents on his feast day.

Farmer, David Hugh. “Nicholas.” The Oxford Dictionary of Saints. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1978. 385-86. Print.

Find your Fandom at the Library

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Comic Con Display at the Downtown Library

Did you miss the New York Comic Con this year?  Are you going to the Virginia Comic Con in Richmond at the end of October?  Get help choosing your Fandom at the Library.  We have DVDs of The Avengers, X-men, The Hobbit, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc. along with many Anime DVDs.  We also have books on Superheroes, Manga and Comics.  Once you’ve found your Fandom, you can use this online book, 1000 incredible costume & cosplay ideas a showcase of creative characters, for Cosplay costume ideas.

Comic Con: Comic book convention
Cosplay: Literally “Costume Play.” Dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character (usually a sci-fi, comic book, or anime character).
Fandom: The community that surrounds a TV show/movie/book etc. Fanfiction writers, artists, poets, and cosplayers are all members of that fandom. Fandoms often consist of message boards, livejournal communities, and people.

Definitions from UrbanDictionary.com.