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.

Student Expo Projects…Delectable!

On an average day the library at all three Reynolds campuses is full of people studying and reading. On April 19th, 20th and 21st of this year,  however, Reynolds Libraries were jam packed with biology projects, nursing projects, hand welded sculptures, paintings, floral designs and yes, even… wedding cakes!

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This wedding cake featuring orange blossoms and bees was created by Sara Coats in Chef Puja Wingfield’s HRI 286 class within the Culinary Arts Program.  It was one of five “dummy” wedding cakes displayed at the downtown campus, and there was SO MUCH MORE!  To see photos of all of the projects, click here.

In its second year, the Student Expo drew over 300  people to gaze in amazement at the works of Reynolds students.  We are so grateful to the students and faculty who contributed their fine projects.  The library truly came alive with all of your work!

 

Get Serious about Series at the Library

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Get serious about series at the Downtown Campus Library

Missed an episode? Caught a TV series mid-season? Catch up on TV shows at the Library or binge-watch whole seasons with DVDs from the Library.
Some examples from the Downtown Library include Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Dexter, Scandal, Downton Abbey and Breaking Bad. DVDs can be transferred between campuses so you can also watch series such as House of Cards, Outlander, Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men from the Parham Road and Goochland libraries.

Come in and check them out!

Library Staff Meets Hardywood

Last December 5th, library staff members (along with at least 100 other Reynolds’ students, employees, and guests!) ran and walked in Nutzy’s Rotary Funn Run. Not only did we get to enjoy the brisk, morning air on our 5k trek, but we had the honor of winning the best company costume that day!  

As a reward, on Sunday, February 7th, library staff and guests were treated a very special tour of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery.

The library would like to thank Dr. Rhodes, Hardywood, and of course the Rotary Chapter of West Richmond.

Welcome James Satchell, the New Coordinator of Goochland Campus Library and Media Services

satchellMr. James Satchell (prefers being called Satchell) is appointed as the Coordinator of Library and Media Services at Goochland Campus effective Sept. 25th, 2015!

Satchel is a native of Richmond Virginia. He attended the Richmond Public Schools and was a proud graduate of Maggie Lena Walker High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Hampton University and his graduate degree in Library Science at North Carolina Central University. He has served as a librarian on many educational levels. He served as Social Science Reference Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, Library Media Specialist in the Richmond Public Schools, Campus Librarian at Rappahannock Community College, Social Science Reference Librarian at Virginia State University, Coordinator of Libraries for the Virginia Department of Correctional Education, and Coordinator of Access Services at Norfolk State University. In 2012, he participated in the Harvard Institute for Academic Librarians. He have also taught Cataloging, Reference, Media and Technology, and School Library Administration for Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and gardening. Librarianship is a service oriented profession.  He is passionate about providing quality service and empowering clients to become effective and successful library users and information seekers.

Please welcome Satchell to join Reynolds Library family!

Reynolds Library Open House Welcomes Students

On September 15th & 16th, 2015 Reynolds Libraries treated students, faculty and staff to an Open House event featuring the crazy combination of donuts, exercise moves and mobile devices.  Guests were invited to explore new mobile checkouts (like laptops, Chromebooks & iPads), try a Bookmark Workout, get a picture taken in our iPad Photo Booth, and even sample local donut delicacies from around RVA.

The ‘donut party’ as one student called it, featured a blind taste test of 3 local donut shops…Sugar Shack, Duck Donuts, and Country Style. After tasting all three confections, participants voted on their favorite.  With 46.2% of the votes, Country Style won! In addition, Krispy Kremes were served to everyone who completed a library survey using iPads. To burn off those calories, two librarians demonstrated how to work out with your favorite book.  An app called Camstar delivered silly photos in the iPad Photo Booth, and last but not least… new mobile checkouts– featuring laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads–were shown off. We hope everyone had as much fun as the library staff.