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Scatch-n-sniff and color-your-own bookmarks in the library this week

Stop by the library during Stress Less, Laugh More week (April 30 – May 4) for a playful diversion from the library’s Creativity and Calm station.  You’ll find magnetic poetry kits, origami paper, and special scratch-n-sniff and color-your-own bookmarks (with new scents and designs each day).

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Posted by on April 30, 2018 in news

 

Ceramics by Art 2 students in library

Drop by the library to browse the beautiful ceramic tiles and bowls on display by Ms. Mosley’s Art 2 students!

Students investigated the distinctive patterns used in Islamic art and architecture, then with traditional geometric, calligraphic, and vegetal patterns as inspiration, they created their own patterns and applied them to handmade ceramic tiles and bowls.

Guest artist David Camden helped each student learn how to use the potter’s wheel.

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Tiles were created using a combination of hand-building techniques, including impressing, incising, excising, and relief applique. Glazes were selected for specific color harmonies and even some special effects. Patterns were created by hand application and/or with various masking techniques.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2018 in news

 

Two special donated books

The library recently received donations of two special books:

  • The Class of 2019 donated Hawaii’s Humpback Whales: The Ultimate Guide in loving memory of their classmate Eli Greer. His classmates also sponsored a whale named Eli through the Pacific Whale Foundation in honor of their friend.
  • Mrs. Lynn Reed donated a signed copy of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II after she attended an event that included both the author and one of the code breakers featured in the book.

Thank you to the Class of 2019 and Mrs. Reed for their generosity – and for making these books available through the MW Library!

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Posted by on April 11, 2018 in news

 

Youth Violence Prevention, VCU Health

Because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the youth violence prevention program at VCU Health has provided informational handouts to the MW Library and loaned us several books related to this topic.

Counseling also has copies of the handouts and MLWGS counselors are a valuable resource for students who would like to speak with a counseling professional about these or other concerns.

The books on the display are a mixture of library books and books on loan from VCU – and include novels, plays, poems, and essays. Any book on the display may be borrowed by seeing Ms. DeGroat or completing an honor checkout slip at the circulation desk.

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Posted by on April 11, 2018 in news