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About resourceress

resourceress, poet, educator, writing mentor, mindfulness teacher, human equality advocate, traveler, hiker, star gazer, kayaker (on flat water, not the frothy stuff)

In a hurry? Use a Quick Print station!

In a hurry to get to class but haven’t printed out your assignment yet?

Before school and during lunch, two library computers will already be logged on to facilitate quick printing. Just sign into your cloud account, open your file, and print!  If you still need to work on your assignment before you print it, please use a different computer.

computer monitor with Chrome open to Google and a sign above that reads "Quick Print Only"

Like this idea?  This is just one of the library enhancements suggested during the Library Vision Walk last spring. Thank you for your wonderful suggestions about how to improve the MW Library!  You’ll notice other changes in the library too – and there are more to come. Stop by and visit your library today!

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2019 in news

 

Help Choose the Time Slot for “Family Time Machine Tuesdays”

On October 22, November 5, January 14, February 11, and March 17, Ms. DeGroat (your MLWGS librarian, a.k.a., resourceress) will offer a genealogy workshop series called Family Time Machine Tuesdays. Parent-student teams are encouraged to attend together!

These workshops will be open to MLWGS students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as interested students, parents, faculty, or staff in our participating school divisions, and neighbors who live near our campus.

The workshops will be offered on Tuesday evenings and will cover tips for searching many types of records valuable in ancestry research, including historic census records, military records, and newspapers, as well as ways to transform your research from a list of facts to an engaging story.

If you’re interested in participating, please indicate which Tuesday time slot(s) would usually work for your schedule – and whether you’d prefer to attend in-person, online, or a little of both – by answering the brief survey available @ https://forms.gle/tPp4RyeFq2fi747S8

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2019 in news

 

Welcome, Dragons!

An enthusiastic welcome to all new and returning Dragons!  I look forward to working with you this year. Have a wonderful first week – and if you need a peaceful place to read, research, or relax, please drop by your library!

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2019 in news

 

Earth-friendly app for staying hydrated and a fun, free course for your summer

You’ve made it – the last day of exams!  As you get ready to unwind this summer, here are two resources that might interest you.

  • In the spirit of “reduce” to be gentler on the earth, many MLWGS students have kicked the habit of disposable plastic water bottles and carry a refillable bottle instead. But over the summer, where might you refill if you’re on the go?  Check out the Tap app which helps you find places to refill your water bottle for free.  Places in RVA near our campus include Qdoba and Five Guys on Broad Street.
  • Want to keep learning new stuff that can help you, but without reading assignments or grading pressure? Enroll in Yale’s most popular class ever, The Science of Wellbeing, now free in Coursera.  The course stretches over ten weeks and you can view the videos at your own pace. Maybe I’ll see you there!

Enjoy!  I look forward to seeing you in August when you’ll find more changes in the library thanks to your valuable feedback.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2019 in news