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Author visit on Nov. 1 during lunch

Book cover for The Long-lost TrollCome to the library during lunch on Nov. 1st for a reading, conversation, and book signing with fantasy and tech writer, Barry Scott Will, father of MLWGS alumnus Xander Will (Class of 2017).

Barry will be reading from his newly released second novel, The Long Lost Troll.

“Barry Scott Will has written 20 strategy guides for video games across a wide range of genres. His guides have sold several thousand copies and generated more than ten million hits on Web sites such as GameFAQs. His guides have received high praise from readers and won several awards. The Long-Lost Troll is his second novel set in a new type of fantasy world, one where using magic is as common as brushing your teeth” (

So whether you read fantasy books, write fantasy books, or have considered writing about gaming, come to the library this Wednesday.

Inaugural Transcibe-a-thon a roaring success

Dragon volunteers packed the MW Library today for our inaugural Transcribe-a-thon with Sonya Coleman, Digital Collections Specialist for the Library of Virginia. After a brief workshop, students dove into the archives and began decoding cryptic cursive into searchable type. Their efforts will help make these historical documents more accessible to scholars, genealogists, writers, and artists researching in the archives.

An enormous, heartfelt “THANK YOU!” to everyone who participated!


Fun fact from today’s workshop: the Library of Virginia has 55 MILES of shelves!

If you couldn’t join us today, but are interested in earning community service by rolling up your sleeves and diving into transcription with us, please mark your calendars for the next Transcribe-a-thon on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 3:30 to 5:00pm (and in the library during lunch the following day).