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What does mealtime typically look like for you?

Are people texting or looking at their phones, or perhaps even in different rooms, instead of engaging with each other?  Does mealtime mean  gobbling down food while standing, walking, driving a car, or riding a bus rather than sitting down at all? Or is it a relaxed, noisy affair that fills a whole hour or more, emulating the slow food approach that Ms. Hefty and Mr. Ross teach about in the Mediterranean Foods seminar?  Are you perhaps having a distant friend or relative join you at the table via Skype or Facetime?

Consider this. For Canada’s 150th anniversary, Loblaws, a major supermarket chain in Canada, has launched a nationwide #eattogether campaign.

The project description reads “When we eat together, good things happen. We share a bit of our lives. We talk, we laugh, and we share the foods we love. We get a little closer. That’s why in 2017, for Canada’s 150th birthday, Loblaws and its President’s Choice brand are on a mission to get Canadians to eat together. To put down their phones, turn off the TV, and sit down to share a meal. Whether it’s poutine, pad thai, paella or perogies. Nothing brings us together like eating together.”

Sure, a grocery store could benefit from increased revenues if people buy their food for such meals from them, but let’s remove the purchasing component for a moment.

What might happen if there were an #eattogetherrva spinoff?  What might that look like in your neighborhood? Is it already happening? What scents and tastes fill the room?

Here’s the video promotion for the #eattogether campaign in Canada:

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Posted by on February 24, 2017 in news


Digital magazines via Library of VA

Through a partnership with the Library of Virginia, MLWGS students have access to a variety of art magazines and magazines in other languages.

Visual Arts

  • American Craft
  • Aperture
  • ARTNews

International Languages

  • Scientific American – Chinese edition
  • L’Officiel Art (French)
  • Sport Life (Spanish)
  • Personal Computer y Internet (Spanish)

All you need is a current public library card – then follow the instructions on this PDF to set up your access: ziniodigitalmagazines_lva_feb2017

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Posted by on February 14, 2017 in news


Hand-built ceramics by Art 2 students

Drop by the library to see hand-built ceramics by Ms. Mosley’s Art 2 students – inspired by their study of Japanese ceramics and the history and aesthetics of Japanese art.


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Posted by on February 7, 2017 in news


Resources for Sheppard’s students

Were you absent from Ms. Sheppard’s class on Monday or Tuesday this week?  Click the image below to view a slideshow about MLA citation style and recommended resources for your project on Renaissance England. Questions? Stop by the library to see Ms. DeGroat. You’ll also find a reserve shelf of relevant print resources in the library.


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Posted by on February 7, 2017 in news