Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Day!

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30 even though CLASSES ARE IN SESSION. Have a wonderful, safe and fun-filled Memorial Day as you celebrate responsibly.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Books, books and more books!

Gear up for the summer with some great new books from the library. Here are just a few to tease your taste buds!

Work -- everyone does it. Sometimes it's enjoyable; sometimes it's exhausting. Explore the various aspects of this time-consuming activity with Alain De Botton's The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.

You think math is scary? Only if you're a zombie, according to The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Jennifer Ouellette.

Admit it, you'd be lost without your GPS. Now you can find out why: You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon but Get Lost in the Mall by Colin Ellard.

Thought provoking answers to one of life's more interesting studies of motion: Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings?: Flying Animals, Flying Machines, and How They Are Different by David E. Alexander.

Big fan of graphic novels? Try The Eternal Smile: Three Stories by Gene Luen Yang.

Summer might be the most relaxing time of year for you, but don't sit idle. Fall semester will be here before you know it. Be proactive and try Organizing Your Day: Time Management Techniques That Will Work for You by Sandra Felton.

We're all a little crazy; some just let it all hang out. Check out Baby Doe Tabor: The Madwoman in the Cabin by Judy Nolte Temple.

Bullying has become a pandemic in the United States, with reports such this one filling the news. Learn how to protect yourself, your children and others in And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence by James Garbarino.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Library Hours

The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday this week. Summer hours wwill begin on Monday, May 23. Have a great week!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Graduation Day -- Friday, May 13

The library, along with all other offices at PVCC, will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13 for graduation. Graduation services will be held at John Paul Jones arena this year -- so don't forget! We also wish all our soon-to-be gradutes success! For the rest of you -- see you in the summer!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bon voyage!

As the semester draws to a close and transfer decisions are announced (congratulations to everyone who was accepted to their college of choice), the library would like to make an announcement of its own -- we have a brand-new batch of highly-engaging and summer-ready books! With all of your new-found free time, consider spending a moment or two reading the following:

3rd Degree by James Patterson
American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
Bone by Bone by Carol O'Connell
Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922 by Michael Crichton
Fault Line: A Novel by Barry Eisler
Shadow Tag Louise Erdrich
Vaudeville! by Gaetan Soucy
The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam

If you're a history buff, then what about:
The Attack on Pearl Harbor by Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England by Michael Alexander
The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty by G. J. Meyer
Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Minister by Robert Hutchinson
How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
The Vikings: A History by Robert Ferguson

What's life without music and poetry...
Paul McCartney: A Life by Peter Ames Carlin
Boss Cupid by Thom Gunn

Of course, like always, this is just a smattering of the great titles we've recently added to the collection. Check out our new books list for more of the same. Happy summer!