Historical View of April 14th

Image from Manninglive.com


  • President Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theatre in 1865.
  • The Titanic hit the iceberg that would end up sinking the “unsinkable” ship in 1912.
  • The first Webster’s dictionary was printed in 1818.
  • Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand ties for Best Actress at the 41st Annual Academy Awards in 1969.
  • The first piece of mail was delivered by Pony Express in 1860.


What an interesting day, eh? Since it’ll be raining all day anyway, why not come down to the library and research some of these topics!

Graphic Designers’ Corner

Credit Goes to Glantz Design: http://glantz.net/blog/fun-posters-for-graphic-designers

One of my favorite things to do when I have down time is to jump on CS6 and create some gifs or images (see our Spring City post for a dog wearing rabbit ears).

We have a lot of students here at NOVA taking graphic design classes and have major talent, who would benefit from our Digital Media Studio. Book some time and enjoy the following programs:

  • Adobe CS 6
  • Audacity
  • Garage Band
  • Pyro Audio Creator
  • Camtasia
  • Photostory
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iMovie
  • Quicktime Pro
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Photoshop
  • Gimp


Spring City!

spring cityThe weather is nice, the trees and flowers are in bloom and you are almost at the end of the semester! What’s is there not to love about spring time?

Since we are coming upon the end of the semester, we would just like to remind students that the study rooms have been filling up quickly. If you want to reserve a room, you can do so by going to this site: Annandale Group Study and filling out your information. You can book rooms up to two weeks in advance.

Just be sure to read through the rules and have your NOVA ID when you check in at circulation!

Code Fighters Battle On


Computer Science students, programmers and nerds alike all have something to cheer about as CodeFights gained 2.4 mil in funding.

This is a great way to learn how to code in a game format. You are challenged by a real-life opponent to see who has the skill to out code one another.

The library, especially the Tech Team :-) encourages education through technology! If you want to pump up your coding skills, please come into the library for some great books and resources.

C++ all-in-one for dummies: QA76.73.C153 M83 2014
Introduction to Java programming : comprehensive version: QA76.73.J38 L52 2011

Breaking News: Aliens invade the library!

The library has been taken over by little green men and we are negotiating with them right now.


That was pretty obvious though! We at the Annandale Library are hoping you remember to prank responsibly this April Fools day!

AFThere are some interesting April Fools articles available on our databases.

Here’s one that the image in this post is from:

McEntire, Nancy Cassell. “Purposeful Deceptions Of The April Fool.” Western Folklore 61.2 (2002): 133-151.Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.