Mandala: Art Installation — A Sacred Space

Mandalas are spiritual symbols representing the Universe. In some traditions, they establish a sacred space.  At the end of spring semester, the Learning and Technology Resources department embarked on a creative project of upcycling old CDs.  The CDs were transformed into works of art as a creative outlet for staff.  The results were so impressive that the Library decided to open the activity to the students and staff of the NOVA-Annandale community.  The culmination of the fine works of art inspired us to install the CDs on a blank wall next to our instruction room.  A great big thank you to all who participated, designed, installed, and admired. Come see our latest creation!

Layout design of installationTwo people on ladders installing art with an observerGroup of staff responsible for project.

Summertime in the library

Flowers are blooming inside and outside of the library. But it is wonderfully cool inside. Stop by to escape the heat and enjoy our display of botanicals and botanical books.

On Wednesday July 16, 2014 you are invited to join us for some mandala making. From 9 a.m. to noon we will be upcycling CDs to create mandalas for a new wall art installation in the library. Refreshments will be served. No special skills are required.

New June Displays

The summer is a great time to catch up on reading and movie-watching that’s been put on hold. If you need some ideas for what to read or watch, the library has several displays you can browse.

You can re-watch your favorite movies or discover new movies. Perhaps there’s a classic movie that you haven’t seen. This display is located in the library’s lobby.

Film Display Film Display

Do you want to learn a new (and useful) skill? Why not try your hand at growing herbs? You don’t need a huge yard–many herbs can be grown in an apartment with just enough sunlight, water, and TLC.

Books about Herbs

Perhaps there is a hidden gem within this Father’s Day display….

Father's Day Display

Or, if you’re unfamiliar with the life and works of Maya Angelou, you can read some of  her works and become acquainted with her.

Maya Angelou Display

Of course, all of these items are available for check out. A staff member would be more than willing to help you. If you’re unable to visit the Annandale Campus Library, never fear! Visit our New Books Pinterest board to check out what we have to offer. Follow our board to keep up with our latest purchases. You can request books online and pick them up at a NOVA campus of your choice.

Annandale Campus Library on Pinterest.

We hope to see you around the library this summer!


Congratulations to the “Maker Space” game winners

During finals week, students had an opportunity to take a study break in the lobby of the library.  There were paper crafts, stress ball making, puzzles, a graffiti board, and games. Studprizeents competed in the ring toss and bean bag toss to win a prize. There were four first prize winners, two from each day at each game.  The winners were Monique Diggs, Nghia Nguyen, Renzo Garcia, and Ashley Keller.  Ashley Keller was fortunate enough to win two prizes from the library last week – one for answering a survey on our new tablet lending progam and one for high score on the bean bag toss.  Upon picking up her prizes, she commented that she “loved the library.”

Thank you to all the students who participated in taking a study break. We are always happy to help!