True, it was not officially pi day (March 14), and no equations were used, but nonetheless the library baked up a pi day celebration on June 4, 2013. Not only did we bring out the fruit pies and the pizza pies, but we added on the latest pi addition – Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is small, hand-sized computer that plugs in just about anywhere. You do need a keyboard to connect, but you can hook up to your TV or any monitor and voila, you’ve got a working computer. The operating system is on a SD card and plugs into the unit. You can do anything on the Pi that you can do on a PC! And it only costs $35.
Enjoy some aromatherapy and browse our collection. Staff have brought in herbs from their gardens. They have also picked out books that can teach you the fascinating history of herbs and spices.
Annandale Campus Fairy Garden
A clandestine team from the Learning Technology Resources group discovered a stump outside the CM building that was filled with cigarette butts, trash, a brick and other detritus. It was magically transformed it into a fairy garden, complete with pets in a drum circle, a dining area, a dinosaur hut, and herself, the purple fairy. If you want to do some research on fairies (faeries) or fairy gardens, we have some wonderful databases like Artstor, JSTOR, Literature Research Center, Art & Architecture Complete or Gale Virtual Reference Library that approach the topic from many angles.
The summer is nearly upon us which means a change in our hours of operation. They are as follows:
May 14th – May 19th (1st Summer Intersession Hours)
TUE – FRI: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
SAT – SUN: CLOSED
May 20th – August 11th (Regular Summer Hours)
MON – THU: 8:00 AM -9:00 PM
FRI: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SAT – SUN: CLOSED
MON, 5/27: CLOSED for Memorial Day
FRI, 5/31: CLOSED for College LTR Day
TUE, 6/25: CLOSED for Campus LTR Day
THU, 7/4: CLOSED for Independence Day
August 12th – August 20th (2nd Summer Intersession Hours)
MON, 8/12 – FRI, 8/16: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
SAT, 8/17: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SUN, 8/18: CLOSED
MON, 8/19 – TUE, 8/20: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fall semester begins Wednesday, 8/21.
Enjoy your summer!
National Library Week, a yearly celebration of libraries and the people who use them, will be observed from April 14-20, 2013. This year’s theme is “Communities matter @ your library®”, and the National Honorary Chair is Caroline Kennedy. Check out some videos of Ms. Kennedy and friends talking about the importance of libraries in their community.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.
Come by the Annandale Library and help us celebrate National Library Week! Grab a treat on the go or spend some time puzzling over our jar of peeps. Give your favorite librarian a pat on the back or some words of encouragement. And join us for our inaugural International Poetry Reading on Weds 4/17 at 1 PM in the President’s Dining Room (CE Bldg, 2nd floor) for a taste of the diversity that makes our campus community such an exciting place to work, play, and study.
Listen to what a few ESL students and Professor Shirley Nuhn have to share about this week’s celebration:
Ava Hashemi on National Library Week
Fatima Rashidi speaks on National Library Week
Nikki Naghmeh speaks on National Library Week
Prof. Shirley Nuhn speaks about National Library Week 2013