Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Graphic with hours & Pilgrim hat-wearing turkey

Even librarians like to kick back and watch football while we digest turkey and pumpkin pie!  Our hours for the week of November 23-29 have been adjusted to make room for extra turkey:

  • Monday: 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed

We’ll see you back after the holiday for the last push of the semester! Have any questions? Feel free to comment below or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

Gif of Snoopy & Woodstock eating turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is November 22nd

Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  Don’t forget that NOVA closes at 12pm on Wednesday November 21, 2012.  The school will reopen on Monday November 26, 2012.

For the chefs out there, try the Thanksgiving Recipe pages on websites like, FoodNetwork, and

While you are home munching on Turkey and watching football, check out this Thanksgiving by the Numbers infographic from the History Channel.  You can also check your Thanksgiving knowledge by reading articles like Thanksgiving, Fact or Fiction.

If all that turkey has you stuffed (pun intended)  check out some Thanksgiving videos before you sleep off that tryptophan!

How Thanksgiving Became a Holiday

Mayflower Deconstructed

Virtual field trip to Plymouth Plantation

Are you interested in learning more about Thanksgiving?  Stop by the MEC library where a librarian can take you on a tour of databases, ebooks, online videos and more!  All  available to NOVA students and visitors to the library!

Happy Thanksgiving!!



Register to Vote by 10/15

Hi MEC community!  Just a reminder that in the state of Virginia, voters must register  22 days before a Primary Election.  This means the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Election is Monday, October 15th for Virginia voters.

According to the Virginia State Board of Elections, to be eligible to register to vote in VA you must:

  • Be a resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)
  • Be a U. S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old (Any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election)
  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored

Registering to vote is as easy as filling out a short form.  And the best part is, there are lots of places you can obtain voter registration forms such as:

Make sure you to get your voter registration in by close of business on Monday October 15th, and don’t forget to VOTE on November 6th!

*Important Registration Information:  The League of United Latin Voters will be holding a non-partisan voter registration drive for ALL students interested in voting – regardless of race, ethnicity, or party preference.  The Voter Registration Drive will be Wednesday 10/17 and Thursday 10/18 from 10am – 5pm on the first floor of the MEC Building.

Extended Fall 2012 Hours

Good news! The MEC Library has extended Fall 2012 Semester Hours!  You can now stay at the MEC Library until 9pm Monday – Thursday.  What a great way to get a few hours of extra studying or research in!

As of October 1st, MEC Library hours are . . . (drumroll, please!)

Fall 2012 Semester
(August 22, 2012- December 17, 2012)

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am -1:00pm

Check the Hours page for holidays and special events.