Join us for our third library hike from April 10 – 24th! Stop by the library to check out a “hiking pack”, then head off on the trail from Hollins to Carvins Cove where you will discover books from the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences along the way. Each hiking pack contains a blanket, sunscreen, and bug spray to help you with the hike, and a journal and pens to use when inspiration strikes. Like to take pictures? Please use #LibraryHike when you share them online so that others can see your journey!
This is a self-guided hike that you can go on at any time. Please practice good hiking etiquette and let someone else know you are on the trail. The entrance to the hike is on the north side of the campus in the northeast corner of the parking lot above the lower barn (next to the paint shed). Follow the trail that runs alongside the lower horse field.
Hiking and Writing
April 19th at 4:30 pm
We will also have a special event in conjunction with the hike – Hiking and Writing with Jon Guy Owens and Thorpe Moeckel on Wednesday, April 19th at 4:30 pm. We meet at the back quad on the bricks near the gym and leave at 4:30 sharp. We estimate the hike to take around two hours. Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water, paper or a notebook for the writing exercises, and a writing utensil. A small backpack will be helpful to carry your supplies.
Questions? Take a look at our FAQ page or contact Rebecca Seipp, Outreach Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.362.6328.
All current summer graduate students are invited to participate in the library’s summer student advisory board. Join us for lunch to discuss how we can improve our current library programs and services, and help by providing input on new services. Nothing is required beyond your participation in the discussion – lunch is on us.
Wendesday, July 6, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
RSVP to Rebecca Seipp at email@example.com and let her know if you have any dietary restrictions (we are happy to accommodate!).
Othello (Fernando Lamberty) and Iago (Rick Blunt)
What draws an actor to roles that have been performed countless times over the past four hundred years? What more is there to discover about Hamlet, Othello, or Falstaff? Join us for an evening of love, honor, jealousy, and magic as we explore the staging and text that make Shakespeare as exciting as ever. American Shakespeare Center actor Rick Blunt will take us on a tour of some of the greatest hits and lesser-known masterpieces that celebrate the Bard of Avon. Whatever your level of experience, Rick is sure to engage you on a journey from the Classroom to the Stage, around the world and back.
Thursday, April 28th
Wyndham Robertson Library, Reading Room
Refreshments & reception following performance
Rick Blunt has been a leading player with the American Shakespeare Center for 10 years and has appeared as 60 different characters in over 30 productions. He holds an M.F.A. in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance (Acting Emphasis) from Mary Baldwin College. A former collegiate athlete, Rick discovered his passion for Shakespeare while climbing telephone poles for AT&T. He is currently the Guest Artist in Residence at Hollins University, where he is teaching Madness in Shakespeare with Professor Marilyn Moriarty, Classical Scene Study, and Acting Dynamics.
Funding provided by the Beanstalk Fund. The Beanstalk series brings readers and writers together by supporting lively and entertaining literary events at the Wyndham Robertson Library and Hollins University.
Join us on Earth Day (Friday, April 22nd), for a special event that celebrates the connections between writing and nature! Writer, activist, and naturalist Janisse Ray will lead a hike where you can appreciate the beauty of our natural surroundings and learn to channel that inspiration into your work. The hike will be half of The Library Hike (2 miles total), with stops along the trail for writing exercises. Need more information about The Library Hike or the trail? Visit our FAQ post.
Friday, April 22nd from 2:30—4:30 pm
We will leave from the Reading Room in the library at 2:30 pm sharp.
Please wear close-toed shoes, and bring water, paper or a notebook for the writing exercises, and a writing utensil.
Questions? Contact Rebecca Seipp, Outreach Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rain location: Reading Room in the library
What better place is there to feel inspired than your own backyard? Let the Blue Ridge Mountains and a few good books speak to you this spring with The Library Hike. Walking is known to inspire creativity and chip away at mental blocks, while books allow you step into a new world one page at a time. The Wyndham Robertson Library and Hollins Outdoor Program invite the Hollins community to explore the connections between movement, nature, and literature with a Library Hike from April 15 – May 1.
Stop by the library to check out a “hiking pack”, then head off on the trail from Hollins to Carvins Cove where you will discover books from the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences along the way. Each hiking pack contains a blanket, sunscreen, and bug spray to help you with the hike, and a journal and pens to use when inspiration strikes.
We encourage you to stop and look at the books along the trail, then use the journal to document your creativity. Leave your work in the journal to inspire others, or take the pages with you. If you take pictures along the trail and post them online, please use the hashtag #LibraryHike so others can see your hike!
This is a self-guided hike that you can go on at any time. Please practice good hiking etiquette and let someone else know you are on the trail.
The entrance to the hike is on the north side of the campus. It is located in the northeast corner of the parking lot above the lower barn (next to the paint shed). Follow the trail that runs alongside the lower horse field.
We will also have a special event in conjunction with the hike – A Walk in the Words with Janisse Ray! Ray is a writer, activist, and naturalist who will take a group on the hike on Friday, April 22nd at 2:30 pm. Full details will be in an upcoming post!
Questions? Take a look at our FAQ page or contact Rebecca Seipp, Outreach and Humanities Liaison Librarian, at email@example.com or 540.362.6328.
Help us celebrate the excitement and possibilities the new year brings by participating in the library’s community puzzle. Beginning on September 14th we will have blank puzzle pieces around the library that you can transform into works of art. Use the blank space to depict your plans for the new year, show us how the library fits into your college experience, or showcase your favorite new design. The possibilities are endless!
Once they’re decorated, just drop the puzzle pieces off at the library. In October we will take the decorated puzzle pieces and create an art installation for the library.
– Blank pieces available at the circulation and reference desk in the library
– Decorate pieces between September 14th—October 2nd, some art supplies
available in the library coffee commons
– Return pieces to the box by the reference desk
Questions? Please contact Rebecca Seipp, Outreach Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing a thesis or multiple papers? Would you like to have a tool to help you keep track of sources, a one that:
a. downloads citations automatically
b. creates bibliographies in any format, with one click
c. can be used from any computer
d. is easy to use
e. is FREE ?
This workshop is for you! Zotero is software created especially for students and scholars. Its designers describe it as a “personal research assistant – inside your browser.”
Wed., July 1 OR Friday, July 10 (choose one)
Library Instruction Room
RSVP to Maryke Barber at email@example.com