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Once Upon a Fort Finals Fairy Tale

Fort Finals postcard Fall 2014As you suit-of-armor up and prepare to battle Final Exams, the Library wants to support you with study breaks!  Fort Finals begins Sunday, November 30th and ends Thursday, December 11. Healthy and sweet snacks start at 8pm each evening, and some of the activities will include:

  • Coloring pages
  • Button making Sunday and Wednesday night
  • Send a postcard to family and friends — we mail it for you!
  • Take a photo with friends in our enchanted forest photobooth
  • Write-a-line Finals Fairytale


Fort Finals

Fort Finals Tent

Be sure to thank campus police for helping us stay open later hours. As always, many big thank yous to our daily sponsors:

  • 11/30-Dining Services
  • 12/1-Alumni Office
  • 12/2-Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences
  • 12/3- SGA
  • 12/4- President’s Office
  • 12/7-First Year Experience
  • 12/8-Panhellenic Council
  • 12/9-Graduate Studies
  • 12/10-Enrollment Management
  • 12/11-Greenwood Library

New Recreational Reading

In order to bring you new and fun recreational reads, the Greenwood Library participates in a book leasing program through McNaughton. These titles are shelved on the small bookcases in the middle of the Atrium and are designated with green labels. You can browse the entire collection here and if you’re interested in what’s new, look out below!

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Bones Never Lie by Kathy ReichsThe Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and Other Stories by Hilary MantelSomewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan KaronA Sudden Light by Garth SteinA Slip of the Keyboard by Terry PratchettA Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunnEdge of Eternity by Ken FollettKilling Patton by Bill O'Reilly and Martin DugardFestive in Death by J.D. RobbThe Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Help us by filling out a quick survey!

For her internship, business student Jenny Silva will be helping the Library create personas. Personas are profiles of typical users of a product or place, created through actual data gathered from users and merged to create fictional (but likely) users to help guide decisions and better understand users needs and wants.

To gather data, we’ve created anonymous surveys that students, faculty and staff can complete. All answers are optional. Even if you’ve never used the Library, we are interested in your thoughts. Thank you for participating!

Survey for Students

Survey for Students

Survey for Faculty/Staff

Survey for Faculty/Staff


If you’d like to know more about the project or have any questions, please contact Amanda McLellan.

Friends of the Library Event: Dan Roberts

University of Richmond professor and Executive Producer and Host of the radio series “A Moment In Time” Dan Roberts will speak at Longwood University on November 4, 2014. Titled “The Last Great Battle: Losing Virginia’s Grasp on the National Myth”, the lecture will begin at 7:30pm in the Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal Music Building.




Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the event is free and open to the public.

New DVDs for October

We are past midterms and things are probably pretty hectic in your life. If you find yourself looking for a break, come to the Library and grab one of these new titles!


Deliver Us From Evil

The Grand Seduction

Million Dollar Arm

Mr. Peabody and Sherman


Once Upon A Time: The Complete Third Season

Sex Tape





















Check back next month for more new DVDs.


New Database – Nations and Cultures: A to Z

Greenwood Library is pleased to make available to the Longwood community a unique database from World Trade Press.  “A to Z” is a survey of world nations and their cultures, with an added emphasis on business culture within different nations.  Each country’s profile provides detailed coverage of more than 100 topics each, including the nation’s culture, currency, economy, food, greetings, holidays, human rights, language, stereotypes, weather, and much more.  

You can access it from within Databases A – Z (which is linked from the library’s homepage), or directly here (requires Lancernet ID and password for off-campus access).