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  • Library 101: Backyard Gems

    31 Oct, 2013 | by jhanshew To continue a recent Fall-themed column on football, the librarians would like to highlight a few gems in Emory & Henry College’s backyard, and encourage you to appreciate the natural beauty of Southwest Virginia. There are several park and recreation areas within 30 minutes of the E&H campus that offer many opportunities to relax and enjoy nature.  Read More

  • Library 101: Emory & Henry Civil War History

    24 Oct, 2013 | by jhanshew In another installment of some brief history of Emory & Henry College, here is a little bit of information about how students and the campus were involved in the Civil War. Despite the rural location, students were much aware of what was happening on the political scene. According the Encyclopedia Virginia ( “students campaigned on behalf of the Constitutional Union Party, a political refuge for cautious border Whigs and nativists who were intent on preserving slavery but alarmed by the belligerence of fire-eating Democrats and Northern Republicans”.  Read More

  • Library 101: Banned Books Week

    24 Oct, 2013 | by jhanshew What do The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Sun also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien all have in common? These titles, among others, have been banned from libraries and schools in the US at one time or another. Freedom of speech, and reading, is something most of us take for granted. It is guaranteed by the First Amendment.  Read More