On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. The ADA was a groundbreaking law: in fact, it was "the world's first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities." (Archives.gov) Like civil rights advances that proceeded and followed the ADA, it would not … Continue reading The 33rd Anniversary of the ADA
Today is International Joke Day. Have you heard any good jokes lately? If so, post them in the comments section below. If you need a good laugh, check out the jokes below:
Cats are self-sufficient and require very little attention compared to other pets. They make wonderful companions who are also good for your health! Since spring is kitten season many kittens end up homeless when their owners cannot find them a home. If you have ever considered a kitten or cat here are some local resources … Continue reading It’s National Adopt a Cat Month!
June 20th is World Refugee Day. Since 2001, the United Nations has designated this day as an opportunity to acknowledge the nearly 27 million refugees across the world and the situations they face daily. The first occasion of World Refugee Day marked the 50th anniversary of the UN's 1951 Refugee Convention, which led to a … Continue reading World Refugee Day
"Progress Pride flag painted on concrete barrier" by chris.rycroft is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Check out all the upcoming events you can enjoy at VA Pride. And in between events, you can educate and entertain yourself with these titles: In The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History, Marc Stein weaves a myriad of sources together into a thorough … Continue reading Happy Pride Month, Reynolds Red Hawks!
June 12 is Loving Day, commemorating the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the landmark case Loving v. Virginia, which held that laws against interracial marriage were in violation of the Equal Protection clause of the 14th amendment. Mildred (Jeter) and Richard Loving were raised in the same small community, Central Point, in Caroline County, … Continue reading Loving Day
Have you ever heard of this auspicious day? Well, if you have, I would like to be your friend and hang out and read with you! If you haven't, let me introduce you to it! Drop Everything and Read Day takes place every year on April 12th. Why April 12th? Because that is Beverly Cleary's … Continue reading Drop Everything and Read Day Is Here!!!
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, one of our library specialists, Mariah Olinger, has created a beautiful display at our Parham Road Campus library. If you get a chance, come check out the display in person. You are more than welcome to check out any of the books in this display. … Continue reading Women’s History Month
Reynolds Libraries & Tutoring Center unveils collection from world renowned printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.; displays them in newly renovated Tutoring Center Downtown. As an artist, academic support librarian, and instructor, Jonathan Lee is often looking for places where each discipline overlaps. When the Downtown Tutoring Center opened, it struck Lee that there was an … Continue reading Introducing the Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Collection at Reynolds Libraries & Tutoring Center
BBQ Makes Everything Better covers recipes from all over the United States, and even includes an international section--Barbecued Chicken Pad Thai, anyone? And they throw in a section on desserts that can be made on the grill. (If you decide to try Grilled Candy Bars, let us know how it went!) Rodney Scott's World of … Continue reading It’s National Barbecue Month–check out a cookbook and whip up a feast!