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NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:02 -- Kelly Bradish

For everyone who's ever said someday, they might write a book, here's some motivation: November is National Novel Writing Month!

Never heard of the NaNoWriMo challenge? The official site has all the details. Plus, you can follow on Twitter!

The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Fire up the laptop and get the coffee ready!

Are you participating, or have you taken part in the past? Is it easier or tougher than you thought?

Don't forget this weekend's time change!

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:07 -- Kelly Bradish

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM Sunday, Nov. 2, which means it's time to "fall back!"

Be sure to change any clocks that don't automatically reset back one hour Saturday evening!

For more information on why we "fall back" and "spring forward" one hour, read this Credo Reference article. You'll be asked for your UCA and password if you're off-campus.


Info to know: How to renew or request books

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:32 -- Kelly Bradish

Today on social media, we're featuring a common question at this point in the semester: How do I renew or request a book?

It's also a good time to remind everyone that if you have questions about notifications you've received related to library items, you can stop in or call the circulation desk at 304-367-4733. We're happy to help!

For step-by-step instructions on renewing or requesting materials, click here or below.



Schedule your READ photo session!

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:51 -- Kelly Bradish

It's time once again for the Library's READ poster campaign! All Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.  Each participant will receive a stock paper copy of the photo suitable for framing and gift-giving.

This fall's photo shoot will take place during the following times:

Wednesday, Nov. 12 10-11:30 a.m. | 12:30-4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 13 10-11 a.m. | noon-4:30 p.m.

Registration is strongly encouraged for everyone and required for groups of more than four people. Those who do not have an appointment may have longer wait times. The LOCATION for the photo shoot is the second floor TabLab, near the DVDs.

To schedule an appointment, email Kelly Bradish at with the following information:

  • preferred time and a second choice
  • the approximate number of people in the photo
  • name of organization, if applicable

Please bring a favorite book, your eReader or tablet for your photo.

Questions? Contact Kelly at or 304-333-3643.

If you're on Facebook, browse & tag photos from past Library events, including READ photos, here.

Gallery of recent READ photos

BioOne plans maintenance for Friday evening

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:39 -- Kelly Bradish

An announcement from BioOne, one of our database providers:

BioOne's content and services may be offline intermittently beginning at 6 PM Friday. The BioOne team will be performing maintenance until 10 PM.

Other databases will be unaffected.

Get your scares with these books and movies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:54 -- Kelly Bradish

It's once again time for horror movies and ghost stories to creep off the shelves!

We want to know: What's your favorite scary movie or book? Tell us in the comments section below, on our Facebook page or in a Tweet.

We'll add some of your picks to our pinboard, which was recently updated with several young adult titles:

Our friends at the WVDELI also put together some haunting eBooks for your enjoyment! View and download from their list.

Tip: If you want to check if we have a book or movie, our online catalog includes a title search.

Happy haunting!

Resources for The Price of Justice

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:19 -- Kelly Bradish

This year's Common Book is The Price of Justice by Laurence Leamer.

In addition to several copies of the book available on reserve at the Circulation Desk, our LibGuide features resources about the book, including:

  • links to media coverage and author interviews
  • commentary and analysis of the book
  • links to resources cited in the book's bibliography
  • and much more - check back for additions!

The author is scheduled to visit for a campus-wide event in the spring. Stay tuned for details!


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