November 20, 2017

Banned Book Week

In recognition of Banned Books Week,. the University Bookstore will sponsor readings from banned books by professors from the English, Linguistics and Communication Department. Each year the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and from classrooms. Stop by Campus Walk in front of Lee Hall between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 28, to hear excerpts from classics that have been banned or challenged. Copies of banned books will be available for purchase. Read your own banned book!

University Book Club to Meet Sept. 20

The University Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bookstore to discuss “A Man Called Ove,” a New York Times bestseller by Fredrik Backman. Members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock, mmock@umw.edu, if you have questions.

UMW Book Club to Meet Aug. 16

The UMW Book Club will meet on Wednesday, August 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Bookstore. The book selection this month is any title by Carrie Fisher.  Both club members and visitors are welcome.  Contact Margaret Mock at ext. 1017 with questions.

UMW Book Club to Meet Feb. 15

The next meeting of the UMW Book Club will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2017, in Lee Hall, Room 414. The group will be reading The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer. UMW Book Club members qualify for a discounted price on books purchased from the University Bookstore. For pricing information, contact Margaret Mock at mmock@umw.edu or x1017.

Book Club to Meet March 16

The UMW Book Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, to discuss Kristen Green’s “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County.” Ms. Green is a UMW alumna whose book about the school integration battle in Farmville, Va., was published in 2015.  The book has been selected as the common read for first-year students next fall, and copies are available in the University Bookstore. The Book Club meeting is open to all interested UMW persons. For more information, contact Margaret Mock in the Bookstore, ext. 1017, or at mmock@umw.edu.

UMW Book Club Meeting, Nov. 18

The UMW Book Club will meet in the Bookstore from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.  The book selection is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot.   Both clulb members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock at 540/654-1017 with questions.

 

Your Fifth Year: How College Graduates Can Discover and Live Their Dreams

Your-Fifth-Year-by-Bob-AzzaritoRobert Azzarito, director of the Campus Christian Community, will sign copies of his recently published book on Wednesday, April 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the University Bookstore, Lee Hall. Titled Your Fifth Year: How College Graduates Can Discover and Live Their Dreams, the book offers advice on post-graduation options. For more information contact the Bookstore at 654-1017.