Category Archives: Events

Fall Semester Rewind


Fort Finals 2015

Rewind Your Stress with Greenwood Library’s Fort Finals! Zoom in for fun activities, snacks at 8pm, and more! Starting April 19 and runnng through April 30. This 70s, 80s, 90s flashback will chill you out when you need it the most!

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
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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.

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Join us September 12th for Games @ The Library!

Looking for some Friday fun? Join us September 12th from 1pm-6pm in the Library.

Kick start the weekend with a game of Apples to Apples, Pictionary, or Jenga.

Play out your rock star dreams with Wii Rock Band or PS3 Guitar Hero. 

Just Dance, Dance on Broadway, or simply hang out with your favorite brothers, the Mario Brothers. 

We’ll have food, music, board games, card games, and video games… just a sampling below:

Game Night

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Free webinar: “Getting a Grip on Your Student Loans”

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Location: Library 209 A

Free to everyone.

Students and grads have important decisions to make about managing their student debt.  Flexible repayment options and forgiveness provisions are available, but the details matter and it can be confusing to figure it out on your own.

In this webinar Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Expert, breaks down the process step-by-step, helping viewers:

  • to understand what kind of loans they have and why it makes a difference
  • to evaluate income-based repayment and other options
  • to learn simple steps to qualify for public service loan forgiveness

NOTE: This webinar was recorded in June 2013. To get the most current information on student loans, visit Heather’s blog at:

More information:

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Special Collections Event: Harvill-Stevens Herbarium

Delphinium tricorne MichxOn Tuesday April 15, at 3:30 p.m., the Greenwood Library will host Ms. Erika Gonzalez, botanist and curator for the Harvill-Stevens Herbarium, for her talk “Harvill-Stevens Herbarium: A hidden historical collection at Longwood University”. 

Founded in 1963, the Herbarium is the largest collection of Virginia native plants in the world with 75,000 dry plant specimens, and is considered one of the finest and most significant collections of vascular plan specimens in the mid-Atlantic region.  This talk will showcase the Harvill-Stevens Herbarium which is one of Longwood’s best kept secrets. 

Attendees will have an opportunity to win one of three Barnes and Noble gift cards and light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

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“The Desk” Open House

Join us on Thursday, February 27, from 3-5pm as we celebrate the launch of the Library’s new single service point, which we are calling “The Desk.”  Stop by the Atrium for snacks, make a button with our new button maker, and learn more about how you can “ask us” in the Library.


Join us for “Travels in Muslim Lands”

Please join us on January 29, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Greenwood Library Atrium for a presentation by Shaykh Abdullah Nooruddeen Durkee, a leader in the Sufi tradition of Islam. Shaykh Nooruddeen is a scholar and translator has written over ninety books, including a prominent transliteration and translation of the Qur’an. Shaykh Nooruddeen also runs the Islamic Study Center in Charlottesville. His talk, entitled “Travels in Muslim Lands,” will describe the important encounters, experiences and studies in America, India, Makkah, Jerusalem and Cairo that led him from teacher to teacher and place to place, as well as his returns to the US, where he has over time established and built four communities, three schools, and several masajid (mosques).

Greenwood Library was recently awarded a Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The books, DVDs, and electronic resources provided in the grant are intended to provide our users with trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices as well as the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.


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Game Night October 18 2013

Join us for Game Night tomorrow, October 18, from 6-10pm. Play your favorite games, from Apples to Apples to Super Mario Brothers!

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