Category Archives: Events

Fort Finals: Beach Week starts Sunday, April 21!

Join us for Fort Finals: Beach Week Sunday, April 21 – Wednesday, April 24 in the Library Atrium!  We’ll have plenty of beach decor and activites to help you escape from exam stress and, of course, SNACKS starting at 8pm each evening!  Want the inside scoop?  Here are a few highlights we are planning:

    • Giant zen sand garden
    • Postcards to family and friends (back by popular demand … we mail them for you!)
    • Study Paws from 8-9pm each evening outside the Library

Extended hours begin Monday, Aprill 22.

Thanks to the Janet D. Greenwood Library, Longwood Dining Services, the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Success, Cormier Honors College, Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences, the Writing Center, and Printing Services for sponsoring this event.

Candice Ransom coming to Greenwood Library!

Please join us on Thursday, March 21 at 4:00pm in the Library Atrium for a talk by Candice Ransom, popular author of children’s and young adult literature.  Ransom has published over 100 books that combine history, biography, fantasy, mystery, and adventure.  She has written 18 titles in the Boxcar Children series, and the chapter book series, Time Spies.  Her books have been recognized by several national lists, including: the New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books, New York Public Library Best 100 Books, Virginia Young Readers List, and Smithsonian Notable Book.  Candice received her MFA in Writing from Vermont College and her MA in Children’s Writing from Hollins University, and now teaches in the MA/MFA program at Hollins University.  For more information, please visit the Candice Ransom website.

The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Janet D. Greenwood Library.  A reception will begin at 3:30pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  If you are planning on attending, please contact Keary Mariannino at (434) 395-2431 or

Join us tomorrow for a poetry reading with Dr. Craig Challender

On Tuesday, February 26, at 3:30 p.m. Greenwood Library will host a poetry reading by esteemed Longwood professor, Dr. Craig Challender. Dr. Challender, who teaches undergraduate and graduate-level American Literature and Creative Writing courses, is the author of three full-length collections of poetry including Familiar Things, As Details Become Available, and Dancing on Water. A fourth manuscript, So Far: New and Selected Poems, was recently selected as a finalist for the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, sponsored by New Letters and BkMk Press.  His poems and reviews have appeared in South Dakota Review, Connecticut Review, Tar River Poetry, The Midwest Quarterly, The Paterson Library Literary Review and Chelsea.

Following his reading, Dr. Challender will be signing his books, which will be available for purchase.  An event in a series of ongoing programs related to the Library’s Special Collections and Archives, attendees will have an opportunity to win one of three Barnes and Noble gift cards and light refreshments will be served.  Make plans to attend this event to be held on Tuesday, February 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Greenwood Library. We hope to see you there!

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Take a Study Break in the Library!

Are you starting to “camp out” in the Library to prepare for finals?  Take a study break with us!  Extended hours start Monday, November 26th.  To kick things off, we’ll host our first ever ‘Fort Finals’ event Monday, November 26th – Wednesday, November 28th.  We’ll be offering a variety of snacks, beverages, Writing Center Assistance, and activities in the Library’s Atrium to make this time less stressful and more productive for you.  Cookie breaks will be on the evenings of November 27th, 29th, and December 2nd – 6th.

Monday, November 26th:

Candy and apple cider (8 p.m. – 11 p.m. or when snacks run out!)

Writing Center tutor stationed in Library Atrium (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 27th:

Lemonade and chips (2 p.m. – 5 p.m. or when snacks run out!)

Wednesday, November 28th:

Cookies, cake pops, fruit, and trail mix (8 p.m. – 11 p.m. or when snacks run out!)

Writing Center tutor stationed in Library Atrium (8 p.m.-10 p.m.)

Tuesday, Nov. 27th, Thursday 29th, and Sun. – Thur., Dec. 2nd – 6th.

Cookie breaks in the evening

Additionally, take a puzzle or game break from your studies to relax under the canopy and send your family and friends ‘Greetings from Greenwood’ postcards to ensure them that you are working hard, compliments of the Library!

Thanks to the Janet D. Greenwood Library, Longwood Dining Services, the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Success, the Wellness Center, the Writing Center, Printing Services, and Alumni Relations for sponsoring this event.

Game Night Returns

That’s right, Game Night is back in the Library for its 8th installment (if you count that one “Game Day”) on September 21st from 6 PM to 10 PM.  We’ll have snacks, music by WMLU, and of course games of all sorts—board games, card games, and video games. Here’s just a small selection of the games we’ll have available:

Still not sold? Check out the fun we had last time!


Listen to Faculty, students, and staff make Longwood History come alive: A Special Collections event

Library Atrium
Tuesday, March 27, at 3:30 p.m.

Greenwood Library’s Special Collections holds unique treasures that make the history of Longwood University come alive.  On Tuesday, March 27, at 3:30 p.m., the Greenwood Library will host an event that will feature faculty, staff, and students reading excerpts from a variety of materials that were written in days gone by.  A slideshow of historical photos will be included as a part of this event.  Attendees will have an opportunity to win one of three Barnes and Noble gift cards being given away as door prizes.  Refreshments will be available following the program.  Make plans to attend this event on March 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Greenwood Library.  We hope to see you there!

Poster Presentation: “Around the World and Across Time: How We Define Women Writers and How They Define Us”

“Around the World and Across Time:
How We Define Women Writers and How They Define Us”

Greenwood Library Atrium
Longwood University
Monday, April 19th through Friday, the 23rd

How have women writers’ differing experiences and cultures influenced their understanding of what it means to be a woman?  What are the benefits of considering women writers as a group, and what are the costs?  These questions and others animate the work of students from ENGL 362: Genders and Bodies, who have created poster presentations on the impact of influential woman authors like Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Plath, Sharon Creech, and Flannery O’Conner.   Find out how this important writing reflects gendered identities across cultures and times, from the 19th century to today.  The posters will remain in the Atrium until Friday, March 23.

Game Night is back!

Game Night has returned to the Greenwood Library for Fall 2011.  Bring your friends (or parents) to the Library on Friday, September 23, 6:30 to 10PM for video games, board games, and card games.  Snacks such as chips, cookies, cupcakes, lemon bars, and veggie dishes will be served.  And music will be provided by WMLU.

Some of the video games we’ll have include:

  • Call of Duty
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Guitar Hero
  • Just Dance
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • NCAA Football 11
  • Rockband
  • Super Mario Bros for Wii
  • Wii Sports

Library Fans on YouTube

To celebrate the American Library Association’s National Library Week and follow the 2011 theme “Create your own story @ your library,” we asked LU students, staff and faculty what they liked most about the Janet D. Greenwood Library. Below is a video of their testimonials:

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Game Day!

Greenwood Library is hosting Game Day, Tuesday, January 18th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Come play video games, board games, card games, and enjoy refreshments before classes start. We hope to see you there!