Patrick Henry College Library

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11/25/2019

Friendly reminder: ILL’s and PHC books now have a due date no later than Dec. 6. There’s a 7 day grace period meaning all items must be returned prior to dorms closing on Dec. 14 at 3 PM to avoid end of semester fines.

If you have a multi-semester research project – thesis, DRW, incomplete, or a professor has granted an extension past dorms closing, check in with Mrs. Thornhill or Mrs. Pensgard to get on the exceptions list and extend your due dates.

Last day to request an ILL is Sunday, Dec. 1, at midnight. ILL requests placed after that time will be deleted unless you are on the exceptions list.

You can do this! If you need us, we are here for you!

Smile for your day... from the PHC Library!
11/20/2019

Smile for your day... from the PHC Library!

"...we here highly resolve... that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the ...
11/19/2019

"...we here highly resolve... that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.

Today in History: Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address, 1863 https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/november-19/?loclr=fbloc

The World According To Geek Girl
11/18/2019

The World According To Geek Girl

11/06/2019

Thought for paper season: "If you wait until conditions are perfect, you’ll never write a thing. It’s always a matter of the will. The songs won’t create themselves, and neither will the books, the recipes, the blue-prints, or the gardens." (Andrew Peterson) Time to get writing?

11/05/2019

Research tips: Find an overview of your topic in an authoritative dictionary or encylcopedia; look for the names of people, places, events, and dates that you can use in a keyword search; refine the topic; search the print and ebook collections of the library and check out books :). For more specific sources, search journal articles in JStor, ProQuest, Academic Search Premier. And, as always, [email protected] . We are here for you!

10/31/2019

Here for Fall Break? So are we!

Thursday-Friday 10/31-11/1 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 11/2-11/3 Closed
Monday-Tuesday 11/4-11/5 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 11/6 Normal hours resume

Yes, a book is an astonishing thing!
10/23/2019

Yes, a book is an astonishing thing!

This is too good not to pass on! PHCers, it's paper season! Remember to cite your sources and if you need help, we are h...
10/17/2019

This is too good not to pass on! PHCers, it's paper season! Remember to cite your sources and if you need help, we are here for you!! (Meme courtesy of Dr. Kristina Lobenhofer Tanner)

#nerdsday

10/07/2019

PHC Library hours for October Break:

Wednesday-Friday - 10/9-10/11 - 8:30am-5:00pm

Saturday-Sunday - 10/12-10/13 - Closed

Monday - 10/14 - Regular hours resume

Cheerful librarians will happily provide research assistance for your impending papers! We are here for you!

09/30/2019

Western Civ paper? Now is a great time to think through your topic and check in with your friendly librarians. We are here for you!

Celebrating the U S Constitution, created September 17, 1787, presented September 28, 1787, and ratified June 21, 1788 -...
09/17/2019

Celebrating the U S Constitution, created September 17, 1787, presented September 28, 1787, and ratified June 21, 1788 - a truly extraordinary document. "We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty..."

Celebrate #ConstitutionDay with our new Constitution Annotated website, which provides an an authoritative source for the original founding document plus Supreme Court decisions & interpretations through the years. https://constitution.congress.gov?loclr=fbloc

Have a great weekend PHC! I know you won't get bored!
09/13/2019

Have a great weekend PHC! I know you won't get bored!

#fridayfunny:

09/09/2019

Exegetical Worksheet anyone? Preferred commentaries are on reserve in the library. However, the library cannot provide individual copies for all students at the same time. Please plan ahead (don't wait until the last minute) and when in the library share your commentaries with others. Good news - you might make a friend or 10!

09/03/2019

Need study tips? Proof reading a paper? Math skills? Time management advice? Encouragement to carry on? The Study Support Center is in the library for you! Peer tutors are available, 7-10 PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs. You will love them and the help they provide!

08/19/2019

WELCOME new students to the Library! We have been looking forward to your arrival. Once you get settled, stop in and say, "Hi!." Library orientation will be Wednesday afternoon - we will see you there!

08/13/2019

Have you heard me recommend the book, "A Gentleman in Moscow"? It's fiction with interesting characters and complex themes. It's now in the library.

08/12/2019

The library has, or will soon have, all the textbooks and required readings on reserve, 2 hour check out, in-library use only. If that works for you, save $$ and use the library copies! See you soon!

Toni Morrison (1931-2019) Nobel prize winner, novelist, editor, teacher, professor emeritus at Princeton University, and...
08/09/2019

Toni Morrison (1931-2019) Nobel prize winner, novelist, editor, teacher, professor emeritus at Princeton University, and Pulitzer Prize winner and a fierce advocate for public libraries.

Toni Morrison was an incredible person on so many levels. Nobel prize winner, novelist, editor, teacher, professor emeritus at Princeton University, and Pulitzer Prize winner are only some of the many groundbreaking accomplishments she achieved. In addition to this impressive list, she also played a vital role in bringing black literature to the mainstream and was a fierce advocate for public libraries.

It’s hard to come up with a fitting tribute for a woman who changed the world in such powerful ways. Though The Book Thing is not a library, we do regularly stock Morrison’s books and they fly off the shelves as fast as we are able to put them out. She is one of the top authors we get requests for, which I believe may perhaps be the greatest acknowledgement of her legacy. We never have enough of her books to meet the demand for them.

In honor of her work and the opportunities she created, I will personally be donating $500 to supply The Book Thing with as many of Toni Morrison’s books as I am able to acquire. I pledge that as the Executive Director I will actively work to increase our consistent numbers of available books by black authors, through partnerships with other organizations and by allocating a portion of donated funds to supplement any gaps in what books are donated.

If you would like to join me in this mission, please email us to discuss partnerships or send us a donation via our website. Please be sure to note that the donations are in honor of Toni Morrison, so we can direct them appropriately. Cash or check donations can be made at our Book Drop window, during donation hours. (Listed below.)

May she rest in power.

-Bunny

Book Thing Hours:
- Get Books: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
- Donations and Volunteering : Mon-Fri from 10am to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm (Please check our website for current donation guidelines before visiting.)

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Black text on white background that reads: “‘My second job as a teenager was shelving books at the only library in Lorain, Ohio. Every shift started with a tall stack of returned books-fiction, history, drama, poetry, everything. It didn’t pay much, but it was magical. Then I got fired.

The trouble was that instead of replacing the books on the shelves, I kept reading them. A title would catch my eye, I’d crack the book open for just a quick look, and pretty soon I’d forget the stack of returns. I didn’t get far in my career as a librarian, but that experience opened my eyes and shaped my future.

That’s what libraries do.’

Toni Morrison
Letter to Queens Public Library
2018”]

08/02/2019

Finding summer a bit spiritually dry? What book has God used to draw you closer? I'll start - Pilgrim's Progress, Valley of Vision.

Thought you might enjoy! Happy summer!
07/16/2019

Thought you might enjoy! Happy summer!

This is an accurate estimate of museum oxymora.

For all of the students doing leisure reading this summer...
07/11/2019

For all of the students doing leisure reading this summer...

Downtown Asheville
07/09/2019

Downtown Asheville

Thank you, Kristina Lobenhofer Tanner, and yes, literary rock star will do nicely. We are here for you all!!
07/05/2019

Thank you, Kristina Lobenhofer Tanner, and yes, literary rock star will do nicely. We are here for you all!!

06/26/2019

Dr. Mitchell is reading Dante this summer. Not as ambitious, I finished "A gentleman in Moscow" - a good summer read. What are you reading? What should I read next?

06/22/2019

PHC Writer? Loudoun County Library is sponsoring a short story writing contest. There's a $200 check for the winner. You should so do this!

06/19/2019
Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art

Looking for interesting things to do in DC this weekend? Sachler has an interesting exhibition.

In this edition of Curator's Cut, we learn about the affection of the Qianlong emperor for Empress Xiaoxian. It's not often that history can tell us about the emotional intensity of a relationship, but we're lucky to have the evidence! Watch the full video to learn all about it and then get yourself to the #FreerSackler to see "Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912" before it closes this Sunday, June 23! #FSEmpresses

#Smithsonian #ChineseArt #ChineseHistory #QingDynasty #ForbiddenCity #QingEmpresses #China #AsianArt #ArtHistory #Scroll #Painting #Poem #Poetry #Emperor #Empress

According to a friend of a friend, Todd, tomorrow is "Stay in Bed and Read Day." He may have made that up, but it is bet...
05/24/2019

According to a friend of a friend, Todd, tomorrow is "Stay in Bed and Read Day." He may have made that up, but it is better than "Blueberry Popsicle Day" (Sept. 2).

“Books make the soul float.”
― Alan Bradley, Speaking from Among the Bones

05/21/2019

On campus or in the area? Library check outs are available throughout the summer. Come in for leisure reading or to get a jump on next fall's course reading list.

05/14/2019

PHC Library will close Wednesday, May 15 at 12:30 for the PHC Employee Picnic. We will reopen on Thursday morning as usual at 8:30AM. You may want to start thinking about your summer reading list - so many books, so little time!

05/09/2019

There's still time to get extended due dates if you have a DRW, thesis, incomplete or any professor approved extension - this currently include Dr. Roberts Philosophy of Religion course. Email [email protected] and we'll provide details.

05/07/2019

PHC Library closes today at 5 PM, but you can still drop books off in the book return all evening in Founders' lobby. Wednesday begins summer hours, 8:30AM - 5PM, M - F.

05/07/2019

Library friendly reminder: All items must be returned by 5 PM on Wednesday to avoid fines. You may have received a notice that an ILL had a due date after that time. Those items still need to be returned by tomorrow unless you have prior approval from Mrs. Pensgard or me. Sadly, we have discovered that items kept past dorm closings each semester struggle to find their way home. Questions?? Email or stop by. Hang in there - you are almost to the finish line!!

05/06/2019

Return all library items by Wednesday, May 8, at 5 PM to avoid fines - which no one wants! If you have a thesis, DRW, or professor approved extension, please see Mrs. Thornhill for approval to keep items past Wednesday.

05/03/2019

Books due 5/4 can be returned anytime before 5/8 without fines. If you are done with anything, in kindness to library staff, please return soon. Processing the over 400 books that are still out can be a bit overwhelming. Thank you for your consideration.

05/01/2019

Lemonade, cookies, popcorn, and so much more available in the library now - tutors, research assistance, and cheerful encouragement, too!

05/01/2019

Cookies, lemonade, and snacks in the library today, 2 - 5 PM. Tutors, research assistance, and cheerful encouragement will be available. PHC Library - we are here for you!

04/30/2019

Cookies and lemonade study break in the library on Wednesday will be combined with the end of the year "Study Blitz" sponsored by the Study Support Center tutors - more snacks, more tutors, more research assistance! 2 - 5 PM. See you there!

04/16/2019

Exegetical worksheet due tomorrow? Why, yes it is! Please plan ahead if you need the library commentaries as we don't carry one commentary for each student. You may have to share! You can also access the 4 - 5 commentaries on Ephesians that are available in the library's ebook collection linked from the library home page. Blessings!

04/12/2019

The PHC Art Society's Annual Spring Showcase is now open in the Library Study Center. The showcase will only be on display until Monday the 15th so stop by soon!

Competition? LOC has a new "askalibrarian" service, but they don't know your profs or assignments like the PHC librarian...
04/09/2019

Competition? LOC has a new "askalibrarian" service, but they don't know your profs or assignments like the PHC librarians do. Use [email protected] email for research assistance - we are here for you!

While we'd love to see you, you don't have to visit Washington, D.C. for expert reference advice from our top-notch staff—use our Ask-a-Librarian online service to get help with those questions that Google just can't figure out: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/?loclr=fbloc

03/30/2019
Student Problems

Entertaining, yes, but don't be this person - the library is open today until 11 PM, Monday - Thursday, Friday til 5:30 and Saturday til 6 PM. We are happy to help!

Anytime now 😅..

03/29/2019

Come see our new display of Revolutionary War era documents. Each one was signed by a key figure in American politics.

03/28/2019

Overdue library books? Email [email protected] to renew! PHC items renewed immediately. ILL renewal requests will be sent to lending library. You'll get an email that item is renewed and a new due date OR no renewal and a request to return.

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10 Patrick Henry Cir
Purcellville, VA
20132

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Monday 09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 23:00
Thursday 08:30 - 23:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(540) 441-8400

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