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What's New at the Library

 

SEPTEMBER          

Celebrate Constitution Day at CCBC on September 15!  A historical DVD about the important historical event - the signing of the Constitution Sept. 17, 1787 - will play in LRC Reading Room 215 throughout the day. Snacks will be provided. Copies of the Constitution will be available at the reference desk, along with games and puzzles with a patriotic theme. Also, peruse the library display window dedicated to the document and the constitutional right of voting.

Adult Learners (ANTS)are welcome to meet in Reading Room 215 on Sept. 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for Brown Bag Lunch and discussion of the job search.

    AUGUST         

Have you registered to vote? Do you know the issues? Here is a libguide with some informational and non-partisan links to help you become an informed voter. http://election2016forccbc.weebly.com/

Brown Bag Lunch in the Library  Are you a non-traditional, adult learner? Libraries have changed since you were first shussshed at the shelves. On Aug. 30 at 12:30 p.m., stop in the LRC Reading Room 215 to learn about "your" library, meet other adult students and discover services that can help you succeed. Bring your lunch and get acquainted!

July          

Through Professor Susan Allen, the library joined the mission of the “Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges” program, University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies partner grant with CCBC.  Funds from the grant were utilized to add library titles with Eastern European themes from newly-released non-fiction to children’s and young adult books, along with audio and visual materials. The new resources are ready for check-out from the foyer display windows in the library. The exhibit also showcases matryoshka dolls from Russia and the Ukraine, a Croatian stringed prim and some Romanian artifacts. Information on local Eastern European music and dance troupes, Slavjane and Jadran, is also included for those who wish to sample the rich local Eastern European heritage.

    June          

For beach and getaway summer reading, the latest from Stuart Woods, Stephen King, James Patterson, Barbara Taylor Bradford and Janet Evanovich are on the hot-off-the-press shelf at "your " library, along with Tolkien's "The Story of Kullervo", some new Marvel comics and the latest in the Peregrine's Peculiar Children series, "Library of Souls."  For those looking for education not escape, new titles "EKG's for Nursing Demystified" "Crime Scenes Staging Dynamics in Homicide Investigation" "Office 2016 Simplified"  "The Complete World of Human Evolution" "The Uncommon History of Common Things I and II" and "Hands-on Mobile App Testing" await perusal. Please visit. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” 
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

    MAY           Library Staff piloted a coffee station with java and snacks for Spring finals week near the reference desk. Student, faculty and visitor feedback was  overwhelmingly positive. The library display windows are showcasing the 50th anniversary theme of Looking Back and Reaching Forward to help kick off the campus year-long celebration. 
    APRIL On April 1, the library will host the campus HeadStart for Wee Build Block Party. Then, celebrate NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK at your CCBC Library! The poetry of Robert Frost will come to life with "Fire and Ice," a presentation by Sam Allen in LRC 9103 April 11 at 11:15 a.m. The library is also highlighting "Conversation about Open Educational Resources" with OER Proponent and Pitt Librarian Paul Bond April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in 9103.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor, through the College and Research Division (http://crdpala.org/) of PaLA.

    MARCH A Meditation Marathon will be staged in the library March 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to raise funds for student scholarships. Dr. Cynthia Marshall, English and Yoga instructor, will meditate in the library window for 8 hours for pledges to the CCBC Foundation to aid with student scholarships. A space will be set aside in the library for those who want to join the marathon of Mantra amidst Dewey. Pledges may be made at the reference desk.

 
FEBRUARY  

Black History Month Display was recognized in the library with a special CCBC connection. The works of Dr. Martin Luther King were showcased with the essay of Dr. Martin Luther King Oratorial Contest Winner Jayden Norman. Norman is the son and grandson of CCBC Students Van and Michelle Norman.  The library also unveiled its Blind Date with a Book program - books of varied genre festively wrapped to obscure the cover.  Staff, faculty and students joined to read books out of their preferred genre. The feedback: library staff was asked to do the project as an ongoing display.
   JANUARY 

Keep your eye on the new book section. Through an agreement with the Beaver County Library System, the library now will be providing an expanded array of bestseller fiction upon release. Be the first to read new works @ "your" library.