November 8, 2013
April 23, 2014 is World Book Night and the SCC Library is a host location where book givers pick up their books and donor materials.
What is World Book Night and what is a book giver?
What is the book list for this year?
How can I become a book giver?
More questions answered.
Contact Ben Wingard, reference librarian, with questions or suggestions.
October 29, 2013
SCC Wrestling Coach, David Pacheco, recently donated a few hundred hardback fiction titles to the SCC Library. The books were part of his mother’s extensive (1600 volume) collection. Phyllis Pacheco was an avid reader and a member of two book clubs, among her many other interests. She passed away January 28, 2013.
There are too many titles to list, but see below for the authors included in this gift. Search by author in the library catalog to find the call number and location of each book.
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October 22, 2013
Here’s a short list, for starters:
Kristin: “‘East of Eden‘ – though that’s my ‘serious’ book. I read one serious and one popular fiction at the same time to balance each other out!
Judy: “My sister just started a book club and we’re about to read, ‘The Reason I Jump‘ by Naoki Higashida. He’s a Japanese teenager with Autism and he tells what life is like in his world. On a light note: I just finished ‘Red Shirts‘ by Jon Scalzi. It’s quite clever. If you know anything about the old Star Trek series, then you know that the people that got killed always wore red shirts. This story takes that concept and tells what it’s like for the people wearing the red shirts. Also, I’ve started ‘Good Omens: the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch‘ by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It’s a humorous take on the end of days.”
Loreen: “Of recent past, I fell in love with: ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns‘, by Khaled Hosseini, and ‘The Secret Life of Bees‘, by Sue Monk Kidd. I just finished ‘Black Elk Speaks‘, by Lohn G. Neihardt, and, in my spare time, working my way through a gift book, ‘Textbook of Healthcare Ethics‘, by Erich H. Loewy, M.D. Hopefully, over our holiday break, I want to read anything by Alice Munro, the recent winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.”
Tell us what you’re reading.
October 16, 2013
“One of the great things about working in an environment like this is immediate access to a library. I just read this headline:
So, from my desk, I checked our library catalog, found several Munro collections, scurried across the quad, and 10 minutes after seeing the headline I’m sitting here reading a Munro short story (only on my break, of course). I probably could have found one on-line in one minute, but still…I got to roam the stacks.
Thanks to all of you at our Library!”
September 9, 2013
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a display of Civil War library books reveals little known facts about this formative document. A binder located near the display prompts students to imagine what America would be like today if Lincoln had not been assassinated. The display is located on the second floor of the library and is up through September.
May 22, 2013
Your SCC Library delivers.
- Find thousands of enthralling ebooks in OneSearch and the Library Catalog.
- Download them to your portable device (laptop, tablet, phone, Nook, Kobo etc., but not the Kindle).
- Check them out (checkout period varies).
Detailed instructions on how to open, save, checkout and download ebooks on the Ebsco platform.
Previous Reader article on how to find ebooks in OneSearch and the library catalog.
An EBSCO video showing how to get an ebook on your iPad.
May 14, 2013
“Most Americans don’t even know that libraries offer e-books, according to national surveys.”
Are you one of the “most Americans” cited in this New York Times op-ed by New York Public Library president, Anthony W. Marx?
Your SCC Library offers thousands of ebooks. Discover them in OneSearch, the database that includes all SCC library books, ebooks, media, and articles.
(Many, but not all ebooks are found in the Library Catalog, LOIS.)
Here’s how to find ebooks: Type a keyword search in OneSearch and hit Search.
Then scroll down the left side of the results page, limit the results to ebooks and hit Update.
You can download many of these ebooks – watch for more information in an upcoming article!