Sex+City Books and DVDs in the Library!

February 10, 2014

In connection with SEX + CITY: Sex-Positive Week at Sac City, the Library presents a book display and a list of books and DVDs relevant to the week’s presentations.  Find the display on the second floor of the library.  Print copies of the book and DVD list are available at the display.


A few titles to get your attention:

Still doing it [videorecording] : the intimate lives of women over 65.

Orgasm Inc. [videorecording].

Who’s been sleeping in your head? : the secret world of sexual fantasies.

Why men fake it : the totally unexpected truth about men and sex.

Understanding asexuality.

Blind Date with a Book!

February 3, 2014

Spice up your reading life with a Blind Date with a Book!  Come to the second floor of the LRC to find your “book soul mate.”  

Will your “book soul mate” be a romance, mystery, science fiction or one of many other genres?  

If things don’t work out between you and your blind date, just return it without any hurt feelings.


(Books are wrapped.  Borrow one and unwrap your next reading treasure!)

World Religions on Display at the Library

December 11, 2013

World Religions 12-2013

Learn more in the Library.  Borrow a book or DVD.*  Find information on religions including, but not limited to: Atheism, Baha’i, Buddhism, Candomble, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Paganism, Rastafari, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Unitarianism and Zoroastrianism.

Look up religions on the web:


*Students can borrow 2 books or DVDs over the winter break.

Great Group Reads!

December 4, 2013

Are you in a book club?  Need inspiration for book choices?

From the intimate dynamics of family and personal relationships to major cultural and world issues, timely and provocative topics are represented by the 21 titles below, chosen as the 2013 Great Group Reads for National Reading Group Month (an initiative of the Women’s National Book Association).

SCC Librarians encourage you to visit your local public library where you will find many of these titles.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
David by Ray Robertson
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
How It All Began by Penelope Lively
Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Margot by Jillian Cantor
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFadden
The One-Way Bridge by Cathie Pelletier
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
The Round House by Louise Erdrich  (SCC Library owns)
Schroder by Amity Gaige
Sparta by Roxana Robinson
Wash by Margaret Wrinkle
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers  (SCC Library owns)

Submitted by Kristin Gunn

Research Paper Due? Start with a Reference Book

November 27, 2013

Use reference books first to get essential background on your topic.

Research papers are due!

A handful of popular titles from the SCC Library’s 3800 volume reference collection:

American attitudes : what Americans think about the issues that shape their lives.
Deadly arsenals : tracking weapons of mass destruction.
Milestone documents in African American history : exploring the essential primary sources.
Encyclopedia of American race riots.
Encyclopedia of gangs.
Encyclopedia of pollution.
Encyclopedia of the First Amendment.
The dream encyclopedia.
Immigration in U.S. history.
A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations.
New encyclopedia of Africa.
Profiling and criminal justice in America : a reference handbook.
Religions of the world : a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices.

Ask a Librarian for help!

World Book Night – Who, What, When, Where, Why!

November 8, 2013

World_Book_Night logo

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.

Loads of New Fiction Donated to the Library

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.

Book Jackets

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What We’re Reading. And You?

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.”
Three books mentioned in text
Ben: “I’m reading both: Expecting Better by Emily Oster and The Chaneysville Incident by David Bradley.”

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.

One Reader Says “Thank You!”

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:

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize

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!”

Library Features Emancipation Proclamation at 150 Years

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.

Library Display for Sept. 2013


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