The Reader is Moving! But Only a Few Doors Down.

April 3, 2014

Dear Reader Subscribers and Followers,

Along with the rest of the SCC community of web pages, The Reader is relocating to the new SCC web pages on the all new, just-released Sacramento City College Website.

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March Madness Book Tournament

March 4, 2014

Why should basketball fans have all of the fun?

Come to the second floor of the LRC and vote for your favorite book. 

Vote each week in March to help your book become champion!

March madness book display

And the winner will be?

March_Madness ballot


Most Popular Library Ebooks, Dec. – Jan.

February 12, 2014
  1. Media Violence 2011
  2. Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, 3rd ed.
  3. World History Encyclopedia
  4. Endangered Species 2012
  5. Food: In Context
  6. Sports and Athletes 2011
  7. Encyclopedia of American Religions, 7th ed.
  8. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd ed.
  9. The official Luxology modo guide :  version 301
  10. The Bhagavad Gita
  11. Is human nature obsolete? :  genetic, bioengineering, and the future of the human condition
  12. Every tenant’s legal guide
  13. The California Landlord’s Law Book
  14. Guns in American Society : An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law
  15. The Punishment Imperative : The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America
  16. Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
  17. What the best college teachers do
  18. Test success :  test-taking techniques for beginning nursing students
  19. Nolo’s encyclopedia of everyday law :  answers to your most frequently asked legal questions
  20. Understanding Tcp/ip :  A Clear And Comprehensive Guide

Use your W/ID number and eservices password to read ebooks off campus.

More about ebooks…

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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.

Sex+City2

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.

blind_date

(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:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/

Celebrate!

*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

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