SCC students have lots of ideas about how to keep their planet happy. Visit the Library display for April and add your thought bubble to the tree. Plenty of good reading on the subject, too, both on the second floor display shelves and in the general collection. Search OneSearch for Climate, Conservation, Environment and more. Ask a Librarian.
Pulitzer, Nobel, and Man Booker prizes; National Book Award, Hugo Award, Nebula, Edgar, Caldecott and Newbery Medal; all are on display in the Library. Here’s a teaser list, with more below the fold:
|Title & Author||Library Call Number||Award||Year|
|Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures / Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by K.G. Campbell.||PZ7.D5455 Fl 2013||Newbery Medal||2014|
|Locomotive / Brian Floca.||TJ603.2 .F56 2013||Caldecott Medal||2014|
|Missing person / Patrick Modiano ; translated from the French by Daniel Weissbort.||PQ2673.O3 R813 2005||Nobel Prize||2014|
|Americanah : [a novel] / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.||PR9387.9.A34354 A44 2013||National Book Critics Circle||2013|
|Ancillary justice / Ann Leckie.||PS3612.E3353 A83 2013||Nebula Award||2013|
|Dear life : stories / Alice Munro.||PR9199.3.M8 D43 2012||Nobel Prize||2013|
|Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America / Gilbert King.||HV9956.G76 K56 2012||Pulitzer Prize||2013|
Come to the 2nd floor of the LRC and choose a book from the display honoring African American History Month. You can borrow books on display for 3 weeks.
Read about African Americans in WWII, Jazz and Blues, African American art, African American women writers, Buffalo soldiers and much more!
Guess the winners and you could win two movie passes!
Fill out your ballot at either the Instructional Media Desk on the 1st floor or
the Library Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resource Center.
Ties will be broken by a random drawing. Winners will be contacted by email.
The Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast on February 22, 2015. Check out the nominees.
The top 10 challenged books for 2013:
- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
- A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
- Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence
Find some of these titles and more in an exhibit on the second floor of the LRC – through October.
Read more about banned and challenged books of the 21st century.
Come to the 2nd floor of the Library and visit the display celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out any of the books in the display, including books about Hispanic culture, politics, artists or authors!
Landscape and wildlife art by Sacramento artist Linnea Fronce is featured in the Special Events room on the third floor of the Sacramento City College Library from August 23 to Sept. 27.
A public reception in the Library is scheduled for 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Sept. 13 (Second Saturday). This is a rare opportunity to view Linnea’s work. Directions and parking: http://bit.ly/1sJ4FCY
View the exhibit during Library hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 8 pm; Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm; Saturday 9 am – 3 pm.
LRC Third Floor Exhibit – The Art of Ming G. Fong and Sandy Fong Whetstone, Showcasing Through August 9
After witnessing the works of the talented father-daughter duo first-hand, it becomes apparent how Ming Fong and Sandy Fong Whetstone’s work truly tells a story all on its own. There is significance to each of their work, a story that is attempting to be told through the ages, and a viewpoint of these two that is reaching out to be shared with the rest of the world, one that only they can perceive.
Ming Fong received training in Chinese Classics in China during the 1930’s, and the inspirations from Chinese cultural influences are clearly seen in his work. Calligraphy remains an essential part of his work, written (and translated in English for the exhibit) as a form of poetry, perfectly complementing the natural appeal of the people and elements of nature that helped shape the type of work Ming would eventually paint together. It’s no wonder why someone as talented as Ming would eventually become the primary source of inspiration for his own daughter’s work during her childhood, and even through to her adult years.
Departing from her father’s more classically-inspired works, Sandy Fong Whetstone takes an approach to art and a view on life that strikes you as uplifting and charming, with a childlike lens on the world. Though Sandy and her father both draw inspiration from nature, Sandy takes traditional ideas of animals and fruits and vegetation, and turns them on their heads. You can see the near life-size ceramic works of art of animals dressed in button-ups and personified with human clothing and characteristics, and eyes that are so accurately modeled, they could easily be mistaken for the real thing. And her interpretations of bipedal fruits and vegetables are so full of joy, you can’t help but want to view this exhibit before it has a chance to run away from you.
Grab a book from the May library display and find your new career. Resumes, cover letters, interviews – library materials have you covered. If you don’t see what you want in the display bookcase on the second floor, ask a librarian to help you connect with materials for your job search. Come back and let us know when you get hired!
SCC Library catalog – search here for books and DVDs.
Hope you don’t have a problem with that.
A set of math displays in the LRC lobby adds to your love of numbers.
Up a floor, in the Library, count on a quantity of math books on the second floor display shelves:
No argument, you will value the range of math topics. Many books in the display relate to everyday functions.
Math is everywhere!
Math Day Activities in the Learning Resource Center.:
Math Month Activities and Presentations
April 9, 2014
|9 – 9:30 am||Dosage||Mary James||LRC Lobby|
|9:30 – 10 am||Math and Musical Rhythm||Rob Knable||LRC Lobby|
|10 – 10:30 am||Math and Sound||Mark Webster||LRC lobby or LR141|
|10:30 – 11 am|
|11 – 11:30 am||Radical Geometry||Dr. Deb Bryant||LRC lobby|
|11:30 am – 12 pm||Chalk Spirograph||Gioia Fonda|
|12 – 12:30 pm||Dance + Music||Trinidad + Rob||Outside LRC|
|12:30 – 1 pm||Statistics in 1850||Mark Harbison||LRC 220|
|1 – 1:30 pm|
|1:30 – 2 pm|
|2 – 2:30 pm||Roman Numerals||Gabriella Nuttall||LRC Lobby|
|2:30 – 3 pm||Art and Math||Jose DiGregorio||Outside LRC|