Category Archives: Library Displays

There’s still time to see, or even contribute to, the National Poetry Month display on the 2nd floor of the LRC. We’ve got poetry and poetry-themed books and DVDs out ready for you to take home and savor. Then turn around to find poetry written by SCC students, faculty and staff. Up for the rest of April, the cruelest month!

National Poetry Month display
Poems on display with invitation to contribute

Items in our display, with links to their OneSearch page:
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Got poetry?

The Library is looking for a few good poets!

In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, the Library will feature a poetry display.

We’d like you to be a part of it.

Simply drop of a copy of your poem at the Research Help desk on the second floor of the Library, or email a copy to HoweJ@scc.losrios.edu (include your name and email address in the text of the message).

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich, By K. Kendall [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Anna Akhmatov

Anna Akhmatova, portrait by Petrov-Vodkin


Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott, photo by Bert Nienhuis

Are you looking for your book soul mate? Will it be a mystery, romance or science fiction? The second floor of the library has some possibilities for you! All of the books are wrapped. You just choose the genre, check out the book, and see if love blossoms.
Blind Date with a Book display

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

Join the Library for a special celebration in honor of our Centennial. During the first two weeks of December, “100 Years of SCC Moments and Mementos,” a collection of objects from the Library archives, will be on display in the LRC Lobby.

To commemorate the occasion, on Thursday, December 8 from 2 to 4 pm, the Library will host a reception in the LRC lobby with refreshments and a 3 pm musical performance by SCC’s VOCALe.

Please stop by the LRC lobby to check out the display, and we hope to see you at the reception on December 8!

View of Library from Quad, 1974

Then (1974)

View of LRC from fountain

Now, and Forward!

The Library has published a guide to this year’s election. Find out about voter registration, the presidential election and California’s 17 (!) ballot measures. Our guide gives you links to the best sites and also provides starters for researching some of the issues at stake on November 8.

Election guide home page, showing three sections: Voting, Presidential Election, and California Propositions

Also be sure to visit the election-themed display on the 2nd floor of the LRC. Which literary characters would you vote for? Who said it: Trump or Clinton? Which issues do you think are most important this year?

Board asking what the most important issue is; attach a piece of paper to the column of your choiceBoard asks, what if your favorite literary character ran for president. Who would you vote for?Board asks, Who said it? Donald Trump or Hillary ClintonBoard provides information on California Propositions

We’ve also got a book display on presidential elections and politics. You’ll find a list of all books in the display in the election guide.

LGBTQ book and dvd display
The SCC Library has a substantial collection of books and media on LGBTQ issues and topics on display through the month of April. Come and check out the display and borrow a book or video—second floor of the LRC, next to the stairwell. Learn about the Gay Rights Movement and the many symbols associated with the LGBTQ community.

Will you be participating in the Day of Silence?

Here’s what we’ve got on display:
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