The Reader

Black Panther crouching
Imagine that the Black Panther is in Sacramento. What do you think he would be doing?

Submit a one-page story or one-page illustrated comic page to the LRC Research Help Desk (2nd floor) on the main campus, the Front Desk at the West Sac Center, or Room 215 at the Davis Center by Wednesday, November 21 and you might be the winner of a fabulous prize!

Here are the rules:

  • Contest is open to all currently enrolled students of Sacramento City College.
  • Students must enter either a one-page story or a one-page illustrated comic book page imagining what Black Panther would do if he were in Sacramento. Entries longer than one page or larger than 8½” x 11” will be disqualified.
  • Students must include their name, W# and an email address, neatly written on the back of the entry. Any entry showing the author’s information on the front of the entry will be disqualified.
  • All entries must be turned in to the SCC Research Help Desk (LRC, 2nd floor) by closing on Wednesday, November 21. Entries can also be turned in to the Front Desk at the West Sac Center and Room 215 at the Davis Center.

All entries will be on display on the 2nd floor of the LRC from November 27 to December 19. Voting will begin on November 28 and will end on December 7. Winning entries will be posted on the 2nd floor of the LRC on December 10.

Questions? Contact Librarian Judy Howe at howej@scc.losrios.edu

Black Panther crouching
Come hear Professors Gioia Fonda and Hayley Laird discuss the history of Marvel’s Black Panther and his connections to Northern California.

The Library is sponsoring this event on Thursday, October 18, from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Student Center.

This will also be the kickoff of a special Black Panther-focused contest. Come learn all about it! Fabulous prizes!

Through October, the second floor of the LRC has election-themed materials on display. Learn about California’s propositions, the voting process and how to spot and overcome fake news.

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The last day to register to vote is October 22, 2018. Don’t be left out!

Looking to get more information about the election? Try these resources:

Poster titled "Be a Smart Voter", with infographics on fake newsDisplay showing each California proposition

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The Library’s six study rooms get a lot of traffic, and until now you’ve needed to come to the Research Help Desk to check on availability and reserve the room. Not anymore.

Now you can make your reservation online, from any computer or smartphone.
Study room signup interface

When you make a reservation, an email confirmation will be sent to your Los Rios Gmail account, and you’ll even get a reminder a couple hours before the reservation. You can easily delete or reschedule your appointments, too.

You can always find a link to the schedule at the Group Study Rooms page on the Library website.

So much talent at our college! From now through Summer Session, the 2nd floor of the LRC will feature a display of books authored or edited by our faculty. Come visit over the summer, and also take a look at our guide to works by Sac City College authors.

Note: the Library will be open for Summer session from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday, June 10 – Thursday, August 9.

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Do we have your attention now? Often you’ll see this sort of thing, an appeal to sex just to get you to pay attention to something else, like cars, whiskey, jeans, or even burgers. But no, we actually want you to think about sex; why so much of our culture seems to center on it, its physiology and politics. Come have a look at our display on the 2nd floor of the LRC through April, and check out a book or video.

Sex-themed books on display

Just in case there’s any confusion: you can do lots of things in the library—talk, study, snack—but you are not allowed to have sex in the library (or anywhere else on campus). Why is that? Some of these books might help you answer.

Here’s the full list is of titles:
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The Library now has laptops available for 4-hour checkout! If you need to use a computer, but want to achieve a Zen-like focus on the silent-study 3rd floor, or simulate the Starbucks vibe in the comfy seating area, these are for you.

Just see how they improve the experience of a study room:
Students studying in a study room
Students studying in a study room (same as previous picture) with a laptop on the table

See how much happier the students in the second picture are?

Laptops can be borrowed for up to four hours at a time and can be used anywhere in the LRC. For more details, ask at the circulation desk.

How many digits of Pi have you memorized?

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Come to LR220 on Wednesday, March 14 at 4 pm and show off your math memorization skills. Or just come to watch the fun.

Sign up at the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the LRC if you want to compete.

Prizes to be announced at a later date.