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One Book, One Harper presents Appalachia Meets Chicago: Banjos and Blues Concert   Leave a comment

Northeast Center Reading Room   Leave a comment

Now Open!

Northeast Center Reading Room

NEC127



Doors open July 5,2010

Mondays-Thursdays 4-8 pm

· Librarian on duty

· Children’s books

· Popular Magazines (English & Spanish)

· Paperback exchange

· ESL collection (Easy readers, etc.)

· General Reference books (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.)

· Computers with access to Library databases & Microsoft programs

To Kill a Mockingbird: A Classic Turns 50   Leave a comment

Atticus, Boo, Scout. No last names are necessary, because chances are, you’ve probably read the classic American novel that features these unforgettable characters. In fact, you might have a copy of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird somewhere on a bookshelf right now. There’s a reason why this bestselling novel—which earned the author a Pulitzer Prize—has never been out of print and still remains a top selling novel after all these years. The book sensitively confronts the issues of race relations in the South and shows the importance of maintaining an open mind, not showing prejudice, and treating others fairly. As Frank Lyell points out in the July 10, 1960 book review he wrote for the New York Times, the moments that show this clearly help Scout to “decide very early in life that no matter how you try to divide up the human race, there’s really ‘just one kind of folks. Folks.’”

To celebrate the book’s fiftieth birthday, towns across the country will be hosting events, parties, readings, discussions, and performances all summer. HarperCollins Publishers has issued a special fiftieth anniversary edition of the book, and filmmaker Mary Murphy has interviewed prominent figures and compiled them in the documentary Scout, Atticus, and Boo. Although Harper Lee, 84, is not expected to take part in the festivities—she’s renowned for keeping out of the spotlight and living a very private life—To Kill a Mockingbird has maintained a legacy that speaks volumes.

Posted May 25, 2010 by emailhannah in Book reviews, What's New?

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Library After Dark Open House   Leave a comment

Come one, come all to the Library After Dark Open House on Thursday, April 15, 2010 from 5:30pm-8:00pm at Harper College Library. It’ll be the capstone event to our National Library Week festivities.

At Library After Dark you can:

What are you waiting for? Come on by!

Photo credit: Jeff Maysh

Books! Books! Books!   Leave a comment

The Book Sale starts today in the Library at 10am (10-6) and
continues tomorrow (10-6) and Thursday (10-8)

Stop in and browse through thousands of books, VHS
and audiocassettes on the first floor of the library (Bldg F)

Prices are $1 each or 6 for $5.
Prices are reduced  during the Library After Dark Open House on Thursday evening (5:30-8)

Cash only.  All purchases are final.

Posted April 13, 2010 by Michele Ukleja in Library events

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Green Living Research Guide   Leave a comment

The library is “Going Green” with our National Library Week festivities, thinking of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We’re selling all of our withdrawn books and audiovisual material in the book sale next week, holding a recycled book contest for people to be creative with old and seemingly unusable books, collecting paper to be recycled and binding them into notepads, etc. We’ve also put together a Green Living research guide to help you live a greener life.

In the Green Living research guide, you’ll find information about reference books, electronic books, and regular books on sustainable living, green architecture, and the environment, among other topics. You can also see the audiovisual materials we own on green living, as well as streaming media through databases like Films on Demand (that you can use to view streaming films on your computer at home). The Green Living research guide also lists a wide variety of websites that might be of interst, and can start you on your way to thinking about ways you can live more green.

In the Company of Angels reading   Leave a comment

The next couple of weeks are going to be quite busy, with National Library Week activities culminating with Library After Dark on Thursday, April 15 (5:30pm to 8pm). It just so happens that there’s going to be an author reading that Thursday as well. If you have a moment during your lunch break, consider stopping by the Drama Lab (room L109), which is just across the way from the library. At noon, Thomas E. Kennedy, internationally acclaimed author and winner of the O. Henry Prize, Pushcart Prize, and National Magazine Award, will read from his newest novel, In the Company of Angels.

Here are some reviews about Kennedy’s In the Company of Angels:

Kirkus Reviews: “… offers two exquisitely crafted characters a chance to explore the legacy of inhumanity and to enact a drama of resilience– redemption, even.”

South Carolina Review: “… a masterpiece.”

The reading is free, so take a moment to stop by.

Posted April 5, 2010 by emailhannah in Harper College events, What's New?

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