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Northeast Center Reading Room   Leave a comment

Now Open!

Northeast Center Reading Room


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

2010 Asian/Pacific American Award For Literature   Leave a comment

The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected the winners of the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. The awards promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and are awarded based on literary and artistic merit.

The awards are given in four categories, with Winner and Honor books selected in each category. Here are the winners of the 2010 awards:

The Picture Book Winner is Cora Cooks Pancit, written by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore and illustrated by Kristi Valiant, published by Shens Books. Picture Book Honor was given to Tan to Tamarind, written by Malathi Michelle Iyengar and illustrated by Jamel Akib, published by Children’s Book Press.

For Youth Literature, the Winner is Sung Woo’s Everything Asian, published by Thomas Dunne Books. Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell and published by Lee & Low was selected as an Honor recipient.

The Adult Nonfiction Winner is American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods, by Bonnie Tsui and published by Free Press (Simon & Schuster). The Adult Nonfiction Honor Book is Japanese American Resettlement Through the Lens, by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi and published by the University Press of Colorado.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford and published by Ballantine Books was selected as the Adult Fiction Winner. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and published by Random House was selected as an Adult Fiction Honor title. We own both of these books at Harper College Library– make sure to check them out:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret   1 comment

Attention graphic novel fans, art students, and anyone who appreciates amazing illustrations! Check out Brian Selznick’s award winning illustrated novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  It’s the first novel that has ever won the Caldecott Award, which honors illustrators of children’s picture books. But don’t be fooled. Similar to the reception of the Harry Potter series, this novel has garnered well deserved attention from adults as well as children. Within its pages is a whole new reading experience, as Neal Wyatt notes in her July 2007 Reader’s Shelf column, “Beyond the Funny Pages: Comics in Fiction.” It is “a hybrid of words and pictures (black-and-white drawings, movie stills, and archival photos) that jointly work to tell a story, each dependent upon the other for narrative flow.  It is an amazing and groundbreaking achievement.” The plot is just as compelling as the format of the book, following the mysterious adventures of an orphan living within the walls of a Paris train station. In an interview, Selznick shares the ‘story behind the story’ of The Invention of Hugo Cabret regarding the great French film director, George Méliès. Enjoy this unique book, then watch for the movie scheduled to be released in 2011!

Hugo Cabret

Written by Connie Bach

Posted February 24, 2010 by emailhannah in Book reviews

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Holiday viewing, listening and reading guide from the Harper College Library   Leave a comment

Looking for a favorite holiday book or DVD?
How about an audiobook of seasonal stories
or some holiday music?

The Harper College Library has a number of holiday stories for kids and adults:

DVDs (1st floor of the library)

DVD PN1997 .N554 2000 Tim Burton’s The nightmare before Christmas

DVD PN1997 .C4757 2007 A Christmas carol (1935 version with Alastair Sim)

DVD PN1997 .C475 1999 A Christmas carol (1984 version with George C. Scott)

DVD PN1997.2 .F26 2006 The family Stone

DVD PN1997.2 .E43 2004 Elf

DVD PN1997 .C478 2003 A Christmas Story

DVD PN1997 .C4785 2003 Christmas vacation

DVD PN1997 .F7 1998 Frank Capra’s it’s a wonderful life

DVD PZ7 .G46 1997 George Balanchine’s The nutcracker

DVD PZ7 .P65 2005 Polar Express

DVD PZ7.J34 Wi 2001 Winter holiday stories

DVD M2085 .C51 2002 Christmas with Chanticleer

DVD PN1997.2 .F922 2009 Frozen river


(2nd floor of the library behind the Info Desk)

PR9199.4.J336 K575 Knit the season / Kate Jacobs.

PS3563.A2364 P47 The perfect Christmas / Debbie Macomber.

GT4985 .H78 2009      A simple Christmas : twelve stories that celebrate the true holiday spirit / Mike Huckabee.

PS3623.R539 C484       Christmas jars reunion : a novel / Jason F. Wright.

PS3561.E3755 C48        A Christmas blizzard / Garrison Keillor

PS3555.V259 C49         The Christmas list / Richard Paul Evans.

PR6068.O1964 P75      The price of love and other stories / Peter Robinson.

SF445.5 .M97 2008        Dewey : a small-town library cat who touched the world / Vicki Myron


(2nd floor of the library)

PS3568.O243 G54 2004          The Gift/ Nora Roberts

PS3561.A678 S47 2003a       Shepherds abiding : a Mitford Christmas story / Jan Karon.

GT4986.I3 B46 2005                Season of joy : Chicago celebrates the holidays / Jim Benes.

M1629.3.C5 I78 2004           Irving Berlin’s White Christmas / designed by Bruce Gore.

PS3556.L26 R44 2004b     A redbird Christmas : a novel / Fannie Flagg.

PS3563.O594 S78 2004     The stupidest angel : a heartwarming tale of Christmas terror / Christopher Moore.

PS3552.A74146 S54 2006       The shepherd, the angel, and Walter the Christmas miracle dog / Dave Barry.

PS3559.S4 C47 1999            Christmas stones & the story chair / Justin Isherwood

GT4985 .L57 1999              The little big book of Christmas / edited by Lena Tabori

PS3570.H56253 C47 1996       Certain poor shepherds : a Christmas tale / Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

PN6120.95 .C6 L58 1992        A Literary Christmas : great contemporary Christmas stories

PR4557 .A35 1987                    Christmas books / by Charles Dickens

PZ 1 .B847 Pe 4                          Pearl S. Buck’s book of Christmas

PN6071.C6 B77 1967            Behold that star : a Christmas anthology / edited by the Society of Brothers.

PN6071.C6 W2                         The fireside book of Christmas stories


(2nd floor, next to the Info Desk)

CD PR6066.E693 C4 2005           A Christmas guest [sound recording] / by Anne Perry

CD PR6066.E693 C465 2007     A Christmas beginning [sound recording] / Anne Perry.

CD PN6120.95.G45 D37 1994     Dark holidays [sound recording] : a collection of ghost stories.

CD PN6120.95.C6 C47 1993         Christmas classics [sound recording] : stories for the whole family.

Children’s Literature

PZ7.D5455 Gre 2007        Great joy / Kate DiCamillo

PZ8.3.G276 Hq 2007        How the Grinch stole Christmas : a 50th anniversary retrospective / by Dr. Seuss.

PZ7.K292 Pg 2004             Pinkerton & friends : a Steven Kellog Treasury / Steven Kellogg.

PZ7.F9152 Eas 2002         The Easter bunny that overslept / by Priscilla and Otto Friedrich

G530.R68 P45 2002        The Christmas Tree Ship : the story of Captain Santa / Rochelle M. Pennington ; featuring the art of Charles Vickery.

PZ8.3.B865 Su 2002       Snowmen at night / Caralyn Buehner

PZ7.O45344 My 2000     My two grandmothers / Effin Older

PZ7.H3468 So 1992           Sofie’s role / story by Amy Heath

PZ7.M475 My 1982          My big Christmas book.

PZ8.9.B16 Mi 1977           Miss Hickory / by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

PZ 8.3 .M782 Ni 1976      The night before Christmas / by Clement C. Moore

Music CDs

1st floor Library

CD M1629.3.C5 T46 2001       The best of the Temptations [sound recording] : Christmas

CD M1629.3.C5 W56 2001      December [sound recording] : piano solos / George Winston

CD M2006.H363 M477 2001    Messiah [sound recording] : arias and choruses / George Frideric Handel.

CD M1629.3.C5 W55 2001       A Nancy Wilson Christmas [sound recording] / Nancy Wilson.

CD M1629.3.C5 N6 2001         Now that’s what I call Christmas! [sound recording]

CD M1629.3.C5 O9 2001      Our favorite things [sound recording] / Tony Bennett, Charlotte Church, Plácido Domingo, Vanessa Williams.

CD M1629.3.C5 K69 2001      A smooth jazz Christmas [sound recording] / Dave Koz.

CD M1629.3.C5 A33 2000     Christmas with Yolanda Adams [sound recording].

CD M1629.3.C5 A5 2000       Greatest Christmas songs [sound recording] / Julie Andrews.

CD M1629.3.C5 C7 2000       A merry Christmas with Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters [sound recording] / Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

CD M1629.3.C5 R66 2000    A merry little Christmas [sound recording] / Linda Ronstadt.

CD M1627 .P8 2000        A Putumayo World Christmas [sound recording] / Putumayo World Music

CD M1629.3.C5 L66 2000     This Christmas time [sound recording] /Lonestar.

CD M1629.3.C5 T4 2000  The three tenors Christmas [sound recording].

CD M1629.3.C5 C44 1999      A Celtic Christmas celebration [sound recording]

So, put the Harper College Library on your to-do list and pick up a book, audiobook, or DVD to enjoy over the holiday break!

Happy Holidays!

The Harper College Library faculty and staff

16th Annual Children’s Book Drive   Leave a comment

Give a child the gift of reading!
16th Annual Children’s Book Drive


For the month of October, Harper College Library is collecting new and gently used children’s books that will be donated to the District 214 Community Education Program and the Elk Grove Village Township.  You can help give a child the gift of reading by bringing donations into the Harper College Library, or by putting them in donation boxes we have in L building – Liberal Arts Division Office, X building – Health Careers Division Office, F building – Academic Enrichment and Language Studies Division Office, M building – Wellness and Human Performance Division Office, and W building in the employee lunchroom.

Help us reach our goal of donating 1,600 books for the 16th anniversary of the Children’s Book Drive.

Posted October 23, 2009 by Michele Ukleja in Library events, news

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Lifelong Literacy   Leave a comment


Long before the “No Child Left Behind” literacy initiative, a librarian of the Boy Scouts of America, Franklin K. Mathiews, realized the importance of childhood literacy and believed that the first step was to expose children to quality books. Through his passion Children’s Book Week was launched in 1919 amidst the Black Sox scandal, a world-wide flu epidemic, vaudeville, speakeasies, and a number one fiction book entitled, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (With a purchase price of $1.90 most publishers thought it would never sell, but the people proved them wrong!) Reading became a popular pass-time for young and old alike, and has continued to be for generations!

Since 1944 the Children’s Book Council (CBC) has overseen the annual Children’s Book Week, our nation’s longest-running literacy event. This year it is being celebrated May 11-17. Schools, libraries, and book stores will be running special programs and activities to encourage young people to experience new worlds and challenge imaginations through the written word. CBC is sponsoring its second annual Children’s Choice Book Awards. Favorite book finalists were chosen by nearly 15,000 children and teenagers, and votes for the winners can be cast at through May 3rd. The highlight of Children’s Book Week will be the Children’s Choice Book Awards Ceremony on May 12th in New York City, and will include an Impact Award to Whoopi Goldberg in recognition of her contributions in promoting literacy and the love of reading.

This is a wonderful time to take a moment to browse the Children’s Literature Section in the lower level of Harper College Library. Relax in the rocking chair and enjoy the many award winning books, including the newest Caldecott winner, The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes and written by Susan Marie Swanson. Upstairs in the library are two other 2009 award winning titles: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (Newbery Medal), and We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, by Kadir Nelson (Coretta Scott King Author Award). A list of Newbery and Caldecott Medal books is posted in the Children’s Literature section and in the PZ7 section upstairs in the main stacks.

Savor your freedom to imagine, explore, and READ!

Posted May 7, 2009 by bachabelle in What's New?

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Kids Read! Book Drive–Thank You!!   Leave a comment



Thanks to all of you for your generous donations for this year’s Kids Read! 15th Annual Book Drive. With your help we were able to collect 1641 books–over and above our goal of 1500 children’s books. We will be delivering the donated books to District 214 Community Education Program and Elk Grove Village Township.

Thanks once again for helping families in need!

Posted November 20, 2008 by Michele Ukleja in Library events, news

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