Banned Books Week, September 22-September 26, celebrates the freedom to read. Banned books are titles that have been targeted with removal or restriction due to the content of the book. While books have been and continue to be banned, the reason for the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
We have quite a few books that have been challenged over the years here at the Cato campus library. So come to the library and see our display of some of our banned books. Celebrate your freedom to read!
Here are a few examples:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
September 17, 2014
Do you have a study group that needs to get together or a place to work on a group project? Cato campus has a study room that you can use. It has plenty of desks, input for your laptop, a projector, and whiteboards. Just go to http://cpcc.libcal.com to reserve a spot!
August 20, 2014
Another fall semester is here, and I hope everyone had a great summer! As one of your librarians, I wanted to remind everyone that we are here for you and to help you succeed in your classes. As you begin working on research assignments we are able to help you find the best resources, assist with your citations, and if you’re new to CPCC, we can help you become acquainted with the library.
Our hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
You can reach us at 704-330-4818
We look forward to seeing you!
August 18, 2014
Hi Students! Just a reminder that the summer semester will be ending next Thursday, July 17. Remember to return any materials you still have checked out to avoid fines. We are open Monday – Thursday, 8:00AM to 6:00PM.
Also, remember to come by if you need any research help for final papers and projects. We are here to help! Whether you need help with citations, finding good sources, or software questions.
Hope to see you soon!
July 7, 2014
Ever wondered how to cite a quote within a quote? A YouTube video? A podcast? We now have two great new reference books in the library about citations and referencing. They are Cite Them Right: The essential referencing guide and Cite It Right: The SourceAid Guide to Citation, Research, and Avoiding Plagiarism. Definitely keep these in mind for student and teacher use. They can only be used in the library, but they are great tools for writing papers. They cover everything you can think of in a straightforward, easy to read way.
May 13, 2014
Is this your first time taking an online class?
Sign up for an OPTIONAL Blackboard Practice session starting Monday, 5/19 to introduce you to Blackboard, CPCC’s Learning Management System (LMS). You will learn how to:
- Submit an assignment
- Take an online quiz
- Interact in a discussion board
For more info, go to http://cpcc.libcal.com/blackboard
Start your summer semester feeling confident about taking an online class!
May 13, 2014
Looking for some good summer reads? Summer is always a great time to catch up on some leisure reading. Then be sure to come to CT 250 for the Cato Library Book Sale on Wednesday, April 30, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM.
We’re in need of donations for the sale! Gently used books and DVDs of all genre types are greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at CT 250. Clear out your shelves and find something new for yourself!
We hope to see you there!
April 14, 2014
Lives change @ the CPCC Libraries!
We love what we do and want to celebrate with you during National Library Week, April 13 -19, and National Library Workers Day is April 15. Stop in one of the libraries this week and take a selfie (alone or with a staff member) sharing what YOUR library means to you. Don’t like taking photos? Then you can tweet your story using the hashtag #LivesChange and #NLW14. Hey! We can’t let the president and the celebrities have all the fun!
Learn more about NLW at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek
Remember, the college will be closed on Friday, April 18 so be sure to stop by before closing on Thursday!
April 14, 2014
In recognition of Good Friday and Easter, all CPCC libraries will be closed for the weekend from April 18-20. Sorry for any inconvenience, but enjoy your Easter break!
April 14, 2014
The Cato Library now has a new Part Time Librarian. John Andresen joined the staff on March 4. He recently moved to Charlotte from Birmingham, AL, where he spent most of his life. He has his MLS from the University of Alabama and is excited to be a part of CPCC. Additionally, John is interested in reading (of course), music, and movies, and he loves to travel. Please come by and introduce yourself if you’re in the library!
John is here to help you: Monday: 10-6 Tuesday: 10-3 Wednesday: 10-3 Thursday: 11-6
April 7, 2014