Need Help Learning Computer Basics?

Every Tuesday in June (4, 11, 18, 25) and many Tuesday’s in July (2, 9, 16) at the Central, Harris and Levine campuses of Central Piedmont Community College there will be a computer basics series covering how to use a computer, keyboard, mouse, and the related terminology. Office basics will be covered, time-permitting. CPCC students, staff, and community are welcome.

The times of the sessions vary by campus:

Harris – 2pm

Levine – 4pm

Central – 6pm

Registration is required.

You can register using this link: http://tinyurl.com/cdh5qth.

Or call: 704-330-4618 for questions or registration.

Library Book Sale – April 18th (Donations needed!)

Our Annual Book Sale, benefiting United Way and the CPCC Libraries’ Theresa Thompson Scholarship Fund, will be held on Thursday, April 18th. Don’t miss this opportunity to get some great books and videos at bargain prices!

In order for this event to be a continued success, we need your donations!

Kick-off spring cleaning this year by weeding your book or video collection. To help us raise funds for a great cause, drop-off any gently used books or dvds you can spare at the Cato Library (CT-250). Donations will be accept up to the day of the book sale.

If you have any questions, please email Retha.Hall@cpcc.edu or call the Cato Library @ 704-330-4818.

Library Scholarship…Deadline extended to April 30.

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to full time students for the Fall 2013 semester. Information and eligibility criteria for the Theresa Thompson Library $cholarship is located at www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship. The deadline to submit all required documents is April 30.

The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)

To be eligible for the CPCC Library Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a full-time student, currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved degree program leading to a two-year degree
  • have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC within the past two semesters
  • have a cumulative CPCC GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • submit a completed application with supporting documents
  • write an original 550 to 750 word essay on how the CPCC libraries have helped you achieve your educational goals thus far
  • submit a letter of recommendation from a CPCC faculty or staff member that you have known within the last two years

For more information about the scholarship program & access the application documents, visit http://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship.

It’s That Time Again…Time to Apply for the Library Scholarship!

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to full time students for the Fall 2013 semester. Information and eligibility criteria for the Theresa Thompson Library $cholarship is located at www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship. The deadline to submit all required documents is April 15.

The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)

To be eligible for the CPCC Library Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be a full-time student, currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved degree program leading to a two-year degree
  • have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC within the past two semesters
  • have a cumulative CPCC GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • submit a completed application with supporting documents
  • write an original 550 to 750 word essay on how the CPCC libraries have helped you achieve your educational goals thus far
  • submit a letter of recommendation from a CPCC faculty or staff member that you have known within the last two years

For more information about the scholarship program & access the application documents, visit http://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship.

Check-out our Group Study Room

 

Cato Library has a Group Study Room (Room CT270) available for “check-out”.

Here are the basics about the Group Study Room:

  • Minimum 2 people per group.
  • There is a  2-hour time limit–which may be extended at the library staff’s discretion.
  • Study groups may reserve the room up to 2 weeks in advance. Otherwise, use of the room is on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • One member of the study group must sign the room out & leave their CPCC student ID at the library’s circulation desk. No CPCC student ID = No group study room.
  • Dry erase markers and erasers are available for check-out.

Spring Break is almost here!

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Spring Break is almost here! Spring Break for CPCC is March 11 – 17.

 

The Cato Campus Library hours that week will be:

Monday, Mar. 11 – Thursday, Mar. 14          8am-4pm

Friday, Mar. 15                                                   CLOSED

*The Cato Law Library will be CLOSED the entire week of Spring Break.

 

For Spring Break hours of other campus libraries:

http://www.cpcc.edu/cpcc/library/about-the-library/hours

 

Have a fun & safe Spring Break!

-from the Cato Library Staff

Black History Month Celebration: a conversation with “Chatty” Hattie Leeper

The CPCC Libraries and Student Life present a Black History Month Celebration: “Chatty” Hattie Leeper, the first African American woman on North Carolina’s radio airwaves. Ms. Leeper got her start as a DJ on WGIV in the 1950s and went on to become a record producer and even ran her own record label.

The CPCC Libraries are honored to have her speak about her life as a radio pioneer and about her deep roots in Charlotte that have a strong connection with CPCC’s earliest days.

Please help welcome Chatty Hattie to CPCC by coming to hear her tell her unique story on February 12, 2013 from 11am-12pm in Tate Hall in the Overcash Building on CPCC’s Central Campus and broadcast on the Harris Campus in building H2, room 2124.

The Levine Museum of the New South’s Dr. Tom Hanchett will be guest emcee. The event is free and open to the CPCC community. Staff can register for the event in LearnerWeb.

“Chatty” Hattie’s address will also be broadcast in real time at each of CPCC’s five suburban campuses.

For more information, contact Mark Coltrain, mark.coltrain@cpcc.edu.