Category Archives: Events

“BookMarks” Event on April 18th

BookMarks is an informal forum for CPCC community members to get together and share book recommendations. The next session will be held Friday, April 18, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in LRC 404, and the library is looking for reviews for the next edition of the BookMarks newsletter. Our theme for this meeting will be “BookMarks: The Classics,” so we are looking for reviews of books that are considered classical works or hallmarks in their respective fields. Start reading or reread a great classic and submit your review here — http://www.cpcc.edu/forms/library/bookreview1.asp.

Also, check out the BookMarks Blog for archived reviews.

Library Offering Walk-in Classes

It’s term paper season for CPCC students. The Library will be offering the following drop-in classes during the mid-term rush. Each class provides specific examples and a chance to apply the skills addressed. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Questions? Contact Amy Burns at x6106 or email amy.burns@cpcc.edu.

Intro to Library Research
Did you know that as a CPCC student you have access to over 25,000 eBooks, thousands of magazines and academic journals, as well as almost every article printed in the New York Times from 1851 to present day? Learn how to access them and empower yourself!
Central Library Rm. 205 — Monday February 25th, 2:00 – 3:00
Levine Library – Tuesday February 26th, 10:00 – 11:00

MLA Style & Avoiding Plagiarism
What is the fine line between borrowing an idea and stealing it?
This class will address that question and introduce attendees to using MLA style citations in academic papers. Examples of plagiarism and proper citation formats will be provided.
Central Library Rm. 404 — Thursday February 28th, 3:00 – 4:00
Levine Library – Wednesday February 27th, 10:00 – 11:00

APA Style & Avoiding Plagiarism
What is the fine line between borrowing an idea and stealing it?
This class will address that question and introduce attendees to using APA style citations in academic papers. Examples of plagiarism and proper citation formats will be provided.
Central Library Rm. 404 — Thursday February 28th, 4:00 – 5:00
Levine Library – Wednesday February 27th, 11:00 – 12:00

Black History Month Events

 

A Celebration of Black History and Culture
“Remembering the Past … Participating in the Present … Shaping the Future”

Below is the calendar of planned activities in celebration of Black History Month at CPCC. These events are being sponsored by the CPCC Libraries, Student Life and the CPCC Chapter, National Council on Black American Affairs, Southern Region.

Central Campus Black History Month Program
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Wednesday, February 6, 12:30pm -1:30pm
LR404 – Central Campus Library

Talking Threads: The History and Traditions of African American Quilters and Quilts
Ms. Marilyn Gore, master quilter, retired educator, and owner of Stitching and Stirring will conduct this lunch & learn presentation on the history and traditions of African American quilters and quilting as an art form. Ms. Gore will share personal and family history of quilting and exhibit selected quilts and other art work. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, February 14, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
LR404 – Central Campus Library
Tuesday, February 19, 12:30pm-1:30pm
LR404 – Central Campus Library

Lunch & Learn – Black History Bingo
Come enjoy this popular game of BINGO while learning about African American history in a fun and exciting way. Great prizes! Light snacks will be served.

Thursday, February 21, 11:00am -12:00pm
Tate Recital Hall

Ya-Ya African Dance & Drum
Ya-Ya features Folashade Forman with her dances and songs from West Africa. The three dancers and two drummers perform in authentic regalia and weave stories through their song and movements.

Tuesday, February 26, 11:00am-12:15pm
Pease Auditorium – Central Campus

Civil Rights, Students and 1968: Where are we Today?
Please join us as we celebrate Black History Month by taking a step into the past with three former organizers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). SNCC was formed in response to the Greensboro sit-ins as a way to support those students in the movement. Steve Crump, local news anchor and documentary film maker will moderate a panel led by Theresa El-Amin. Theresa began her civil rights leadership work with SNCC in Tuskegee and Atlanta in 1966. Ruby Nell Sales and Isaac Coleman will join Theresa as they speak of their experiences during the 1960’s and detail the strategies that provided the foundation for organizing communities into effective social action.

Wednesday, February 27, 11:00am-12:30pm
Pease Auditorium –Central Campus

What’s all the Hype about Hip Hop: the new American Pop Culture Phenomenon?

This program will focus on the importance and contribution of African American music to American culture and history. Saundra Thomas, Education Program Coordinator, Levine Museum of the New South (LMNS), Education, will present a historical timeline of black music leading up to the hip hop era. As a part of this program, students will also have an opportunity to be entertained by hip hop recording artist Royal-Tee, a former CPCC student. In addition students will also have an opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with guest panelists regarding the hip hop culture.

Guest Panelists: Mr. Heru Asaramo, CPCC student, Dr. Debra Smith, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, UNC Charlotte, Mr. JaLang Greene, Freelance writer and founder of Jack Lang, LLC and Dr. Jack S. Monell, Criminal Justice Instructor-CPCC. Ms. Saundra Porter Thomas will serve as the panel facilitator.

Exhibits, Books Displays and other activities in the Library – Central Campus

  • African American Innovators – an exhibit featuring inventions by African Americans
  • Books Displays featuring the history, culture and achievements of African Americans

BookMarks Returns! Friday 11/09

BookMarks returns Friday, November 9, 1:00 – 2:00 in LRC 404 and the library is looking for reviews for the next edition of the BookMarks newsletter. What’s the nonfiction, self-help, or other book you’ve read recently that taught you something new?

For those of you aren’t familiar, BookMarks is not a book club, but a fun way to get book recommendations from the CPCC community.

Our theme this time around is “BookMarks helps you learn,” so we’re looking for reviews of books that have taught you about people, places, or things you never heard of or maybe just wanted to learn more about. We will also have a special guest speaker! Start reading or finish up and submit your review here http://www.cpcc.edu/forms/library/bookreview1.asp

Library Offering Open Classes on Plagiarism and Citations

 

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Seats available on a first come first served basis.

What is Plagiarism and How do I Avoid it?
This class will define plagiarism and some of the terms associated with it, introduce attendees to citations, and provide specific examples illustrating the difference between summarizing and plagiarizing. The class will also be introduced to “Dr. Cite Right”.
Thursday November 1st, 11:00 – 12:00, LR404

Creating an MLA Style Works Cited Page
Attendees will learn how to determine what type of citation to use, what information they will need for each citation, and the proper citation format for citing an eBook, a journal article from an online database, and an article from a website.
Monday November 5th, 2:00 – 3:00, LR404

Creating an APA Style References Page
Attendees will learn how to determine what type of citation to use, what information they will need for each citation, and the proper citation format for citing an eBook, a journal article from an online database, and an article from a website.
Thursday November 8th, 2:00 – 3:00, LR404