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“The Help” Book Discussion – Sept. 20

CPCC Library and Student Life are sponsoring a book discussion focusing on the best selling novel “The Help”. Come and share your thoughts or feel free to attend and listen in on the discussion!

The talk will be led by librarian, Rose Marshall. Rose received her undergraduate degree from Tougaloo College, located in Jackson, Mississippi. Rose is familiar with all the neighborhoods mentioned in the novel. Her mother attended college outside of Jackson and worked in Jackson during summers to save for tuition — often as “the help”.

Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Central Campus Library, LR 404

Questions? Contact Elaine Kushmaul – elaine.kushmaul@cpcc.edu

Group Study Rooms and Laptop Bar

Did you know that you can reserve a Group Study Room at the Central Campus Library for two hours, as long as you have a valid CPCC ID and at least two people in your group?

Also, if you are looking for a place to tap on your laptop for a while, you may want to park yourself at our Laptop Bar on the 4th floor of the Central Library. It has a high counter, high chairs, and power outlets conveniently located on the bar. Enjoy!

Hard at Work in a Group Study Room.

The Laptop Bar is located on the 4th Floor of the Central Campus Library.

Opposing Viewpoints has a New Look

Opposing Viewpoints is one of our most popular online Research Databases, containing information on controversial social issues. Much of the content in Opposing Viewpoints written in support of a particular side of an issue, because of this it’s a great place to find material to support an argument!

For those who are familiar with the old look of Opposing Viewpoints, major issues can still be browsed using the “Issues” link in the top navigation bar. The entire database can be searched by keyword with the search box in the upper-right corner of the site.

Free Film Screening – “A Village Called Versailles” – Thurs. May 27th

When? Thurs, May 27th, 10:00-11:30am
Where?
LR404, Central Campus Library
Watch some clips at the official website.

See it here first! PBS film preview of A Village Called Versailles.

From the official website — “In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill. A Village Called Versailles is the empowering story of how the Versailles people, who have already suffered so much in their lifetime, turn a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future.”

This event is sponsored by the CPCC Libraries, the Diversity and Committee, & Mobilize.org. The 1-hr film will be followed by a 30-minute discussion.

Free snacks, drinks, and door prizes.

Get Credit Literate: Play the “Bad Credit Hotel” Game

Is debt a problem? Thinking of buying a home? Need a loan? Confused about credit cards, credit scores, bankruptcy, and how they all work together? Don’t want to read volumes of financial help guides? We’ve got just the game for you! Bad Credit Hotel is an entertaining and educational online game created by the US Department of Treasury.

Check into the Bad Credit Hotel. Learn about credit and how it works while exploring the Bad Credit Hotel. The more you learn, the better your chances of reaching your goal and reserving the best room in the hotel.

Now Available: One-on-One Research Appointments

Did you know that you can make an appointment for advanced research help? Maybe you are trying to decide between two topics and need to see which one has more resource material available. Or your topic is definite but you are having trouble finding the information needed. Maybe you’ve got some information but want to find a video clip or graphics to include with a speech for communication.

Use the Request a Research Appointment form is the Ask a Librarian section of our website to schedule your appointment. With a time set just for you, one of the librarians can concentrate on your question in a way that can’t be done at the reference desk.

We’d be glad to hear from you.

Streaming How-to Videos for Microsoft Office

Learn how to use Microsoft Office for the first time or increase your current skill-level!  Learning Express Library recently added streaming videos that demonstrate how to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, and many other commonly used productivity programs.  Each program is covered at three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced.

Learning Express Library can normally be found in the Research Databases section of our website.  Also, make sure to check-out the hundreds of test-prep eBooks available for download in PDF format.

Free Film Screening – “Dirt! The Movie” – Wed. Mar. 24th

When? Wednesday, March 24th — 10:00a – 11:30a
Where? Central Campus, Tate Hall (in the Overcash Building)
Watch the trailer at the official website.

It’s under our feet and under our fingernails, but what is it? And how did it get there? Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, find out how industrial farming, mining, and urban development have led us toward cataclysmic droughts, starvation, floods, and climate change. Dirt is a part of everything we eat, drink, and breathe. Which is why we should stop treating it like, well… dirt. Visit the official movie website for more info.

The 1 hour film will be followed by a 30 minute discussion with Stewart Espey, Senior Environmental Specialist for Mecklenburg County. Also, free snacks and door prizes will be provided.

Event sponsored by: CPCC Libraries, The Diversity Committee, and Mobilize.org.