Library Resource of the Month – CultureGrams

The CPCC Library’s featured resource of the month for October is CultureGrams.  This extensive resource provides reliable cultural information on the countries of the world, including perspectives on daily life and culture such as dating and marriage, holidays, diet, and personal appearance. Additionally, CultureGrams includes such features as recipes, photos, personal interviews, and graphs and tables with lots of different country data.

CultureGrams also offers a States Edition and a Provinces Edition, which focus on the various states of the U.S. and Canada, respectively.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! CultureGrams may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.


Reflection to Action – Commemorating the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

50 Years Later, “What Do We Do Now?”
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Location: Central Campus, Learning Resource Center, Second Floor

Commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comforts and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. King

Martin Luther King: “I Have a Dream” showing
10 – 11 a.m., LRC 205

“What Do We Do Now?”
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., LRC Atrium

1 – 1:30 p.m., LRC Atrium

The March: The Story of the Greatest March in American History showing
1:30 – 2:30 p.m., LRC 205

Selma showing
3 – 5:30 p.m., LRC 205

Fine Forgiveness Days

From November 13 to December 12, 2017, the CPCC Library will be hosting Fine Forgiveness Days. During this period, fines accrued from overdue items will be forgiven at all campus libraries in exchange for a donation to CPCC’s Single Stop program.

How does fine forgiveness work?

·         For every multi-pack of requested items from the list below $3.00 in fines will be waived. Single items will not be accepted. For instance, an individual serving of Lance crackers will not be accepted, however a multi-pack of crackers will be.

·         A maximum of $20 in fines will be waived from any account.

·         Only fines are waived – replacement fees for lost books are not eligible.

·         No credits for future fines will be issued. Fine Forgiveness Days is for existing fines only.

The following multi-pack items are requested as donations for Fine Forgiveness Days:

·         Microwave Popcorn

·         Hot Cocoa

·         Apple Juice

·         Water

·         Trail Mix or Nuts

·         Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Breakfast Bars

·         Oatmeal

·         Lance Crackers

·         Tissues

Donations will be accepted even if you don’t have fines! 

Viewing of “13th Screening” April 18

CPCC Library and CPCC Student Life invite students, faculty and the public to a viewing of Ava Duvernay’s Oscar Nominated Netflix Documentary titled, “13th Screening.” The event will be held on Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside Tate Hall on CPCC’s Central Campus. Admission is free and PD credit is available.

CPCC Library Spring Book Sale

The CPCC Library will be having book sales throughout the week of Sensoria.

    • Central
      • Book Sale (Wed. – Thurs., April 5 – 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
    • Cato
      • Book Sale (Tue.-Wed., April 4 – 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
    • Harper
      • Book Sale (April 3 – 7, library open hours)
    • Harris
      • Book Sale  (April 3 – 7, library open hours)
    • Levine
      • Book Sale  (April 3 – 7, library open hours)

All proceeds from the book sale go to the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, visit

World War I Memorabilia Needed

During the months of October and November 2017, CPCC Library will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into WWI by hosting an exhibition.

Do you have war memorabilia, artifacts or mementos you would be interested in having in the display? If so, please fill out the form at

describing your items. We will contact you with further information. Thank you!

Attend a Screening of “Freedom Summer” Feb. 11

“Created Equal” is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to encourage public conversations Freedom Summerabout the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America.
To support this endeavor, the CPCC Library is sponsoring a showing of “Freedom Summer.” This film is supported by NEH, and tells the remarkable story of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions.
“Freedom Summer”
Introduction by Dr. Adolphus Belk, Winthrop University
Wednesday, February 11, 2015; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tate Hall, Overcash Building, CPCC Central Campus

Word of Mouth Storytelling: The Sound and the Story

Do you have a song or a sound that recalls a specific memory for you?
Share that memory or story as a 5-7 minute performance in this annual event. “Word of Mouth” is similar to NPR’s storycorp, or the Moth Radio Hour, where you stand up in front of an audience, without notes, to share your personal story. Stories can be funny, inspirational, emotional, tragic or thrilling, all in five minutes.
We encourage an audio clip of the sound or song as the set-up to your story, but it’s not required.
The best stories from the individual campus events will be chosen to perform again during Sensoria on Tuesday, April 8.
Sign-up and get more information here:
Levine Campus
March 25
12:30 p.m.
Central Campus
March 26
LRC 404
Harper Campus
March 27
12:30 p.m.
Harris Campus
March 31
2 p.m.
Student Life
Sponsored by CPCC Library and Student Life