Monthly Archives: November, 2012

New Items @ Your Library

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.  DVD

“When a Southern white woman accuses a black man of rape, the outcome of the trial is a foregone conclusion and no lawyer except Peck will defend him. Peck’s defense costs him friendships but earns him the respect of his two children. Includes extra interview footage.” – Library Catalog Summary

Nash, Michael. Climate Refugees.

 “Explores the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics, turning the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide consequences.” – Library Catalog Summary

Early, Gerald. Best African-American Fiction.

This is the second volume in the annual anthology collects the year’s best short stories by African-American authors.

Carter, Stephen. Emperor of Ocean Park.

 “An extraordinary fiction debut: a large, stirring novel of suspense that is, at the same time, a work of brilliantly astute social observation.” – Library Catalog Summary

Rountree, Les. Diversity Amid Globalization.

“This is an issues-oriented book that tackles the geographic changes accompanying today’s rapid rate of globalization. Taking a thematic approach, it gives the information needed to make critical comparisons between the various regions of the world and to understand more fully the interconnections that increasingly bind these regions together. Diversity and Globalization.” – Library Catalog Summary

Pearl, Nancy. More Book Lust

“The response to Nancy Pearland’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearland’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.” – Library Catalog Summary

Samuelson, Robert. Great Inflation and Its Aftermath. “The Great Inflation, argues journalist Samuelson, was the worst domestic policy blunder of the postwar era and played a crucial role in transforming American politics, economy, and everyday life–and yet its story is hardly remembered or appreciated.” Library Catalog Summary

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SCC Library News

The Freedom to Read

 The American Library Association recorded 348 recorded 348 challenges to books in 2010.  A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials due to the objections from that arise. Celebrate your freedom to read and guard against attempts to restrict that right.

 As cited by ALA, the top ten books challenged in 2011 were:

 1. ttyl; ttfn, 18gr, g8r by Lauren Myracle

2. The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa

3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

4. My Moms Having a Baby! A kid’s Month –by-Month Guide to Pregnancy by Dori Hillestad Butler

5. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

6. Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

8. What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones

9. Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar

10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

New Library Employee

Hello everyone, my name is Eric Martin and in addition to joining the ranks of Staff/Faculty at S.C.C. I am also currently a student. If all goes well I should be getting my Associates in 2013. When not at work or in school, I watch my baby boy, Samuel, who turns 1 in October!

I was born and raised the Davenport Quad Cities.                 

I am currently in the United States Navy Reserves as a Gunner’s Mate Second Class, and should be up for retirement very shortly, so I’m excited about that! I have done two tours in Kuwait.


Celebrating Creations

 We are celebrating creative minds with a display of faculty and staff creative art works during the week of November 26th through the 30th. At the end of the week, the SCC Library will host a reception in honor of those who displayed their work.

Coffee for Students

The library will be serving coffee for students during finals week December 11, 12, 13, 14, & 17th

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