Posted by: ccclib | August 25, 2014

Textbooks on reserve

If you are in need of a print textbook for access until you can buy or rent, please know that copies of ‘selected’ textbooks (print – no Access Codes) for some Calhoun classes are located on the Reserve Shelf at both of the Calhoun Libraries – Huntsville Campus Library and Brewer Library, Decatur Campus.

View this list of available textbooks and ask at the Library Front Desk for a textbook on Reserve.

If you have any questions, please email Library staff at circ@calhoun.edu.

Posted by: ccclib | August 18, 2014

Tree Book Display in Brewer Library

From Calhoun’s Bulletin:

Before summer slips into fall and the luscious display of green leaves turn to yellow and orange and red, the Campus USA Tree Advisory Committee invites you to browse the display of books about ‘trees’ located on a special shelf near the front of Brewer Library, Decatur campus.

Some of the books on display include: Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot by Peter Crane; The Life of a Leaf by Steven Vogel; Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees by Nancy Ross Hugo; and the most recent edition of The Sibley Guide to Trees by David Allen Sibley.

Ronnie Sims, Chair, and the Tree Campus USA Advisory Committee are planning a service learning fall event to celebrate trees as the Committee ensures that the campus meets the Five Standards required in a proposal for the Decatur Cam-pus to be named a ‘Tree Campus USA 2014’!

Posted by: ccclib | August 5, 2014

Billy Collins

Calhoun’s libraries have copies of Aimless Love by Billy Collins, 2001-2003 U.S. Poet Laureate and featured speaker for Calhoun’s Writers’ Conference this October.

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Posted by: ccclib | August 4, 2014

Library hours for August 4-8

Monday–Wednesday

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Thursday & Friday

7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Posted by: ccclib | July 30, 2014

Calhoun Announced as an Achieving the Dream college

Calhoun has been recognized as one of 12 community and technical colleges which have begun “the challenging work of identifying and implementing evidence-based strategies for closing achievement gaps and increasing student retention, persistence, and completion rates.”

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Posted by: ccclib | July 15, 2014

Oldest book in English sold

The first book printed in the English language just sold at Sotheby’s auction house for 1,082,500 GBP ($1,823,363 USD). The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye was printed by William Caxton around 1473.

From Sotheby’s:

The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye is William Caxton’s own translation of an epic romance on the ‘Matter of Troy’, Le Recueil des histoires de Troye (c. 1463-64), by Raoul Lefèvre, who was probably a chaplain to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. The Recueil is not primarily a history of the Trojan war: it covers a much longer timespan from the foundation of the city, and focuses in particular on the first and second destructions of Troy by Hercules.

Posted by: ccclib | July 11, 2014

Finished

We got the new puzzle just in time. The first was completed last night.

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Posted by: ccclib | July 10, 2014

New Puzzle

Cynthia Stephenson has presented Brewer Library with a new puzzle to start when the current one is completed.

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Posted by: ccclib | July 10, 2014

Giant Books

National Autonomous University of Mexico is preserving a collection of 12 enormous eighteenth century books.

Just some 300 year-old Giant Books

 

Posted by: ccclib | July 9, 2014

Puzzle nearing completion

Stop by Brewer Library when you have some time or need a break and help finish it.

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Chris Rich working on the puzzle

Chris Rich working on the puzzle

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