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


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



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.


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.


Chris Rich working on the puzzle

Chris Rich working on the puzzle

Posted by: ccclib | July 7, 2014

Puzzle Progress

From Cynthia Stephenson:

Take a break and work on the latest jigsaw puzzle in Brewer Library at the Calhoun Community College Decatur campus.

Email me at if you have puzzles you would like to donate, or just drop them off at one of the Calhoun Community College Libraries.

Posted by: ccclib | July 7, 2014

Great Reading; Great Books!!

If you are watching the great book discussions from Jackson, MS on C-SPAN BOOKTV this July 4 weekend, you will be delighted to find several of the books available at the Calhoun Libraries:

Huffman, Alan. Mississippi In Africa. New York: Gotham Books. 2004. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 5 July 2014. Retrieved from

Welty, Eudora. One Writer’s Beginnings. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1984. Print. Brewer Library, Decatur Campus. PS 3545 .E6 Z475 1984

Williams, Michael Vinson. Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. 2011. Print. Brewer Library, Decatur Campus. F 349 J13 .W55 2011

Posted by: ccclib | July 1, 2014

Library User Quiz

What kind of library user are you?  Take the Pew Research Internet Project Quiz.



Posted by: ccclib | June 24, 2014

To introduce you to, a new online licensed library of video tutorials that teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses about many topics in business and technology, view this video:

How to use course –

Contact Joan Vinson at 256-306-2775 ( to be entered into the database for a license to access


Posted by: ccclib | June 24, 2014

Homeless South African man’s book reviews & sales.

From 22 Words:

Instead of begging, homeless man reviews books on the street and sells them (but not to kids)

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