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

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 cls@calhoun.edu 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

http://lib.calhoun.edu:2048/login?url=http://lib.calhoun.edu:2056/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=124821&site=ehost-live

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.

http://pewrsr.ch/1mYpUh5

 

 

Posted by: ccclib | June 24, 2014

Lynda.com

To introduce you to lynda.com, 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 lynda.com course – http://www.lynda.com/Business-tutorials/How-use-lyndacom/77683-2.html

Contact Joan Vinson at 256-306-2775 (jbv@calhoun.edu) to be entered into the database for a license to access lynda.com.

 

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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