Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A New Novel!



       "The Choice" is a new heart-warming story in your library written by Nicholas Sparks!  He always delivers a tale worth telling and this one is no exception!  As many of his books have become
major motion pictures, this one has also been adapted into a movie.

       Travis is a veterinarian who lives next door to Gabby, a professional in the medical field at the hospital.  Each of them owns a dog to adore which brings them closer.  Gabby has a boy friend who is not ready to commit to marriage, but she thinks that Travis is off-limits to her.  He, however, thinks otherwise!

       They do fall in love, marry, have two little girls and then the unthinkable happens!  Now after ten years Travis has an extremely difficult decision to  make!

       Will he make the right choice?

       Come and see!

















Monday, May 2, 2016

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

This is a great month to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. Regular physical activity is good for all library patron’s health as well as people of all ages and body types can be physically active.




National Library Week
 
 
We celebrated National Library Week with a student poetry contest (April is also National Poetry Month), a book cover art design contest, and doughnuts for the NWCC faculty and staff (donut worry, by happy; life is always better with a doughnut). 


 
 

 
 
We had many entries that were judged by NWCC faculty, students, and staff.  Everyone who came to the "doughnut" day was given one entry for a door prize of $20.  Those who agreed to judge the poetry contest were given an additional entry. 

 Let the Judging Begin




 
 
Door prize winner, Dorothy Lipford
 
 
The first place winner, Rachel Bullard, received a $35 cash prize for  her poem, "Dragon" and the second place winner, Cory "Shaggy" McClure, received a $25 cash prize for his poem "The Evil Deeds."  See below to read their poems.
 
Rachel Bullard beside her prize-winning poem.
 
 
2nd place winner Cory McClure





Titles entered into the book cover art competition included the Red Queen, Pet Sematary, the Hobbit, and Oink-a-Doodle-Moo.

 
 And the winner of the book art contest, Allen Brewer, for Pet Sematary


 
 

 
It was a wonderful week of libraries transforming with our NWCC family!
 
 
"Dragon"
 
by Rachel Bullard
 
I used to want to be your knight
Riding forth with armor ablaze
To swoop in and slay your dragon
And kill the pain that haunts your days
Please tell me who has broken you
Your soul and body are shredded
Let me protect and help you heal
Point where our enemy headed
 
 
Confound it all, this knight’s heart breaks
T’was you – your needle, knife, and gun
You won’t stop and I can’t save you
Because you, dear, are the dragon.
 
"The evil deeds"
 
by: Cory "Shaggy" McClure

The evil deeds I've done
We all have one
The evil deeds I've done
I relive every night in my dreams
The evil deeds I've done
No matter how far I run
The evil deeds I've done
I can never escape from
The evil deeds I've done
The evil deeds I've done are quite the evil deeds indeed
The evil deeds I've done
It will not consume me
The evil deeds I've done
It will not shape me
The evil deeds I've done
I will not be
The evil deeds I've done


NWCC truly has some of the most talented students in the state!
 

 
 
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ten ways your library can help you.

Top 10 Ways Your College Library Can Help You By Courtney Bruch September 19, 2011 3 Use-your-college-library A recent two-year, five-campus ethnographic college library study examined how students view and use their campus libraries. Unfortunately, the study results revealed students rarely ask librarians for help, even when they need it. If you are new to college or are coming back, this Top 10 list will help you understand what your college library can do to help support you in your college classes and coursework. 10) Reserve Materials Reserve materials are those things faculty set aside in the library so that many students can share class materials. Your assignments may require you to read materials on reserve at the Library. 9) Study Spaces Most academic libraries have quiet rooms with tables and comfy chairs. Make use of these areas to study or work with groups on projects. 8) Internet Most academic libraries provide desktop computers and printers. You can take advantage of these free resources. Many libraries also have wi-fi to get connected on your own laptop or smartphone. 7) Hole punchers In addition to hole punchers, your campus library can provide you with last minute project needs like staplers, scissors, tape, and pencil sharpeners. 6) Credible Information Librarians acquire materials for and deselect materials from the collection in order to keep resources current, relevant and credible. 5) Books!! Sometimes the answer is NOT online. 4) Movies Some academic libraries collect popular movies and/or music in addition to educational videos and documentaries. 3) Foreign sources of information You need a book that’s only in Canada or an article from the Denver Public Library? The library will borrow material for you from another library! 2) Information operatives (a.k.a. librarians) Do you need to find out about Marmota flaviventris? Who in the world is Michael Pollan? We’re here to help you find valid information, quickly. 1) And, the #1 reason you should use the library… Librarians actually ENJOY tracking down information and we want to help you with your information needs! What did we mi - See more at: http://blog.frontrange.edu/2011/09/19/top-10-ways-your-college-library-can-help-you/#sthash.x2FNIOx3.dpuf

Monday, April 18, 2016

James Langston Hughes



James Langston Hughes [1902-1967] was born in Joplin, Missouri.  He was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.  Hughes attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where he began writing poetry in the eighth grade. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.  The library has a variety of books about Langston Hughes.


Dreams - Poem by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.