Monday, April 13, 2015

Book Spotlight: They Don't Teach Corporate in College

They Don't Teach Corporate in College, 3e
By Alexandra Levit
HF5381 .L48 2014

Aimed at twenty-somethings, this book gives advice on how to succeed in the workplace as a young employee. It includes sections on interpersonal relationships, networking, promotion, being effective, and much more. Recommended for all college students.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

FOTL OCC Library Spring 2015 Booksale 4/28 - 4/29

Friends of the Library Book Sale
Tuesday, April 28 - Hours: 10am - 3pm; (9 - 10am Friends of the Library members only)
Wednesday, April 29 - Hours: 9am - 3pm; $1-a-bag sale starts at 1pm

Great used books at incredible prices! The Friends of the Library will host their Spring Book Sale for two days. A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance, and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1.00. The sale will culminate with a "dollar-a-bag" sale from 1 - 3pm on the second day. Anyone may join the Friends of the Library prior to the book sale to take advantage of the first day one hour "pre-sale" exclusive for Friends members. The sale will be held inside of the library, with entry from the outside door. Metered parking is available in Lot E (take Merrimac Way to the southwest corner of campus). Please call (714) 432-0202 x21058 for further details.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

FOTL Event: A Family Sails Around the World 4/14/2015

When: April 14th at 7pm
Where: Lido Island Community Center, 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach
Admission: $5 or a gently used book; FREE for OCC students & FOTL members
Speaker: Tony Spooner & Carolyn Heath

It started with a home-made boat. A 40ft trimaran christened Macha. Carolyn Heath and Tony Spooner began an adventure in June of 2012. Carolyn Heath is an Earth Sciences Professor at Fullerton College. The intrepid crew voyaged to ports of call that included Mexico, Costa Rica, & Central America. They then chose a hard "left" from Panama to the Galapagos Islands. The adventure recommenced with their biggest crossing yet, 3000 miles, to the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia. They will be continuing on later this year to Tonga, Fiji and beyond., hoping to get as far as the Indian Ocean in the next couple of years! Join us for this fascinating evening.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Library Closed for Spring Break March 30 - April 5, 2015

The library will be closed for Spring Break from March 30 - April 5, 2015. We will reopen at 8am on Monday, April 6.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Bestsellers in the Library - 2/2015

We've added several new bestsellers to our collection, thanks to the generous funding of the Friends of the Library!

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - PS3604.O34 A77 2014 
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley - PR9199.4.B7324 A9 2015
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande - R726.8 .G39 2014 
Blood Magick by Nora Roberts - PS3568.O243 B5465 2014
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez - PS3608.E565 B66 2014
Driving with the Top Down by Elizabeth Harbison - PS3558.A564 D75 2014
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng - PS3614.G83 E94 2014
Fairest: Levana's Story (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer - PZ7.M571737 Fai 2015
A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd - PS3570.O37 F56 2015
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby - PR6058.O689 F86 2015 
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy - HV6529 .L46 2015 
The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell - PR6068.E63 G57 2014
The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman - PS3561.E3865 G65 2014
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon - PR6119.H365 M55 2015
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - PS3558.A4763 N55 2015 
The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews - PS3551.N4165 N54 2014 
Private Vegas by James Patterson - PS3566.A822 P775 2015 
Redeployment by Phil Klay - PS3611.L4423 A6 2014 
Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones - PS3610.O6236 S49 2014
Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella - PR6073.I246 S59 2014 
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe - Q173 .M965 2014 
When by Victoria Laurie - PZ7.L372792 Wh 2015
The Whites by Richard Price (writing as Harry Brandt) - PS3566.R544 W48 2015

Contact the Reference Desk for availability: 714-432-5900 or 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FOTL Event: Banff Film Festival 2015, March 17-18

When: Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm & Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm
Where: Robert B. Moore Theatre
Admission: $10 for advance tickets; $12 at the door; $5 for OCC students with current ID. Save $2 on admission at the door by donating two or more books, DVDs or CDs per person! *Does not apply to $5 student admission

Film List for Tuesday

Film List for Wednesday

The film festival has been expanded to two nights! Each night will offer a completely different selection of films. Orange Coast College will host the "best of the best" from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival on Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th.  The program will begin at 7pm both days in the OCC Robert B. Moore Theatre. The BMFF World Tour features an international selection of films that present a wide range of outdoor adventures and portraits, including climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures and the world’s last great wild places.

For tickets, go to the campus Bursar's Office or call (714) 432-5880.  Tickets are also available online at and at local REI stores.  For general information, call (714) 432-0202 x21058.  All proceeds benefit the OCC Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Book Spotlight: Stat-Spotting

Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
By Joel Best
HM535 .B477 2013

Statistics are often used to support arguments, but it's often difficult to determine how accurate those statistics are. This short book explains some of the ways that data is presented in misleading or erroneous ways and teaches the reader to spot the errors. Recommended for all college students and anyone who wants to make more effective arguments.