Friday, April 18, 2014

Finals Week Extended Hours

The library will be open the following extended hours for finals:

Thursday, 5/15: 8am - midnight
Friday, 05/16: 8am - 3pm (normal hours)
Saturday, 5/17: 10am - 3pm (normal hours)
Monday, 5/19: 8am - midnight
Tuesday, 5/20: 8am - midnight
Wednesday, 5/21: 8am - midnight

Thursday, April 17, 2014

FOTL Event: Rise of the Art Deco Movement on 4/22/2014

When: Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm

Where:  Lido Isle Clubhouse, 701 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach

Admission: $5 or a gently used book; free for OCC students with current student photo ID

Irini Rickerson, Orange Coast College professor of art and architecture, will present “Rise of the Art Deco Movement” in a program sponsored by OCC Friends of the Library and the Lido Isle Women’s Club. An optimistic and energetic movement, Art Deco is synonymous with corporate splendor, fast machines and high glamour. Rickerson will identify common characteristics and explore famous examples ranging from painting, architecture, and even cinema! Rickerson was Orange County Teacher of the Year and OCC Faculty Member of the Year in 1993-94. During her annual lecture fundraisers, she has raised thousands of dollars for student scholarships and assistance for victims of AIDS.

Refreshments will be served.  Extra credit slips will be available. For general information, call (714) 432-0202 x21058.  All proceeds benefit the OCC Friends of the Library.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Resource Spotlight: GVRL ebooks

The library has access to over 2000 nonfiction ebooks from Gale as part of a pilot program. The most popular books (as determined by actual use) will be added to the library's collection. Your use of this collection will help us to determine what ebooks the library buys!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friends of the Library Spring Booksale 4/29 - 4/30

Great used books at incredible prices!

The Friends of the Library will host their Spring Book Sale on Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30.  Tuesday hours are 9-10am for FOTL members and 10am-3pm for everyone.  Wednesday hours are 9am-3pm for everyone, with the "dollar-a-bag" sale happening from 1-3pm.  A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance, and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1.00.  Anyone may join the Friends of the Library prior to the book sale to take advantage of the one hour "pre-sale" exclusive for Friends members.  The sale will be held in the library instruction room near the front entrance (room 112).  Metered parking is available in Lot E.  Please call 714-432-0202 x21058 for further details.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Book Spotlight: 34-Ton Bat

The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball
By Steve Rushin
GV873 .R87 2013
The 34-Ton Bat is the story of baseball, told through objects. There are the expected chapters on bats, balls, and gloves, but Rushin also includes chapters on more esoteric icons, such as stadium seats and food. Telling the history of baseball in this way highlights the importance of objects to our collective nostalgia and gives a new spin on an old story. A great read for any fan of the game.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Library Closed from 3/24 - 3/30 for Spring Break

The library will be closed from Monday, March 24 through Sunday, March 30 for Spring Break. We will reopen at 8am on Monday, March 31.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Banff Film Festival on March 19, 2014

When: Wednesday, March 19 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

Orange Coast College will host the "best of the best" from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival on Wednesday, March 19th.  The program will begin at 7pm 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. Film List

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.