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.

Friday, February 6, 2015

FOTL Event: Walking with Dr. King 2/24/2015

Walking with Dr. King

When: Tuesday, February 24 at 7pm
Where: OCC Library
Admission: $5 or a gently used book; FREE for OCC students & FOTL members​
Speaker: Douglas Parks
The Friends of the Library (FOTL) and the International and Multicultural Committee (IMC) will host a talk by Douglas Parks. The talk will focus on Parks’ work and relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960s. Parks, a minister and lifelong member of the NAACP, joined Dr. King in Selma, Ala., in 1964, where they worked to register black voters and eliminate poll taxes. During that time, he became close friends with Dr. King, and worked with him throughout the South and elsewhere to combat racial inequality. Parks also participated in the March on Montgomery in 1965, where he was arrested (one of many arrests in his lifetime of activism).

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Library Workshops for Spring 2015

The library will be holding workshops to help students learn to research and use the library effectively. For more information, please see our website.

Schedule for Spring 2015

  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6 - 7pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 21, 11am - noon
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24, 3 - 4pm
  • Monday, March 2, 6 - 7pm
  • Thursday, March 12, 11am - noon
  • Wednesday, March 18, 1 - 2pm
  • Saturday, March 21, 11am - noon
  • Wednesday, March 25, 11am - noon
  • Wednesday, April 15, 6 - 7pm
  • Saturday, April 18, 11am - noon
  • Tuesday, April 21, 3 - 4pm
  • Thursday, April 30, 11am - noon
  • Wednesday, May 6, 1 - 2pm
  • Saturday, May 9, 11am - noon
  • Wednesday, May 13, 11am - noon
  • Monday, May 18, 6 - 7pm

Monday, February 2, 2015

Library Closed 2/13 - 2/16, 2015 for Presidents' Day

The library will be closed from 2/13 - 2/16 for Presidents' Day. We will reopen at 8am on Tuesday, 2/17.