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

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 www.OCCTickets.com 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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Bestsellers in the Library - 01/2015

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

Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline - PS3569.C725 B48 2014b
Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - PS3566.R3982 B59 2014
Broadchurch by Erin Kelly - PR6111.E498 B76 2014
The Burning Room by Michael Connelly - PS3553.O51165 B87 2014 
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer - PZ7.M571737 Cre 2014 
A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention by Matt Richtel - HE5620.D59 R53 2014 (Circ.) 
The Escape by David Baldacci - PS3552.A446 E83 2014
An Event in Autumn: A Kurt Wallander Mystery by Henning Mankell - PT9876.23.A49 H3613 2014 
A Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber - PS3608.U238 G73 2014
Gray Mountain by John Grisham - PS3557.R5355 G73 2014 
Hope to Die by James Patterson - PS3566.A822 H67 2014
The Lost Island by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - PS3566.R3982 L67 2014
The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig - PS3623.I575 M35 2014
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - PR6113.O94 M4 2013 
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes - PR6113.O94 O54 2014
Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice - PS3568.I265 P86 2014 
Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen - PR6052.O848 Q44 2014 
The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore - PZ7.L87855 Re 2014
Revival by Stephen King - PS3561.I483 R48 2014
Rose Gold by Walter Mosley - PS3563.O88456 R68 2014
So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why it Endures by Maureen Corrigan - PS3511.I9 G83196 2014 (Circ.)
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr - PS3545.I5365 Z7326 2014 (Circ.)
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright - DS63.1 .W74 2014 (Circ.)
The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor (Part Two) by Robert Kirkman - PS3611.I7555 W38 2013

Contact the Reference Desk for availability: 714-432-5900 or lcassidy@occ.cccd.edu 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Spring 2015 Library Hours

The library will be open the following hours for Spring 2015:

Monday - Thursday8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 3:00 pm

We will be closed the following days:

February 13 - 16​Presidents' Day
​March 30 - April 5​Spring Break
​May 25​​Memorial Day