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 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.