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This week marks the end of Spring Quarter and the beginning of summer! Some of you may only have a couple of weeks to relax before going back to class in July, while others will be working out ways to fill their newly-open schedule until Fall. This is where the Summer Reading List comes in! We […]

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This week’s CTC Book Pick comes from Librarian, Laura Negal! Her recommendation is the incredibly enlightening, 33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History, edited by Tonya Bolden. “This book should really be called “33 Things Every PERSON Should Know About Women’s History.” Although some of it is written for a younger audience, I was […]

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This week’s CTC Book Pick comes from Librarian, Zachary Grant! Time to tap into your inner detective and see if you can solve the mystery hidden in this fun and enchanting tale. “The Eleventh Hour, A Curious Mystery by Graeme Base is a wonderful book. The illustrations are fantastic, the story is brilliant, but there is […]

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This week’s CTC Book Pick comes from Nursing Assitant Certified (NAC) Program Director, Patricia Berglund. Her pick is the delightfully delicious, My Life in France, by Julia Child. “This is one of the books I read while preparing for a trip to France; even though it was written from the memoirs of Julia Child when she lived […]

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Beginning May and going until the middle of June, we will be posting book recommendations by fellow CTC students, faculty, and staff. While reading is generally a large requirement for many classes, it’s also an enjoyable pastime and can be a great way to unwind, destress, or escape. With the end of Spring Quarter and […]

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Do you like to read? Maybe “like” is a bit of an understatement for you? Perhaps you don’t read a ton but there’s that one book that you tell everyone about? Whatever it is, we want you to give us your reading recommendations! Beginning this quarter, we will be highlighting book picks by faculty, staff, and students. […]

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Looking for something new to read, now that finals are almost over? Check out the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2010 You’ll find fiction and nonfiction titles and some great gift ideas. Enjoy your time off during the winter break and we look forward to seeing you again in 2011!

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If you are anything like me, the mere mention of physics makes your brain hurt. That theory is too deep for me. Or so I thought until I looked at one of the library’s new books, The flying circus of physics by Jearl Walker. Walker takes the theories of physics and illuminates/illustrates them with fun […]

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We do! And we’ve ordered a bunch of new ones for the Renaissance Kids collection! Some of the library favorites are: Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen Flotsam by David Weisner Hondo & Fabian by Peter McCarty Come check them out (and take some home, too).

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Ever wonder why everyone raves about a specific novel? Thought about reading Ulysses by James Joyce but aren’t sure exactly what it’s about or if you dare tackle it? Have no fear, Peter Boxall and his book are here! This beautiful book contains reviews of “classic” literature as well as pictures and photographs of book […]

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