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Clark Libraries will be open regular hours during finals week but will be closed for quarter break beginning Thursday, June 16th at 6:00pm. Libraries will reopen Tuesday, July 5th.

Finals Week Hours

Cannell Library: Monday-Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Friday
iCommons at CTC: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Friday

Quarter Break

Both locations are closed Friday, June 17th through Sunday, July 3rd for quarter break. Cannell and iCommons at CTC will also be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

  • Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account.
  • To avoid fines, return borrowed items to outside collection boxes when libraries are closed.
  • At Cannell Library, extended loan netbooks must be returned by June 16th at 5:30pm or a late fine will be charged.

We reopen Tuesday, July 5th at 8:00 a.m.

ENVS 218 Class Survey

Students in Environmental Studies 218 need your opinion! Their New Clark College Campus Design Survey  takes just a few minutes.

student holding a garter snake

This photo by Ramsay Fencl was taken during student field work at the future north county satellite campus (Clark College at Boschma Farms).

 

CTC Book Picks

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.

Source: Clark College Libraries Photographer: Connie Anderson

Source: Clark College Libraries
Photographer: Connie Anderson

“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 astounded (and a little ashamed) by what I didn’t know. Because of the multitude of writers, the book avoids taking just one perspective on women’s history and tells the stories of women of color, women with different abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds, the LGBTQ community, and the men who have also fought against oppression. Whether you’re interested in music, sports, poetry, politics, quotes, or timelines, this book connects the things you’re doing today with the women who made it possible.”

Check out this book, and others, in our Discover Catalog! Remember, many items are also available through Summit, so if we don’t have it, we may know someone who does.

If you are a CTC student, faculty, or staff member who would like to recommend your own book picks, contact iCommons staff at 360-992-6138. For more information on book pick requirements, go here.

Photo/Image Source: "Remember" by, Ian Sane (https://www.flickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/4655351538/in/photolist-86nTPG-85VTWG-7NDXkz-7JxCQC-7C8NTf-6swrwd-6ryrhT-6raAcR-6r1XdP-6qY3ZX-6qSKCJ-6qKnT6-6qsrZ1-6pYnbG-4UsaQC-4RdQzK-4R1x2i-4QWysd-4niQzS-MS4sk-f1x3Z-ABEJKN-vp7FFm-tXwKtq-tWGDd6-tTusKK-tD1V3s-tgNXu7-tevynx-ttJ4c4-rZZXcL-s7BxLr-nJB7gS-dncHAs-cm2epj-c7Esbq-c7rE35-c71mg7-c6mVWN-c6kur7-c55LTs-bEtz8u-9QRnLx-9Nf4yJ-9MSfBk-9DRRax-9dtGCp-8yz2Uh-85Gr6Q-85GhJY)

Photo/Image Source: “Remember” by, Ian Sane (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

The Clark College Libraries will be closed in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.

Cannell Library will close as usual at 5pm on Saturday, May 28th and reopen on Tuesday the 31st at 7am.
The iCommons @ CTC will be closed on Monday, May 30th, and will reopen on Tuesday the 31st at 7am.

Outside return boxes are always open to return books, movies, etc. Don’t get a late fine!

Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account.

Search Discover Catalog for your favorite cuisine and use Virtual Browse option to discover more books on the same shelf!

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Virtual Browse Tab in Discover Catalog

Image of Virtual Browse tab in Discover Catalog (with a hyperlink to Baking Chez Moi book details)

 

 

CTC Book Picks

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.

Source: Clark College Libraries Photographer: Keelie Wray

Source: Clark College Libraries
Photographer: Keelie Wray

“The Eleventh Hour, A Curious Mystery by Graeme Base is a wonderful book. The illustrations are fantastic, the story is brilliant, but there is also a marvelous mystery to be solved. Horace the elephant is turning 11 and decides to hold a grand birthday party with all his friends to celebrate. He creates a scrumptious banquet and shows it to his guests before they go off to have fun playing birthday games. However, when they return to eat the meal, it is already devoured! Who could have done this? It’s up to you to read the story closely and examine the pictures carefully for clues in order to solve the curious mystery of the Eleventh Hour.”

Check out this book, and others, in our Discover Catalog! Remember, many items are also available through Summit, so if we don’t have it, we may know someone who does.

If you are a CTC student, faculty, or staff member who would like to recommend your own book picks, contact iCommons staff at 360-992-6138. For more information on book pick requirements, go here.

The Clark College Libraries have many resources selected just for our students in the Transitional Studies programs. LearningExpress Library is a database accessible on any device with Internet.

Picture of adults sitting and smiling around a table with books, text: Adult Learning Center

These centers within LearningExpress are great for Clark students:

  • Adult Learning Center
    • math skill building
    • reading skill building
    • writing/speaking/grammar skill building
    • U.S. Citizenship information and practice

Two students working happily at a computer, text: High School Equivalency Center

  • High School Equivalency Center
    • Practice GED tests
    • Skill building for the GED (reading, writing, math, grammar, vocabulary and spelling)
    • Preparing for the GED Test
      • learn about the test
      • Reasoning through Language Arts
      • Mathematical Reasoning
      • Science
      • Social Studies

Follow these steps to access LearningExpress Library:

  1. Go to library.clark.edu
  2. Choose “Article Databases” under the search box
  3. Choose “Learning Express” from the list
  4. On campus, skip to 5. Off campus, log in with your Clark username and password
  5. On your 1st visit, select “Register.” After your 1st visit, select “Login.”

Registration for an account is free and allows you full access to the resource and the ability to save your progress on practice tests and tutorials.

Have any questions? Just ask us at the library, and we’ll get you on your way.

CTC Book Picks

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.

Source: Clark College Libraries Photographer: Connie Anderson

Source: Clark College Libraries
Photographer: Connie Anderson

“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 in France in the 1950’s, the observations she made about France, French food and especially the people of France and French culture are pertinent today. Very enjoyable for anyone who loves French food or France, or wants to learn about them!”

Check out this book, and others, in our Discover Catalog! Remember, many items are also available through Summit, so if we don’t have it, we may know someone who does.

If you are a CTC student, faculty, or staff member who would like to recommend your own book picks, contact iCommons staff at 360-992-6138. For more information on book pick requirements, go here.

Book-Picks-R-Us

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 the beginning of summer fast approaching, finding a great book may be the last thing on your mind.

Well, how about we just give you a list to pick from?

Introducing…..CTC Book Picks!!

This week’s book picks are from English Professor, Ray Korpi, who recommends Chasing Monarchs and Mariposa Road by Robert Michael Pyle.

Source: Clark College Libraries Photographer: Keelie Wray

Source: Clark College Libraries
Photographer: Keelie Wray

“During my research of birding big year accounts in the past year, I stumbled upon the nature writing of Robert Michael Pyle.  I own one of Pyle’s field guides—The Butterflies of Cascadia—and know of his scientific writing, but his two travelogues, Chasing Monarchs and Mariposa Road, turned me on to a different aspect of his writing.  Too often, the birder seeking a large count gets too focused on the mission. Pyle never does, and his observations of humanity, nature, and the changes that the world are experiencing really make one think about how we encounter the world. In many ways, his work hearkens back to Muir, Burroughs, and other key natural historians while keeping a foot firmly planted in the modern world.”

If you are a CTC student, faculty, or staff member who would like to recommend your own book picks, contact iCommons staff at 360-992-6138. For more information on book pick requirements, go here.

Beginning this Friday, May 6th from 5 pm- 8 pm, the Celebracion de Mi Gente: El Dia del Nino/El Dia del Libro (“Celebration of My People: Day of the Child/Day of the Book”), will be happening at Clark College!

This annual festival coincides with the Mexican holiday of Dia del Nino and the American Library Association’s (ALA) Dia del Libro. The children’s focused holiday of Dia del Nino first began in Mexico in 1925 as a means to help the ailing and struggling children affected by World War I. Also known as Children’s Day, the holiday was universally adopted by many countries around 1954. For Mexican children, schools often suspend learning activities in favor of games and many families often spend the day together.

Photo/Image Source: “Children's Literature is Central to Children's Literacy” by Denise Krebs, CC BY 2.0

Photo/Image Source: “Children’s Literature is Central to Children’s Literacy” by Denise Krebs, CC BY 2.0

The family-friendly festivities planned include bilingual storytelling, face-painting, games, crafts, dancing, and, of course, food! Come celebrate Latino culture, the well-being of children, and the importance of literacy.

For more information, visit the festival’s event page here.

 

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