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Closing for Quarter Break

Clark College Libraries close for the quarter break today at 6pm. We will reopen on September 19th at 7:00am.

Please return borrowed items to designated outdoor return boxes during closure. Staff will be checking in returned items during the break. For questions during the break, please call (360) 992-2151.

Have you noticed some changes to the library’s website? We are now using a platform called LibGuides to organize and present our instructional material.

Here’s a tour:


Renovate: to make changes and repairs to a physical space so that it receives a refreshed look and improved condition.

User-friendly experiences are important at Clark College Libraries and positive experiences is part of the impetus behind the renovations and multiple phase projects happening in Cannell Library.

The renovation efforts are focused on creating an atmosphere that supports library services and contemporary approaches to scholarship. Collaborative skills are further developed and encouraged through resources provided in the Common Area of Cannell Library. The space is intended to accommodate a diverse user group and their needs to optimize their experience and learning. The open space provides flexibility to move furniture that supports group work and whiteboards for working through and sharing ideas.

Cannell Library Commons Area

Cannell Library Commons Area

The refreshed look of the Commons Area includes a new staircase and carpet. Service desks for Reference and TechHub services will be centrally located near the new staircase. New furniture is on its way that will complement the sea of blue and green in the carpet.

New Carpet

New Carpet

Transition is taking place within the library collection as well; many new e-books are available for your consideration such as Sustainable Renovation and Facilities Change Management. There are also traditional paper-based resources to view and borrow.

Book titled Blueprint Reading and Sketching

Blueprint Reading and Sketching

Technology-rich space can be found on both first and second floors of Cannell Library. Currently, the Second Floor Lib Lab is undergoing a new layout and installation of new computer desks.

Renovation progress to Lib Lab

Lib Lab

The ongoing renovations reflect efforts to bring together tools, resources, and the physical space to accommodate the learning community’s needs. The future is an integrated service center where users connect with the space that meets their needs with a high level of engagement.

Art display at CTC

Clark student Brad Brehe has always been interested in art, travel, and architecture. With a passion to learn, Brad was naturally interested in taking the Welding 120, Welded Sculpture class at Clark. Brad’s sculpture has welded metal box frames with brightly colored inserts. It is titled Cube-Año: Reflections of Time Spent in Havana  and was inspired by a year spent in Havana.

Brad states that the piece is “reflective of my travels to Latin America where you don’t necessarily see communities at first glance as functional, but as you meet the people in these areas their beauty and appreciation of LIFE is simply bright and fresh, hence the color”.

Brad’s sculpture is currently being displayed in the iCommons display case at CTC!

Students display photography, pen and ink, charcoal, oil, acrylic, watercolor as well as sculpture. We’re open to seeing your unique creativity! If you’re interested in displaying an art piece of your own for fall quarter please contact us at 360-992-6138 or email clanderson@clark.edu.

Metal sculpture

Source: Clark College Libraries



Welded sculpture

Source: Clark Libraries

Stop by the iCommons and see this unique art piece for yourself, and, while here, check out our books about sculpture made from all media types!

Cover of "Direct Metal Sculpture"

cover of "Creating Welded Sculpture"

cover of  "The Process of Sculpture"



Pokemon Go Photo Contest

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Calling all Clark College students:
Clark College Libraries wants you to enter a photo contest to win a solar-powered phone charger valued at $79!

Bulbasaur by Cannell Library

Submit a photo of a Pokemon at Clark College on our Facebook page (facebook.com/ClarkCollegeLibraries) or @-mention us on Twitter (@ClarkLibraries) and include the hashtag #ClarkLibrariesPokemon whether you submit a photo through Facebook or Twitter.

Photos will be judged on:

  • composition
  • creativity
  • a strong Clark College presence (bonus point for catching a Pokemon in Cannell Library or the iCommons at CTC)

Photos must be:

  • taken at either Main Campus or the CTC
  • taken using the Pokemon Go app
  • submitted by a current Clark College student

We will take submissions until August 21st and will announce the winner during the last week of Summer Quarter, August 22-26.

Good luck, trainers!




If you, like me, have had John Williams’s “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” stuck in your head for weeks already (or are maybe just excited about the Olympics), check out the following library resources to get you in the spirit. The 2016 Summer Olympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to 21.

Cover of "The Olympics" book with stylized figures
The Olympics
with chapters on whether or not Rio will be ready.
Cannell Library Second Floor, Call Number GV721.5 .O39275 2016

Cover of "Racism and the Olympics" book with two Black athletes raising their fists

Racism and the Olympics by Robert G. Weisbord
Cannell Library New Books, Call Number GV721 .W45 2015

Hear the “Olympic Fanfare” on The Very Best of Erich Kunzel & The Cincinnati Pops Top 20 CD.

Cannell Library CD Collection – First Floor, Call Number M1070.C56 V47 1994

Cover of "Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World" book with sculpture of seated man

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World by Donald G. Kyle about the earliest Olympics (available as an e-book).

Lecture 47 “One World, One Dream: The 2008 Olympics” on the DVD The Fall and Rise of China.
Cannell Library Check Out Desk DVD, Call Number DS735 .B3 2010

Watermarks which is a documentary about the Viennese Hakoah women’s swim team in relation to the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Artstor logo

Or check out photographs of past Olympic games on Artstor.


Railing   Paint   Painter

During the summer break the railings in the Cannell Library received a fresh coat of white paint. Painting the rails is one step in the many to come during the Cannell Library renovations. Watching the painter work, reminds one of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer, Chapter Two, 1876.

“Like it? Well, I don’t see why I oughtn’t to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?”
That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom swept his brush daintily back and forth – stepped back to note the effect – added a touch here and there – criticized the effect again – Ben watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more absorbed. Presently he said: “Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.”


If you are interested in Classic Summertime reading the Cannell Library has a copy of Tom Sawyer available in print and electronic versions.

Chairs  Men

Folks at the Cannell Library are also herding chairs, the computer lab chairs are now corralled in the space that housed the Library Computer Lab. If you need a computer do not despair, the first floor in the library is still home to many computer stations; plus, you can borrow a laptop or netbook to use in the library


Photo Image Source: Wild Flower Garden. CC0 Public Domain – no known copyright restrictions

Summer Hours

July 5 – August 26, 2016

Cannell Library

Mon – Thu 8:00am – 6:00pm

Fri – Sun CLOSED

Information: 360-992-2151

iCommons @ CTC

Mon – Thu 8:00am – 6:00pm

Fri – Sun CLOSED

Information: 360-992-6138

Summer Reading

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 know that you may not be too eager to crack open a book during your much-anticipated break. However, this Summer Reading List is meant to aid in your enjoyment and get the most out of your time off.


We asked other students (just like you) what their favorite books were and thus a list was born! All of these titles are available directly in our collection or through Summit, and can be found in our Discover catalog.

Battle Royale by Kōshun Takami

Source: LibraryThing

Source: LibraryThing

Recommended by Alix R.

“I like it because it is very thrilling and brutal. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down ’til I was done.”

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

Source: LibraryThing

Source: LibraryThing

Recommended by Jonathan P.

“This is a fantasy book that uses a lot og English mythology to tell a completely new story. It’s great for all ages!”

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

Source: LibraryThing

Source: LibraryThing

Recommended by Kristian B.

“Roller coaster of emotions. First time I cried at a book in a long time.”

What Went Wrong: How the 1% Hijacked the American Middle Class… by George R. Tyler

Source: LibraryThing

Source: LibraryThing

Recommended by Patricia P.

“The 1980’s brought about a lot of economic changes that grew into the dilemma that we have today and that the 1% are fighting to keep. It also gives us solutions and compares other world economies with ours.”

Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall

Source: LibraryThing

Source: LibraryThing

Recommended by Pema A.

“Profound meditations on how the forest, chimpanzees, and people have influenced Dr. Goodall’s perspectives on major issues in the world today, such as environmental destruction, inequality, materialism, and genocide. A beautiful and important book.”

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

Source: LibraryThing

Source: LibraryThing

Recommended by Sabrina N.

“I read this in sociology and it was a great book! It’s about a white man changing his whole life, skin color included, to see how under-privileged it was to be an African American first hand. Also there is a documentary/movie on it.”

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Source: LibraryThing

Source: LibraryThing

Recommended by Suzanna M.

“This book is about two men who lived blocks from each other. Both grew up in poverty, however, one chose a path of crime while the other achieved success. It’s a very relatable book for those who know the struggles of poverty.”

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Source: LibraryThing

Source: LibraryThing

Recommended by Xavier C.

“Fun adventure book that has a bunch of small stories into one big adventure. Amazing!”

The Firm by John Grisham

Source: LibraryThing

Source: LibraryThing

Recommended by Vitaliy L.

“I like this book because it teaches a lot about forms, business, partners, associates and the hectic schedule of working at a firm.”

Have a favorite book? Tell us about it! Contact staff at the iCommons at CTC 360-992-6138 or email them at clanderson@clark.edu.

Paper Table Art

Way back in April, Keelie wrote about Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes! (cue David Bowie’s song) happening at Cannell Library. One of those changes was an addition of paper tables, tables with glass tops that you can write on with dry erase markers.

Here are some pictures of the artwork that students have left behind.

Puppy lovers might like this one:


Or perhaps you prefer chemistry:


Maybe you like natural landscapes:


Maybe this cow and sheep are more to your liking:


Or perhaps you like like to play Overwatch:


Maybe you want to add one of your own? Take a break in between, or after finals next week and add to our growing collection of art on the paper tables before we close for the break between spring and summer term.

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