Ah, fall! Leaves are changing, crisp winds are whipping, and history's most controversial books are flying into readers' eager hands.
Because it's Banned Book Week, of course! Throughout history the world's most important and thought-provoking writers have seen their books banned in libraries for their controversial content. Books by Alice Walker, Mark Twain, Salman Rushdie, J.D. Salinger, and many more have been removed from library shelves because they exposed the public to ways of
Welcome to the fall semester. We here at the Learning Commons are so happy to see you! In lieu of a big hug, we're giving you free books. That's right--free! Drop by the Marple Learning Commons and you'll find our free book table, covered with old-edition text books, magazines, and more. Check it out, and take what you like.
Classes are ending, but the Marple Learning Commons is open for business for most of August. Here are hour hours for the next few weeks:
August 18: 8am-4pm
August 19: 8am-4pm
August 20: 8am-4pm
August 21: 8am-4pm
August 22: 8am-4pm
August 23 & 24: Closed for the weekend
August 25: 8am-4pm
August 26: Closed for late registration
August 27: Closed for late registration
August 28: 8am-4pm
August 29: 8am-4pm
August 30-September 1: Closed for the long weekend. Happy Labor Day!
If you have to do any research this summer, a librarian's a great place to start. Librarians are available over the summer from 9am to 9pm, Monday through Thursday. Just drop in at the Marple Learning Commons, and ask for help.
Sometimes, though, librarians are teaching or otherwise unavailable. Librarians will be unavailable for research help on Monday, July 7th and Thursday, July 10th from 9am to 5pm. Need help during those times? Try AskHere PA, our online research help chat service. You'll
If you’re doing research from the library website, you may have noticed some changes since the College’s website refresh at the end of May. First off, from the College’s main website, there’s no longer an option to click “library” at the top of the page. Instead, to get to the library website from the College’s main page, click Quick Links, then choose Library Services from the drop down menu.
Our web address is the same: dccc.edu/library, and all of the same menu items are in the same location
Do you need more money? What college student doesn't? Handling your finances can be a tricky skill to learn, but DCCC's Library Services has you covered from April 5-12. We're celebrating Money Smart Week with a full calendar of events. Learn from financial professionals, faculty members, and your peers about the best ways to handle your financial life and become truly Money Smart.
Check out the Library's guide to Financial Literacy, including resources for financial health, and a full schedule
There's a lot to learn in the Learning Commons this week.
If you're learning math, writing, or research, chances are we've got a workshop that addresses some of your questions. All seminars meet in the Marple Learning Commons, except online webinars, which require advanced registration.
Here's the lineup for this week:
Absolute Value Inequalities: Monday, March 31; 11am-Noon.
Evaluating Websites: Monday,March 31; 12-12:50pm.
Basics of Fractions: Tuesday, April 1; 11:
If you haven't heard yet, DCCC Library Services is offering free online research webinars to help you be the best college student you can be. We've got a whole schedule of webinars, seminars, and workshops planned throughout the semester.
Here's what's coming up in the next few days:
MLA CitationsFriday, February 21, 20142:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Finding and using e-booksMonday, February 24, 20142:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
These webinars are free to the entire DCCC. Community, but
Learning Commons closed this weekend, and shortened hours next week
February 12th, 2014
In celebration of the Presidents Day holiday, the Learning Commons will be closed on Saturday , Sunday, and Monday (February 15, 16, and 17).
Got a research question? Try Ask Here PA, our 24/7 librarian chat service. Need a Tutor? Try SmartThinking (accessible via delaGATE).
On Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 19, we’ll be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. for faculty service days, and then we’ll be back to our regular hours on Thursday, February 20.
So here's the rundown:
It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re going old school for today’s #LibraryShelfie. Rachel Perzchowski, an Information Specialist in the Learning Commons, loves Ten Little Indians, by classic mystery writer Agatha Christie. Rachel says: “This book made Agatha Christie my favorite author. It's a murder mystery where everyone dies, but you have no idea how anyone could have done it.”
If you’re looking for a good mystery, check one out from the Learning Commons collection. Thanks for the tip,