Thursday, April 10, 2014

POETRY READ APRIL 16TH @ 5:30 PM

Place:  Library Learning Resources 3rd Floor

Open Mic Poetry begins at 5:30.

Students, faculty, and members of the community are invited to share poems, stories, and song lyrics.

Guest Poet:  F. Albert Salinas

His poetry has been published in "Sighs of the Seraphim" (poetry and short stories) and "37 Poems About Women I Haven't Slept With."  Besides Moorpark, he has read his poetry in New York City and San Francisco.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cesar Chavez Day Display + Scholarship Display

March 31st is Cesar Chavez Day and an official state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas.  A display of books on this important figure in the fight for social and economic justice is displayed on the west side of the Library's display case, along with a copy of last year's Cesar Chavez Day proclamation by President Obama.

Also on the west side of the case you'll find information on the numerous scholarships available to Moorpark Students.

The display of Multicultural Day artwork continues on the east side of the case.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

POETRY READ TONIGHT!

The Read @ Moorpark College
February 26th
5:30 pm
Library Learning Resources 3rd Floor

Open Mic Poetry and Fiction

The featured poet is Frank Mundo, author of The Brubury Tales--a retelling of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales set in Los Angeles, which Carolyn See calls "a landmark book, in what is going to be--and already is--a distinguished literary career."  Frank is a graduate of UCLA and completed it's Creative Writing Program. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

MULTICULTURAL DAY DESIGNS ON DISPLAY

Every year, in conjunction with Multicultural Day, students may submit entries for the Multicultural Day design that will be featured on promotional materials such as posters, flyers, sweatshirts, and T-shirts.  All 31 entries are on display right inside the front doors of the Library.

Congratulations to 1st place winner Nikole Arnold, as well as Shannon Roughan (2nd place) and Marcos Marique (3rd place.)

This year Multicultural Day is on April 15th. 

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

Please visit the west side of the Library's display case (right inside the front doors) to view a display of books celebrating Black History Month.

Black History Month was originally founded as Negro History Week in 1926.  The second week of February was chosen as it included the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  February was designated as Black History Month in 1976.

This is only a small subset of the Library's resources related to the history of various ethnic groups in the United States.  Check the Library's catalogs or our many subscription databases.  If you need assistance, please talk to a Reference Librarian. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

LIBRARY LEARNING RESOURCES CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK

Library Learning Resources will close for Winter Break at 8pm on Wednesday, December 18th.  It will reopen at 8am on Monday, January 6th--the first day of Spring Semester instruction.

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS DURING FINALS

Library Learning Resources will open at 7am during Finals (12/12 - 12/18) to accomodate early morning scholars.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TWO NEW LIBRARY DISPLAYS!

Take a look at the display case just inside the Library Learning Resources (LLR) entrance to see two new displays.

U.S. Constitution Day took place on September 17th.  On one side of the display case, you'll find a display of books and other items celebrating the Constitution and the founding of the nation.  Did you know that George Washington and James Madison were the only two presidents to sign the Constitution?

Native American Heritage Month takes place in November.  On the other side of the case, you'll see books and DVD's on Native American culture and history.  Also on display is a list of the federally recognized tribes in California, and a couple of maps showing California tribal areas and languages.

If you need one of the books or DVD's in our display case, they can still be checked out!  Just ask at the Reference or Circulation desks.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

POETRY READ ON SEPTEMBER 18TH (TONIGHT!)

Come to The Read at 5:30 this evening to listen or participate in Open Mic Poetry.  Go the the 3rd floor of Library Learning Resources (LLR).

The guest poet this evening is Crystal Salas.  Crystal spends a great deal of her time sighing at Frank O'Hara poems, telling people what they should be reading, and taking very long walks.  After attending Moorpark College she graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Creative Writing.  She is the co-founder of Atomic Tangerine Press which produces "Poetry Solves Problems", a bi-monthly art salon/celebration in Los Angeles.