Thursday, January 19, 2017


Every year, in conjunction with Moorpark College's Multicultural Day, students may submit entries for the design that will appear on promotional materials such as posters, flyers, sweatshirts, and T-shirts.  All 25 entries submitted this year are displayed on the east side of the display case right inside the front doors of Library Learning Resources (LLR).

Congratulations to the 1st place winner Alon Weinberg, who had the 3rd place winner as well!  2nd place congratulations go to Justine Rickey.

The theme this year is "Cross Cultural Connections: Then and Now," and it takes place on Tuesday, April 11th.  For more information:


A display of some of the Library's books by and about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as a film or two, are displayed in Library and Learning Resources in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  You'll find them on the west side of the display case just inside the building's front doors.  You'll also see three quotes from Dr. King.  This blogger's favorite: "We may have all come in different ships, but we're in the same boat now."

Thursday, December 01, 2016


Check out the display case just inside the Library Learning Resources doors for books that may help you get through finals and those semester-end final papers.

You'll see a representative sample of books on taking tests, writing papers, and studying.  You'll also find books on meditation, mindfulness, yoga, relaxation, and handling stress.

If prayer is what you need, you'll also see books on a half dozen of the world's major religions.

You'll find many other books on these topics by searching our online library catalog, available on our webpage at

Monday, November 28, 2016

Library Extended Hours During Finals

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5th, the Library will have extended hours through semester's end:

The LLR will be opening ONE HOUR EARLY and EXTRA HOURS on Friday and Saturday

Dec. 5 - 10
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 12/9: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday 12/10: 10am to 5:00pm

Dec. 12 - 16:
Monday - Thursday: 7am to 8pm
Friday 12/16: 7am to Noon

The Library will be closed Dec. 17th through Jan. 8th and will reopen Monday, Jan. 9th for Spring 2017.  

Wednesday, September 07, 2016


Each year during the period September 15th - October 15th, the country celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month.  We celebrate the culture, history, and heritage of Spain, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

This four-week period includes the independence anniversaries of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.  Columbus Day, or Dia de la Raza, often falls within this period as well.  (This year it's on October 10th.)

The west side of the display case just inside the doors of Library Learning Resources (LLR) features books from the Library's collection covering a number of aspects of Hispanic culture.  Many more books, DVD's, CD's, and other material are available in the Library's physical and electronic collections.  You can access the Library's catalog and eResources at


Saturday, September 17th, marks the 229th anniversary of the United States Constitution.  You'll find a Constitution Day display on the east side of the display case located just inside the Library Learning Resources (LLR) building's doors.  Books and DVD's from the Library's collection, as well as facts about the Constitution, are on display.

Be sure to visit Moorpark College's celebration of Constitution Day on Thursday, September 15th, from 11am to 1pm in the Campus Quad......"Free Speech, Free Information, Free Ice Cream."

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

LIbrary Learning Resources (LLR) closed on Labor Day

The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fall 2016 Semester Library Hours

Library Learning Resources (LLR) will be open the following hours from Wednesday, August 17th to Friday, December 16th:

Monday through Thursday, 8am - 8pm
Friday, 8am - 12pm

LLR is closed Saturday and Sunday, as well as on college holidays.  This semester, the holidays are September 5th, November 11th, November 24th, and November 25th.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Two displays are featured in the Library Learning Resources display case, located just inside the front doors.

On the west side:  Two illustrated essays by students in Sandra Hunter's Spring 2016 English M01A class are displayed along with a collection of books on gangs from the Library's collection.  One essay is entitled "Why Kids Join Gangs" and is by Dana Trick.  The other essay is by Juliet Delgado and is entitled "Tough as Painted Nails: The Lives and Troubles of Female Gang Members."  If you would like to read either of these essays, please see a Reference Librarian.

On the east side:  Two posters featuring poems by Ventura poet Phil Taggart are displayed, along with a collection of books by poets that have read their works at the occasional Moorpark College Poetry Read.