Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was first published on December 17, 1843 and is about the transformative spirit of the holidays that inspires the greedy and bitter Ebenezer Scrooge to express generosity, compassion and love. This classic is available on the web through Project Gutenberg, in print at the JJC Library (call number FIC D554C C4642) and as an audio ebook.
With finals and the end of the semester only a few weeks away, the JJC Library is the place to be for studying and finishing papers and projects. Reserve a group study room at the circulation desk and borrow a laptop (in library use). Individual study areas are located throughout the library and there is also a ‘Quiet Study’ section at the back of the library. Need to find a few extra sources for your paper or presentation? Librarians can help you search for books and scholarly articles on your topic. If you are looking for a place to unwind, we have current popular magazines. The JJC Library is a perfect outlet for your academic needs and will help you ‘make the grade’ as finals week approaches.
Take your pick from the many new books available at the library including bestselling fiction and nonfiction. Books can be borrowed for 4 weeks with your JJC ID.
New DVDs just arrived: Maleficent, Tammy, Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow, Let’s Be Cops, Begin Again and more. Borrow for one week with your JJC ID.
Author Jonathan Gould suggested that “from its frenzied, inchoate beginnings in Britain and the United States, the great upsurge of adolescent fervor that the press called Beatlemania would coalesce into one of the main tributaries of a broad confluence of pop enthusiasm, student activism, and mass bohemianism that would flood the political, social, and cultural landscape of much of the industrialized world during the second half of the 1960s, spinning off whorls and eddies – the women’s movement, the gay liberation movement, the environmental movement – in its wake.” This presentation by Professor John Lyons questions these assertions and suggests that the Beatles were less successful and less influential than often assumed. Light refreshments will be served.
Forty-five years ago this week, Sesame Street debuted (November 10, 1969). Millions of children start their education with the friendly and fun lessons from Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar, Elmo, Grover and Count von Count. To learn more about how Sesame Street evolved into a childhood staple check out these books from the JJC Library: Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street (791.43 DAV) and Jim Henson: The Biography (791.4502 J710B).
Professor Eric Gorder will discuss his recent trip to Japan with other JJC faculty and students, as well as the upcoming 2015 study abroad program. The library has a corresponding display featuring books and movies on Japanese culture, travel and literature.