Thursday, June 23, 2016

Books to Movies Summer 2016

Summer has officially begun! You finally have time to read for enjoyment, but where do you being? The following books are just a few of the books being turned into movies later this year. Take a little time this summer to read the book before you see the movie!

Into the Forest by Jean Hegland                                                              July 22nd

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman                                      September 2nd

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs        September 30th 

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins                                                  October 7th

Inferno by Dan Brown                                                                                October 28th

American Pastoral by Philip Roth                                                             October 28th

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk  by Ben Fountain                                 November 11th


Film release dates so you can prioritize your summer reading!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Library Closed Memorial Day 2016

The Century College Library will be closed Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day. Summer hours will resume Tuesday, May 31st.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Finals Hours Spring 2016

The Century College Library will have extended hours during Finals Week, May 9th - 12th. The Library will be open from 7:30AM until 10:00PM. On Friday the 13th, the library will be open from 8:00AM until Noon.

The Library will also be closed Saturday, May 14th.

Century College Library will be open 8:00AM to 4:00PM May, 16th - 19th.

Closed Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st.

Library Summer Hours begin on Monday, May 23rd.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NLW 2016 Drawing

Century College Library would like to announce the winners of ourNational Library Week drawing:

Samantha Yang – tote bag
Amber Flores Elias – Naruto (manga book)
Mee Yang – The Castle of Cagliostro (DVD)

Congratulations to all the winners!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Food For Fines

Food for Fines starts this week in the Century College Library. April 18th- May 12th, the Century College Library will be accepting food pantry donations as payment for fines. Donated items will go to Century College Food Pantry. The Pantry is looking for nonperishable snacks or light meals.
Each donated item will be worth $1 off your existing library fines, up to $10. This is a great way to clear any library fines before registering for the Summer or Fall Semesters, while helping out fellow students. Bring items to the circulation desk and remember to bring your student ID! 

Don’t have fines? Bring food anyway!

Suggested items include:
                    Granola Bars
                    Fruit Cups
                    Cereal Cups
                    Cereal Bars
                    Fruit Snacks
                    Applesauce Cups
                    100 Calorie Packs
                    Snack Mix
                    Oatmeal Packets
                    Cup of Soup

                    Food cannot be used to pay previously paid fines.
                    Expired items will not be accepted

All current students are eligible to use the Food Pantry and can visit the Food Pantry up to twice per month. The only requirement is either a student ID card or student ID number.

Friday, April 15, 2016

National Library Week Wrap Up

National Library Week is drawing to a close here at Century College. It’s been a great week, and we hope that all our patrons enjoyed it as much as the Library Staff did! It was great to see all your responses on our board of “favorites”.

Favorite Books
Favorite Books

Favorite Movies
Favorite Movies
Free books are always available in the library, but this week they were spread out for better browsing. Who can pass up a free book?

Free Books
Free Books
Blackout Poetry celebrated Poetry Month, as well as National Library Week.


Blackout Poetry
Blackout Poetry
Over the course of the week, many of you have made your move on the chessboard. And just a reminder, it’s always available to checkout for use in the library.

Chessboard in use
Chessboard in use
And what about our drawing? Names will be drawn on Monday for the book tote, DVD of Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (Collector's Edition!), and the book Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring.

And remember to stop in anytime and check us out!

National Library Week 2016

Libraries Transform, National Library Week
Libraries Transform, National Library Week
Its National Library Week! What is National Library Week you ask? First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

This week Century College Library is celebrating in more way than one.
We’ve set up a chess board for our students who need a mental break from final projects.

Chess board In use.
Chess board In use.
For those needing to be creative, a table for blackout poetry is set up! What is blackout poetry? Well, You blackout all the words you DON'T want to use. Take a marker and outline the words you would like to use for your poem. Remember, the words will be read left to right and top to bottom. Once you have found the words you would like to use, black out the rest of the words on the page. The leftover poem will look like a  redacted document.

Blackout poetry table.
Blackout poetry table. 
Library staff also wants to hear from our patrons. What are your favorites? Write them down on the board!

Library white board.
Library white board.
Oh, and there are also free books and prizes! The Century College Library will have a drawing at the end of the week. Prizes include a book tote, a copy of Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, and Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring.

National Library Week drawing prizes.
National Library Week drawing prizes.
Come check out National Library Week!