Friday, July 24, 2015

New App for Century Students

Century College has developed a very exciting new app that will be replacing planners produced by Student Life.  This new app, called MyQuack, will be much more responsive to students, and meet a demand that students have been requesting.

The app is free for both iPhone and Android users and contains helpful links to resources such as:
  • Campus policies
  • Information about each campus office and resource that was in the Student Life planner previously
  • Pages for each club and organization on campus
  • A calendar of important events
  • Mobile-friendly links to D2L, eServices, and the campus directory.

Century will be continuing to add more features and information to the app in the near future, which makes this a very exciting time to download and explore the app.

For those students who cannot say goodbye to the paper planners quite yet, the Century bookstore has committed to printing a more general planner that will be available for purchase closer to the first week of classes.  Even better news, this planner will be free to students who make any textbook purchase and to staff and faculty who stop by the bookstore and request one.

To download the app on an Android, visit this link:

To download the app on an iPhone, visit this link:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Playaway: A Uniquely Accessible Audiobook

Left: Bonk by Mary Roach     Right: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Unlike CDs, audio cassettes or downloads, Playaway does not need a separate player. Instead, Playaway comes pre-loaded and ready to use with one audiobook per device—making them simple for you to use and your library to circulate.

6 Facts about Playaway:

  1. Super portable
  2. Easy to use
  3. No screen to scratch
  4. Varied reading speeds to choose from
  5. Equipped with a universal jack (can be played in the car!)
  6. 100+ titles to choose from
  7. Available for check out at Century Library!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Reads by the Library Staff

Searching for a book to read this summer? Look no further!  The staff at Century Library has come up with some great recommendations, listed below.  Whether you're a mystery buff, a romantic at heart, or looking to read something simply fascinating, we've got something for everyone.
Euphoria book cover
  Euphoria by Lily King

Dracula book cover
Dracula: The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker

Whispers book cover
Whispers by Dean Koontz

All the Light We Cannot See book cover
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

She's Come Undone book cover
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Love Falls book cover
Love Falls by Esther Freud

Monday, May 18, 2015

Welcome to Summer! Special Hours and Special Art

Welcome to Summer term! Summer library hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am to 8 pm.

We're starting off the semester with an odd blip in our hours. On Tuesday, May 19, we will close at 4 pm for a special event located in the library.

During finals, we offered the opportunity to relieve your stress by coloring. Some of you did amazing work!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Color Me De-Stressed @ the Library

Come to the library during finals week and relieve your stress over finals! We have lots of crayons and coloring pages. We also have mints.  Research has shown that coloring can relieve stress and mint increases alertness and focus. Stop in before, between, and after your finals!

And remember to return your library books when you stop by!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Library Hours

There are no classes on the next two Saturdays, May 9 and May 16, so the library will be closed. On May 15, the library will close at noon.

Summer hours begin on May 18:

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 8 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, CLOSED

Monday, May 4, 2015

Graduating? Searching for a Job?

Graduating? Searching for a job? Looking for summer work? The library display case for May is featuring books that will help you with your job search. We have a variety of great books to guide you through cover letters and resumes as well as how to handle tough interview questions. We have practical manuals for job hunters including career guides, job almanacs, and where to find employment leads. Social media job search information is also available. Get your job search started at the library!