Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scary Book Recommendations

Need something scary to read for Halloween?  Check out a book from our display case or choose one of these recommendations from Century students:


(In our considered opinion, Hop on Pop can certainly be scary, especially the section about Mr. Brown being upside down.)  Add your own title on our portable whiteboard before Halloween!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Farewell to Reference USA, Welcome LearningExpress



It's a time for change at the Library.  Our subscription to the online business resource Reference USA ended today and we have decided not to renew, but through the Electronic Library for Minnesota provided by Minitex, we have added a new online resource, LearningExpress.

LearningExpress provides guides and tutorials to prepare for professional exams and important placement tests, improve fundamental academic skills, become a U.S. citizen, or ensure a top score on school entrance exams. Create a free LearningExpress account to track your progress through tutorials for the NCLEX, TEAS, ASVAB, GRE, Accuplacer, and a wide variety of additional occupational exams. 

One of the features of Reference USA was a connection to job ads.  LearningExpress, also has this feature in the Job and Career Accelerator section.  Once in that section, choose the Resources dropdown, and select Job and Career Accelerator.  In the left column, click on “Find a Job and More”.  At this point, you would need log in to your free LearningExpress account. If you are looking for a job, the Job and Career Accelerator section has tons of helpful features for writing resumes and cover letters and planning your career.

Direct links to the various test preparation tutorials have been added to appropriate library subject guides under the Multimedia tab.  If you have questions, staff at the Reference Desk would be glad to help you.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Library Special Hours October 16-18

The Century College Library will be open on October 16 and 17 from 7:30 am to 4 pm.  We will be closed on Saturday, October 18.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Spooky Reads for October

October is upon us and it’s time for horror and ghost stories! The library display case is featuring a variety of scary books just in time for Halloween. The display has classic horror stories such as Frankenstein and Dracula plus the works of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Anne Rice and more. Find out about the most haunted places in Minnesota too. Come to the library for a scary October read…if you dare!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrate the Freedom to Read



It’s Banned Books Week!  Have you read a banned book lately?  It's more likely than you think.  Find the most banned books of 2013 or check out the top 100 for the previous decade.

The books featured in our display case have been targets of attempted removal from libraries in the United States. Thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community most books were retained in the library collection . Come to the library and check out a banned book!

While you're in the library, ask at the circulation or reference desk for a entry form for our drawing.  You could win a copy of banned books like Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Looking for Alaska by John Green, or a Banned Books tote. Enter today!

Our whiteboard features news stories about attempts to remove books from libraries.  Add your comments and opinions!

And remember to read banned books!  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

September 21 - 27 is Banned Books Week.   Libraries are committed to supporting the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those that some consider unpopular.  Stop in to the library and enter our drawing for a "banned book" or a tote bag.  Check out the library display case and see some of the surprising titles that have been challenged or banned.  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Library Closed August 30 - September 1

The Century Library will be closed Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday.