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Banned Books Week: Sept. 21-27

Published on September 19, 2014 by in Uncategorized

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Banned Books Week is here! We will be celebrating the freedom to read all week, along with libraries, publishers, book stores, and readers across the country. The theme of this year’s Banned Books Week is comics. Comics and graphic novels have long been a very popular genre among readers but have frequently been targeted for removal from libraries, stores, and home book shelves because of their visual nature and perceived low cultural value.

This week, we will be highlighting all kinds of amazing books, comics, and graphic novels that we are proud to have available in our library. The purpose is to illustrate how and why books get banned, and how libraries across the nation and world are fighting to keep access to material (even the controversial) open to all. Some of the best books of all time have been banned, at one point or another! We hope that these great books will always be available, to everyone, in the future.

So, how are we celebrating?

  • Library displays in the solarium and on the library bulletin board, in the hallway just outside the library.
  • Posters featuring GCC students, faculty, and staff reading their favorite banned books & comics on the library blog and facebook page. (See previous years posters here.)
  • Wednesday, September 24th, from 2 to 3:15, in the library solarium:
    • “The Seduction of the Innocent” : GCC’s Graphic Novels professor Scott Herstad speaks about censored comics. Free snacks and coffee!
  • Thursday, September 25th, from 12 to 1, in the MacLeish room (C307):
    • Read aloud and listen to passages from your favorite banned books.

For more information on this week, visit http://bannedbooksweek.org/. For more information on banned comics, check out the amazing Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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Do you like trivia? How about the US Constitution? Well, lucky for you – the library is hosting a Constitution Day Trivia Contest this Wednesday!

Weds., Sept. 17th, noon to one, in the library solarium.

Individuals and teams of up to 5 are welcome to participate. Students, faculty, and staff are all invited.

Food & prizes for contestants!

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Welcome, students!!

Published on September 2, 2014 by in Uncategorized

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We are so happy to see the campus full of students again! So much hope and excitement accompanies the first day of school- good luck to all students, faculty, and staff. May you have your best year yet!

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Fall semester hours

Published on August 28, 2014 by in Uncategorized

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Regular semester hours resume with the start of fall courses, on September 2nd, 2014. Our regular hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 8:30 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Closed Sunday

Exceptions for fall 2014:

  • Monday, September 1st: closed for Labor Day
  • Monday, October 13th: closed for Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, November 11th: closed for Veterans’ Day
  • Wednesday, November 26th: open 8 am to 5 pm (closed early for Thanksgiving recess)
  • Thursday, November 27th through Sunday, November 30th: closed for Thanksgiving recess
  • Monday, December 22nd through Wednesday, December 24th: open 8 am to 5 pm (closed early for winter recess)
  • Thursday, December 25th through Sunday, January 4th: closed for winter recess

Reduced January hours will begin on Monday, January 5th, 2015. Regular semester hours resume at the beginning of the spring semester.

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Next week, the library will have slightly reduced hours and be open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday, August 25th through Friday, August 29th. Please note that we will also be closed for Saturday, August 30th; Sunday, August 31st; and Monday, September 1st for the Labor Day holiday.

Regular semester hours for the fall will resume on Tuesday, September 2nd.

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Due to a water main break at the entrance to the campus and lack of water on campus, the college will close for the day effective 11:00 am.

We are not yet sure about evening classes or tomorrow – please check later this afternoon and in the morning. The library will remain closed for the remainder of the day, even if campus re-opens.

Please use the Homestead entrance/exit when leaving campus. College Drive is closed.

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Open until 5 pm Fridays

Published on August 11, 2014 by in Uncategorized

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Beginning this Friday, August 15th, through until the fall semester begins, we will return to full Fridays, and will be open from 8 am to 5 pm.

For more information about our hours, visit http://www.gcc.mass.edu/library/about/hours/.

Thanks!

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Beginning with this coming Friday, June 13th, the library will be open from 8 am to noon for summer Fridays. These early closings will last until August 15th.

For more information on our summer hours, visit http://www.gcc.mass.edu/library/about/hours.

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Memorial Day Hours

Published on May 22, 2014 by in Uncategorized

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We will be closed this Saturday & Sunday, as we will be for all weekends through the summer. We will also be closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day.

For more information on summer hours, visit http://www.gcc.mass.edu/library/about/hours/.

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The library will host study breaks for students during finals! Coffee & cookies will be available as a pick-me-up (as well as all the research & citation help you need) from 2 pm to 6 pm on Thursday, May 15th; Friday, May 16th; and Monday, May 19th.

Keep calm and come to the library!

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