Library Newsletter - October 2019

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. “We recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. … The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, [Caribbean, Mexican,] South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.” ( The library has a special display featuring a wide range of books that delve into the Hispanic and Latino cultures, including some Spanish language titles.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring & Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's Birth

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”

― Gandhi

Ghandi portrait

In conjunction with the visit of the CCC guest speaker Ms. Ela Gandhi, the library has a special display of books written by Gandhi, plus books about him including books written by his grandchildren.  Come and check them out.

Listen to Books

Overdrive Digital Audiobooks

Did you know that many of the books required for your English class are available as digital audiobooks? We also have popular fiction and non-fiction. Sign in to check out books, create wish lists, and place holds. Books are automatically returned when your checkout time is up so you’ll never have an overdue book. Visit the CCC Overdrive Website today and listen to your next great read!

New in the Library

With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High

by Elizabeth Acevedo

From the bestselling author comes a dazzling novel about a teen mother struggling with the challenges of finishing high school and her drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright with her dream of working as a chef.

Royal Chicano Air Force

Flying Under the Radar with the
Royal Chicano Air Force

by Ella Maria Diaz

Community artists, activists, and individuals seeking to learn about socially engaged and politically driven art will find Diaz’s book an essential addition to art history curricula.

Silver, Sword, and Stone

Silver, Sword, & Stone 

by Marie Arana

Arana’s fluency in Latin American history is showcased in this arresting inquiry into three crucibles which have shaped Latin American life for centuries: lust for precious metals (silver), proclivity for violence (sword), and fervor for religion (stone).

Writing to Persuade

Writing to Persuade 

by Trish Hall

From the former New York Times Op-Ed page editor, a definitive and entertaining resource for writers of every stripe on the neglected art of persuasion.

The Words of Gandhi

The Words of Gandhi

ed. by Richard Attenborough

Explore Mahatma Gandhi's timeless thoughts on daily life, cooperation, nonviolence, faith, and peace through the prophet’s letters, speeches, and published writings.

When Sadness is at Your Door

 When Sadness is at Your Door

by Eva Eland

A picture book primer in emotional literacy and mindfulness that suggests readers approach the feeling of sadness as if it is their guest, plus provides strategies for managing it.

The Testaments

The Testaments

by Margaret Atwood

In her avidly awaited sequel, Atwood returns to Gilead, 15 years after the Handmaid called Offred recorded her indelible experiences. The result is a shrewdly suspenseful tale of survival and resistance.

The Secrets We Kept

The Secrets We Kept

by Lara Prescott

A thrilling tale inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.

Generation Friends

Generation Friends

by Saul Austerlitz

Austerlitz has written a love letter for fans of the show to remember key moments from the 10-season run of Friends. Chock full of behind-the-scenes info, this fond recounting is a must-read for both new and old Friends fans.