Library Newsletter - September 2019

Food for Fines

Your overdue library fines can be forgiven with a contribution to the CCC Food Pantry through September 27th.  You can help a hungry student and reduce your fines at the same time.  Bring a healthy packaged snack (protein bars, granola bars, nuts, trail mix, peanut butter sandwich crackers) to the library and we will reduce your overdue fines.*

 *Limitations and restrictions apply. See library staff for more information.

Granola bars and nuts

Major Decisions

Undecided? You’re not alone. Many students come to college in search of what they want to do with their lives. Or they know what they want to be but don’t know how to get there. How do you discover your calling or find the path to fulfill it?

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Explore your options at the library. Ask Kristin, our CTE librarian, for assistance! She can guide you to books and resources that will help you narrow down your options to your perfect career. Take advantage of the library to find your path to success.

Library Success Scholarship

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2019-2020 Library Success Scholarship: Elizabeth Pedersen

Elizabeth is a business administration and finance major here at Clovis Community College.  We are pleased to support her academic journey with this scholarship and with all the library’s resources.

Thank you to all of the talented applicants who wrote such excellent essays.  We wish we could have chosen more than just one!

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“Within [the library] walls lie a gold mine of resources available to all who are passionate about learning.” Elizabeth Pederson

New in the Library

Fall and Rise

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

by Mitchell Zuckoff

A terrific storyteller and gifted researcher, Zuckoff has rendered that world-changing day on a scale both intimate and monumental. He provides a deeply moving account from page one.

The Last Peach

The First Peach

by Gus Gordon

From internationally award-winning picture book creator Gus Gordon comes this delightful story about friendship and sharing. Do they dare to eat the peach?

Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered

Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered 

by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

The authors recount their lives with honesty, humor, and compassion, offering their best unqualified “advice your mother never told you” along the way.

Why They Marched

Why They Marched 

by Susan Ware

Ware tells the inspiring story of nineteen dedicated women who carried the banner for the vote into communities across the nation, demonstrating for women's right to become full citizens.

La Linea se Convierte en Rio

La Línea se Convierte en Río 

by Francisco Cantú

Un reporte revelador y empático de un ex agente fronterizo de Estados Unidos, nieto de un inmigrante mexicano, que une la desgarradora experiencia de los migrantes y la de los individuos encargados de vigilarlos.

Careers in Protective Services

 Careers in Protective Services

This book covers a wide range of career possibilities for those wanting to work in protective services, including: victim advocate, campus security, social worker, animal control, foster care, elder care, and immigration officer.

All the Rage

All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership

by Darcy Lockman

Lockman identifies three tenets that have upheld the cultural gender division of labor and peels back the ways in which both men and women unintentionally perpetuate old norms.



by Jared Diamond

Eye-opening lessons about the political and psychological forces that lead to crisis and then resilience, how individuals and nations experience trauma in similar ways, and what that suggests about our future.

The Other Americans

The Other Americans

by Laila Lalami

At once mystery novel, character study, and poignant reflection on the immigrant experience, The Other Americans is an impeccably written story about a hit and run and how the family must grapple with their grief.