It’s Finals Week!

December 12, 2011

OCCC Library wishes you "Good Luck" during Finals Week

It’s Week 16 or Week 8, the Final Week!

The OCCC Library would like to wish you “GOOD LUCK!” with your final exams, projects and papers.

If you need any help, just ask!

70 years ago…

December 7, 2011

Today commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Want to locate some materials to further examine the day, please consider the following:

Hover your mouse over the image for the item’s description, click on the image to be lead to the Library’s item information page. 
A Date Which Will Live: Pearl Harbor in American Memory bookcover

A Date Which Will Live: Pearl Harbor in American Memory D767.92 .R67 2003, 2nd Floor of the Library

December 6th: A Novel bookcover

December 6th: A Novel PS3569 .M5377 D4 2002, 2nd Floor of Library

Pearl Harbor redefined : USN radio intelligence bookcover

Pearl Harbor Redefined: USN Radio Intelligence in 1941 D767.92 .W53 2001, 2nd Floor of Library

Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy: An Illustrated History bookcover

Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy: An Illustrated History D767.92 .V36 2001, 2nd Floor of Library

Day of Infamy bookcover

Day of Infamy D767.92 .L6 2001, 2nd floor of Library

Plus, find even more titles at{su}

Or, just ask!

We don’t police shoes.

December 5, 2011

hgh hls by Flickr user zelnunes

While the Library does have policies over food and drink (in the Library), the group study rooms, a noise policy for the 2nd floor and a cell phone policy, we do not have a shoe policy.

Heels are allowed in the Library, on all floors.

Thank you.
The OCCC Library

It’s cold outside. Warm your brain.

December 2, 2011

With temperatures dipping towards freezing, and for those of you who will not be warming your blood [pressure] with this thing called Bedlam

Might we suggest a few “warm” reads.

OCCC Library Swamplandia book cover

The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, its island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a competitor. To save her family, Ava must journey on her own to a perilous part of the swamp called the Underworld.


PS3618 .U755 S93 2011, 2nd Floor

OCCC Library Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played bookcover

In the 2008 Wimbledon men’s final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. He just needed to cling to his trajectory. So in the last few moments of daylight, Centre Court witnessed a coronation.

Strokes of Genius

GV999 .W47 2009, 2nd Floor

OCCC Library Jim Butcher's Dresden Files : welcome to the jungle bookcover

Created by comics legend Will Eisner, the adventures of Denny Colt – The Spirit – brought a new level of draftsmanship and sophistication to the newspaper strip! This attractive collection spotlights the timeless female characters created by Eisner as romantic interests, villainesses and more.

Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle

PN6727 .B93 W45 2008B, 2nd Floor

OCCC Library The consuming instinct : what juicy burgers, Ferraris, pornography, and gift giving reveal about human nature bookcover

Saad weighs in on our compulsion to purchase everything from cars to shoes by suggesting that a consuming instinct has been biologically passed down via evolution. From our obsession with holidays that require gift giving to our birdlike attraction to the more striking aspects of what we buy (he points to boy bands full of good-looking young men who dance), Saad pivots from dropping pop-culture references to exploring academic studies. Variety results in increased food consumption (which explains densely packed menus), kin relationships foster competition (wedding-gift registries), and innate desires to band together to defend the group explain sports rivalries and pricey team paraphernalia.

The Consuming Instinct

HF5415.32 .S18 2011, 2nd Floor

OCCC Library The rum diary : a novel bookcover

When the celebrated iconoclast (Hunter S. Thompson) was a feisty kid working for an English-language newspaper in San Juan 40 years ago, he wrote, and then put aside, a novel, which is here resurrected. It is very much a young man’s book, clearly based on Thompson’s own situation and some of the people, mostly drunks and layabouts, who gravitated to a loosely supervised journalistic stint in the tropics.

The Rum Diary: A Novel

PS3570 .H62 R86 2011, 2nd Floor

Seasons Readings!

November 23, 2011

Stop by our first floor display table in the Library for some December themed reads!

Have some time? Sit in our armchair and relax! Who knows, maybe someone will have dropped off some cookies for you to nibble on 🙂


Library hours this week– Thanksgiving Break

November 21, 2011

The Library’s hours this week– Monday, November 21st through Sunday, November 27th:

Library Hours:

Monday (the 21st)                           7:30am – 11:00pm

Tuesday (the 22nd)                         7:30am – 6:00pm

Wednesday (the 23rd)                    8:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday – Sunday (the 24th-27th)        Closed

Remember, however, the Library is always online!

Book Review: One Day

November 18, 2011

One Day bookcover jacket OCCC LibraryTitle: One Day
By: David Nicholls
Pub date: 2009
Pages: 437 p.
Call number: PR6114 .I27 O64 2009; Also available as Overdrive eBook

Emma and Dexter. Dexter and Emma.

Visit these two on the same day– July 15th— throughout their lives together. From their first “date,” to Dexter’s wedding.

Emma is your brainy, strong lady and Dexter is your womanizing yet charming lush… Emma gets it. Dexter seems to acknowledge it but gets distracted by the pretty things walking by, but… They’re made for each other.

And, only time will tell if they end up with each other or miss a very big opportunity for love.

Review by Amanda Elizabeth Lemon, Electronic Services/Reference Librarian