The Hultquist Library has recently expanded its graphic novels collection. Here are the new titles that are available:
- 300 by Frank Miller [PN6728.T646 M55 2006] [in Cattaraugus - PN6728.T646 M5518 2007]
- Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol [NC1429.B757 A59 2014]
- Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang [PN6727.Y36 B68 2013]
- Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown [HV636 2005.N4 B75 2015]
- El Deafo by Cece Bell [HV2534.B44 A3 2014]
- Frank Miller’s Big Damn Sin City by Frank Miller [PN6727.M55 F73 2014]
- From Hell by Alan Moore [PN6737.M66 F77 2006]
- Ghost World by Daniel Clowes [PN6727.C565 G46 2016]
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Omnibus Edition by Alan Moore [PN6737.M66 L55 2013]
- March: Book Two by John Lewis [E840.8.L43 L485 2015]
- My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s by Peter Dunlap-Shohl [RC382 .D86 2015]
- My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf [PN6727.D466 M9 2012]
- Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson [PZ7.7.J36 Ro 2015]
- Runaways: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan [PN6728.R865 V38 2014]
- Sandman, Vol. 1-10 by Neil Gaiman [PN6728.S26 G36 2012]
- Watchmen by Alan Moore [PN6737.M66 W39 2014]
If you are interested in learning more about graphic novels, a new course is being offered during the Fall 2016 semester on the Jamestown campus: ENG8512: Comic Books & the Graphic Novel.
Please visit our Anime, Graphic Novels & Manga LibGuide for a full list of titles available at the JCC Libraries: http://sunyjcc.libguides.com/manga
-- Jenn Knisley
April 16-24 is National Park Week. This year marks the centennial of the National Park Service (NPS). To celebrate, the NPS launched a Find Your Park campaign to encourage people to get out and explore their national and state parks, trails, museums, and historic sites. As an incentive, the National Park Service is offering free admission to all national parks during National Park Week.
Books & Media:
• America’s Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond by Randall K. Wilson (HD216 .W48 2014 HULT)
• The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan (E757 .E325 2009)
• The National Parks: America’s Best Idea [DVD] (E160 .N385 2009 HULT & CATT)
• The National Parks: America’s Best Idea: An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan (SB482.A4 D85 2009 HULT)
• To Conserve Unimpaired: The Evolution of the National Park Idea by Robert B. Keiter (SB481.6 .K45 2013 CATT)
• Uncertain Path: A Search for the Future of National Parks by William C. Tweed (SB482.A4 T94 2010 HULT)
Over the years, I have visited some of our great national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. These places are amazing and I highly recommend that you go visit them someday!
In the meantime, get out and explore our region. We have plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation:
• I Love NY: http://www.iloveny.com/things-to-do
• Visit PA: http://www.visitpa.com
• Pennsylvania State Parks: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks
• New York State Parks: http://nysparks.com
• Tour Chautauqua County, NY: http://www.tourchautauqua.com
• Enchanted Mountains - Cattaraugus County, NY: http://enchantedmountains.com
• Warren County Visitors Bureau, PA: http://www.wcvb.net/visit.htm
To quote John Muir, the father of the National Park Service: “The mountains are calling and I must go.”
-- Jenn Knisley
I’ve been spending a lot of time watching and listening to the presidential debates. I think it’s extremely important to be educated on the issues and policies being discussed. Yes, it might be easier to pick a favorite news channel to rely upon or a web feed that conveniently spits out snippets onto your phone. However, there really is more to the story.
If you would like to dig a little deeper and broaden your knowledge of foreign policy, past presidents and their legacies, current candidates, or just the political process itself, the library is the place to turn. A Concise History of U.S. Policy may answer questions that arise as you evaluate a candidate’s position. Not sure what people are referring to when a past president’s legacy is brought up? Peruse our collection of books on individual presidents such as Destiny and Power: the American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House or Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, the Georgia Years, 1924-1974.
When you have a moment, stop into the library to catch up on the latest election news. We have The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today as well as local newspapers. Take a time-out from your busy schedule, sit by the window, turn the pages, and become more educated on this critical election. As Thomas Jefferson said "The wise know their weakness too well to assume infallibility; and he who knows most, knows best how little he knows."
Due to severe weather conditions the JCC Libraries are closed today, Tuesday, January 16, 2016. Normal hours of operation will resume on Wednesday, January 17, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.
Do you find yourself frustrated when you need to find quality information for you course assignments and research projects? Sign up for a library course and learn the secrets to finding the best information and the key sources of information in your field or subject area.
At the Cattaraugus County Campus:
LIB1500: Library Research Skills [1 credit hour]: Students develop basic skills in library research techniques using both print and electronic tools. Focus is on location and retrieval of information from major reference sources, print indexes, and electronic databases. Five weeks beginning February 29, 2016 (CRN6826).
At the Jamestown Campus:
LIB1500: Library Research Skills [1 credit hour]: Students develop basic skills in library research techniques using both print and electronic tools. Focus is on location and retrieval of information from major reference sources, print indexes, and electronic databases. Five weeks beginning February 25, 2016 (CRN6814).
LIB1600: Electronic Library Resources [1 credit hour]: Students will be introduced to the latest online free and subscription databases, as well as Web-based library catalogs. Students gain a working knowledge and learn basic operating procedures in a variety of electronic databases. Readings, demonstrations, and hands-on assignments are featured. Five weeks beginning April 11, 2016 (CRN5557).
"Each year, UNICEF’s flagship publication, The State of the World's Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics and is available in French and Spanish language versions" as well as English.
The JCC Libraries make available print editions of The State of the World's Children as well as links to the UNICEF Web site. The Web site features full-text reports back 1996. The 2015 report “highlights the work of remarkable young innovators who are already re-imagining the future – and invites the world to join this rising movement to advance the rights of every child.”
Countries all over the world celebrate some form of thanksgiving or harvest festival. The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is a celebration of food, family, friends, parades – and football.
Some fun facts:
- 4 - Number of places in the United States named after the holiday’s traditional main course. Turkey Creek Village, La., was the most populous in 2014, with 443 residents, followed by Turkey Creek, Ariz. (412), Turkey City, Texas (396) and Turkey Town, N.C. (296).24.4 million - Number of U.S. residents of English ancestry as of 2014. Some could very well be descendants of the Plymouth colonists who participated in the autumn feast that is widely believed to be one of the first Thanksgivings, especially the 655,000 living in Massachusetts.
- 6,500 - Number of members of the Wampanoag American Indian tribal grouping, as of 2010, roughly half of whom reside in Massachusetts. The Wampanoag, the American Indians in attendance, played a lead role in this historic encounter, and they had been essential to the survival of the colonists during the newcomers’ first year.
- 228 million - The forecast for the number of turkeys the United States will raise in 2015. That is down 4 percent from the number raised during 2014.
U.S. Census Bureau. “Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 26, 2015.” Profile America Facts for Features: CB15-FF.24. 5 Nov. 2015. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. <https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2015/cb15-ff24.html>
It is thought that a harvest celebration by settlers in Plymouth Colony (in what is now Massachusetts) started the tradition of Thanksgiving in the early 17th century. This summer I visited Jamestown Settlement in Virginia where the first permanent English colony was established at around the same time. It’s easy to see why they would have celebrated a time of plenty, they endured some spectacularly hard times! During one particularly harsh period they were reduced to eating all manner of creatures and, it is speculated, each other. What is the real story? Here are some resources from the JCC Libraries that delve into Thanksgiving’s origins:
A Great & Godly Adventure : The Pilgrims & the Myth of the First Thanksgiving by Godfrey Hodgson. Call no. F68 .H69 2006 (Hultquist Library)
Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday by James W. Baker. Call no. GT4975 .B33 2009 (Hultquist and Catt. Co. Campus Libraries)
From the Libraries’ Databases:
And finally...some facts (and recipes) from the White House Blog: This Day in History: Carving Out a Piece of Thanksgiving History
Halloween is almost upon us! Here are some books and movies that we have available at the JCC Libraries. Stop in at the Hultquist Library and take a look at our display of additional titles to get you in the Halloween spirit.
We have titles available for all ages and they are all free to borrow. To search for additional titles, you can use the JCC Libraries’ Online Catalog: http://jam.sunyconnect.suny.edu:4750/F
- Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (PS3616.R537 B66 2009 HULT / Pab Priest CATT)
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (PR6052.U638 C5 HULT and CATT)
- Edgar Allan Poe (PS2600 HULT and CATT)
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (PZ7.G1273 G73 2008 HULT and CATT)
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (PS3618.I3985 M57 2011 HULT)
- The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (PZ7.Y19197 Mon 2009 HULT)
- Stephen King (PS3561 HULT and CATT)
For additional recommended titles, visit the Horror Writer’s Association Reading List:http://horror.org/readlist.htm and the Bram Stoker Award Winners and Nominees list: http://www.horror.org/awards/stokerwinnom.htm
- Arachnophobia (PN1995.9.H6 A73 1999 DVD HULT)
- Halloween (PN1995.9.H6 J646 2007 DVD HULT)
- I Am Legend (PN1995.9.S26 I23 2008 DVD HULT)
- Psycho (PS3503.L718 P89 2000 DVD HULT and CATT)
- Rocky Horror Picture Show (PN1995.9 .F36 R59 2002 DVD HULT)
- The Silence of the Lambs (PN1997.2 .S55 2006 DVD HULT and CATT)
- The Sixth Sense (PN1997 .S59 2000 DVD HULT)
Check out the American Film Institute’s 100 Most Thrilling American Films list for additional titles: http://www.afi.com/100Years/thrills.aspx
-- Jenn Knisley
The Novel: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess was published in 1962. It is a dystopian novel, set in a near future English society, where extreme youth violence runs rampant. The novel is written in first-person narrative of the antihero, Alex, who speaks in a Russian-influenced slang called Nadsat. Editions of the U.S. version of the novel that were published before 1986 omitted the last (21st) chapter, because the American publisher felt that the ending of the novel was not a believable one.
The Plot: In the first part of the book, Alex is a teenager who enjoys sharing with the reader about his gangs’ violent exploits. In part two, Alex has been arrested and is sent to prison for his crimes. He is released early to a treatment facility to be “reformed” by the government using an experimental treatment called the “Ludovico Technique.” Part three of the novel follows what happens to Alex after he is released back into society following his treatment.
The Film: A film adaptation of the novel was released in 1971 and was directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is based on the original U.S. version of the novel and therefore omits the contents of the 21st chapter. The film stars Malcolm McDowell as Alex.
Controversy: The novel and film have both garnered much controversy. The novel was removed from four high schools in the 1970s and early 1980s for “objectionable language.” In 1973, a bookseller in Utah was actually arrested for selling the novel, but charges were later dropped. The film was originally given an X-rating in the U.S., until Kubrick removed some sexually explicit footage to earn it an R-rating instead. The film was released unedited in the UK and was linked to real life cases of violence shortly thereafter.
My Reaction: It is my opinion that the novel and the film are both “real horrorshow” (excellent), as Alex would say. I have added them to my favorites list. As I was reading the novel, I likened it to another dystopian novel and favorite of mine, 1984 by George Orwell. I’m still debating as to whether or not I like the 21st chapter of the novel. In a way, it does provide some closure to the story and displays a maturing of Alex’s character. On the other hand, it seems to go against the character of Alex that we get to know so well in the story. The final line at the end of chapter 20 (and at the end of the film) was just so fitting!
So, what do you think? Read and watch for yourself! How do you feel about the 21st chapter? How do you feel about the film?
Availability: The novel is available at the Hultquist Library: PR6052.U638 C5 1986b and the Cattaraugus Campus Library: PR6052.U638 C5 1988. The film is available at the Hultquist Library: PN1997 .C5635 2007 DVD.
If you are interested in reading other novels that have been made into movies, visit our Reading LibGuide: http://sunyjcc.libguides.com/reading and click on the “Books Made into Movies” tab.
The Silent Witness: Domestic Violence Awareness
If this is your first fall semester at JCC you might notice red silhouettes scattered throughout the library next week. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and at the Hultquist Library we show our support by displaying these silhouettes, The Silent Witness. The display is sponsored by the Chautauqua County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
The Silent Witness program began in 1990 by a group of women living in Minnesota who were deeply disturbed by the number of female deaths caused by domestic violence. They created 27 wooden figures to honor women who died in that year; 26 each representing a specific woman. The 27th figure represents all women who did not receive proper justice.
Stop in the library October 18th through October 24th to learn more about domestic violence. On each red silhouette will be the story of a man, woman, or child whose life ended due to domestic violence. There will also be literature that contains phone numbers, hotlines, and information for you or someone you know that might need help.
Jamestown Community College's Silent Witness Program available to anyone who has witnessed, or knows about, a crime committed on campus. This program is provided as a means for students, faculty or staff to anonymously report crimes on campus.