Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Creative Women: Breaking the Mold - Chautauqua 2014, July 9-11, Features Emily Dickinson, Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Dickinson and Frida Kahlo will come alive this summer at Montgomery College's 15th annual Chautauqua celebration at the Germantown Campus, July 9-11. Actors/scholars will portray the historical figures, bringing to life this year's theme of "Creative Women: Breaking the Mold," at the three-night, family-friendly event. The performances are sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council. 

All three performances begin at 7 p.m. at the newly-renovated and air-conditioned Globe Hall, located in the High Technology and Science Center. All performances are free and open to the public. 

Each Chautauqua program begins with a short performance by a local musician. Next, an actor/scholar takes the stage to portray a historical figure. The actors/scholars modify their clothing, hair and speech to give audiences the illusion that they are listening to the actual historical figure during their time. 

For more on Okeeffe, Kahlo, and Dickinson visit the Montgomery College Libraries!

Watch all three performances via live stream: 

Georgia O'Keeffe (July 9): 

Emily Dickinson (July 10): 

Frida Kahlo (July 11): 

“My first memory is of light -- the brightness of light -- light all around.”‪#‎GeorgiaOKeeffe‬ ‪#‎Chautauqua2014‬

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Germantown Writes! Campus Authors on Display @ The Library

The Montgomery College Libraries, Germantown Campus celebrates the scholarship of Writers in the campus community by collecting their publications.  They reflect a wide range of topics and disciplines and are an impressive testimony to the creativity of the Germantown Campus Community.  Books of poetry, scholarship on Japanese Martial Arts, Peace Building, and Economics and Psychology can all be found in the collection.  

Copies of the books are displayed in the Germantown Writes bookshelf at the Library and most are available through the Libraries' online Catalog and can be checked out.  

Friday, April 25, 2014

Women's Voices From Around the World

Visit the Germantown Campus Library's Women's Voices From Around the World display.  In celebration of International Women's Day, essays were written by female international students from Montgomery College, describing various cultural experiences and issues they have encountered. 

The yearly event is organized by Professors Ann Sallie and Joanne Bagshaw and sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program

Participating Professors: Kay Ahmad, Sharon Anthony, Stephen Gladson, Lucinda Grinnell, Belle Scheibner, Jorinde van den Berg, and Page Whittenburg, 

On display now through the end of April.  As in previous years, MCTV has also filmed the display.  This years recording will be available this summer but the recording from last year is available now on the Montgomery College Youtube Channel:

Monday, April 07, 2014

Lives Change @ Montgomery College Libraries

Celebrate National Library Week, National Poetry Month, and the Month of the Young Child @Montgomery College Libraries!

Germantown Campus Library Events:
         April 8:  Writers’ Coffeehouse
                    6-7:30 PM in the Reference room
       April 15: Copyright & Compliance Workshop
                     2-4 PM in HS203
       April 16: Germantown Writes!
                     2-4 PM in PK179
       April 22: Digital Reference Sources Workshop
                    2-4 PM in HS203
       April 24: The 3 E’s Workshop (e-resources, e-reserves, and e-readers)  
                    2-4 PM in HS203
                    An Evening Reception                   
                    4:30-6:00 PM in the Reference room

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Smithsonian and Air & Space Magazine now online at MC Libraries

Discover Montgomery College Libraries' newest database - The Smithsonian Collections Online. The Smithsonian Institute is the gold standard for historical and cultural research and archives of both their major publications can be found here - Full Text access from on and off campus (off campus with authentication using school ID#)

Friday, March 14, 2014

“Reading and Writing are doomed. Literacy as we know it is over..."

 Internet Librarian
These were the startling assertions made by Michael Ridley at The Internet Librarian Conference in 2013.  Montgomery College Librarian, Nancy Nyland attended and has just published a thought provoking review of the conference in The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.  An excellent read Nancy!  Also, Michael Ridley's website Beyond Literacy is worth exploring -

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