Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Saturday, December 08, 2012

100 Books to Read Before You Die

Did you know that December is National Read a New Book Month? 

Now is a great time to start to tackle the list of 100 Books to Read Before You Die. Will you accept the challenge?

100 Books to Read Before You Die
1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible 
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll 
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy -
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Friday, November 30, 2012

New MC Libraries Director - Tanner Wray!

The Montgomery College Libraries would like to introduce and welcome Mr. Tanner Wray, the new director of college libraries and information services. Mr. Wray started at Montgomery College on November 19. In his role as director, Mr. Wray is responsible for overseeing the programs and services at the libraries across the three campuses. Mr. Wray has been employed as a librarian for 24 years, most recently as director of public services at the University of Maryland, where his projects emphasized collaboration across the institution, and included working to design and implement a learning commons. He has also held positions in which he managed programs, services and systems at the University of Wisconsin, The George Washington University Medical Center, National Library of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control, and National Agricultural Library. Mr. Wray holds a BS from MIT in earth and planetary sciences, and an MLS in information studies from Syracuse University. 

Mr. Wray is excited to be working at Montgomery College, and looks forward to improving and enhancing library and information services, including implementing a One College approach to information service provision for students, faculty and staff. 

Mr. Wray's office is located in Macklin Tower room 303J. He can be reached by telephone at 240-567-7101 and by email at tanner.wray@montgomerycollege.edu.

Content from Inside MC

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Miss Representation Screening at TP/SS

Mark your Calendar! Tomorrow, Oct 18 the Women's and Gender Studies Department and Library at Takoma Park will host a screening of the documentary film MISS REPRESENTATION. Discussion to follow. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Library Hours change for the week of August 20-24

Summer is coming to a close and with that comes a change in schedule. During the week of August 20th - 24th, the library will adhere to the following hours:

All libraries open 8:30 am - 5:00pm M-F with the following exception:
Rockville will close at 1pm on Friday, August 24th for a staff meeting.

Monday, July 30, 2012

What books shaped America?

The Library of Congress National Book Festival is soon approaching and as part of the festivities, the library asked a number of book lovers the same question: What books shaped America? Watch this video to see their answers and add your answer in the comments section.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Writer/Director Nora Ephron dies at 71

Prolific writer and director Nora Ephron passed away Tuesday at the age of 71. Ephron is best known for some of the most beloved romantic comedies of the last 25 years, including When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle but many people don't know she was also an accomplished author, penning many novels, essays and non-fiction titles.

For a complete list of Ephron's film work visit her IMDB page. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

War of 1812

The State Library Resource Center at Enoch Pratt Free Library has compiled a list of resources commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Friday, June 08, 2012

RIP Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012
Ray Bradbury likened himself to a librarian and said
"I am a librarian. I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library. Before I fell in love with libraries, I was just a six-year-old boy. The library fueled all of my curiosities, from dinosaurs to ancient Egypt."

You can be a librarian, too, or fuel your curiosities or even read some of Ray Bradbury's books that you will find in the MC Libraries.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Session Hours

All libraries, except Cafritz, are open 8:30am to 7pm Monday - Thursday; 8:30am to 5pm on Fridays.

Cafritz Library is open 8:30am to 5pm Monday - Friday.

No weekend hours during the summer.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Attention Faculty!

In honor of National Library Week, the Montgomery College Libraries would like to invite Faculty to participate in an opportunity to voice opinions about our Library resources and services.

Please take 5 minutes to complete the Library Services Survey.

Faculty Services Librarian Committee Survey, http://www.cvent.com/d/ycqphx.

For completing this survey you are eligible to win the following prizes…

1. A free one hour “up-skilling” session with a librarian.
2. Use of over 34,000 electronic periodicals.
3. A discipline specific presentation at your next department meeting.
4. Use of over 10,000 academic streaming videos.
5. A free library instruction session for the class of your choice.
6. The chance to have a say in the library’s collections.
7. Your very own Library Course Page.

Grand Prize: The knowledge that you are directly supporting one of Montgomery College’s greatest treasures, the Library!

Thank you.

Friday, March 09, 2012

The libraries are closed

We are closed for Spring break from Sunday, March 11 through Sunday, March 18. We will reopen Monday, March 19, at 8am. Have a great and relaxing break!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Let's Talk About: Making Sense of the Civil War discussion series begins 2/21/2012

A series of 5 scholar led discussions will take place at the Germantown Campus Library of Montgomery College beginning Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 and running through April 17th. For information and to register: http://libguides.montgomerycollege.edu/civilwar.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Copyright Guide for Faculty

As part of the Middle States Report, Academic Assembly was charged with overseeing suggestions for Standard 6 on academic integrity. The AIRS (Academic Integrity in Research and Scholarship) Committee was formed to look at issues related to academic integrity including plagiarism and copyright.

As part of this charge, AIRS determined that faculty would benefit from some guidance on copyright. We have created a library guide that covers the basics of copyright, classroom use, fair use, various tools for determining use, etc. We hope that you will find this information useful.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Year of the Dragon

"The Year of the Dragon begins January 23rd, marking the end of the winter season. This year is signified by the dragon, the bringer of rain and good luck. The ARTstor Digital Library features extensive collections of Chinese art, architecture, and culture. Learn more" (from Artstor blog 1.12.12).

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