Book Club: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!

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It’s about that time! The next title that SCC’s Between the Covers book club has up for discussion is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The discussion will take place in the LRC’s Information Commons on Wednesday, October 29, at 2:30 p.m. We know there’s a lot of stuff going on with classes right now but there’s still time to pick up this book before book club meets. AND we have a copy here in the library ;)

Miss Peregrine's

Coffee and refreshments are provided for book club participants – so try and make time to stop by! Happy reading :)

Book Club: This is Where I Leave You

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The Between the Covers book club is having their first official meeting on Wednesday, September 24 to discuss the first title of the semester, This is Where I Leave You. Book club meets at 2:30 in the library’s information commons so make sure you come and enjoy the discussion! Coffee and treats will be provided :)

This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave You was also just released as a film and the book club will be going to see it on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30. Here’s a glimpse of the trailer:

Can’t wait to see you!

Library Labor Day Hours

Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend and we know our students are PUMPED for the extra days off. For those of you who want to get ahead in your schoolwork during this time, just know that a number of the library’s resources are available to you electronically 24/7. You’ll just have to log in using your SCC ID with the letters SC at the end (ex. 0654321SC) and your last name.

With that in mind, the library will be CLOSED until Wednesday, September 3. We’ll re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3 with our regular fall hours.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Book Club Kick-Off This Week!

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People seem to be surviving the heat and have certainly survived the first week of classes so it’s time to get ready for SCC’s Between the Covers book club, sponsored by the Multicultural Programming Committee! The book club is comprised of students, faculty and staff members who get together once a month to chat, discuss books, and enjoy snacks.

Between the Covers will be having a kick-off meeting THIS Wednesday (8/27) at 2:30 in the library’s Information Commons. We’ll be introducing the titles for this semester and hanging out for a bit. If you can make it you’ll be entered into a drawing to win the first book up for discussion, This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.

This is Where I Leave You

We can’t wait to see you! For more information about dates and titles check out the flyer below (you’ll also see it posted around campus):

Between the Covers Fall 2014

We’re Glad You’re Here!

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The Fall Semester is officially underway and it feels great having so many students on campus! We hope the semester is off to a good start and you’re enjoying life here at SCC.

As a friendly reminder the library is here to help make your time at SCC as rewarding as possible. If you have to do research for a class – come to us! We have over 70,000 books on the shelves, access to 170,000+ eBooks, more than 40 databases, plus numerous magazines and academic journals in print. We have 4 Reference Librarians who are happy to assist you with your research when the time comes. It might seem stressful, but done correctly (and with good time management ;) ) research can be fun (promise!).

You can speak with a librarian face-to-face, via chat on our website, on the phone (636.922.8620), or via text (636.487.5SCC) during the hours the library is open.

While you’re here you also have access to MOBIUS – an arrangement we have with libraries around the state (and beyond!) that allows us to share books with one another. This gives YOU access to over 27 million titles! You can request books for help with your studies or for fun.

We also have an FAQ section on our website to help you with any quick questions you might have about the library and our services. Plus we’re on Facebook!

And just so you know, while we’re here to support you academically we also have a number of books and magazines you can read for fun and we have 6 color Nooks (pre-loaded with fiction and non-fiction titles) that you can check out at the circulation desk.

Good luck with classes! We’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

Library Intersession Hours – Getting Ready for Fall!


Pre-Fall COL101 is officially underway starting this morning (7/29) and we’re so excited! Since the Summer classes are officially over the library hours are changing just a bit before the Fall Semester begins. From July 29 – August 15 the library hours will be as follows:

  • Monday – Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED

Beginning on Monday, August 18 Fall Semester hours will be in effect:

  • Monday – Thursday – 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – CLOSED

We can’t wait to see you!

The Joys of Summer Reading

Belle loves books

So we’re just slightly past the halfway point of summer – finals for summer classes are underway and the fall semester official starts on August 16 (but pre-fall classes begin sooner: July 29 – we can’t wait!). But that doesn’t mean you don’t still have time to get in some leisure reading. Summer is the perfect time to pick up a good book and just relax. You can read outside when it’s nice (thank you for last week, Polar Vortex!) or cozy up inside with the a/c when St. Louis’s standard humid summer days are in full force.

This summer NPR focused on a special project that they referred to as the “Book Your Trip” project. This project is “a series that is much more about the journey than the destination, and aims to create a surprising, serendipitous book discovery experience for the summer months.” With this in mind they came up with 12 lists, all of which focus on a specific means of transportation. They provide an excellent way to discover something new. Below are the lists they created which you can feel free to add to as you please. Happy reading!

Book Your Trip Reading Lists: