2015 U.S. Poet Laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera

Exciting news! On June 10, 2015 Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed the 2015 U.S. Poet Laureate. Herrera will be the first Hispanic poet to hold this position. Prior to accepting the appointment he served as California’s Poet Laureate from 2012-2015. During his term his role will be “to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry.”

PBS Online Film Festival is Underway!

PBS Online Film Festival logo

June 15 marks the beginning of the 2015 PBS Online Film Festival! This festival has been going on for a few years now and you get access to 25 short independent films online from June 15 – July 17.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting offers up succinct summaries of each available film:

  • “I Am a Fly Fisher” After surviving cancer, Pudge Kleinkauf decided to spend her life doing what she loves: fly fishing.
  • “I Am an Alaska Native Dancer” Follow Haliehana Stepetin, a master Alaska Native dancer born in Akutan, AK.
  • “Vimana” In the year 2021, India is on the verge of colonizing a new homeworld, but their advance team of astronauts remains suspended above the planet caring for their ailing captain and become the only hope for a fresh start.
  • “Sinner Victim Saint” A newlywed husband who has recently lost his wife in a tragic car accident experiences a dark turn of events that teaches him the power of sacrifice.
  • “To Kill or Not to Kill” A romantic comedy screenwriter needs to deliver a dark thriller if she wants to keep her job.
  • “Once Again” After 20 years, filmmaker John Moore uses home movies, animation, and live action footage to recall and recreate his childhood struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  • “Ex-Votos” A helpless mother takes her ill daughter on a pilgrimage to the Huichol Mountains for the festival of Saint Francis.
  • “Sugarless Tea” Through humble restraint, an Indian man strives to achieve his goal of seeing his twin brother after fifty four years of separation.
  • “Banana Trip” Three South Korean college boys head to Florida for spring break.
  • “11-Minute Mile” An arrogant day-trader is delayed at an airport during the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • “Migrant Heroes” An indigenous Harvard grad pioneers Spanish- and Mixtec-language radio programming in the U.S.
  • “#TheFutureisCrowdFunded” A couple’s relationship is in jeopardy due to a successful crowdfunded venture.
  • “Disorder” A young man wakes up only to find his condition has gotten the best of him. Again.
  • “Counter” Civil rights activist Bayard Rustin spends a day in a Southern town’s diner right before a march with Dr. King.
  • “The Fishing Club” One of Hawaiʻi’s last pristine shorelines is about to be turned into a large resort, and group of close friends, The Fishing Club, are determined to stop it.
  • “Good Soil” Against the Garzweiler II coal pit, Brothers Helmut and Joachim Meier run the nursery they built 30 years ago until the very end.
  • “20/Nothing” This experimental film takes an in-depth look at a life with no depth perception as it follows Evan Smith, a man who lost his left eye many years ago.
  • “The Last Viewing” Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son, Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, who died in Iraq.
  • “Great Lakes Aurora Hunters” Follow a group of photographers as they attempt to capture the elusive Northern Lights.
  • “Seed Art” Take a peek behind-the-scenes at the Minnesota State Fair to see how intricate seed art is made.
  • “Un Buen Carnicero” An immigrant butcher reveals how freedom is tied to convenience on the eve of July 4th.
  • “Kilroy was Here” A WWII pilot hanging helplessly from his tangled parachute is discovered by orphaned children.
  • “Helpless” Leah and Chayse confess their true feelings in the school library while an unknown malice lurks nearby.
  • “Isabelle’s Garden” “Isabelle’s Garden” is an uplifting story of a community coming together in reciprocity, through the hopes and dreams of a young, Choctaw girl and her garden.
  • “11 Paper Place” A love story about two sheets of paper who meet in a recycle bin.

So take advantage of this awesome free resource and check out some independent films. Let us know what you think!

Log in… Log OFF

If you’ve made it to campus this summer you should be familiar with the new login process on our student computers. This is just our friendly reminder that you always want to be sure you log off after you finish on the computer. Why? Because you want to keep all your stuff secure.

There is an auto-log off feature but it doesn’t kick in until 15 minutes after the computer has been idle. So just remember: log in . . . log OFF. :)

log off

Summer Hours at the Library!


SCC’s summer session begins Monday, June 1 and we can’t wait to have students back on campus!

Summer hours for the library are:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

One slight glitch in our hours will take place on Thursday, June 4 when SCC hosts our annual Rhythm & Ribs! The library will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on June 4 in honor of the festivities. Make sure you buy a ticket – Rhythm & Ribs is a blast!

Library Editions is here!


The new Library Editions is available! Library Editions is the biannual newsletter of the SCC Library. Learn more about:

  • the upcoming Library Book Sale
  • National Poetry Month
  • borrowing books from libraries in Colorado & Wyoming

Also hear about the book club, Oscar-nominated DVDs and award-winning books, and meet Heather–our new library assistant!

Get your copy today!

Choose your version:
http://issuu.com/stchas/docs/libraryeditions_apr2015 (interactive page-turning)
https://scclibrarynews.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/libraryeditions_apr2015.pdf (.pdf)

Library Closed This Saturday: Spring Break Hours


We know, we know… you’ll miss us :)

Fortunately, Spring Break is RIGHT around the corner and we know everyone’s excited. We wanted to let you know that this Saturday, March 14, the library will be closed due to the Cottleville St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The library will be open for business on Monday, March 16, and that week we’ll be on a “Spring Break” schedule: Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We’ll be closed the Saturday following the break (3/21).

So for all of you who plan on getting ahead over Spring Break (if you do it early it’ll make life so much easier!) we’re going to be open and ready to help you. Plus, we love visitors!

Happy (almost) Spring Break!

Requesting from MOBIUS: Step-by-step

If you are a student, faculty, or staff of SCC, you have access to millions of titles through the MOBIUS consortia!  Can’t find a book you want at our library, request it from another Missouri library through MOBIUS.  Click on the following images to get a step-by-step view of requesting a book.  If you have more questions, contact the library at 636-922-8620.