Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Benvolio visits the Library

Who wins? You'll have to attend the production to find out!

Romeo & Juliet - Live!
Centerstage Theater | Umpqua Community College
7 p.m. - Feb. 14, 15, 21, 22
2 p.m. - Feb. 16, 22

Tickets: $12 (senior & student discounts available)

For more information, visit: or call (541) 440-4691

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dare to Dream it Large, Dare to Dream it Loudly

Almost 51 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech that would change a nation forever.  He, along with so many others, dared to speak out in the name of making their dreams become a reality, and succeeded in the transformation of America that still continues today. 

Thousands line up in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the Civil Rights March on Washington.
Though we have come a long way, we are all aware of the imperfections in our society and environment that still exist, and we face them every day.  We have the power to change the's up to us to make it happen.

Whether it's a change you want to see in your local community, school, or the federal government, we all need to learn the skills associated with being an effective leader of change.  We at UCC want to see you succeed, we want to see you make your dreams a reality. 

So come to the UCC library and see how great leaders did it in the past, or check out some books that can teach you the skills you need to be a driving force behind change. 


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Succeed in College! (and 7 Other Great New Year Resolutions)

Learn something new in 2014! Now that the calendar has turned over to a new year, many of us have resolved to pick up a new skill, hobby, or just to make a change. Let the UCC Library help you with those New Year Resolutions-- and if you don't have one already, maybe you'll find something in our collections that calls to you as a great goal.

Succeed in College!
The Library is a partner in your college success-- we offer general guides on starting out your college career, resources for your classes (don't forget you can check out textbooks for use in the Library!), in-person help from library staff, and books, electronic resources, CDs, and DVDs on all kinds of topics under the sun!

Excelling in College: strategies for success & reducing stress
Jeffrey Kottler
378.198 K

Computer languages, like the times, are always changing. Pick up computer programing this year, or learn an additional language-- we have how-to manuals and quick "visual course" titles for many popular and new languages.

C# In-Depth - 3rd Ed.
Jon Skeet
005.133 S | New Book section


Winter always seems like the best time to cook up something warm on the stove or in the oven. Check out our culinary section for soup inspirations, basic guides ("How to Cook Just About Everything") and more regional favorites than you can shake a wooden spoon at.

The Culinary Institute of America Book of Soups
641.813 C


Get penny-wise!
Ready to start saving? Or at least make "budget" something other than a four-letter word?

The Investor's Manifesto: preparing for prosperity, Armageddon, and everything in between
William J. Bernstein

332.6 B | New Books section

Communicate (in a new language)!
Want to learn a new spoken language in 2014? We have dictionaries, phrase guides, tutorial CDs and DVDs, and even novels in some non-English languages. Don't forget that UCC offers World Language classes too!

250 Essential Chinese Characters
Philip Yungkin Lee
495.182 L


Travel is a fun resolution, and sometimes exploring your own backyard can make for the most interesting outings. Whether you want to travel abroad or check out recreation right here in Oregon, we have guides at the Library-- you can even learn a new way to explore those outdoor spaces with a hiking, rock climbing, or outdoor survival manual.

Washington, Oregon, & the Pacific Northwest
Lonely Planet Guides
979.5 W

Rock Climbing: mastering basic skills
Craig Luebben
796.5223 L

Happiness & Personal Change!
Many resolutions have, at their heart, some type of habit-shift: eating right, exercising more, stopping something or starting something else. At heart, we humans have an amazing capacity to learn, which is awesome, but changing our basic day-to-day activities is hard. Lots of psychologists have studied the best ways to increase happiness or make personal change-- check out their work in our collection!

Change: what really leads to lasting personal transformation
Jeffrey A. Kottler
155.25 K | New Book section

The How of Happiness: a new approach to getting the life you want
Sonja Lyubomirsky
152.4 L

Maybe it's just me, but every few years I resolve that this will be the year I figure out how to grow something more ambitious than a bamboo cutting in a glass of water...and then a few months later my pot of herbs looks as wilted and floppy as a pancake. No more, my fellow "black thumb" gardeners! Let this be the year we throw off our shackles and eat a tomato we grew ourselves. Yes we can!

Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 no-fail plans for small organic gardens
Barbara Pleasant
635 P

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy New Year & Welcome Back!

Please join us on Monday, Jan. 6th & Tues. Jan. 7th for free coffee, tea, or hot cocoa in the Library. Just in case you need an update on our hours, the library will be open:

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri. 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat. & Sun. Closed

Best wishes for winter term!

Monday, December 16, 2013

The snow and ice is gone.  And Finals Week came to a close.  The library is now on very limited hours until the start of Winter Term, January 6, 2014.  Be sure to check our Hours page before making plans to visit.

Here's our schedule:

December 16 & 17:  The library is open 8 am to 4 pm

December 18:  The library is open 8 am to NOON

December 19 to January 1:  CLOSED

January 2 & 3:  The library is open 8 am to 4 pm

January 6, 2014:  Winter Term begins.  The library is open from 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday - Thursday; Friday, 7:30 am - 5 pm.  Back to normal.

As always, the library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

UCC is Open Today (Tues. 12/10/13)

Umpqua Community College is OPEN today, Tues. Dec. 10th. Be careful driving to campus as icy conditions continue both on roads and in the parking lot-- give yourself extra time if possible.

Monday finals will be held on Friday, Dec. 13th.

Good luck with your finals!

The Fall ASUCC Study-In on Saturday, December 7th was canceled due to the icy weather conditions.

Stay safe and warm out there, and we'll look forward to seeing you for the winter-term Study In in March!