Thursday, September 23, 2010

September is Library Card Sign-up Month...

So what better way to celebrate than by checking out books, and we have plenty of new ones that have just been added to the collection. The best part is, you don't even need a card at the Jessup Library. As a currently-enrolled student, you automatically have an account. All you need to know is your student ID number or your MyPVCC login. The same goes for faculty and staff; you are also in our system, but you don't even need to know your EmplID. We can look you up by name! So take a minute or two to peruse our latest additions, then stop by. Remember, no card needed!

And here are a few teasers to peak your interest. We have:

Stunning art books -- Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Masterpieces of European Painting, 1800-1920, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Piero di Cosimo: Visions Beautiful and Strange; Silk; or, Vitebsk: The Life of Art.

Intriguing biographies -- Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President; The Cynical Idealist: A Spiritual Biography of John Lennon; or, Hanging Captain Gordon: The Life and Trial of an American Slave Trader.

Incredible fiction -- The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Take a look at Mary Jane King's riveting review of this book.); Orpheus Lost: A Novel; or, Animal's People.

Fascinating historical accounts -- Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire and the Birth of Europe; Life and Death in the Third Reich; Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45; or, So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State.

Helpful how-to's -- Dealing with Debt; Work, Life and Family Imbalance: How to Level the Playing Field; or, Your Rights as a Tenant.

And scientific wonders -- Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped Our History; The Genius Engine: Where Memory, Reason, Passion, Violence and Creativity Intersect in the Human Brain; or, Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body.

Of course we have many more. So take a look at our full list. Remember, students can check out up to 25 books at a time; so no worries if you're interested in more than one. In fact, we highly encourage it!