Clermont College Library to Host Poetry Reading

In collaboration with the English, Literature and Fine Arts Department, Clermont College Library will be host to Matthew Guenette, author of Vasectomania.

Please join us Wednesday, April 4, for a reading and book signing with the poet at 1:25 pm in the library. Reception to follow.

A special thank you to Associate Professor Phoebe Reeves for inviting us to participate in the event.

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

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Do you Haiku? 

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Clermont College Library is sponsoring its 7th Annual Haiku Contest beginning March 28.

You must be a Clermont College student to participate. Write up to 3 haiku and submit them for a chance to win a $50 gift card.  Professors Phoebe Reeves and Cassie Fetters will serve as our judges.

Read the complete contest guidelines: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/clermont-poetry/haiku

Submit haiku here: Haiku submissions

The entry deadline is April 13th.

Go forth and haiku!

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

 

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Celebrate Pi!

Have you ever pondered pi? Does 3.14 and beyond interest you? Whether you find this mathematical constant fascinating or not, you will want to be a part of our Pi Day celebration.

Beginning March 1, sign up to win a free pi t-shirt. The winner’s names will be drawn on March 14. Five shirts will be given away. Stop by the Clermont College Library and fill out an entry with your name, email, and preferred size.

On March 7, our math professors will be passing out pi(e) and coffee in the hallway, in front of the library. If you are up to a challenge, stop by Dr. Malla’s table and write out pi to as many digits as you can remember. There will be three prizes for the top winners.

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

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Like Origami?

A table with origami supplies is set up in the Clermont College Library; for anyone who would like to try his or her hand at this ancient art form. Through folding, the origami paper can be shaped into birds, frogs, flowers, and many other designs. The table will be set up through March 29.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

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Student Library Survey: Enter to Win a $25 Gift Card

Your opinions can build a better library – you just have to share them!

In order to serve you better, we invite you to participate in a 15-question survey regarding Clermont College Library facilities and services. Depending on your answers and your typing ability the survey should take 5 minutes or less to complete.

As a gesture of our thanks, you may provide your contact info at the end of the survey to enter a drawing for one of two $25 gift cards.

Together we can make the Clermont College Library a better space for resources and research.

 

Sincerely,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy, Library Director

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Watercolor Painting in the Library

Do you have the winter blues and need something fun to brighten your day? On the other hand, maybe you love winter, and you’d like to paint a picture of a beautiful snow scene. We have a table set up, for the month of January, for you to try your hand at watercolor painting.

The paper, paints, and water are waiting for you at the Clermont College Library. Stop by and see what you can create.

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

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Student Art by Scott Hempleman

Spring semester the Clermont College Library is pleased to exhibit the art of Scott Hempleman.  Scott’s colorful paintings stem from years of drawing fun, imaginative cartoons. Encouraged by his grandfather as well as art teachers at Clermont College, Scott’s vibrant works display a study in color relationship and contrast.

Come check out Scott Hempleman’s work in the library’s Student Art Spotlight through spring 2018.  As always, we thank Fine Arts faculty Kelly Frigard and Kim Taylor for their dedicated support of the Student Art Spotlight since 2015.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

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Games at the Clermont College Library

Free time between classes? Need to relax for a bit? Stop by the Clermont College Library.

We’ve set up a game table, where you can play Jenga, Battleship, or Connect Four.

Playing games helps decrease stress and can improve critical thinking. Spending time having fun may be the boost needed to get back to that research paper or clear your mind to study for a test.

As the semester winds down, take a half-an-hour and enjoy some healthy competition.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

 

 

 

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Picture Books at Clermont College Library

“Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.” (picturebookmonth.com)

Clermont College Library has a small collection of picture books. We collect them primarily for our students in education programs. Of course, they can be checked out by all students, faculty, and staff. Picture books are one of the most valuable tools used to encourage literacy in children. Many of the picture books on our shelves reflect the international literacy initiative.

You can find the books listed below and more by searching our catalog.

Amelia to Zora : Twenty-six Women Who Changed the World 

Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York! 

The Night Gardener

Peaceful Pieces : Poems and Quilts about Peace

The Mangrove Tree : Planting Trees to Feed Families

Finding Winnie : The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

“Picture Book Month.” Picture Book Month RSS, 2017, picturebookmonth.com/.

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