Student Art at Clermont College

Spring semester the 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

Do You Enjoy the Music of the Season?

I asked the Clermont College Library staff to share their three favorite holiday songs.


Here are the top picks:

“Christmas Canon” by Tran-Siberian Orchestra

“Nuttin’ for Christmas” by Stan Freberg

“Christmas Don’t Be Late” sung by The Chipmunks



“The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting) sung by Johnny Mathis

“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley & George Whitefield

“Christmas Time is Here” by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi from Charlie Brown Christmas



“White Christmas” from White Christmas

“Silver and Gold,” from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

“A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas” from A Garfield Christmas



“White Christmas” sung by Bing Crosby

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” sung by Burl Ives

“Silent Night” sung by the Temptations



We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.

Snowflakes at Clermont College Library

“Everything’s magical when it snows, everything looks pretty. The clothes are great. Coats, scarves, gloves, hats.” –Lorelai Gilmore


We may not have snow outside, yet. But we do have a table set up in the Clermont College Library where students can cut out snowflakes. We’ve provided patterns, paper, and scissors. And we encourage you to use your imagination as well.

       Take a few minutes between classes and snip some snowflakes.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Japanese Pop Culture: Anime at Clermont College Library

The Clermont College Library is pleased to present “Japanese Pop Culture: Anime,” on display November and December in the Peters-Jones’ display case.  Anime, manga and assorted figurines from several popular anime series are now on loan to the library from the personal collection of Victoria Winland.


Do you know the difference between Anime and Manga? Anime and Manga are two different storytelling media. Confusion arises between the two when the same story has been presented in both anime and manga versions. Did you know that you can order graphic novels, manga and anime through OhioLink?

For more details, please stop by and talk with our friendly library staff or visit our website at Clermont College Library!

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Stay Safe Online

As Clermont College students you’re required to use the internet. Research, social media, and music are some of the ways you interact with the computer. Have you thought about whether the sites you visit are safe or whether the email you open might infect your computer with a virus?

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As you cruise online, please be aware of the dangers:

  • Viruses-infect your computer (a crashed computer is a useless computer)
  • Spam-junk mail (who needs more of that)
  • Phishing-collects personal information you don’t want to share (think bank account, social security number)
  • Hacked accounts-send spam from your address to your friends in order to steal information (among other things)

The list could go on, but you get the picture. For tips on how to prevent online attacks visit Stay Safe Online.

Also check out:

Staying Safe Online: Digital Footprint 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

The Art of Origami in the Library

During the 2016-17 semesters Clermont College Library will be offering a variety of hands-on activities throughout the year that we hope evokes a sense of enjoyment and rejuvenation.

This month, stop by between classes and practice the art cranesof origami. We’ll have a table set up with instructions and origami paper provided. Use this as a time to relax during the busy day or just explore the craft of paper folding.

The crane is one of the most popular pieces of origami. According to National Geographic, the crane was thought to live for 1,000 years and became a symbol of hope.

You may want to check out Leyla Torres YouTube video where she shows how to fold a paper crane.

We also have origami books in the library:
Absolute beginner’s origami : the simple three-stage guide to creating expert origami 

Origami jewelry : more than 40 exquisite designs to fold and wear

If you want a few minutes to chill between classes or an hour to zone out and relax, stop by the library and fold paper.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Student Art Spotlight: Guy Zimmerman


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It may be the fall term, but the bright colors of spring and summer will stick around in the Clermont College Library thanks to student artist Guy Zimmerman.  Created from his own original photographs, these digitally-enhanced depictions of flowers and rugged terrain are dazzling and electric. Mr. Zimmerman is also interested in geology and worked as a Senior Data Systems Specialist at GE prior to his retirement.

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Don’t miss this fantastic edition of the Student Art Spotlight.  The exhibit will run through December.


Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Come See What’s New at the Clermont College Library!

Tyler iPadLeft your phone charger, headphones or calculator at home? Need an iPad to complete an assignment?

Come to the library and check out a phone charger for your Android, iPhone 5 & 6 or headphones for 2 hours. Calculators check out for 24 hours and iPads can be checked out for 1 week.

For more details, please stop by and talk with our friendly staff or visit:

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Fall Semester Hours at Clermont College Library

The Clermont College Library  fall semester hours for:

August 21-December 10, 2016

7:30 am-8:00 pm
7:30 am-4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday

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Additionally, the library will be closed in observance of:

  • Labor Day September 5, 2016
  • Veteran’s Day November 11,2016
  • Open 7:30 am-4:00 pm November 23, 2016

As always, a complete listing of hours is available via our website.

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Brain Food

Get your brain ready for school! There are plenty of things you can do to maximize your brain power and holistically gain some good healthy habits–and the Clermont College Library has some great resources for you, just take a look at the e-books below:brain

Nutrition for Brain Health and Cognitive Performance by Talitha Best and Louise Dye covers new technologies in nutrition, diet, and Omega 3s including ginko bilboa, green tea, and other herbal benefits.

Sort Your Brain Out:  Boost your Performance, Manage Stress, and Achieve More by Jack Lewis and Adrian Webster shows you how to “boost your performance, manage stress, and achieve more” by altering your behavior.

College students have many stressors, such as worrying about money, food and extra items for classes, not getting enough rest—to name a few. This book claims the student can “subtly alter your behaviors.”

Great Myths of the Brain by Christian Jarrett introduces readers to the field of neuroscience by delving into brain myths (Do we only use 10% of our brains?) and myths related to brain disorders, including autism, and epilepsy.

Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects of the Body, Brain and Behavior, by Matt Bianchi. Biachi elaborates on emerging research that demonstrate that sleep deprivation contributes to other health concerns. This book covers experimental approaches to sleep deprivation and its measurement.

Please contact the Clermont College Library if you have questions about finding e-books or other media—We’d love to hear from you!

Kathleen Epperson, Librarian