Archive for March, 2012

March 2012 Exhibit: Teen Tech Week – Science Fiction

Teen Tech Week (March 4-10) is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults.

Its purpose is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of various technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, and streaming videos.  All this month the Erwin Library bulletin board exhbit area will showcase books from our growing Science Fiction collection.  These books often feature stories which present once well-balanced societies where misused technology has become the challenge to overcome.

For more Science Fiction books available at the Erwin Library, consult our new Science Fiction bibliography to find many more titles with their call numbers.

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Beekeeping DVD Collection

Erwin Library now hosts a Beekeeping DVD collection. These materials have been purchased and donated as a collection by the N.C. State Beekeepers Association (NCSBA), and are available for loan to any affiliate of the NCSBA, as well as to WCC faculty.

To see which items are available in this collection as well as Erwin Library’s small collection of beekeeping books, visit the Beekeeping bibliography.

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March 2012 Exhibit: International Day

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wayne Community College will host an International Day. This event is co-sponsored by the Cultural Diversity/Global Education Committee and Wayne Community College Student Activities Department. During the two hours of events, you’ll be able to see displays from different countries and cultures, enjoy musicians and dancers, as well as challenge your knowledge with a geography quiz.

To complement this upcoming event, the Erwin Library’s newspaper exhibit area currently offers books that celebrate cultural diversity and global education. Pick up a book about Japan, Spain, Mexico or another country that you may learn more about during International Day. Or learn something about the history of a country you may not know anything about.

For more information about countries all over the world, visit the online version of the CIA World Factbook.

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