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Spring Break Hours

Please note that the HCCC Libraries will be open with normal hours during spring break up to and including Thursday April 2. The Libraries will then be closed from Friday April 3 until Sunday April 5.

The complete schedule is below:

Saturday, March 28: open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both campuses

Sunday, March 29: open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both campuses

Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2: Main Campus open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; North Hudson open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5: Libraries Closed

Enjoy the break!


March is Read a Book Month

ReadaBookFrom March 1st to April 13th, students, staff, and administrators can read a book of their choice and complete a raffle entry form to be submitted at the NHHEC Library. Entries will be chosen at random to win prizes such as gift cards, movie tickets, books, and more. This raffle will take place in the NHHEC Student Lounge on Tuesday, April 14 at 11:30. Click here to print a submission form. Good luck!


NJ Makers Day : Saturday, March 21st

NJMakersDay_website_badgeNew Jersey Makers Day is happening at the Library’s Makerspace
on Saturday, March 21st from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Join us to celebrate the first NJ Makers Day! The HCCC Library is one of the many sites across New Jersey hosting a maker event. All Makerspace supplies and equipment will be available for your use during these hours.


College closed @ 5:00pm today, Friday March 20th.

Please be advised that Hudson County Community College will close at 5:00 p.m. today, Friday, March 20, 2015, due to inclement weather.  All classes and activities scheduled to begin at, or after,  5:00 p.m. will be cancelled.


New DVDs

Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater  PN1997.2.B69  NHC

WitBoyhoodh all the hype about this movie and the time span of twelve years in which it was filmed, I was somewhat dissappointed in the end result. While the actors, especially the boy, are fascinating to watch as they grow older on screen, the story did not use this device to improve upon the plot. The director seems to be obsessed with time and the continuation of the same story over the course of; he is the director of the Before Sunrise trilogy. Anyway, this movie is just as much about family- siblings, motherhood, fatherhood- which is what gives it its greatest appeal. ~Cynthia

MenWomenChildrenMen, Women & Children by John Updike  PN1997.2.M46  NHC

Unfortunately, I saw this movie before the Library had the book by Chad Kultgen. The plot explores the lives of parents and children and how the internet and technology play different roles in their lives. Basically this film tries to show how devices and technology, which supposedly draws people closer together, actually seem to create more distance between them. ~Cynthia

Force Majeure

Force Majeur directed by Ruben Östlund  PN1997.2.F673  NHC

Force Majeure poses a question about family roles. It comes across as a male/female struggle, but it is more. The director opens a discussion about nuclear families. When the father fails to stay by his wife and children in an avalanche, the family unit slowly crumbles. Denial and self-deception play a great role in the father’s continual composure, but this stance disintegrates as he is pulled back to reality. Unfortunately, this crumbling of the man, is what brings the family back together, and maybe not for the best. ~Cynthia

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