Please note that the HCCC Libraries are open as follows:
On Thursday, 8/31, the Main Library is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday 9/1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The North Hudson Library Hours will be open Thursday 8/31 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 9/1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Library will be closed from Saturday, 9/2 to Monday 9/4, and will reopen for the academic year on Tuesday, 9/5.
Please note that the Main Library and the North Hudson Library will be closed on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for College Service Day. Regular hours will resume Thursday, 8/31. Electronic resources will remain available at www.hccclibrary.net.
The HCCC Libraries 2017 Annual Report is now available. Click here to view it online or pick up a copy in the library!
Please note that the HCCC Libraries will be open Monday to Friday during the period of 8/14 to 8/31.
Main Library Hours will be Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
North Hudson Library Hours will be Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
By Tom Nichols HM851.N54 2017
Very enjoyable book about how younger people are so terrible! Just kidding! This book looks at how faith in experts has eroded with particular emphasis on the academy and, for lack of a better word, “wiki-culture”. I’d really recommend this for anyone who A) works as a teacher or educator and B) anyone who is a student and C) is in anyway tangentially related to education…meaning that everyone at Hudson County Community College should read this.
The Devil is A Part-Timer! By Satoshi Wagahara PN6790.J34H379513 2015 V.1
Used by the Library’s book club in Spring 2017, this is the first in a series of Manga about The Devil (or some ultimate evil, but maybe not the Christian approximation of the Devil) and his adventures in the mortal realms. As the title suggests the Devil gets a part-time job and contends with the day-to-day rigmarole teens/young adults experience. This also exists as a pleasing anime.
Arrival Directed by Denis Villeneuve PN1997.2.A674 2017 (DVD)
Not since E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial have I wept at a movie about aliens (I was also a wee lad when I saw E.T.). It’s not the aliens themselves that made me weep, but rather the humans and some of their shenanigans. The premise of the movie is that aliens arrive on earth and then human governments freak out in different, slightly jingoistic, ways. I would recommend this to anyone, even people who don’t like sci-fi or spaceships or whatsits. //jms//