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Kearny High School Art Department to kick off HCCC/ Smithsonian Hometown Teams Celebration with Art Exhibit

An exhibit that celebrates the fact that love of sports begins in hometowns, and features works from Kearny High School, will be mounted for one month in the Library of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) North Hudson Higher Education Center. The exhibit, “Hometown Teams,” is open to the general public for viewing Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 13th through Friday, June 13th. The North Hudson Higher Education Center is located at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City, NJ.

Hometown Teams Flyer

The Kearny High School display is the kick-off of what will include several events held in connection with the Smithsonian’s official “Hometown Teams” exhibit at the College from mid-August through September.  HCCC Librarians Clifford J. Brooks and John DeLooper authored the grant proposal that brought the exhibit to the College. They related that “Hometown Teams” is a project of the Smithsonian’s “Museum on Main Street” program, and portrays a cultural history of the American sports landscape. The “Hometown Teams” exhibit depicts American sports and their roles within the culture of the United States. The exhibit’s photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia tell the story of people interacting with games, activities that encourage competition, fair play, and passion for a goal – the all-American ideals.

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HCCC Student Art Exhibition

photo(2)The HCCC Student Art Exhibition is now open on the fourth floor of the B Building. There also will be a limited edition print sale on Wednesday, May 14th from 11:30-1:30 in the B Building Lobby. Take a moment to view the wonderful artwork created by HCCC students!

US history via haiku-tweets

HWBrandsAfter a challenge from one of his students, H.W. Brands, historian and history professor at University of Texas at Austin, has been tweeting American history, from 10,000 B.C.E onwards, one haiku-tweet at a time. He’s currently up to 1895.

How cool is that? Follow him @hwbrands and read more here.


P.S. You can follow the library @HCCClibrary

Final Muslim Journeys Book Discussion: “The Butterfly Mosque” Today at North Hudson Library

Please join us this afternoon (5/8) for the final book discussion program in our Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys series.

This event will feature G. Willow Wilson’s The Butterfly Mosque, and take place in the HCCC North Hudson Higher Education Center Library at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City. Refreshments will be served.

Butterfly Mosque Cover

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.

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