Want to read today’s paper?
Each day, the HCCC Libraries receive The New York Times, The Jersey Journal, and The Star Ledger. If you need an article pertaining to current events or just like to know what’s going on in the world or nearby, stop by.
On Tuesdays, the New York Times includes the Science Times, of particular interest for anyone who needs an article in the science field.
Please note that newspapers cannot be taken out of the library, but most articles can also be found via HCCC’s electronic resources.
The Library’s “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys” reading and discussion series kicks off today with Terry Alford’s Prince Among Slaves. Join us in the North Hudson Higher Education Center Library’s Bibliographic Instruction Room (305). Refreshments will be served. 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.
Hudson County Community College Library to begin reading and discussion series, “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys,” with Terry Alford’s Prince Among Slaves
The Hudson County Community College Library will host the first session in a free five-part reading and discussion series called “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys on Thursday, March 6 at 4 p.m. in the College’s North Hudson Higher Education Center Library at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City.
The HCCC Library is one of just 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
“We are delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow patrons a chance to discuss some important themes in Muslim history and literature,” said Carol Van Houten, Associate Dean for College Libraries.
The first program exploring Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford will be held on March 6 at 4 p.m. in the College’s North Hudson Higher Education Center Library at 4800 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City. The remaining programs will be held at the North Hudson Library and in the Follett Room of Hudson County Community College at 161 Newkirk Avenue in Jersey City. For details or to register, please visit www.hccclibrary.net or contact 201-360-4360.
Additional books dealing with the theme of “American Stories” will be discussed every two weeks. These texts include excerpts from The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, Acts of Faith, A Quiet Revolution, and the Butterfly Mosque. Discussions will be led by the Reverend. Dr. Steven Blackburn and Ms. Frances Aboushi. Ms. Aboushi will launch the series with the session on March 6.
Need to go over some key points with your classmates for the next test or practice a presentation?
Each HCCC Library has a group study room for students who are facing such a dilemma.
Maybe you need a quiet space to study or get your notes together? Both the Main Campus and the North Hudson Libraries each also have a quiet study room for this purpose.
Whether it be group or alone, the HCCC Library can help. Stop by and let us know what you think.