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Summer Term has come to an end and the Clark College Libraries will reopen on September 25 at 8:00 am. If you are looking for something to do during your school break here is a suggestion: Clark College Libraries have historically provided valuable resources for the Vancouver community. An esteemed education landmark, Clark College is […]

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The last time a total solar eclipse occurred, 38 years ago, people speculated how the animals would react; they wondered if chickens would return to roost and if roosters would crow as sunlight reappeared. When the solar eclipse crossed the Pacific Northwest, the view was blocked by cloudy skies but it did get very dark […]

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We all have choices and beliefs that will be influenced by our experiences and all books have the potential to inspire the reader. Three new books acquired by the Clark College Libraries examine the development of creative thinking, explore what it is like to live as a wild animal, and question our relationship with stuff. […]

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Televisions and Equipment Available at Clark College Libraries You have found the perfect resource for your research, but it is a VHS tape, and you no longer have a VHS player at home. Never fear, Clark College Libraries have VHS players and DVD combo units with Televisions available. Also, included for your convenience, and the […]

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Merry Christmas! We have two grand and glorious gifts for you! … Special tickets to travel into the past! Hop aboard the National Digital Newspaper Program Express! 100 years ago today, December 7, 1916, the cartoon on the front page of The West Virginian foretold the perils of Christmas shopping crowds … Your second gift […]

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This week’s CTC Book Pick comes from Librarian, Laura Negal! Her recommendation is the incredibly enlightening, 33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History, edited by Tonya Bolden. “This book should really be called “33 Things Every PERSON Should Know About Women’s History.” Although some of it is written for a younger audience, I was […]

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This week’s CTC Book Pick comes from Nursing Assitant Certified (NAC) Program Director, Patricia Berglund. Her pick is the delightfully delicious, My Life in France, by Julia Child. “This is one of the books I read while preparing for a trip to France; even though it was written from the memoirs of Julia Child when she lived […]

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We at the iCommons try to keep the display case interesting with relevant materials that reflect current classes taking place at CTC, or just something that will be eye-catching and spark some curiosity. Right before Spring Break, there was a call for artists (aspiring or otherwise) to bring us their art for display during Summer Quarter. […]

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With the installation of the Native Voices exhibition, a couple of the associated events hosted by Clark College and the Clark County Historical Museum, bring to light the tragic Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864. On this date, 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho people were horrifically attacked in an unsanctioned battle led by U.S. Army Colonel, […]

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The new traveling exhibit, Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness, located at Cannell library, provides a bevy of important information about the health, history, and culture of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. In conjunction with the exhibition, Clark Libraries and Clark County have teamed together to provide meaningful events that will enrich the overall […]

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