It’s hard to believe that September is almost over. Let’s look forward to all the fun events Thigpen Library has planned for October.
Munching Towards Midterms
FREE pizza will be served in the Thigpen Library lobby to help you through Midterm week! (While supplies last!)
Tuesday, October 9th: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10th: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
A Fate Worse than Death: Grave-Robbing in America
Join Vol State librarian Jennifer Weedman as she shares spooky local history about grave-robbers who sold bodies to medical schools in the early 20th century. Both lectures will be held in the Rochelle Center in Thigpen Library. Light refreshments provided.
Monday, October 22nd @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 23rd @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tip & Treat
Help Thigpen Library improve! Stop by to give us a tip on what we do well or what we could do better and get a treat for yourself. Coffee provided at the times below while supplies last.
Tuesday, October 30th: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 31st: 8:00 – 10:00 am
Fall Break Hours
Fall break is Monday, October 15th & Tuesday, October 16th. Thigpen Library will be open from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm on both days. For our full schedule, see https://volstate.libcal.com/hours/.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship…. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.
Thigpen Library honors our commitment to fostering access to diverse and inclusive information resources every year by participating in Banned Books Week events. For the week of September 23-29, 2018, you are encouraged to visit Thigpen Library in Gallatin’s 2nd floor display. And, all are welcome to participate in the following event:
Open Mic for Banned Books Week, Weds., Sept. 26 from 12:45 to 2:15pm in SRB 150
There will be a cart of books from the library’s collections available from which you can choose readings for this event, which is co-sponsored by the English Department.
Here’s a fun quiz from the New York Public Library to test your knowledge about banned and challenged books.
Timely to note that a library is not a bookstore. Please direct your textbook purchase/rental inquiries to the VSCC Bookstore directly.
In fact, your Thigpen Library is proud that we’re not a bookstore. Why? We don’t sell anything: we lend everything for free, including books as well as calculators, noise-canceling headphones, laptops, Audio-Visual equipment, and more. More importantly, we spend lots of money on databases to provide 24/7 online access to millions of articles & hundreds of thousands of ebooks in full text to VSCC employees and students. So, we’re proud to be able to remove $ as a barrier to information access through library resources and services.
Chat and text services provide you with the assistance you need to:
choose and search databases effectively for information
identify physical items that you can borrow and use (including some textbooks that your professors put on “course reserve” for short-term access)
learn about library services, such as interlibrary loan
learn about library spaces available for group or individual study.
Fun fact: 3:00AM is the only hour without a chat or text inquiry since the service started in July 2017!