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Chesapeake Campus Library: Library Displays & Events 2017

Spring Semester

Display: Controversial Topics for Persuasive Essays, Spring 2017

Library display on controversial topics

Picture by Terri Ruffin, Chesapeake Library 2017

Our controversial topics display will remain throughout the 2017 spring semester.  It highlights new books, DVDs and databases on  a variety of current and controversial topics. These items support learning about current world events and provide material to argue a side or persuade readers.  These resources will help you with your writing assignments for many classes, particularly English 111 assignments.


Opposing Viewpoints Database         CQ Researcher Database

 Issues and Controversies Database


Congratulations to the 2016 Chesapeake Library Essay Contest Winners!

Narrative Essay:

  • 1st place:  Jordan Draves
  • 2nd place:  Anna Williams
  • Honorable Mention: Rachad Ajaj, Jeniffer Cobb, Charlie Sanford

Research Essay:

  • 1st place:  Joanne Teague
  • 2nd place: Christina Michener‚Äč

Chesapeake Library Essay Contest Winners 2016



Memorial Day, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Sign, May 29, 2017

"Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers."

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”                                         - James A. Garfield, May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery



Asian Pacific Heritage Month, May 2017

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
"The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success." (

Please visit our colorful display and to learn more through exhibits, videos, and resources, visit the Asian/Pacific Heritage Website.

Asian Pacific Heritage Month Display, May 2017

Celebrate National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017

National Library Week Poster: Because of you, Libraries Transform. Celebrate National Library Week                 

As Katharine Hepburn said, “What in the world would we do without our libraries?”   Today’s libraries are more than just books; they provide resources for lifelong learning.  

April 9th – 15th marks National Library Week.  This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform” and we would like for you to help us celebrate! 

Please visit the library and fill out a “My library is an expert in…” badge for our front windows. 

If you’re not able to stop by the library, but would like to participate, just email us and we will post your comment with your name on the window.  ~~ Abbie Basile & Your Library Staff


Women's History Month, March 2017

March is Women’s History Month.  Please stop by and visit our two new displays recognizing the talents and accomplishments of women.  Read about someone you may not be overly familiar with.  Learn something new!  One display is about women in various genres and issues that pertain to women.  The second display, in the glass display case, is about women in STEM:  Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Books on display are available for check out.  If you need assistance, just ask at the Circulation Desk

    Women's History Month 2017 Displays                             

Summer Semester

Summer Reading 2017

Image:  "Melchers Gari Woman Reading By A Window" by Gari Melchers
"Melchers Gari Woman Reading By A Window" by Gari MelchersWikimedia is in the Public Domain / A derivative from the original work

"You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." Paul Sweeney (

Enjoy your summer!  Experience a new adventure or make a new friend--read a good book! 

Flowers, July 2017

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.  My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.  The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful."  ~ Abram L. Urban

"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas."  ~ Elizabeth Murray

Image:  Flower Display, July 2017
Life gets hectic!  Stop and take time to enjoy the beauty around you!

LGBT Pride Month - June 2017

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, June 2017
Image:  LGBT Display, June 2017

"The Library’s numerous collections contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts and other material produced by, about and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. The contributions of members of the LGBT community are preserved as part of our nation’s history, and include noted artistic works, musical compositions, and contemporary novels. The Library’s American collections range from the iconic poetry of Walt Whitman through the manuscripts of the founder of LGBT activism in Washington, D.C., Frank Kameny."  - Library of Congress 

For more detailed information, both written and digital, visit Library of Congress:

Happy July 4th

Image:  Happy 4th of July

Display: National Poetry Month, April 2017

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."   ~ Robert Frost

Visit our National Poetry Month display and find a good book of poems or learn something about a new poet!  

 "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."  ~ Maya Angelou

National Poetry Month Display, April 2017

Fall Semester

Banned Book Week, 2017

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."  ALA

Image:  Banned Book Display, September 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month, 9/15-10/15/17

Display:  Hispanic Heritage Month, 2017

Constitution Day, 2017

Constitution Day
Sept. 17, 2017

Display:  Constitution Day, Sept. 17, 2017

"The Constitution of the United States is the foundation of our American Government. It lays out the system of Government and the rights of the American people. The Constitution has three parts. The Preamble tells the purpose of the document and Government. The Articles set up how the Government is organized and how the Constitution can be changed. The Amendments are changes to the Constitution. The first ten Amendments are called the Bill of Rights."  Government Publishing Office

  • Pocket copies of the Constitution & Facts are available in the library, while supplies last.

Hurricane Preparedness

Student Success Skills Display, Fall 2017

"Believe you can, and you're halfway there!"
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Image:  College Success Skills Display, Fall 2017
Have a wonderful semester and let us know what we can do to help you be successful!

Fall Classes 2017

Image:  Fall Classes Begin, Aug. 21, 2017
Fall Classes Begin at TCC
August 21, 2017