Displays & Events 2018 Archive
“It is spring, let us dance and dream with flowers. Let us sing and enjoy the trees.”
~ Debasish Mridha, American physician, philosopher, and author
Women in the Military: Past and Present
"Female service members are so integrated into the military, so critical and vital to all functions of the military, from combat service support to combat support, to direct combat, that we could not go to war as a nation - we could not defend America - without our women." Tammy Duckworth
Time Line: Women in the U.S. Military (www.history.org)
NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED:
Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms
of Discrimination Against Women
"The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. The theme embodies women working together with strength, tenacity and courage to overcome obstacles and achieve joyful accomplishments. " National Women's History Project
For more information on this project or this year's honorees, visit the National Women's History Project.
2018 Honorees: Susan Burton -- Margaret Dunkle -- Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011) --Jill Moss Greenberg -- Roma Guy -- Cristina Jimenez -- Saru Jayaraman -- Marty Langelan -- Pat Maginnis -- Arlene B. Mayerson -- Pauli Murray (1910-1985) -- Elizabeth Peratrovich (1911-1958) -- Loretta J. Ross -- Angelica Salas -- Linda Spoonster Schwartz
"World War I represents a turning point in African American history, one that shaped the course of the black experience in the twentieth century."
African Americans and World War I, Chad Williams, Hamilton College, http://exhibitions.nypl.org/africanaage/essay-world-war-i.html
Our display on Careers will remain up through the Spring 2018 semester. It introduces you to the Careers Resource Guide and the information that it provides--career research information--such as required skills and training, job responsibilities, and pay estimations, etc.--and information to help you seek employment--such as interviewing skills, resume preparation, job searching, etc.
What are your goals for 2018?
"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally." Library of Congress
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." ~ Albert Camus (www.brainyquote.com)
The Thanksgiving break is right around the corner and might offer the perfect opportunity for a "read for fun" good book or movie. Suggestion: visit our Popular Books and Popular DVD collections.
"a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S." (nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov)
For more information, visit one of the links below:
"Too many people fought too hard to make sure all citizens of all colors, races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities can vote to think that not voting somehow sends a message." ~ Luis Guitierrez (www.brainyquote.com)
For the November 6th, 2018 election, the deadline to register to vote or update registration was Monday, October 15, 2018. The deadline has passed. (www.elections.virginia.gov)
Health Awareness, October 2018
“Awareness months, weeks, and days are important. They allow people with certain health conditions — along with their loved ones, advocacy organizations, and support groups — to rally around a common cause and lend support. Educational, fundraising, and support events are often held during these times.“ www.healthline.com
We often hear about some of the more well known, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month or HIV/Aids Awareness. Consider looking at the list at Healthline and read a little about a topic you are less familiar with. Take this time for self-reflection. Is there something you could be working on to improve your health? Small improvements can offer great impact.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oct. 2018
"The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
There are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year (IARC Globocan, 2008). Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years due to increase in life expectancy, increase urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles." World Health Organization
For more information, visit:
Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018
"During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture."
"Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12." www.Hispanicheritagemonth.org
For more information, visit:
Banned Books Week, September 23-29, 2018
2018 Theme: "Banning Books Silences Stories"
"a reminder that everyone needs to speak out against the tide of censorship."
"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. 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 of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." https://bannedbooksweek.org
For more information, visit one of the sites below. Consider reading a "banned book! You might be glad you did.
Constitution Day, 9/17/18: There will be copies of the US Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It available, while supplies last. If interested in a copy, visit the library on the 17th or just before! Supply is limited.
“Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Pacific hurricane season runs May 15 to November 30. Hurricanes:
Take advantage of the many resources TCC offers to help you be successful--talk with your instructor, meet with your counselor, visit the Tutoring Center, or see what materials the Library has to offer. We are all here to assist you!
For additional suggestions, consider the following article from bestcollegevalues.org: