Earth Day Activism: April 22, 2014


PVC will celebrate Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd with a wide range of activities, including:

OPEN FORUM: Enjoy fresh healthy food and learn about sustainability through student displays (KSC1000A)

View the film FRESH. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers, and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system

Student PVCC Community Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony

Here in the Buxton Library, we’ll have on display some amazing sculptures created in Nathan Feller’s ART115 Three-Dimensional Design class. All of the sculptures were crafted with found/recycled materials. Also, some objects made from recycled materials in Jaimee Corbet’s, BIO105 Environmental Biology class will mingle with our book and media display. Come check them out and be inspired to make your own commitment to change that will last beyond Earth Day.

Here are some suggested activities to mark the day:

1) Skip a shower and save some water
2) Ride your bike to work/school
3) Plant a tree
4) Set up a compost bin (surprisingly easy!)
5) Donate used items to a charitable organization OR
6) Find used items online through
7) Clean up litter in your neighborhood
8) Talk to others about environmental issues, or post on social media. Add a hashtag for like-minded followers: #earthday #sustainability #renewableenergy #gogreen #FaceOfClimate
8) Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA
9) Recycle old electronics
10) Eat locally grown produce

Happy Earth Day 2014!




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College President Speaks to the Value of Libraries

Dr. Dale address the value of libraries in a civil society in the recent “What’s On My Mind” segment. Enjoy!

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Lives Change @ Your Library

Perhaps you haven’t checked out a book in years. Maybe you think that libraries aren’t that important anymore in a digital world where everything is at your fingertips.

During National Library Week (April 13-19), try to imagine a world without libraries. What would that look like? Who would be affected?

All across America and the world, there are vulnerable people for whom technology and literacy is out of reach. Libraries empower those people and all people to have access to the information, space, and assistance they need to succeed. Just because information can be made digital doesn’t mean it is free. Libraries are on the front lines in protecting that right to free and reasonably priced information.

Take some time during National Library Week to consider the following:

Libraries empower the individual
Libraries support literacy and lifelong learning
Libraries strengthen families
Libraries are the great equalizer
Libraries build communities
Libraries protect our right to now
Libraries strengthen our nation
Libraries advance research and scholarship
Libraries help us to better understand each other
Libraries preserve our nation’s cultural heritage

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Wes Anderson? Malkovich Malkovich?

Do you need a luscious book to grace your coffee table at home? We’ve got a selection!








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April is National Poetry Month!

Where to start? How about this sampler platter: 100 poems by 100 poets : an anthology
“With its surprising juxtapositions and gargantuan range of voice and style, ’100 Poems by 100 Poets’ brings old favorites into a new light and less well-known poems out of the shadows.”

Check this list from the Library Catalog for more!

Did you know that Arizona has a Poet Laureate? It’s Alberto Rios!

Alberto Álvaro Ríos, born in 1952 in Nogales, Arizona, is the author of ten books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir.  His books of poems include, most recently, The Dangerous Shirt, preceded by The Theater of Night, winner of the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award, along with The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body, a finalist for the National Book Award, Teodoro Luna’s Two Kisses, The Lime Orchard Woman, The Warrington Poems, Five Indiscretions, and Whispering to Fool the Wind.  His three collections of short stories are, most recently, The Curtain of Trees, along with Pig Cookies, and The Iguana Killer.  His memoir about growing up on the Mexico-Arizona border—called Capirotada—won the Latino Literary Hall of Fame Award and, most recently, was designated as the One Book Arizona choice for 2009.

Want to know more? Check out the National Poetry Month FAQ!
Learn the answers to these burning questions: What is it? Who started it? How long as this been going on? Why April?


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. . . AND THE WINNER IS . . .

Did you watch the Academy Awards? How about the Grammy Awards? Check out our display of award winning videos, music and books and plan to fill some gaps in your cultural literacy!Awards Display 2 Awards Display 3 Awards Display Oscar Back


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Spring Break: special hours and closure

Monday, 3/10: 7am-5pm
Tuesday, 3/11: 7am-5pm
Wednesday, 3/12: 7am-5pm

The library will be closed Thursday-Sunday (March 13-16).

Enjoy your time off!

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Civil Discourse Take 2–Speaker Series: Monday, March 3, 9:00-10:15 am

Sylwia Martynowicz
Director for the Center of Economic Education @ PVCC

Join us in the Buxton Library’s SE Corner
9:00-10:15 am

Activism is something that happens in every community in so many different ways, yet it often goes unacknowledged or unrecognized. Sylwia begins with her personal story of survival under communist rule in Poland. From that foundation, this learn-shop encourages participants to identify leadership qualities in others through the use of art and writing to describe leaders and activists in their own life. Students will work on the activities which help them gain a vision of the importance of community activism and the role they can play in contributing to activism and change through art. Students will engage in a unique and innovative way as they reflect and gain a greater understanding about leadership, history, managements and basic economic principles.

Civil Discourse Take 2 Speaker Series


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Civil Disobedience Display

Come on in to this space in the Buxton Library! Check out the images and video, then post your response on the “Say What?” wall!

Looking for more information? Investigate further with our Research Guide: Civility in Action @ PVCC.

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Playaway Audio Books

Just add headphones to this tiny device and you’re ready to enjoy a portable audio book — batteries included! Available to check out for 3 weeks for your listening pleasure. Find them in the New Arrivals.

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