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!
Director for the Center of Economic Education @ PVCC
Join us in the Buxton Library’s SE Corner
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.
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!
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.
The Buxton Library will be closed Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
The Asian New Year began January 31–explore and celebrate the Year of the Horse with items from our collection!
Click through images of artifacts in the display case!
See this flyer for campus events celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 12:
Asian New Year Flyer
On Fridays and Saturdays, PVCC hosts two free tax assistance services!
Fridays, February 7 through April 11 (closed March 14 during Spring Break)
8 am to 5 pm in the Computer Commons (E Building)
Free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate income taxpayers,
especially those 60 and older.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance):
Saturdays, February 1 through April 12 (closed Mar 15 for Spring Break)
9 am to 2 pm in the Computer Commons (E Building)
Free income tax assistance for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes, military personnel and their families, people with disabilities, and seniors.
Is this your story?
“I ordered my textbook, but it’s not in yet.”
“Doh! I left my textbook at home, but I need to read that chapter before class!”
“That textbook is $140! I can’t afford to buy it!”
Did you know that the Buxton Library acquires/purchases textbooks for the top 50 classes on campus? So, chances are good that we will have your English, Math and Reading textbooks!
Stop by our Circulation/Reserves Desk with your PVCC ID to check out your class textbook. You can use it here in the library for 2 hours. Plenty of time to read that chapter before class.
It’s that time for New Year’s resolutions. This year, we offer just 3 tips to help make your Spring 2014 the best semester yet.
1) Take advantage of PVCC’s support services
PVCC’s primary mission is to help YOU succeed. Take comfort in the knowledge that you have a support network on this campus. The Buxton Library (of course!), the Learning Support Center, Computer Commons, Student Life, Honors Program, Career Services, Financial Aid, Counseling, the list goes on and on. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We all need a hand sometime.
2) Create good habits
We don’t intend to, but with so many demands on our time, school often takes a backseat to other concerns. The best way to stay afloat – create healthy habits. Aristotle said it best: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Once a task that you would otherwise avoid, (e.g. homework, exercise, etc.) is turned into a habit – the prospect of doing it becomes less of an obstacle. Charles Duhigg examines this phenomena in his book, “The Power of Habit.” He recommends creating a “habit loop,” a pattern of behavior that includes a 3 steps: 1) a cue that triggers your brain to go into auto-pilot mode, (e.g.: do your homework), 2) a routine that can be physical (exercise), mental (homework) or emotional and, 3) finally, the reward that tells your brain that this is a habit worth remembering and repeating.
3) Make your health a priority
Try to avoid sugary, fatty foods that don’t feed your brain. Stock up on healthy snacks, drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep. Create a habit (see above) that includes some physical activity or quiet time. It can be anything, a walk, workout, dance, yoga, meditation, etc. Having a small amount of time to yourself makes you feel like you can commit to more of those items on your to-do list.
As always, we have a new book/media display to help you out. This week, inspiration on how to create healthy habits, stay motivated, and be successful.