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  1. Fun Fact We get copies of every selection from Oprah’s Book Club, courtesy of Oprah and The American Library Association!

  2. Fun Fact Oprah’s latest book is Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

  3. Please No Cell Phone Use During Library Classes. And Please Put Your Phone on Vibrate in the Reference Area.

  4. September is National Chicken Month!! Chicken Boy – AKA “The Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles”

  5. Welcome Back Returning Students! Don’t forget to update your barcode for the Fall semester

  6. Joke Time Ha Ha! Q: How many reference librarians does it take to screw in a light bulb? Ha Ha! Ha Ha! Ha Ha! Ha Ha!

  7. Joke Time Ha Ha! A: I don’t know, but if you give me your phone number, I’ll get back to you. Ha Ha! Ha Ha! Ha Ha! Ha Ha!

  8. Library Quotable My alma mater was books, a good library. --Malcolm X

  9. Do You Know…. What year did STCC open? A. 1967 B. 1892 C. 1976

  10. Do You Know…. Answer: A. 1967

  11. Librarians Portrayed in the Movies “Party Girl” (1995) With Parker Posey

  12. Trivia Time The largest public library building in the United States is Chicago’s Harold Washington Library Center. It measures 756,640 square feet and contains more than 70 miles of shelving!

  13. Library Quotable If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library? --Lily Tomlin

  14. Do You Know…. How many numbers in an STCC Library Barcode? A. 12 B. 14 C. 10

  15. Do You Know…. Answer: B. 14 Barcodes need to be updated every semester, including summer session.

  16. Word Scramble WEEDY ILMCDAE MSSTYE

  17. Word Scramble DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM

  18. Wow!!! The recent renovation project replaced 401 windows in Building 27!

  19. Library Quotable Getting my library card was like citizenship; it was like American citizenship. --Oprah Winfrey

  20. Librarians Portrayed on Television “The Librarian II: Return to King Solomon’s Mines” starring Noah Wyle and Gabrielle Anwar

  21. Welcome Back Returning Students! Don’t forget to update your barcode for the Fall semester

  22. Have you heard the news? Read “Between the Pages,” the STCC Library’s Newsletter!

  23. Be A Library Superhero! Get Your Barcode Now!

  24. Do You Know…. How many student computers are in the STCC Library Lab? A. 16 B. 20 C. 22 The Lab - Before

  25. Do You Know…. Answer: C. 22 The Lab - After The lab opened in 2000.

  26. Trivia Time Famous Librarians include: • Casanova • Batgirl • Mao Tse Tung • J. Edgar Hoover

  27. Celebrate Your Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week September 25 – October 2 2010

  28. Librarians in Literature The Librarian by Larry Beinhart . . . (a) barn-burning political thriller complete with recipes for how to steal a presidential election. . . “ Kirkus Reviews

  29. Take A Look Encyclopedias Dictionaries Biographies Atlases It’s like have 400 Reference Books at your fingertips!

  30. Fun with Barcodes • All STCC Barcodes begin with the numbers “28132” • Some students actually memorize their barcodes! 28132000001234

  31. Librarians Portrayed in the Movies “Desk Set” (1957) Featuring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

  32. We blog. . . Do You blog? Library news, notes, happenings, and even the occasional joke at

  33. Library Quotable You see, I don't believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that's been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians. --Monty Python sketch

  34. No Matter Your Major. . . There’s a Library Research Guide for You! • Nursing • Civil Engineering • Landscape Design • Dental Hygiene • Business • Law Enforcement • Physical Therapy • Graphic Arts • And more!

  35. Librarians in Literature The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger The story of Henry de Tamble, a librarian with “chrono-displacement disorder” ‘The Time Traveler's Wife is a very old love story: wonky, sexy, incredible... but charmingly, inventively retold.'The Times (London)

  36. Did you Know? There are six laptops available at the Circulation Desk for students to use in the library!

  37. Trivia Time The tallest academic library building in the world is the W.E.B. Dubois Library at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. It is 28 stories tall and measures 295 feet.

  38. September is. . . National Piano Month

  39. Amazing Fact C/W MARS has more than 140 member libraries and loans more than 9 million items annually!

  40. Librarians Portrayed in the Movies “Music Man” (1962) starring Robert Preston and featuring Shirley Jones as “Marian the Librarian”

  41. Do You Know…. What is the name of the library’s pet fish? A. Luki B. Dewey C. Mr. Limpit

  42. Do You Know…. Answer: • Luki (pronounced loo-kee) Our former fish, Neo, went to the great fish bowl in the sky in 2008

  43. Ha Ha! Joke Time Ha Ha! Q: Why are there no books in the Prague Library? Ha Ha! Ha Ha! Ha Ha!

  44. Joke Time Ha Ha! A: They’re all Czech-ed out! Ha Ha! Ha Ha! Ha Ha! Ha Ha!

  45. Please No Cell Phone Use During Library Classes. And Please Put Your Phone on Vibrate in the Reference Area.

  46. Start Clipping! September is National Coupon Month

  47. Librarians in Music -2008- Louisville band My Morning Jacket releases the song “Librarian” on their album “Evil Urges”

  48. Word Scramble LACL BNMUER

  49. Word Scramble CALL NUMBER

  50. Library Quotable "You must live feverishly in a library. Colleges are not going to do any good unless you are raised and live in a library every day of your life.“ – Ray Bradbury