At the next Library Lounge, on December 7, we will be learning to crochet. This is not your granny's crochet! We will have patterns for amigurumi (Japanese crocheted dolls) for the more advanced crocheter. If you are new to crochet, you will be shown some easy stitches and how to make a simple bag for a phone or camera.
Bring a size F or G crochet needle and some worsted weight yarn (like Red Heart from the Ben Franklin store or Walmart) or some ribbon yarn (not regular ribbon, this yarn is in the yarn section and comes in a ball).
The Library Lounge is held Mondays from 5-6 PM at the MCC Library. Coffee and snacks are provided.
On display now in the library are clothing and items from the 1920s to the 1970s. See an actual "flapper compact" your great grandmother might have used when she when out dancing! Or how about that bright polyester double-knit jacket! Sweet! And let's not forget the pop art muʻumuʻu, groovy!
There are books and DVDs for you to borrow. Some notable items are "How to be a Man" and "Pandora's Box." Come over and take a look. It's the bee's knees!
By the way, the picture is a 1929 image of actress Louise Brooks. She epitomized the 1920s' flapper.
Today in the Library: Freeform & Doodle Embroidery
Maui CC student (and successful "conscious embroidery" business owner) Robin will lead us through some basic free-form embroidery techniques. Supplies provided.
All Library Lounge events are free. Everyone, welcome!
Visit Robin's etsy shop to view her work:
Fresh & Fun Craft Events, Every Monday Evening in the Library, 5-6pm.
Updates posted to: www.mauicclibrarylounge.
Here are the planned events for the next four Mondays:
- Monday, Nov 16: T-Shirt Deconstructing & Reconstructing (Bring a t-shirt to cut and a pair of fabric scissors)
- Monday, Nov 23: Freeform & Doodle Embroidery
- Monday, Nov 30: Retro Hairstyles from the 30s and 40s (Bring a friend to practice hairstyles on. Both men’s and women’s styles)
- Monday, Dec 4: Beginning Crochet: Crocheted Critters (Bring crochet needles if you have them)
Everyone’s welcome to the Library Lounge events and they are free!! Refreshments served.
Please address inquiries to Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Are you using the UH network to download and/or share music, movies, TV shows, or software using P2P software such as BitTorrent, Limewire, eDonkey? Do you have legal permission to do so? If the answer is "NO" or if you're not sure, STOP IMMEDIATELY! Downloading or sharing copyrighted information (music, movies, TV shows, software, etc.) without permission is ILLEGAL.
The University of Hawaii (UH) will investigate any copyright violation allegations. Copyright infringers may be liable for up to $150,000 per item infringed upon, plus attorney fees and possible criminal penalties in addition to any UH disciplinary sanctions.
Ellen Peterson, our wonderful MCC librarian, will give us an overview of how to use Zotero, [zoh-TAIR-oh] a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help collect, manage, cite, and share all types of research sources. Come this Friday, Sept. 11 to the library classroom from 12:30 to 1:00 or so before Faculty Senate.
For much of the world, it’s that special time of the year when students head back to school. The good news for students is that even though that means waking up early and doing homework, there are a number of web-based and social tools to help you get through the school year. From staying organized to improving study habits to making sure you reference your research sources properly, the web can help you be a better student.
Having trouble getting your textbooks? Try iChapters. At this website, for a fee, you can download a chapter or an entire book. iChapters is a division of Cengage Learning, a leading publisher of print and digital information services for the academic, professional and library markets.
The library's computers do not have MS Word installed. These computers are specifically purposed for accessing the Internet. If you need to do some word processing and do not want to go to Ka Lama Computer Lab or The Learning Center, try Google Docs. You will need to set up a Google account.
Once you have a Google Docs account you can:
Create basic documents from scratch or start from a template.
You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and more. And it's free.
Upload your existing files.
Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc. So go ahead and upload your existing files.
Familiar desktop feel makes editing a breeze.
Just click the toolbar buttons to bold, underline, indent, change font or number format, change cell background color and so on.
WebVoyáge, the Voyager online catalog web interface, has been completely redesigned. The new interface offers library patrons improved functionalities based on usability studies and the input of numerous focus groups conducted over the last couple of years. The new WebVoyáge “look and feel” with a modern easy-to-use layout.
In addition to the improved look and feel, the new interface incorporates design elements that make WebVoyáge more accessible, as outlined in the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and U.S. Federal Section 508 standards. Ex Libris worked in close collaboration with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as part of the IBHE Web Accessibility Consortium, using the iCITA HTML Best Practices guidelines for accessible design.
MCC chef and instructor, Dean Louie has put together an awesome display of cooking implements and books from the MCC Library cookery collection. Chef Louie is also a graduate student in the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library and Information Science Program. He is doing an internship at the MCC Library this summer.
If you had not realized it, MCC Library has a wonderful cookery collection. The collection supports the college's culinary arts program.
Honor a loved one or special person with a donation to the library's Celebration Fund. Donations to this fund purchase much needed materials for the library. Donation levels are:
- $10 or more - you will recieve a Celebration card to send to your honoree
- $25 or more - same as $10 PLUS a bookplate naming your honoree will be placed in a new book
- $50 or more - same as $25 PLUS the book will be in a subject of your choice
Ask people their favorite color and a clear majority will say blue. Much of the world is blue (skies, seas). Seeing the color blue actually causes the body to produce chemicals that are calming.... Over the ages blue has become associated with steadfastness, dependability, wisdom and loyalty (note how many uniforms are blue). People tend to be more productive in a blue room because they are calm and focused on the task at hand. Some studies are showing that weight lifters can lift more weight in a blue gym - in fact, nearly all sports are enhanced in blue surroundings.