On Thursday, April 17th, library staff from across New Hanover County celebrated National Library Week with a Bowl-A-Rama. Teams from Cape Fear Community College, UNCW, the New Hanover County Public Library, and local school libraries (including: Parsley Elementary, Winter Park Elementary, Wrightsville Beach Elementary, Holly Shelter Middle School, and Laney High School) competed in a single-elimination tournament with the victor donating the proceeds to the charity of their choosing.
Great turnout for National Library Week Bowl-A-Rama! (photo courtesy of Gary Moore)
In the first round, CFCC narrowly edged out UNCW for the victory. New Hanover County Public Library also won their first round match against the school libraries. In the championship round, New Hanover County Public Library won a decisive victory against CFCC and UNCW defeated the school libraries in the consolation game.
1st Place: New Hanover County Public Library
2nd Place: Cape Fear Community College
3rd Place: UNCW
4th Place: School Libraries
The New Hanover County Public Library will be donating the $100.00 raised to the Relay for Life charity. Thank you to Cardinal Lanes for hosting, all who participated, and everyone who came out to cheer for their local libraries.
Bowl-A-Rama group (photo courtesy of Gary Moore)
Don’t miss our Open House Celebration tomorrow, Saturday April 5th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be more than 100 exhibits and demonstrations showcasing the programs available at CFCC. Don’t miss the boat show, kid’s activities, food trucks, prizes, and more. This event is for everyone! Come see what YOUR community college has to offer.
In the Wilmington Campus Library, we’ll have storytime for the kids, poetry writing, and hands-on Animoto sessions. Our cookbook collection will also be on display.
The March issue of CFCC Student Health 101 is now available. After you check out the issue, be sure to enter to win $2,500! http://readsh101.com/cfcc.html
The Library is, and you too, can be ready to celebrate Pi Day on March 14th. Check out our trivia question in any of the restrooms in the L-Building and submit your answer (after you’ve washed your hands!) at the Library Circulation Desk no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, March 20th. A winner–drawn at random from all correct responses–will win a $10 gift certificate to the Flying Pi Kitchen!
During the month of February, we’d like to “fix you up” with a blind date–a book, of course . . . after all we ARE the Library! We’ve selected a variety of books and wrapped them, so you won’t know the identity until you get to your reading rendezvous.
Will your date be fiction, nonfiction, funny, informative, scary? You might be disappointed, or you might end up having a great time with a book you wouldn’t have chosen for yourself.
We hope you’ll let us know how your “date” went when you bring your book back.
Don’t fall behind when winter weather hits, visit our Online Learning guide and have the library in your living room!
Author Tim O’Brien made an appearance in the Wilmington Campus Library today to tour the Library’s “The Things They Carried” exhibit. The exhibit features items on loan from student and employee veterans. The items represent things that they carried or wore during their military service.
“The Things They Carried” exhibit is one of a series of events surrounding The Big Read Greater Wilmington’s current community read, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. In addition to touring the Library’s exhibit, author O’Brien also joined Storyforce veteran writers and their mentors for breakfast. This evening, at 7:00 p.m., O’Brien will be delivering a keynote lecture at Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Cape Fear Community College Library is pleased to be a Big Read Greater Wilmington partner.
This is your last chance to see the exhibit of “The Things They Carried” now on display in the CFCC Wilmington Campus Library. “The Things They Carried” exhibit showcases veteran student and employee items that they carried while deployed overseas. The items on display represent many different wars and battlefields, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The exhibit has been prepared in conjunction with The Big Read Greater Wilmington, a community-wide effort to promote reading for pleasure and enlightenment. This year’s Big Read is Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, a semi-autobiographical collection of fictionalized short stories centered on O’Brien’s platoon’s experiences in Vietnam.
On Tuesday, January 14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., there will be a reception at the Northeast Branch of the New Hanover County Public Library to welcome author Tim O’Brien.
On Wednesday, January 15 from 7:00-9:00 p.m., there will be a keynote address and book signing with O’Brien at Kenan Auditorium, UNCW.
All events are FREE and open to the public.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
If you couldn’t be here in Tabitha’s Courtyard on Veterans Day, here’s what you missed.
Student veteran Ray Charfauros has a few items on loan to the Library for “The Things They Carried” exhibit.