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Study Break Video!



LMC Librarian Christine Park has been listening to "Weird Al" Yankovic since she was seven. She thought this video, Word Crimes, was particularly appropriate for the Library Study Break Page! Email Christine if you would like your favorite fun (and LMC Library appropriate) video featured! Click here if you would like to learn more about "Weird Al"!


Library Event Archive

Books Alive! October 2014

  Books Alive! 2014  

The LMC Library hosted Books Alive! 2014 Advice from Human Books about Careers in October 2014.

14+ human books were available for check out. Students learned about a variety of careers straight from the people who have them.


Event Info: Tuesday, October 28 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Library, L109.


Human books available for check out:

  • Against the Odds-A Police Captain from Antioch
  • From Nursery Rhymes to Nap Times: Making a Profession of Working With Young Children-A Child Development instructor
  • English/LGBT Studies Professor and LGBT Activist-An English and LGBT Studies instructor
  • Every Picture Tells a Story: My 40 Years as a Photojournalist-A photojournalist from the Contra Costa Times
  • Everyday Hero: Professions of a Caring Science-Director of the LVN Program
  • Talk to Me: A Communication Professor’s Perspective on Being a College Professor-A Communications Instructor
  • The Fire Fighter Who Became a College Dean: How Did That Happen?!-Dean of Career Technical Education and Social Sciences
  • Keeping an Open Mind: A Beat Cop’s Guide to the World-Pittsburg Cop
  • The Balancing Act-A Communications Instructor
  • Restarting your Career-A Nursing Instructor and Modern Dancer
  • Electronic Guru-An IT professional and small business owner
  • I Never Knew Construction Was For Me! A Sheet Metal Worker
  • An All Risk Job-A Firefighter
  • IT-Get Connected-A Computer Science Instructor
  • Veteran and Non-Profit Founder-Founder of the Delta Veterans Group


Human Library April 2014


The LMC Library hosted our first Human Library in April 2014.


LMC Human Library Book Application


Event Info: Tuesday, April 15 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in L109


LMC Human Books included:


A world traveler

An owner of a Costa Rican rain forest

A female motorcyclist

A survivor who user poetry to heal



Background Info: http://humanlibrary.org/


Launched in Denmark in 2000, the Human Library was a way to focus on anti-violence, encourage dialogue and build relations. It has grown in popularity with 27 countries taking part in 2008, including Brazil, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Malaysia and South Africa.

Human Library logo


The Human Library Idea:

  • An individual accepts to take part in the event as a Book.
  • Book reservations for specific time slots will be available the day of the event at each site.
  • Books get "checked out" for 20 minutes by a Reader, during which they have a one-on-one conversation.
  • Readers can register for only one book at a time. First come, first served.

Librarian Around Campus

In Spring 2014, The LMC Library offered a popular weekly reference hour in the MESA Center.

Library+MESA=Reference Help in the MESA CENTER

MESA: Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement
A Librarian was also available to answer reference questions during the Center for Academic Success Study Slam in Spring 2014.


Student Videos

LMC Library Harlem Shake

On Friday, March 1, 2013 Los Medanos College students and librarians came together to make a Harlem Shake video. Thank you so much to all the LMC students who participated and a special thanks to Carlos Torres who filmed and edited it!

LMC National Library 2013 Week Short


The LMC Library created a series of videos about why our patrons love the LMC Library for National Library Week 2013. This is the first video. Thanks to Carlos Torres who filmed and edited it and Karen Hernandez who interviewed our patrons.


LMC National Library 2013 Full Length

The LMC Library created a series of videos about why our patrons love the LMC Library for National Library Week 2013. This is the uncut version. Thanks to Carlos Torres who filmed and edited it and Karen Hernandez who interviewed our patrons.




Librarians start passing out LMC Library buttons at the Reference Desk spring 2014



Jar of buttons Library buttons on jacket



Therapy Dogs

pet hug pack logo


Therapy Dogs were back again this semester!
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation's Pet Hug Pack! was inside the Library on Wednesday, December 10 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for a pet therapy session with three dogs from Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation's Pet Hug Pack!




3 dogs from the pet hug pack


Are finals stressing you out?



The LMC Library can help in more ways than one!


Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation's Pet Hug Pack! was at Tuesday, May 13 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. for a pet therapy session with four dogs.


Studies show that petting an animal helps relieve stress, blood pressure and increases feelings of wellbeing.




Therapy dog

Sleeping Golden Retreiver

Chipina the Therapy Dog visits to calm students during Finals 2013

The LMC Library partnered with LMC English Instructor Laura Bernell and her therapy dog Chipina to bring some much needed stress relief for our students during spring 2013 finals week. Stay tuned for more stress relieving visits from therapy pets!


Library hosts story hours for Child Study Center Classes to celebrate new Children's Collection

The LMC Library hosted story hours for the students in our Child Study Center to celebrate the grand opening of our Children's Collection and National Library Week 2013.
Martin Luther King Jr book cover Rocket Learns to Read book jacket Freda book jacket


The LMC Library questions of the week

The LMC Library has been asking our students a question every week since Spring 2013. See some of our questions and their answers here!

LMC Library Valentine's Day 2013 Project

The LMC Library created Valentine's Day cards for faculty departments highlighting books in our collection that were of interest. One of our student workers dressed up as cupid to hand deliver them. LMC Library <3's our faculty!