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Study Break Video!



This is a hilarious (and cute!) video that the BBC has created with footage of animals with voiceovers.


Library Event Archive






Books Alive: Careers 2015



Books Alive 2015 Careers


The LMC Library and Transfer and Career Services announce Books Alive: 2015 Careers

14+ human books will be available for check out. Students will learn about a variety of careers straight from the people who have them. Click here for book jacket information.

Event Info: Wednesday, November 11, 12:00-2:00 in the Library, L109.


Book Titles include but are not limited to:

  • Building High Performing Communities Since 1992, Co-Founder and Principal of Emerald HPC International
  • The Challenges of a First-Generation College Student, LMC Math Instructor
  • Every Picture Tells a Story, Photojournalist, Bay Area News Group
  • How the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 Led Me into Nursing, Director Of LMC Nursing
  • I Can't Believe My Dad Was Right! Operations Leader, Dow Chemical
  • Keeping it Moving: Chancellor, Contra Costa Community College District
  • Many a Winding Road: Leading to Adventure While Helping Others, Principal, Deer Valley High School
  • No Regrets: Make a Decision, Make the Best Out of It, LMC Speech Instructor
  • The Road Less Traveled with Many Great Side Trips! Director of Marketing and Media Design, LMC
  • Smoke Showing, LMC Fire Instructor
  • Why I Loved Big Oil, Chevron General Manager



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 & De-Stress Activities

Pet Hug Pack
Fall 2015 Finals Pet Therapy



Come to LMC Library’s De-Stress For Success!

Finals are coming up and in addition to helping you find the perfect sources for your papers and projects, the LMC Library also wants to help you de-stress a little! Join us from 11:30-1:00 p.m. in the library lobby for a different fun activity every day from May 7-12 (not including the weekend).

Can't Wait to see the students again dog photo  

The Hug Pack is Coming Back!



Thursday, May 7th, 2015

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Library Entryway

Take a break from your studies and relax for a few moments with our four-legged friends from the Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation's Pet Hug Pack!

More ways to De-stress:


Friday, May 8th Puzzle Day

Help put together a 1,000 piece puzzle!


Monday, May 11th Button Making Day

Learn how to make your own buttons! We’ll provide the button making supplies, stickers and magazines to decorate your own custom made button.


Tuesday, May 12 Coloring Day The Library will provide coloring books, papers and crayons for you to create beautiful masterpieces.


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!