September 2010 Archives

Oct. 4 Is Library Snapshot Day

On California Library Snapshot day, libraries across the state are collecting data and taking pictures to help demonstrate the value and importance of libraries. Please share what you find (special, unique, important, rare, distinctive, useful, beneficial, valuable, helpful) about the library on one of the whiteboards by the entrances.

We're Tweeting @honnoldlibrary

Join the conversation! Let us know what you think, ask us questions, make suggestions, or just find out what's going on @honnoldlibrary in 140 characters. Follow us at twitter.com/honnoldlibrary

New Library Exhibit: Memory Keepers

September 16, 2010-November 5, 2010
Honnold/Mudd Library, 2nd Floor

The focus of this exhibition is personal diaries and journals, some of the unique primary sources Special Collections is privileged to collect and preserve for research and teaching. The diaries and journals on view are from our holdings of personal papers and family archives, company records, Colleges' archives, and other manuscript collections. These collections contain rich personal stories of China in the early 20th century, the American Civil War, gold fields of Alaska, travels in 19th century America, Victorian theater, and other historical moments and events.

FMI: Special Collections, 909-607-3977, spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu or Special Collections Blog

Library Treasure Hunt Ends Today. Party Tonight!

Friday, Sept. 17, is the last day to participate in the Library Treasure Hunt. Come to the Honnold/Mudd Library and pick up your Treasure Hunt form at the Services Desk. Turn in your completed form by 9pm tonight for a chance to win great prizes. The two grand prizes are $100 gift certificates to Huntley Bookstore; other prizes include gift certificates to the Honnold Cafe.

Prize drawing will happen at the Treasure Hunt Party, tonight, 7-10pm, in the Honnold/Mudd Founders Room. Come by to enjoy snacks, see treasure movies, and play Wii games. The prize drawing will be at 9pm. You don't have to be present to win.

Free Constitutions for Constitution Day

Friday, September 17th, is Constitution Day. The Library will be celebrating Constitution Day by giving away free copies of the Dover Thrift Edition book, "The Declaration of Independence and other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1865" (which, of course, included the Constitution). Please come to the Honnold/Mudd Services Desk for your copy (while supplies last).

Wed., Sept. 15th, 4:15 PM - Honnold/Mudd Library, Founders Room

Janet Farrell Brodie, CGU, History (Moderator); Victor Silverman, Pomona, History; Leo Flynn, Pomona, Politics (Emeritus); Stuart McConnell, Pitzer, History; Joseph M. Bessette, CMC, Government.

On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was approved by the Constitutional Convention and submitted to the people of the States for their deliberation and decision (through specially elected ratifying conventions). That other, earlier document of our country's founding - the Declaration of Independence - has long had its own day on July 4th (even though Congress did not declare Independence Day a paid federal holiday until 1938). Not until the then octogenarian Senator from West Virginia, Robert C. Byrd, tacked on Constitution Day as an amendment to the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2004 that the document that is the basis of the structure of our government and laws was given its own day. This year Honnold/Mudd Library will recognize Constitution Day and pay tribute to the fighting spirit of Senator Byrd (the longest serving member of Congress) with a panel discussion of what the War Powers clause says and how it has been used - or not used-- to precipitate, prevent, or protest US military action.

There will be light refreshments served and free copies of "The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1865" (which, of course, includes The Constitution), as supplies last.

FMI: Adam Rosenkranz

X Marks the Spot: A Library Treasure Hunt--9/10 to 9/17

Find the Xs and solve the puzzle for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Huntley and other great prizes. Starting Fri., Sept. 10, stop by the Services Desk on the 2nd Floor, Honnold/Mudd Library, to pick up your treasure map. Prize drawing and party on Sept.17, 7-10 PM. Open to all 7-C students.

Honnold/Mudd Open on Labor Day

We'll be open regular hours (8AM-1AM) on Mon., Sept. 7. Some services will be closed or have reduced hours as noted below.
Reference Librarians: 9AM-3PM
Special Collections: closed
Connection: 9AM-5PM
Records Center: closed

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