January News!

Library Catalogue

Did you know you can now access the library catalogue online?  From the College website go to Student Services, then select Library from the Related Links section.  Click on Search Library Catalogue to access our wide range of fiction, non-fiction and DVDs.

Reading Groups

Reading Group 1 had their first meeting of this session on Thursday 29th January.  They had a lively discussion on The Observations by Jane Harris.  This month they will be reading  The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell, a ‘mystery of relationships and deception’.  Reading Group 2 will meet on Wednesday 4th February and will discuss Children of the Dead End by Patrick MacGill.  If you are interested in joining either group, please contact any member of the library staff.

No-Nonsense Guides

For concise, comprehensive and factual information on some of the most important issues today, check out the selection of new titles added to library stock this month.

The No-Nonsense Guide to:

  • Climate Change
  • Fair Trade
  • Global Terrorism
  • Human Rights
  • International Migration
  • Islam
  • Sexual Diversity
  • Women’s Rights
  • World Poverty
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Reading Group Returns!

The first meetings of the reading groups in the new college begin this month.  Group 1 will meet tonight at 5pm in Room 108.  Group 2 will meet next Thursday.  If you enjoy reading and want to explore a variety of authors and genres in an informal setting, come along and join us! 

Aye Write!

Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival begins today.  The programme covers fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose in the form of author talks, workshops, and discussion panels.  Over 100 authors will appear including Andrea Levy, William Boyd, Iain Banks, A. L. Kennedy, Jenny Colgan, Denise Mina and many more. 

Full details of the festival can be found at www.ayewrite.com

Check out our display in the LRC where you can borrow books by some of the authors appearing at the festival.

Reading Group News

After a successful beginning, the Clydebank College Library  reading groups continue to thrive. Below are details of the next meeting and books.

Reading Group 1

Next meeting: Wednesday 15th February

Reading: No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod

No Great Mischief is the story of many generations of Clann Calum Ruadh, a Canadian family, whose ancestors emigrate to Nova Scotia in 1779. Writer Michael Ondaatje has described the author as one of the great undiscovered writers of our time…

Reading Group 2

Next Meeting: Thursday 23rd February

Reading : Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nifisi

Amazon.com says the novel is An inspired blend of memoir and literary criticism, [and] a moving testament to the power of art and its ability to change and improve people’s lives.

There are still a few places left: contact library staff to join!

Email us on lrc@clydebank.ac.uk.

 

Reading Groups

The first meeting of reading group number 1 was on Wednesday 7th December and the first meeting of group number 2 was on Thursday 15th December at 5 pm in the library.

A general discussion on reading habits took place, for example favourite books, authors, genres and anything else that sprung to mind, which ranged from cooking and kitchen goddesses, to Japanese and German literature!

Reading Group no. 1 is reading Small Island by Andrea Levy.  Reading Group no. 2 is reading We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.
 
The library staff are happy that there has been such a positive response & feel confident that this is the bringing some of that’ feel good’ factor back to the College.

The next meeting dates are as follows:

Group 1: Wednesday 18th January 2006

Group 2: Thursday 26th January 2006