Library Events

Frankenstein: A Revisionist History

October 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

Frankenreads poster

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus, Dr. Brian Gutierrez will discuss the little known and often misunderstood history of the novel at noon in the west wing of Barber Library.

Free candy provided!

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Rotunda Exhibit: Water Tables

October 5, 2018 – November 25, 2018

Water Tables poster

An exhibit of mixed-media waterscapes and landscapes by Patricia Clark will be on display in the Rotunda from October 5 through November 25.

An opening reception and artist talk will take place on October 10 at 5:15 p.m.

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Rotunda Exhibit: 2018 Student Art Exhibition

May 10, 2018 – June 10, 2018

2018 Student Art Exhibition poster

From May 10 to June 10, visit the Barber Library Rotunda during open hours to see impressive sculptures, drawings, and other pieces made by COCC art students.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on May 10, 4:30 to 6:30.

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National Poetry Month 2018: Invoking Unheard Voices

April 2018

National Poetry Month 2018 Poster

Barber Library celebrates National Poetry Month this April with a full-to-bursting schedule of fun events, crafts, and performances by esteemed guests Cindy Gutierrez, Gerardo Calderon, Laura Da, and Alex Borgen.

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Rotunda Exhibit: Panopticon

March 3, 2018 – April 20, 2018

Panopticon Poster

Panopticon is a visual representation of the interaction between protagonist and environment over a period of time. The show consists of a series of images derived from a single graphical analysis of heart rate, power, location and time.

An artist talk by Kiel Fletcher will take place on March 15 at noon in the Barber Library Rotunda.

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TED Club: The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship

February 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

TED Club 2014-02-14 Poster

On Valentine's Day, COCC instructor Anne Zmyslinski-Seelig and the students of SP 270: Communicating Love will lead a discussion of the 2013 TED Talk by Esther Perel, "The Secret to Desire in a Long-Term Relationship."

Coffee and treats provided!

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Rotunda Exhibit: Weaving Guilds of Oregon

January 8, 2018 – February 27, 2018

Weaving Guilds of Oregon Traveling Exhibit 2018: Color Gone Wild

The Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO), an association of weaving and fiber art guilds in Oregon, will sponsor a juried traveling exhibit during 2018. The exhibit will begin its journey at Barber Library from January 8 through February 27, 2018. A reception will be held in the Rotunda on January 14 from 2 to 4 pm. More info »

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