Need a TEXTBOOK?Visit the library
or use the
Course Reserves Search to see if we have a copy of your course textbook. Students may borrow and use textbooks for up to two hours in the library.
New Library Catalog -- WorldCat The library is in the process of
implementing a new catalog called WorldCat. New features
are being added daily, and full implementation is slated for Dec. 19.
As with our previous catalog, you can search for books, DVDs and
other items held by the Palomar College Library. New
features will also allow users to search for items owned at
regional and national libraries, as well as articles in the
library's research databases. Stay tuned for more information on
WorldCat as we migrate to this new system.
Rights Act of 1964
year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
which outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion,
sex, or national origin in employment practices and public
accommodations. Passage of the act was a victory for the thousands
of African Americans and others who marched, protested, boycotted
and risked their lives for the cause of equality. To read more about
this landmark legislation and the events leading up to it, check out one of
the many books the library has on this topic:
Books on the Civil
Rights Movement. An excellent video series on the topic, available
in DVD format is
Eyes on the prize : America's Civil Rights
Library Display Currently on display is “Less is More vs.
Less is a Bore,” which traces the evolution of architectural styles
in the 20th to 21st century – modernism, postmodernism and
deconstructivism. Modernism, as exemplified by the works of Frank
Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe, eschews
ornamentation and is distinguished by simple geometric forms.
Postmodernism was a midcentury reaction to the modernist style, with
a return to surface ornament, historical reference and a conscious
awareness of the surrounding buildings in a neighborhood. Architects
in the postmodern style include Phillip Johnson, Robert Venturi and
Robert A.M. Stern. Deconstructivism, considered an offshoot of
postmodernism, tries to "disassemble" architecture. It rejects
postmodern references to architectural history as well as the idea
of ornament as mere decoration. Buildings in this style, such as
those by Frank Gehry, often feature fragmented or intersecting
curves and planes. The display was created by Mary Kira and was
inspired by the recent remodel of the Escondido Center.
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