Need a TEXTBOOK? Visit the library 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.
Mandela, who liberated South Africa from white minority rule and went on
to become the country's first black president, passed away on Dec. 5,
2013 at the age of 95. Mandela was imprisoned for more than
27 years for his struggle to end apartheid. Winner of the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1993, Mandela inspired the world as a force for peace and
reconciliation. Learn more about Nelson Mandela by reading books in our
collection, including his autobiography, Mandela: An
Illustrated Autobiography. His two most famous
speeches can be heard online: his
1964 speech at the trial leading to his imprisonment and his
1994 inauguration speech.
Native American Heritage Month celebrates the
history and contributions of native peoples, which continue to this
day with contemporary artists and writers such as Sherman Alexie,
Leslie Marmon Silko, and Louise Erdrich, among many others.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by checking out one of the
works by these award winning authors – books such as The Lone Ranger
and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, Ceremony, Love Medicine, House Made
of Dawn, or many others in our collection.
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a return to surface ornament, historical reference and a conscious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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