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Undocumented Students: Resources & Research: Book Clubs

Join a Fall Book Club launch on Thursday, October 21 @ 4pm

Join a Virtual Book Club hosted by Skyline College Library! 

Sign up today: bit.ly/TenorioBookClub

What:  Our student FIRE Club has chosen Lysley Tenorio's highly acclaimed The Son of Good Fortune as our Fall 2021 selection. (Tenorio is also our UndocuWeek keynote speaker Friday morning at 10am). Three times this semester, we'll enjoy discussions as an informal group via Zoom. A free copy of the book will be provided. No homework beyond reading is required. 

Who: The Book Club will facilitated by librarian Jessica Silver-Sharp. Any students interested in co-facilitating should please get in touch! This is a nice leadership opportunity for your resume. 

When: Our first meeting will take place Thursday, November 4 @ 4pm on zoom. Once I hear from you, I'll send you a zoom link and help you get a free copy of the book to borrow for the entire semester.

Who can join? The Book Club is open to undocumented and immigrant students and their allies (fellow students, faculty and staff) in SMCCCD. 

Interested? Questions? Please contact Jessica Silver-Sharp, Librarian <silversharpj@smccd.edu> 

Let's Get Started

The Library is Open!

Skyline Library has pickups 4 days a week!

Students, faculty, and staff can request items from the Library, including books, graphic novels, DVDs and selected course reserves. You'll receive a notice when the items are ready.
  • Mondays         10:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays        10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays      10:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
 

How it works: 

STEP 1: Request library item(s)
STEP 2: Pick up your item(s)
STEP 3: Return your item(s)

 

Need a Chromebook, Hotspot or Calculator?

Please fill out the SMCCCD Student Technology Request Form. You will be notified when to pick up your device.

Spring 2019 Book Selection: The Sun is also a Star

U.S.A. Student Club, faculty, and staff gravitate to new campus Book Club

For those who love great books and salty snacks, a first ever Book Club collaboration between Skyline College’s U.S.A. undocumented students club, the Dream Center, and Skyline Library proved a perfect ending to a long semester. While the initial idea was for a student book club based on bestselling author Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is also a Star, a romantic novel whose protagonist is undocumented, the idea quickly attracted Skyline faculty and staff. With U.S.A. and the Library providing free copies of the book, the group gathered in the Library to discuss the book during two meetings in April and May. For a quick hour, all titles were scrapped as members gathered as equals to explore and critique themes, characters and plot. After the semester concludes, U.S.A. will sponsor a group trip to the movies to enjoy the just released film of the same title.

Would you like to join or know more about U.S.A.? Join a Fall 2019 book club on a similar theme? Contact Dream Center Coordinator Pamela Ortiz Cerda <ortizcerdap@smccd.edu> or Jessica Silver-Sharp <silversharpj@smccd.edu>.

 

Fall Book Club Options: Fiction

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Fall 2021 Book Club Option: Activist Literature Option

Fall 2021 Book Club Option: Graphic Novel