Monthly Archives: October 2013

Join Us for Halloween!

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Halloween is almost here!  That time of the year when candy comas, really bad horror movies and pumpkin carving throw downs are the norm.  Not to mention the sudden surge of zombie sightings in San Antonio.

To celebrate, the NVC Library and Student Life have come up with a list of ghoulish activities.

Thursday, October 1st

Zombie Creation Stations:
Make your own zombie costume for free!
8:30 am till supplies run out
Location: CCC Cafeteria & Library RM 118

B-Movie Marathon:
Come watch some of the best B-Rated Movies of all time! Free!
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: CCC Cafeteria

Zombie Walk: NVC’s 3rd annual Zombie Walk!
Although zombie costumes are encouraged, it is not a requirement for participation. Just don’t be surprised if some of the zombies try to nibble your head.  Also, new this year, if you do show up in a zombie outfit you will receive a very cool, super awesome, official 2013 Zombie Walk button.
10:45 am – 11:00am
Location: Walk from the Redbud Learning Center to Lago Vista, CCC. (Large RM next to the Cafeteria)

Zombie Talk! With Author Joe McKinney
Join us as we welcome back Joe McKinney.Learn how this San Antonio native turned zombie author.  There will be door prizes, candy and Mr. McKinney will have copies of his books available for purchase.  Prices range from $6.00 – $12.00.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Lago Vista RM, CCC (Large RM next to the Cafeteria)

B-Movie Contest Winners!
Author Joe McKinney will announce the winners of NVC’s first ever B-Movie contest!
We will also be screening the films throughout the day in the CCC Cafeteria.
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
Location: Lago Vista RM, CCC (Large RM next to the Cafeteria)

Costume Contest
Come show off your Halloween fashion!  No need to sign up before Thursday, just show up at the appointed time.
12:45 pm – 1:45pm
Location: CCC Cafeteria

And the fun doesn’t have to stop there.  The library has a multitude of horror movies available for checkout.  Classics such as:

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A church organist inexplicably survives a car wreck, and finds herself haunted by visions of ghouls who seem to be following her.

 

the fly

The fly: Experimental scientist Andre Delambre attempts to transfer matter through space, using himself as the test subject. But things go horrifically wrong when a common housefly buzzes into the machine, resulting in two grotesque man-fly hybrids. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, Andre desperately hopes that he, his wife Helene and his brother Francois can capture the other mutant – the human-headed, one-armed fly – in hopes of reversing the experiment.

 

thebirds

Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless.

 

TheNightVisitor

Salem escapes from a maximum security insane asylum. Dressed only in shorts and shoes, he braves the frozen Scandinavian countryside to seek revenge against his own family, who had him committed two years earlier for a brutal ax murder that he may not have done.

 

kingdomofshadows

A documentary that explores the evolution of the horror film in world cinema. More than fifty films are surveyed, including many early silent films.

 

Mud Creek, Texas is about to get all shook up. When mysterious deaths plague the Shady Rest retirement home, it's up to "Elvis", its most sequined senior citizen and a black curmudgeon-in-chief, "JFK", to defeat a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for sucking the souls from the barely living.

Mud Creek, Texas is about to get all shook up. When mysterious deaths plague the Shady Rest retirement home, it’s up to “Elvis”, its most sequined senior citizen and a black curmudgeon-in-chief, “JFK”, to defeat a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for sucking the souls from the barely living.

To look for more movie options you can search the library catalog here.

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Donate Your Body to Library Science

Today is NVC’s library snapshot day! Donate your body to library science by stopping in the NVC library. We are conducting a short survey…and you shall be rewarded with candy or a bookmark.
Or, if you can’t make it physically to the library…take this really short survey.

Texas Snapshot Day

Libraries across Texas will be holding snapshot days during the month of October. The data is used to answer the question – What happens in a single day in your library? The images and statistics are used to promote Texas libraries.

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Pinterest Contest winner!

 

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To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the NVC Library asked for students, staff and faculty to submit Pinterest boards demonstrating what Hispanic heritage means to them.

We got so many great entries! But after much deliberation and debate we managed to pick the winner – Tiffany Nieto! Check out her very thoughtful, diverse and relevant Pinterest board that shows exactly what she sees as celebrating Hisapanic heritage.

It was really tough to pick just one winner! Here were some of our other favorites – check them out, they are all excellent!

Erica Jane Foster

Eva Ocampo

Adriana Rodriguez-Almada

Jeanette Ayala

Monica M Gonzalez

Yvette Estrada

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is the month designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month – want to learn more? Your NVC Library has lots of great resources that cover all aspects of breast cancer from scholarly articles to autobiographical accounts of dealing with breast cancer. Here are just a few of them:

Our database Health and Wellness Resource Center has a great article on breast cancer that gives you an overview of symptoms, diagnosis and treatements.

Our database Natural and Alternative Treatments has an extensive cancer prevention article, listing all the different foods and supplements shown to have some effect on preventing breast cancer as well as many other types of cancers.

Visit our database MEDLINE for in-depth, scholarly articles on breast cancer .

And of course we have many many books on breast cancer here in the library for you to check out, such as:

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And remember, you can always come by the Reference Desk to talk to a librarian about how to find even more resources about breast cancer. If you can’t stop by the desk, give us a call at (210)486-4513 or email us at nvc-library@alamo.edu

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