Wednesday, January 30, 2008

IHCC Book Club meeting

The IHCC Book Club will meet February 20, 2008 12:00 p.m. in the library loft. Bring your lunch and discuss the book "Shadow of the wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Copies are available in the library on the Ottumwa campus.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Donald Harstad to visit the Ottumwa campus library

The library on the Ottumwa campus will be hosting a booktalk with Iowa Author Donald Harstad on Wednesday April 16, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Harstad is a former deputy sheriff in Clayton County, Iowa. His novels feature Carl Houseman, a sensible deputy sheriff in fictional Nation County, Iowa. This internationally published series features many local haunts that you will recognize, and is reknowned for good, solid descriptions of police work.

Iowa Center for the Book announces All Iowa Reads book for 2008

All Iowa Reads is a program of the Iowa Center for the Book, State Library of Iowa. The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to encourage Iowans statewide to read and talk about a single title in the same year. For more information about the 2008 All Iowa Reads selection, visit

The book selected for 2008 is Digging to America by Anne Tyler.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Library Display Cases

Check out the large display case in the Arts and Science building close to the formal lounge. This display case features IHCC books and photographs that celebrate the African American Culture.

The small display case located in the library features..."A New Year...A New YOU!!!" It showcases DVD's Video's and books to help you with a nutritious diet and exercise program. One of the DVD's is a cardio exercise tape with the "Dancing with the Stars" dancers- Maksim. Ashli, and Kym. Marie Osmond claimed to have lost 4" from her waist while dancing with this show and it might just work for you!

Multi-Cultural Story Time

The next Multi-Cultural story time will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19 in the formal lounge on the Ottumwa campus. During February, the story time will focus on African Americans.

The story time is co-sponsored by the IHCC Library and the Regional Language Center, and is for children up to age 10.

Please call Norma Heilmann at 641 683-5755 or Cheryl Leffler at 641 683-5178 before 4 p.m. Monday, February 18 to reserve a spot.

African American Authors

Celebrating the Cultural Heritage
of these African American
The richness of America's diverse cultural heritage is highlighted through the works of these wonderful authors. You are encouraged to explore these writers
at your IHCC Libraries.
A Selected Reading List of Books Available
at your IHCC libraries
O-Ottumwa C-Centerville
O-All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes. 1991.
O-And Still I Rise. 1978.
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou. 1994.
C/O-The Heart of a Woman. 1981.
C-I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 1997.
O-I Shall Not Be Moved. 1990.
O-Even the Stars Look Lonesome. 1997.
O-Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well. 1975.
O-On the Pulse of Morning. 1993.
O-Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. 1993.

C/O-Another Country. 1993.
C-Early Novels and Stories. 1998.
C/O-The Fire Next Time. 1992.
C/O-Go Tell It on the Mountain. 1985.
C-Going to Meet the Man. 1995.
C-Just Above My Head. 1979.
C/O-Native Sons: A Friendship that Created One of the Greatest Works of the Twentieth Century: Notes of a Native Son. 2004 (James Baldwin and Sol Stein).

C-The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka. 1984.
O-Blues People; Negro Music in White America. 1963.
O- Black Magic : Sabotage, Target Study, Black Art, Collected Poetry. 1961-1967.


O-Dawn. 1987.
O-Parable of the Sower. 1993.

C/O-Invisible Man. 1995.
O-Juneteenth. 1999.
C-Ralph Ellison; a collection of critical essays.
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. 1971.
C-A Gathering of Old Men. 1983.
C-In My Father's House. 1978.
C/O-A Lesson Before Dying. 1993.

C-The Collected Last Plays. 1983.
C/O-A Raisin in the Sun. 1994.
O-To Be Young, Gifted and Black. 1969.

Harris, E. Lynn
C-Abide With Me. 1999.
C-And This Too Shall Pass. 1996.
C-Any Way the Wind Blows. 2001.
C/O-Invisible Life. 1994.
C-Just As I Am. 1994.
C-Not a Day Goes By. 2000.
C-What Becomes of the Brokenhearted. 2003.

O-I Wonder As I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey. 1993.

O-Five Plays
C-Laughing to Keep from Crying. 1952.
O-The Partner & the Lash; Poems of our time. 1967.
C-A Pictorial History of the Negro in America. 1956.
O-Something in Common, and Other Stories. 1963.

C-Moses, Man of the Mountain. 1984.
C/O-Their Eyes Were Watching God. 1998.
C-Dust Tracks on a Road; an Autobiography. 2006.
C-Mules and Men. 1990.
Mc Millan, Terry
O-How Stella Got Her Groove Back. 1996. (Book on tape-traveling collection)
O-Waiting to Exhale. 1992. (Book on tape-traveling collection)

C/O-Beloved. 2000.
C-The Bluest Eyes. 2000.
C-Love. 2003.
C/O-Paradise. 1998.
C-Song of Solomon. 2004.
C-Sula. 1973.
C-Tar Baby. 1981.

O-The Women of Brewster Place. 1983.

O-The Color Purple. 2003.
O-The Temple of My Familiar. 1989.
C-You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories. 1981.
C-In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women. 1973.
C-In Search of Mothers Gardens. 1983

C-Black Boy. 1998.
O-Native Son. 1998.
O-The Outsider. 2003.

O-The Autobiography of Malcolm X. 1999.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008