Monday, May 18, 2015

Book of the Month- A Choice of Weapons

Gordon Parks (1912–2006)—the groundbreaking photographer, writer, composer, activist, and filmmaker was only sixteen in 1928 when he moved from Kansas to St. Paul, Minnesota, after his mother’s death. There, homeless and hungry, he began his fight to survive, to educate himself, and to fulfill his potential dream. This compelling autobiography, first published in 1966, now back in print by popular demand and with a new foreword by Wing Young Huie, tells how Parks managed to escape the poverty and bigotry around him and to launch his distinguished career by choosing the weapons given him by “a mother who placed love, dignity, and hard work over hatred.” Parks, the first African American to work at Life magazine and the first to write, direct, and score a Hollywood film, told an interviewer in 1999, “I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.”  -Excerpt courtesy of goodreads.com.


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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Graduation

Soon the Class of 2015 will be taking the stage! Check out our slideshow of Commencements past, or see all our graduation pictures on Flickr.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

And the Winner is....

ContestWinnerMax! 

Congratulations to our Photo Contest winner Max! We hope you read a copious amount of eBooks on your new Kindle Fire!!!

Thanks to everyone for entering our photo contest for National Library week. You guys made it really hard to select a winner, all the photos were so great!

See all the great photos COM students submitted to the contest in our National Library Week Photo Contest Flickr photo album.