In the city: Celebrate the season

October 24, 2014

The city has certainly had it’s fair share of miserable weather this week, but the weekend forecast is promising some sunny skies, and one way to enjoy it is by exploring this great city!  Tourism Hamilton has a long list of events happening in the city, and this weekend is no exception.

6236213699_0118cfc298_zHalloween is only a week away, the Hamilton Civic Museums are celebrating early.  Witches & Warlocks at Westfield includes more than thirty-five heritage buildings lit by lanterns, pumpkins and moonlight, the Westfield will be a magical, mysterious setting for Halloween fun.

This Saturday you can Be a Mad Scientist at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology.  Enjoy creepy chemistry experiments, including making slime, and take a Halloween-themed tour of the 1859 Pumphouse. Mad scientists-in-training will also get to decorate their own mad glasses, and create their own lava lamp to take home.

Or why not visit the Community Kitchen at the Hamilton Farmer’s Market for Cooking at the Market: Spooktacular Appetizers. Learn how to create two spooktacular appetizers: Spicy Pumpkin Hummus (in a pumpkin) & Savory Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.  The event is free, but space is limited.

Mohawk College Library offers online access to The Hamilton Spectator – your source for what’s on in your exciting city!  You can also find a print copy of Hamilton Magazine at the Cummings Library located at the Fennell campus.  Be sure to follow our blog for weekly “In the City” posts for information about events in the Hamilton area.


In the city: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

October 17, 2014

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This weekend in the city,  Mohawk College and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) celebrate a jazz legend as they present Ray Charles: A Tribute at Hamilton Place on Saturday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.).  The program features favourite songs from Charles’ repertoire and original arrangements from artistic director Matt Catingub starring singer Joni NehRita and Grammy-nominated drummer Steve Moretti.  This program is packed with classic Ray Charles songs like Hallelujah, I Love Her So, Georgia On My Mind and Hit the Road Jack.  Mohawk guests are also invited to a Motown themed after party at Hamilton Place.  Tickets are free but limited.  Students can call the box office at (905) 526-7756 to reserve their seats!

Mohawk College Library has resources for jazz musicians and for those of you that just appreciate the music.  The Music subject guide is a great place to start; it contains books, e-books, music scores, jazz CDs, and so much more!  Discover something new about jazz music or your favourite jazz musician with resources from the our collection.

If you plan on attending this exciting event, be sure to let us know!  You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Let the Library know what you think and get a free coffee card!

October 14, 2014

coffeeThe library is looking for students to participate in a study about our website. The goal of the study is to find out if our website is easy or difficult to use. Here’s what’s involved:

  • Spend a 45 minutes – 1 hour with us navigating a website and completing a short questionnaire
  • In return, get a $5 coffee card
  • That’s it!

The time will be scheduled according to your convenience and the location will be the library at your campus. Interested? Please fill out this brief form! Please note – while we appreciate everyone’s interest in the study, only those selected to participate will be contacted. If you are selected, you’ll hear from us within 2 weeks. We appreciate your interest in the study!


Mohawk College Library is closed today

October 13, 2014

Thanksgiving

All Mohawk College Library locations are closed today:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Regular hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.  Please refer to the Library Hours web page for more information


In the city: Rockton World’s Fair

October 10, 2014

This weekend in the city, many of us will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  It is usually a time for family traditions, whether they are old or new.  Often holiday traditions are connected to holiday food like turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.  However, other family traditions may include serving dinner to needy families at a local food bank, taking a hike to enjoy the colours of the season, or like many families, going to the Rockton World’s Fair.

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The Rockton World’s Fair, originally known as the Beverly Agricultural Society Fair, was first held in October 1852.  Rockton is located just 20 minutes outside Hamilton, and the fair opens on Friday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m.  Visitors can enjoy over 1,200 exhibits, a midway. livestock demonstrations, and of course, the Demo derby!  The fair offers family friendly activities all weekend long; for more information, view the events schedule web page.

For more information on event planning, check out the page Event Planning Techniques.  The e-journal Event covers live marketing events from road shows to product launches to exhibitions.  If you are interested in learning more about preparing for a successful exhibit then the e-journal Exhibitor has information to help you excel at trade shows and events.

Do you want to keep up with the latest industry news?  The Mohawk College Library can help you discover journals and magazines that provide industry news wherever you are!  The eJournal Portal provides online access to the journal and magazine titles that the library subscribes to – it is just a click away.   Check out this tutorial to learn How to Find Journals and Magazines by Title or visit your campus library and staff can show you how to find the titles you are most interested in.


Library stuff you wished you’d known about in 1st year!

October 6, 2014

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Here is a  short list of things we thought you ought to know about your library…

Enjoy the freedom of not being tied to a library PC.  All campus libraries have laptops available for loan.  Head to your nearest Library TECH BAR for information on how you can borrow a laptop.

You can return your library books  at any of our locations.  Items may be returned to the dropbox at either the Cummings or IAHS locations; you can find the return slots just outside the library entrance.  You can also renew borrowed items online, providing that they are not short term loans, or that another library user isn’t waiting for it.

Are you into social media?  So is your library!  Follow us on Twitter, like us Facebook,  and be sure to check us out on Instagram.

Bet you didn’t know you can use your library account to create a list of your very own personal library faves … books, videos, etc.   It sure can come in handy if you forget which books you used for that important paper.

Our print magazines and journals are also available for loan. Take the latest issue of your favorite journal or magazine home with you.

We have great spaces for group study! They come equipped with all the tools your group  will need to brainstorm your best ideas. Best of all, you can book your time and choose your  space online. Book a group space up to two weeks in advance.


In the city: Dundas Studio Tour

October 3, 2014

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This weekend in the city, discover something new at the 2014 Dundas Studio Tour. This event is held Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.  The theme this year is “Turning Up the Heat”  which “…calls to mind the jeweller’s torch, the potter’s and glass-maker’s fire, the warm feel of fabric, glowing colours from a paintbrush, and the great passion involved in an artisans creations.”

You can enjoy food samples, and purchase works of art, including: pottery, weaving, textiles, jewellery, blown glass, and more.  Check out the event webpage for more details about this event.

Mohawk College Library has a number of resources to help you “turn up the heat” on your own artistic creations!  The eJournal Portal offers a variety of titles; discover a new magazine or journal on art, architecture & applied arts.  The Art & Design Foundations subject guide includes books, e-books, videos, and websites.  The library catalogue is always a great place to search for resources!  Search using keywords, subjects, titles, or authors to find what you are looking for.


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