February in the Library and Learning Commons

There’s a lot going on at your LLCs this month! So first thing’s first: if you’re not already following us on Facebook, take a minute and do so now. We’re running a month-long celebration of African-American History Month on our Facebook page, featuring interviews with famous African-American authors, trivia about local civil rights luminaries, and videos with recommendations from FSCJ administrators, faculty, staff, and students about books by African-American authors that meant something to them, but if you don’t follow us you’ll miss out on the great content we’ve put together.

Another reason to follow us on Facebook: it’s a great way to keep track of all the events we’re running throughout February at our various campuses. First, get mindful at Deerwood Campus from February 13th-17th as they present Mindfulness Week in collaboration with the Mindfulness Parlor. All week long you can reflect on the moment and share what you are grateful for with a collaborative flipchart display and learn more about mindfulness practices by browsing our library displays on meditation, yoga, and stress relief. From 1:00pm-4:00pm Tuesday and Thursday you can take some time to relax in a meditation room with yoga mats, dim lights, and calming images and sounds or reduce stress with our selection of herbal teas. From 1:00pm-2:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday, enjoy a curated selection of films in G2730 that will help you understand how to be more fully present in the moment.

Next, at Downtown and South Campus we’ve got two events on African-American representation in pop culture: Miles to Go: Why a Black Spiderman Should be Just the Beginning takes on representation in graphic novels on February 21st in the small auditorium at Downtown Campus, and More Than a Half Life: Black Video Game Characters from Assassin’s Creed to Watch Dogs 2┬átackles representation in video games and will be in the Lakeside Room at South Campus on February 28th.

At North Campus this month the LLC is presenting The Struggle Continues: Author Rodney L. Hurst, SR. in the North Campus Auditorium from 10:00am-11:00am on February 27th. Hurst, a civil rights activist, Black historian, and award-winning author, will discuss his latest book, Unless WE Tell It. . . It Never Gets Told! The book tells the story of notable blacks from Jacksonville who impacted the city and nation and relates stories of America’s Black history and the historical fight against racism.The presentation will be followed by Q & A.

Finally, stop by your Deerwood, Downtown, or North Campus LLC during the times below to check out African-American Hairstyles: A Traveling Exhibit.

We’ve got more big plans for March and April, but until then we’ll see you in the stacks!

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