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Launching Your College Career at Waubonsee? Welcome – the Library is Here to Help!

Fall 2019 Library Hours: Monday-Thursday:                               7:30 a.m. –  9:30 p.m. Friday:                                                           7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday:                                                      8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday (TODD LIBRARY ONLY):  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 24/7 online access through mywcc to your account, research databases, and library catalog.  Live Chat with a librarian during open hours. Stop in and … Continue reading Launching Your College Career at Waubonsee? Welcome – the Library is Here to Help!

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Catalog upgrade

Our online catalog will be down today for an update. Please contact the librarians for help finding materials.

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Countdown to Classes! Order Textbooks Online and Pick Them Up at Any Campus

Fall Term starts Monday, August 19, 2019!  Once you have registered for classes, you can purchase your textbooks online at the Bookstore’s website, and have them shipped or pick them up at your convenience at any of our four campus locations. Enter your course number and section to view required textbooks here:  https://waubonsee.verbacompare.com/?select=true Prefer to … Continue reading Countdown to Classes! Order Textbooks Online and Pick Them Up at Any Campus

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Featured New Books

Take a look at these new arrivals in the Waubonsee libraries.

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It's not about grit : trauma, inequity, and the power of transformative teaching

Speaking out against decades of injustice and challenging deficit perceptions of young learners and their families, It's Not About Grit pulls back the veil, revealing the social systems that marginalize and stigmatize mostly poor, urban students of color and their communities. At the same time, author Steven Goodman, founding executive director of NYC's highly acclaimed Educational Video Center (EVC) for nearly 35 years, shows the tremendous intelligence, resilience, and sense of agency of these students. Through the students' in-school and out-of-school experiences, enhanced with a curriculum guide and award-winning video clips from EVC, Goodman encourages educators to make a difference and demonstrates how to create a safe and inclusive school climate where their teaching responds to students' culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, housing status, and ability. Teachers will use this book to develop a pedagogy of transformative teaching. -- Provided by publisher.

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This green and growing land : environmental activism in American history

"In this concise and engaging survey of more than 250 years of American environmental activism to protect the natural world and promote a healthy human society, historian Kevin Armitage tells the story of a magnificent American achievement--and the ongoing problems that environmentalism faces today"-- Provided by publisher.

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The origins of happiness : the science of well-being over the life course

"What makes people happy? Why should governments care about people's well-being? How would policy change if well-being was the main objective? The Origins of Happiness seeks to revolutionize how we think about human priorities and to promote public policy changes that are based on what really matters to people. Drawing on a uniquely comprehensive range of evidence from longitudinal data on over one hundred thousand individuals in Britain, the United States, Australia, and Germany, the authors consider the key factors that affect human well-being. The authors explore factors such as income, education, employment, family conflict, health, childcare, and crime -- and their findings are not what we might expect. Contrary to received wisdom, income inequality accounts for only two percent or less of the variance in happiness across the population; the critical factors affecting a person's happiness are their relationships and their mental and physical health. More people are in misery due to mental illness than to poverty, unemployment, or physical illness. Examining how childhood influences happiness in adulthood, the authors show that academic performance is a less important predictor than emotional health and behavior, which is shaped tremendously by schools, individual teachers, and parents. For policymakers, the authors propose new forms of cost-effectiveness analysis that places well-being at center stage. Groundbreaking in its scope and results, The Origins of Happiness offers all of us a new vision for how we might become more healthy, happy, and whole. "-- Provided by publisher.

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Sugar Grove
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