Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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“You have the opportunity and also the responsibility to create a better world, a happier world,” said the Dalai Lama last Friday, June 16, at a commencement ceremony at UCSD. He continued, “No longer violence. No longer this huge division. You can do that.” (Source:

Interested in discovering more about the Dalai Lama's philosophy of happiness and how to contribute to creating a better world? Check out The Book of Joy: A Lasting Happiness in Today's World by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It's available in the New Book Area of the SWC Library. The call number is BL65.H36 B78 2016.

You may check out any new book for four weeks with your SWC photo ID card.

Summary of The Book of Joy from the publisher:
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships -- or, as they would say, because of them -- they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the fact of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy -- from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer student? Get to know your library!

SWC Library Hours
June 5 - August 4, 2017

Chula Vista Campus Library
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed

HEC Otay Mesa Library

Monday: 8 am - 2 pm
Tuesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

HEC San Ysidro Library

Monday: 9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 9  am - 12 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

HEC National City Library

Monday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm
Thursday: 4 pm - 6 pm
Friday- Sunday: Closed

Friday, June 16, 2017

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Have a very successful summer job and internship experience!

Review by Svetlana Kondratenko, SWC Librarian 

Monday, June 12, 2017

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June 2017 is Adopt-A-Cat Month! 

 Did you know in the library’s print collection there's a great title honoring this theme to check out?

Author: Richard H. Gebhardt 
 Publisher: Howell Books, 1991 

The Complete Cat Book introduces the reader to a wide range of registered cat breeds. The author shares his love of cat in detailing the origin and domestication of cats. He also discusses how to care for them and prepare them for show at competitive events.

The Complete Cat Book can help you decide what type of cat you may want to search for if you wish to adopt one.

Come to the library to see more Adopt-A-Cat Month-related titles on display.


Review by Arnold Josafat, SWC Librarian

Friday, June 09, 2017

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