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Join us for events at the College of Marin Library! Unless otherwise noted, events will be held in the Library's William Keith Room, located straight ahead and to the right when you enter the Kentfield Campus Library. 
 
College of Marin Library
William Keith Room
Kentfield Campus
LRC Building, 2nd Floor
 

Free event parking in Lot 13, located off College Avenue near the Diamond Physical Education Center and across from Woodlands Market.

 
Click here for a map.

 

Upcoming Events

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Join Us for COMmon Read!
August 2017 - May 2018
 
COMmon Read is a shared reading program that will take place throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to read Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. The goal of the program is to foster a sense of community, encourage an exchange of ideas, and promote disciplines across campus through a variety of events and activities. Several events will feature the College's very own writers and thinkers. Unless otherwise noted, events will take place in the William Keith Room in the College of Marin Library at Kentfield.
 

Creating a More Equitable Environment: Faculty Flex/Classified Staff Professional Development Day

Creating a More Equitable Environment
Faculty Flex and Classified Staff Professional Development Day
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time TBD
 
Arnita Porter, West L.A. College & 
Paula Brown, L.A. Harbor College
 

Hidden Possibilities! Arnita Porter from West L.A. College and Paula Brown from L.A. Harbor College will be working with faculty, staff, and administrators to increase awareness of and understanding about issues of equity and its impact on students and employees. Arnita and Paula are co-coordinators for the California Community Success Network's (3CSN) Equity Community of Practice and are trained in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CRTL).

For COM faculty, staff, and administrators.

 

COMmon Read Math Jeopardy

COMmon Read Math Jeopardy
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
 

Andrea Wang, Professor of Mathematics

Hidden Answers! Come join us as students from Professor Andrea Wang’s MATH 103 course battle it out algebraically. Answer: “A method that can be used to solve any quadratic equation.” Question: “What is the quadratic formula?” Competition, prizes, and laughs.

Free and open to the public.

 

Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History

Richie Unterberger - Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History
Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 

Richie Unterberger, Author

Hidden Music! Richie Unterberger will discuss his book, Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History. Richie Unterberger has been writing about little-known and well-known rock and popular music of all kinds for more than 25 years. He regularly presents events featuring rare rock films in the San Francisco Bay area and elsewhere.

Free and open to the public.

 

Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a "Post-Truth" Society: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2016-2017

Censored 2018: Press Freedoms in a "Post-Truth" Society
The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2016-2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 

Susan Rahman, Professor of Behavioral Sciences

Hidden News! Join Susan Rahman, authors, and editors as we celebrate the launch of Censored 2018. The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Featuring the top 25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and activists across the country and around the world, as well as chapters exploring timely issues from the previous year with more in-depth analysis. 

"[Censored] should be affixed to the bulletin boards in every newsroom in America. And, perhaps, read aloud to a few publishers and television executives."--RALPH NADER

 Free and open to the public.

 

Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings
Thursday, October 26, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
 

John Marmysz, Professor of Philosophy

Hidden Philosophy! Exposing and Illustrating how an ongoing engagement with nihilistic alienation may contribute to, rather than detract from, the value of life, Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings both challenges and builds upon past scholarship that has scrutinized nihilism in the media, but which has generally over-emphasized its negative and destructive aspects. John Marmysz holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from SUNY Buffalo.

 Free and open to the public.

 

Up on the Roof: Telescope Viewing Party

Up on the Roof: Telescope Viewing Party
Monday, October 30, 2017 on the roof of Science, Math, Nursing Building
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
 

David Everitt, Professor of Astronomy

Hidden Skies! Come join us as Professor David Everitt leads us in viewing the heavens. Drop in and take a look through a telescope, learn about constellations, and observe the moon, stars, and other objects in the night sky, including possibly Saturn.  If you’d like to learn about setting up the telescope, please come at 6:15. Take the central elevator to the roof. Dress warmly.

Free and open to the public.

 

COMmon Read Book Discussion - David King

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COMmon Read Book Discussion with David King
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
 
David King, Professor of English
 

Hidden Insights! Join us as David King, Professor of English, leads us in a wide ranging discussion of the book. What do you think about the book? What do you like? What do you want to know more about?  Your thoughts might be just what someone else needs to hear, so come!

Free and open to the public.

 

COMmon Read Book Discussion - Meg Pasquel

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COMmon Read Book Discussion with Meg Pasquel
Thursday, November 16, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
 
Meg Pasquel, English & College Skills
 

Hidden Themes! Professor Meg Pasquel will lead us on an early morning spirited romp through Hidden Figures. Share your responses to the book or movie and hear what others have to say. What does it mean to problematize a book or a movie? Can we be inspired by something and problematize it at the same time? This will be our last COMmon Read event until the Spring Semester, so don’t miss it!

 Free and open to the public.

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