Virtual Library Events for Fall 2020

Check-ins with students – Be Successful Online 

Join us every week for Be Successful Online! This series of sessions will help you will learn more about resources to help you succeed in an online learning environment. Each week we will cover a different topic where you will meet a variety of Harper College employees, engage with your peers, and have time to ask us questions. We look forward to meeting with you! 

Content will be covered in two weekly sessions: Tuesdays at 2pm and Thursdays at 10pm. No sign up is necessary. All sessions will be held through Blackboard Collaborate here: 

Dates and topics:

9/8 @ 2pm and 9/10 @10pm: Welcome to College!  

9/15 @ 2pm and 9/17 @ 10pm: Online Basics

9/22 @ 2pm and 9/24 @ 10pmTime Management and Organization Skills  

9/29 @ 2pm and 10/1 @ 10pm:Procrastination, Motivation, and Wellness

10/6 @ 2pm and 10/8 @ 10pm:: Support Services

10/13 @ 2pm & 10/15 @ 10pm: Get Involved! 

10/20 @ 2pm & 10/22 @10pm : Research and Writing Papers 

10/29@10pm: Getting Comfortable Online


STORIES Book Group -- There is One in All of Us

Join us for thoughtful discussions about books that highlight the human  experience from all walks of life, across time, and from all over the world. All discussions will be held online by the Library through Webex and will be offered in both an afternoon and evening session. A copy of each book will be mailed to the first 12 students to sign-up before September 16. Books must be returned by December 23. See our book talk below that includes highlights of our three selections!

Please contact Kala Istvanek at with any questions.

^Sign up and request the books here

Fall 2020’s selections: 

The Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda

Thursday, October 8 @ 7 PM Or Friday, October 9 @ 2 PM

With Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Thursday, November 5 @ 7 PM Or Friday, November 6 @ 2 PM

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

Thursday, December 10 @ 7 PM Or Friday, December 11 @ 2 PM


Arm Chair Travels:

Explore new places without leaving home! 

9/30 @1pm: Arm Chair Travels – Chiapas, Mexico  

Join us for our Arm Chair Travels Series with Brian Trzop and learn all about Chiapas, Mexico: Coffee & Community!

This program will be held through Blackboard Collaborate:  

10/21 @ 1pm: Arm Chair Travels – Boston, Massachusetts

Join us for our Arm Chair Travels Series with Mallory Manning and learn all about one of the great and historic cities of The United States-- Boston! 

This program will be held through Blackboard Collaborate:




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