Learning Resources

Photos, Videos, & More: Making Media from Media

Learn how to make photo, audio, video projects of various kinds. Focus is on finding media and the overall structure of the process across different types of media and programs. Available for a limited time only, no kap. Presenter: Paul Proces 

March 1st, 12-1pm in L219, Newtown Campus Library

Jeremiah Baker, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons

Media Lab Open House February 1st & 2nd

The relocated and expanded Media Lab is having an Open House on Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd, from 8:00-4:00.

There will be opportunities to try virtual and augmented reality, 3-d printing demonstrations, and more. Students can earn Bucks+ points for attending but this event is open to everyone!

Still on the 2nd floor of the library but in the center of the space, by the Welcome Desk.

I hope to see you there!

-James Jobba

ESA, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/deed.en, via Wikimedia Commons

Whiteness at the end of the World ~ David Venditto book talk

Join us in the Library Learning Studio (L220) on Thursday, Nov 17th at 3pm for an engaging book talk with Dr. David Venditto, featuring his recent book, Whiteness at the End of the World: Race in Post-Apocalyptic Cinema.

The use of Christian apocalyptic myths has changed significantly over the centuries. Initially used by genuinely disenfranchised groups, they are used today as a response to more egalitarian treatment of minorities in American society. The apocalyptic framework allows the patriarchy to frame itself as the victim who must restore America to a past where white male power went uncontested. This kind of white anxiety over increasing minority rights frequently manifests itself in contemporary apocalyptic media, which often depicts a white male hero facing a wide array of threatening “Others.” Taking a unique look at the parallels between apocalypticism and American frontier mythology, as well as conspiracy theories and the post-apocalyptic obsession with repurposed objects, Whiteness at the End of the World analyzes many well-known films from the past fifty years, from Planet of the Apes to I Am Mother. It offers unique, clearly presented insights into recurring patterns that appear in an extraordinarily ubiquitous genre that has only increased in popularity, and whose themes of racial anxiety are increasingly pertinent in our increasingly contentious political climate.

David Venditto is a Professor of English at Bucks County Community College.


“At the heart of this erudite and long overdue study lies a true golden nugget: that apocalyptic thought, originally intended for a group in crisis with the purpose of exhortation or consolation by means of divine authority, has been co-opted by the dominant culture—a culture that is predominantly white and male.” — Frances Gateward, Howard University

This free event is open to faculty, staff, students, and the community.


Music & Dance in Louis XIV’s France ~ Margaret Montet

Louis XIV, the “Sun King” (1638-1715) loved to dance. During his long reign, he brought ballet, opera, and other arts into the cultural life of the French aristocracy and created a distinct new French tradition. Come learn about Louis the man, Louis the king, and his friends named Lully and Moliere!

Presentation by Margaret Montet, Professor, Information Literacy Librarian

Zlock Performing Arts Center

November 10th (two times) 12:15pm  & 7pm

TICKETS: FREE and Open to the Public- Registration suggested


Student Research Conference entry deadline Nov 10th!

We’re in the FINAL WEEK for students to register to present at the Student Research Conference (SRC). The deadline to register is THIS coming Thursday, November 10th, 11:59 pm. It is a firm deadline, even if the students are required to present. Here is the link for the students to use to register: https://www.bucks.edu/academics/department/lang-lit/conference/.

The SRC will be VIRTUAL on Zoom on Friday, December 2nd, with 3 panel sessions (9:00-10:15, 10:30-11:45, 12:00-1:15). Presenters need to attend a full 75-minute session to participate, and they will receive a confirmation of their slot by Monday, November 28th.

Weekly Write-In @ Newtown Campus Library

Whether you’re tackling the 50,000-word writing challenge of NaNoWriMo or just want a quiet place to write, join us in LIB310 from 12-1 pm for a weekly write-in opportunity every Tuesday in November.  These weekly events are open to faculty, staff, and students but also to the community.

A Few Highlights:

  • We will provide attendees with pen/pencil & paper and have a variety of writing prompts (if needed) 
  • Students, faculty, and staff can check out a laptop for the day (if needed) 
  • Location – Newtown Campus of BCCC / Library – 3rd floor (go in main entrance of the library and take the stairs/elevator up one flight) – room 310 
  • Interested participants can scan the QR code on the flyers posted around campus if they’d like to join the official challenge on NaNoWriMo.org. It is not necessary to join the challenge in order to attend our writing events. 

Hope to see you there!

Facilitators: Kelly Deeny and Jesse Isadore, Library Technicians