Fall time is finally upon us! We are celebrating many things this month. October is National Information Literacy Month!!!! Accessing, processing, and understanding that information is critical in education. We are happy to support students, faculty, and staff with your information literacy needs. Making its return after a year off, is our Baker and Taylor best seller list; theses titles are on the shelf and ready to checkout. We have some of our favorite Hispanic authors featured in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. If you are interested in any of their titles, please check our online catalog to see if we have it in our collection. New to the library databases is "Academic Videos Online" (AVON). More for October is Mental Health Awareness week, National Savings Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, and so much more. Thanks for joining us this month! Enjoy reading.
We have a new video database called AVON. You may access it from the Databases A-Z page on the library website: https://spcc.libguides.com/databases
Search the channels to find the genre you desire.
When you find the channel that interests you, click on an image and see more videos in that category.
For off-campus access, enter your SPCC email address and password.
Faculty, you can embed links to these videos in Moodle!
October 1st, 331 BC: Alexander the Great of Macedonia defeats the Persian king Darius III at the Battle of Gaugamela, setting the stage for Alexander’s ultimate conquest of the Persian Empire.
October 4th, 1830: Belgium secedes from the Netherlands; its independence is not officially recognized by the European powers until 1839.
October 6th, 1927: Premiere of The Jazz Singer, the first “talking” move, starring Al Jolson.
October 8th, 1918: Corporal Alvin York captures 132 German prisoners during the Meuse-Argonne Campaign in World War I; he is awarded the Medal of Honor for his exploits, which are later portrayed in the movie Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper in the title role.
October 11th, 1942: The Battle of Cape Esperance: A U.S. Navy cruiser force, led by Admiral Norman Scott, intercepts and repel a Japanese cruiser squadron off Guadalcanal.
October 12th, 1915: A British nurse, Edith Cavell, is executed by a German firing squad, after being convicted by a court-martial, for violating her non-combatant status by helping Allied POWs escape to friendly territory. The execution causes an international outcry, drawing criticism from several Allied and neutral governments.
October 14th, 1066: The Duke of Normandy, William, defeats the English at the Battle of Hastings, securing his claim to the English throne and earning the byname William the Conqueror.
October 16th, 1793: The French queen, Marie Antoinette, is beheaded at the height of the French Revolution.
October 19th, 1781: Lord Cornwallis surrenders the British army at Yorktown, effectively ending major combat operations in the American Revolution; the peace treaty is not signed until 1783.
October 23rd, 1906: Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont makes the first powered, heavier-than air flight in Europe.
October 27th, 1962: In the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet submarine officer Vasili Arkhipov refuses to confirm orders to launch a nuclear weapon at an American warship, thus averting a possible nuclear war.
October 30th, 1974: The “Rumble in the Jungle”: Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman after 8 rounds, in a boxing match in Kinshasa, Zaire.
October 31st, 1517: Martin Luther publishes the 95 Theses, sparking the Protestant Reformation.