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Chelsea Moore, PCC Student Ambassador

Serving as a Pitt Community College Ambassador is a great opportunity to learn, grow, and challenge oneself. The Student Ambassador Leadership program empowers students to reach beyond their potential to develop in several areas, including social, organization, and leadership. This year's Student Ambassador is Chelsea Moore. We're excited to bring her aboard! If you see her across campus, be sure to say hello.

 

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To learn more about Chelsea, be sure to check out her biography below.

 

My name is Chelsea Moore, and I am a first year PCC Student Ambassador!  Currently, I am studying Respiratory Therapy here at Pitt Community College. I have always been passionate about community service and assisting those most in need. I believe I can use my skills best as a respiratory therapist for NICU and PICU patients, particularly in rural NC. With a background in English, I have always loved reading and writing. My favorite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I enjoy reading and watching modern adaptations.

 

To learn about Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, visit Goodreads.


 

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Pitt Community College Library and the Multicultural Activities Committee have partnered to create a Spanish storytelling and craft experience to celebrate National Hispanic Month. We're excited to feature Latinx librarians across the state to read their favorite Spanish children's stories. Bridging Communities Through Hope and Change: Storytelling and CraftsIn addition to storytelling, participants will have an opportunity to put their imagination to the test by coloring images that represent Latin culture. We hope that you'll enjoy the experience and share how you foster a love for reading with your young ones.

Stop by the Library to pick up your coloring packet on October 5th.


Event Details:

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

Virtual Program: Zoom

Registration Link [opens a new window]


If you're looking for additional virtual events to celebrate National Hispanic Month, be sure to check out the events on the National Hispanic Month website. You can find events for children and families, performances, panel discussions, and more. These events are sponsored by the National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, Smithsonian, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, National State Park Service, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Learn More . . .

There are many books available to help you explore Hispanic cultures. Below are just a couple of print books available at PCC library that explore poetry and literature. To find more, ask a librarian for help, or use our e-books page to search for titles you can read online! 

Read and Explore Hispanic Voices

You can read and listen to books by Paulo Coelho, Elizabeth Acevedo, Zoraida Cordova, Gabriela Garcia, Isabel Allende, and many more through Dogwood Digital Library. Download the Libby app to your phone, connect to PCC Library, and you are all set to read and listen on the go. Let us know if you need help setting it up!

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Library Yarn Group

Let's create something nice. Share project details, tips, and patterns with others. Inspire others to learn something new. Yarn photo

Unwind at an informal gathering with fellow PCC yarn crafters to work on your crochet or knitting projects, ask questions, get inspired, and just enjoy crafting in a group. Drop in at any time and bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome! Join us for our get togethers on the first floor. Registration is not required.

Visit our Yarn Group webpage for meet-updates, instructional videos, and pattern books for crochet and knitting.

Real Chat Conversations Featuring Marcellaus Joiner

Pitt CC Library and the Minority Male Success Initiative have collaborated to create a literary space for you to share your perspectives on selected award winning titles. This semester, check out our Real Chat Conversations series. Each month we'll cover chapters from the book Monster written by Walter Dean Myers. Like many others, you may have heard of this title through discussion, recently watched the Netflix Original, or read the graphic novel published in 2015. Learn more about Monster at Goodreads.

October's discussion will focus on chapters Friday, July 10th-Sunday, July 12th (pages 127-200). Join us as Marcellaus Joiner of High Point Public Library leads the discussion.


Register for Sessions

Questions? Contact Brittany Champion [bnchampion711@my.pittcc.edu] or Coach Darrick Mullins [dMullins@email.pittcc.edu].

 

IMPORTANT: You will not be able to change how you attend the session once you register! All event changes or cancellations will be communicated to you by the email used on the registration form.

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Depression: Out of the Shadows

A lot of Americans are keeping an important, possibly deadly secret.

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that approximately 18.8 million American adults have a depressive disorder. The disease is not discriminating, seeping into all age, race, gender, and socioeconomic groups. Depression stalls careers, strains relationships, and sometimes ends lives. So if this many people are living with the disease, why the silence? DEPRESSION: Out of the Shadows is a multi-dimensional PBS project that explores the disease's complex terrain, offering a comprehensive and timely examination of this devastating disorder.

The first component of the project is a 90-minute documentary, By weaving together the science and treatment of depression with intimate portrayals of families and individuals coping with its wide-ranging effects, the film raises awareness and eliminates the stigma surrounding this prevalent disease, underscoring the fact that whether we are battling it in our families, our workplaces, or in our own minds, depression touches everyone.

Through the voices and stories of people living with depression, the film provides a portrait of the disease never before seen on American television. Along with consumers, DEPRESSION: Out of the Shadows also follows acclaimed scientists as they describe the latest neurological research and groundbreaking new treatments for depression.

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Going Sane: The State of Mental Health Care in America

A series of cracks in the mental health system makes it almost impossible for parents to find good care for their children. We have a multiplicity of treatments available for everything from depression to OCD to psychosis, but what actually works? When filmmaker Josh Sabey's sister was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, his family provided the best care possible, spent thousands of dollars, but saw no improvement for many years. Sabey became determined to help other families avoid wasting time, money, and lives.

GOING SANE follows three families seeking the best, evidence-based treatment for mental illness, and introduces leading experts who reveal that patients continue to receive outdated and disproven treatments, often with tragic outcomes.

"A moving and disturbing film!" - Dr. Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University/National Book Award Winner

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Free the Mind

In 1992 Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and anxiety to the study of compassion and kindness, those qualities cultivated by Tibetan meditation practice. The results of Davidson's studies at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, are portrayed in FREE THE MIND as they are applied to treating PTSD in returning Iraqi vets and children with ADHD. The film poses two fundamental questions: What really is consciousness, and how does it manifest in the brain and body? And is it possible to physically change the brain solely through mental practices?

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Thank You for Your Service

The U.S. military faces a mental health crisis of historic proportions. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE takes aim at our superficial understanding of war trauma and the failed policies that result. Director Tom Donahue (Casting By) interweaves the stories of four struggling Iraq War veterans with candid interviews of top military and civilian leaders. Observing the systemic neglect, the film argues for significant internal change and offers a roadmap of hope.

Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness

Here is an inside look at what it is like to live with a mental illness and how individuals and their families find their way through medical, governmental, societal and spiritual issues--to hope.