Friends of the Mott Library - Author Visit
Kathleen Rollins's Misfits and Heroes: West from Africa
On October 17, 2012, local author and retired MCC professor, Kathleen Rollins, shared the research that inspired her novel, Misfits and Heroes: West from Africa. Rollins delighted the audience with stories of her travels and research about ancient civilization including theories of human migration, the importance and role of storytellers, the development of counting to measure wealth and time, games and competitions, food gathering and preparation, and early navigation. Rollins taught composition and literature at Mott Community College for more than thirty years. An avid traveler, she has visited North, Central, and South America, the British Isles, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
The Friends continue to do “good works” for the Mott Library. They help meet the needs of the students at Mott Community College. An opportunity to share a love of libraries reflects in the commitment of the Friends of the Mott Library. Many items have been purchased using funds from the Friends. These include detection systems, artwork, leased book collection, preservation materials for archives, and much more.
The Friends of the Mott Library honor MCC retirees by purchasing a book for the library collection. College retirees are asked to select a book that has special meaning or interest to them. This benefits the students of MCC by adding to the library collection. The Friends present these books to the Library at the Employee Appreciation Reception in the Spring
Peggy Brown Can-Do Collection:
Friends have funded this collection in honor of the “Can Do” attitude of Peggy Brown, former MCC secretary. Originally, this collection supported the professional development and interests of secretaries, but has grown to include a broader scope of materials that are of interest to a cross section of MCC employees and students as well.