January 6 Insurrection: What’s Happened Since?

PBS’ Frontline is an award-winning documentary series that is known globally for its investigative reporting of key issues facing the US and the world.

Frontline has released its documentary on the January 6th insurrection and attack on the United States Capitol. This documentary has available for free online. At the one year anniversary of January 6th, Frontline released an updated version of this episode. You can watch it onlne here:

UPDATE: January 6 Insurrection: What’s Happened Since? (full documentary)

ProQuest Database Downtime

ProQuest databases will under maintenance on Saturday, January 15th from 9 PM until January 16th at 5 AM. During this time, these databases will be unavailable. The following databases will be affected:

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Tribune Historical
  • Coronavirus Research Database
  • Criminal Justice Periodical Index
  • History Study Center
  • New York Times
  • New York Times Historical
  • Nursing and Allied Health Premium
  • SIRS Researcher
  • U.S. Major Dailies
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Stress Relieving EBooks for Finals!

Stress Relief

We have gathered a short list of ebooks available through the MVCC library catalog and Hoopla! Titles include help with yoga, herbal tea, meditation, and more to help you keep calm, cool, and collected during this busy time. While some stress can help you be productive, these ebooks will guide you through relieving unnecessary stress so you can achieve more during this finals season and beyond. Search for physical or audio books on similar topics through the library’s catalog. Good luck during finals, everyone!

TAKE A CLASS DURING WINTER BREAK

For a few years now, Moraine Valley Community College has offered a four-week session of select courses between the fall and spring semesters, roughly from mid-December to mid-January. These offerings, now at 36, are totally online and can help you get ahead on your goal of obtaining a certificate or degree.

Take a look at some of the courses:

Bio 101 – Survey of Biology

Can 100 – Cannabis Introduction

Cis 115 – Microsoft Office

Com 101, 103 and 201 – Composition, Speech and Technical Writing, respectively

Nat 111 – Environmental Science

Soc 101 – General Sociology

Spa 205 – Conversational Spanish THE 107 – Film Appreciation

Get all of the information as well as the complete list of classes at https://www.morainevalley.edu/winter-session/

Comic Convention Companion

This season is full of great pop culture events. New York Comic Con was last month, San Diego Comic Con will be in-person next week, and Chicago’s own C2E2 will be in-person in December. So many awesome shows!

Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones attending this year, or maybe you feel the time isn’t right. Either way, the library has graphic novels, cosplay resources, artists, and more to connect you with the pop culture community!

Check out some of the resources below in our Comic Convention Companion, and visit the library in the near future to see some of our staff’s best graphic novel and manga recommendations for your holiday break! Click the image below to view the collection:

Comic Convention Companion

Play a Fake News Game

Misinformation and disinformation are readily found in your social media feeds. In this game, you will play the part of a producer of fake news trying to earn badges to become the “Master of Disinformation”. As you learn how to deceive your followers, this game will teach you the techniques used by influencers to deceived and misinform. The goal is to learn to identify these techniques so that in the future, you don’t repost misleading, incomplete, or just plain fake news. The Bad News Game.

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