If you are a podcast listener, I hope you are a subscriber to the MVCC Library Podcasts! And, if you are a podcast listener, don’t miss Vulture’s article on the best podcasts of 2020.
Sure to be the next pop culture hit, Y: The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan is currently in production for FX on Hulu. Read all ten volumes of this fantastic series before it begins streaming.
Click here to read it on Hoopla
Looking for something to read over Winter break? Check out the titles considered some of the best of 2020 by the New York Public Library and the Chicago Public Library. Click on the title or link below for a book summary. If you are new to Hoopla–create an account using your MVCC email, select Moraine Valley Community College as your library and use your MVCC username in place of a library card number. For help with Hoopla click here or Ask a Librarian. For Library Winter break hours click here.
The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda (e-book)
The Bear by Andrew Krivak (e-book)
Hurricane Season: A Novel by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes
Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America
by Candacy A. Taylor
https://encore.morainevalley.edu/iii/encore/record/C__Rb672595 (e-pub full-text)
https://encore.morainevalley.edu/iii/encore/record/C__Rb708526 (e-book Hoopla)
Shuggie Bain: A Novel by Douglas Stuart
Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-year Battle for a More Unjust America by Adam Cohen (book)
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey (e-audiobook)
Today, NBC News is shining attention on the impact of COVID and calling attention to what we can do. They are doing a “homepage takeover” where their usual page full of news has been replaced with reporting on COVID. We are in the midst of the most difficult time of this pandemic. According Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield, who said that the next few months will be “the most difficult in the public health of this nation.”
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Each year in the Library, we host an event for the authors and creators of Moraine Valley Community College. The hard work and talent of Moraine faculty and staff are on display and the the whole college community can see their accomplishments. We were disappointed this year when the event had to be cancelled, but like so many things in 2020, we are now able to take this showcase virtual. Click on the image below to scroll through the creative works of twenty Moraine authors, where you will find representations of articles, books, conference presentations, poetry, a dissertation, photography, a sound recording, a film, and a light show!
Congratulations to all the authors and thank you for sharing your work with all of us!
The New York Times has released its 2020 Year in Pictures: “A Year Like No Other.” This is a powerful document with images from each month. The pandemic, racial protests & violence, the presidential election and much more. We are living through history, which, we are learning, is very difficult.
Once finals are over, I’m sure you are all looking to do some relaxing. We have all kinds of streaming videos and DVDs in our collection for your enjoyment. Looking to stream one of our feature films? Or would you prefer to check out the feature films in our DVD collection? Do you like documentaries? Here are our streaming documentaries. We have many documentaries in our DVD collection as well. Are you a stand up comedy fan? We’ve got you covered. We have stand up comedy in our streaming collection. Here are our stand up comedy DVDs. We even have streaming audio stand up comedy. If you need help with these, or any of our resources, remember to Ask a Librarian. Here are some of my streaming films:
With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg this past fall, we lost an icon and a trailblazer. She stood out on the Supreme Court for her dedication and her ideals. She also stood out for the beautiful collars that she added to her justice robes. Since the robes were designed to show the shirt collar and tie worn by men, she added a feminine touch. The collars were also often worn as a statement, such as her famous dissent collar. Over the years, she amassed a stunning collection.
Recently, TIME magazine was given access to the collection to showcase and tell the stories of the various pieces. View the article here. To learn more about the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, try these books and videos from the MVCC library.