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.

RESOLVED —- EBSCO Databases Degraded Performance

The issue has been officially resolved. EBSCO databases are now working on and off-campus. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

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EBSCO databases are not working on or off-campus. The library is currently working with the vendor, EBSCO, to resolve this issue. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian. This post will be updated as new information is received.

Island Life and Sustainable Development A Discussion Featuring Nichole Murray Broome

The Caribbean life is on the frontlines of climate change with increasingly severe hurricanes, shifts in agricultural production, floods, and warming oceans directly impact the ways that people live. Afro-Caribbean Social Entrepreneur, Nichole Murray Broome will discuss the effects of climate change on Barbados, Guyana, and the Caribbean region while also outlining grassroots efforts to take action for the future.

Chicago–The Candy Capital of the World

Halloween is almost here. Getting to dress up in costumes is only part of the holiday fun. Because let’s face it, Halloween is also about the candy. Did you know that a lot of the candy that fills trick-or-treaters’ buckets has a history in Chicago?

Tootsie Rolls, M&Ms, Snickers, Brach’s, Wrigley, Lemonheads, Red Hots, Baby Ruths, Butterfingers, Jolly Ranchers, Milk Duds, Cracker Jack, the list goes on and on. These candies and many more are Chicago products. Even Hershey owes its start to Chicago, since it was at the1893 Chicago World’s Fair that Milton Hershey got the idea to start his own chocolate company. Chicago has long been known as the Candy Capital of the World, having been throughout most of its history the producer of one third of all the candy made in the United States.

Learn more about Chicago’s delicious history in the book Chicago’s Sweet Candy History, by Leslie Goddard. You can also find more histories of candy here in the MVCC Library collection.

October 25th: Remembering the Genius of Pablo Picasso

Picasso and Chicago: 100 Years, 100 Works by Stephanie D’Alessandro

Born on October 25th, 1881, Pablo Picasso is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso’s artistic mediums ranged from paintings, sculptures, and ceramics. Picasso was also at the forefront of the Cubism and is considered one of the founders of the artistic movement. Many in the Chicagoland area may be familiar with Picasso due to his famed unnamed sculpture presiding in front of Daily Plaza in downtown Chicago. Others may have come across some of his other famed works residing in the Art Institute of Chicago. For those interested in learning more about Picasso’s life and artistic works, the Moraine Valley Community College Library holds a wide selection of books, articles, and images in our general collection and library databases. Listed below are several links to a small sampling of the databases offered at the college with additional links to learn more about Pablo Picasso.

Oxford Art Online: This database contains a large number or peer-reviewed articles and a vast trove of images of artistic works. Linked below is an article providing the history of Pablo Picasso and his place in art history.

https://www.oxfordartonline.com/groveart/view/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.001.0001/oao-9781884446054-e-7000067316?rskey=A5AbTW

Art and Architecture in Video: Collection of documentaries and interviews detailing art history, theory, and artistic practices. Linked below is a short informational video on Pablo Picasso and his artistic works.

https://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/modernism-matisse-picasso-and-more-20th-century-painters/details?context=channel:art-and-architecture-in-video

Credo Reference: Collection of reference books spanning across a wide range of subjects. Linked below are several possible articles of interest relating to Pablo Picasso and his artistic work.

https://search.credoreference.com/search/all?searchPhrase=picasso

JSTOR Arts and Sciences: Academic database containing scholarly articles and images spanning across many subjects. Linked below are images of Pablo Picasso artistic works.

https://www.jstor.org/action/doBasicSearch?Query=picasso&efqs=eyJjdHkiOlsiWTI5dWRISnBZblYwWldSZmFXMWhaMlZ6Il0sImNsYXNzaWZpY2F0aW9uIjpbXSwiY291bnRyeSI6W10sImNvbGxlY3Rpb25faWRzIjpbXX0%3D&sd=&ed=&so=rel&acc=on&image_search_referrer=advanced_image_search&searchkey=1635169164180&pagemark=eyJwYWdlIjo0LCJzdGFydHMiOnsiSlNUT1JCYXNpYyI6NzV9fQ%3D%3D

Hoopla: Digital media service offered to library patrons, providing access to ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and TV shows. Linked below are ebook titles relating to Pablo Picasso.

https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=pablo+picasso&scope=EBOOK&type=direct

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