Delphine Lytell

Librarian by profession; otherwise, a wonderful human being.

In honor of Earth Day, don’t litter

How interested are you in keeping taxes down?  How interested are you in your/our environment?

The State of Illinois spent 6.1 million dollars on litter cleanup in 2020. Remember that this was also during the time of the Covid lockdown. While one person may not seem to make a dent in the costs of cleanup, so many of us could definitely do so.

Here are some Illinois photos that show the thoughtlessness of Illinoisians. Please note the credited organizations or news media.

abc7chicago.com
abc7chicago.com Dan Ryan Expressway
Forest Preserve District of Cook County

IT ALL STARTED IN 1918…

This is the year that Leonidas C. Dyer, a Congressman and a Republican, who served eleven terms (1911-1933) in the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri, proposed the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill after the 1917 Riots in East St. Louis. Although the House voted for the bill, it was not passed into law by the Senate. Thus, begins the long journey that culminated in the Emmitt Till Antilynching Act that is now law. President Biden signed the legislation into law on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

From the BAIC (Black Americans in Congress) website you can trace the long history of lynchings. Click here.

The Chicago and Summit Connections

Here are two other possible individuals who had an impact on lynching, this heinous American mob action.

Ida B. Wells, a journalist, educator, and civil rights proponent, relocated from Memphis, Tennessee, to Chicago after her office was destroyed. The MVCC library owns Selected works of Ida B. Wells-Barnett / compiled with an introduction by Trudier Harris. Click here for the information and the call number to find it on the shelf in our circulating collection on the lower level. 

And, of course, Emmett Till spent some time as a child in Summit, Illinois, before his mother moved to Chicago. The village has placed a marker at the home, 7526 W. 64th Street. Emmett lost his life in 1955 in Mississippi. Click here to get to the items available at the MVCC library on Emmett Till.

Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all have important fasts and feasts or celebrations this spring

The month-long fast of Ramadan, which Muslims observe, is based on a lunar calendar. It tends to cover the entire calendar ultimately. This year, however, Ramadan begins on April 2. By this time, Christians have had Lent for a month and are preparing for Easter on April 17 (or April 24 for Orthodox Christians). Meanwhile, Jews begin the celebration of Passover on Friday, April 15 and conclude on Saturday, April 3.

All of these commemorations represent very important events in each religion. While it is not easy to give a summary in this blog, we can get more depth and information not only off the web but also from the selections of materials that the MVCC Library has.

JUDAISM

Try this ebook for the foundational faith of Judaism. Both Christians and Muslims draw from God’s first revelation of Himself to the ancient Hebrews: https://library.morainevalley.edu/search?/djudaism+history/djudaism+history/1%2C18%2C39%2CB/frameset&FF=djudaism+history&8%2C%2C8/indexsort=- 

CHRISTIANITY

For a history of Christianity, here is a suggested ebook text: https://library.morainevalley.edu/search?/dChurch+history/dchurch+history/1,119,333,B/frameset&FF=dchurch+history&23,,30?save=b380310

ISLAM

Finally, find this book on Islam in our circulating collection on the lower level of the library: https://encore.morainevalley.edu/iii/encore/record/C__Rb715819__SIslam%20%20%20%20History__P0%2C2__Orightresult__X3?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

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/

OCTOBER HAPPENINGS

Celebrate October

   Here are a few celebrations observed during the month of October from the 1st to the 20th, some fun and some quite serious, thought provoking, important, or somber.

1         Chinese National Day, National Fire Pup Day, National Homemade Cookies Day

2        International Day of Non-Violence Day, Mahatma Ghandi Day, National Name Your Car Day

3        National Kevin Day                                                      

4        National Taco Day, National Vodka Day                                                                 

5        Pchum Ben (Cambodian Buddhist Feast), World Teacher’s Day  

6        World Cerebral Palsy Day                                                      

8        National Pierogi Day                                                             

10       World Mental Health Day, National Hug a Drummer Day

11       National Kimberly Day                            

12       National Savings Day                                                   

13       Metastatic Cancer Awareness Day, National No-Bra Day,

National Stop Bullying Day

15       National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, National Mammography Day,

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

16       Dictionary Day, Sweetest Day, National Boss’s Day

17       National Clean Your Virtual Desk Top Day, National Pay Back a Friend Day, National Pasta Day

18       National No-beard Day

19       Milad an-Nabi (Mawlid) (Honoring the birth of the Prophet Muhammad)

20       National Day on Writing

Look at the entire list here:  https://nationaltoday.com/october-holidays/

FACT-CHECKING THE NEWS

Do you know when the news is altered, or old clips are used for current news and misinformation is given as fact? While it may be a challenge for us to research every thing we see or hear on the news, one news service provides some help. Go to Reuters.com and scroll down the page to Reuters Fact Check.

Ready to Vote?

Even Google’s webpage today has a message acknowledging that today, the fourth Tuesday of September, is National Voter Registration Day.

Have YOU registered to VOTE for the upcoming election for President in November?  If not, get the details here at the Illinois Board of Elections or the Cook County Clerk. Also, there is time to get a mail-in ballot and the Cook County Clerk has details on the website.

If YOU do not VOTE, then you have made a decision! So, be a good citizen and make the decision to participate in our democracy by VOTING. Can our country count on YOU?

WELCOME TO THE FALL SEMESTER

On campus classes – mostly virtual, that is – begin today. Librarians are on duty to help you be the successful student that you want to be. Just click on the Ask a Librarian link on the blue menu bar at the top of the page to see the ways you may contact the library. Also, look at Library Hours on that same menu for hours of available library/librarian access.

Textbook Reserves not Available

Because of Covid 19, the library cannot circulate paper copies of textbooks this semester. Quarantining items makes this service impossible. Need a textbook? Contact the Bookstore. Students who have issues with obtaining textbooks because of financial circumstances should speak with their instructors about some options.

No Library Online Support July 3 and 4

In observance of Independence Day, the MVCC library will not have online support on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. There will be no online support available on Sunday, July 5, because the library is always closed on Sundays during the summer sessions.

Library will be “reopen” online on Monday, July 6.

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