2020 Census Jobs

The 2020 Census offers opportunities to get involved, gain experience, and help your community. 

Did you know?

  • The Census Bureau plans to hire and is currently accepting applications for approximately 500,000 temporary workers across the country to help carry out the 2020 Census count.
  • These job opportunities offer excellent pay, flexible hours (for most positions), and, in many cases, paid training.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.
  • Interested individuals will need to complete an online application. 

Visit 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-JOB-2020 for more information about job opportunities, pay rates, and the online application. 

What to Watch While You’re Waiting for the Next Episode of The Great British Bake Off

Need something to watch while you’re waiting for the next episode of the Great British Bake Off? Whether you want to reminisce or test your own baking skills, there are great resources at the library.

Watch

Reminisce and rewatch the first three seasons of Bake Off through our streaming video provider Hoopla. Click here for help creating a Hoopla account with your MVCC username.

Check out the PBS documentary The Final Table by The Chef and the Farmer’s Vivian Howard

Watch or listen to Moraine Valley professor Rose Deneen talk about her book Baking with Vegetables for a local perspective on baking. 

Bake

Expand your baking repertoire with the America’ s Test Kitchen Baking Illustrated A Best Recipe Classic

Be ready for Paul Hollywood’s notoriously difficult Bread challenges next week with Breads of the World.

Looking ahead, will there be French Week this season? Check out the Little French Bakery Cookbook to brush up on you French patisserie. Or maybe a German Week? Take a look at Classic German Baking.


Remembering Toni Morrison

In the New York Times obituary for celebrated American novelist Toni Morrison, who passed away on Monday, Morrison is remembered as a writer of “luminous, incantatory prose” with a style “resembling no other writer in English.”  President Obama remembered her writing as a “beautiful, meaningful challenge to our conscience and our moral imagination.”

Morrison was successful critically and commercially throughout her career. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and the Nobel Prize in Literature–and her four of her novels were selected for Oprah’s Book Club. 

Whether you are a long-time fan or are new to Morrison’s work, there are a range of titles available at the library, from her novels and essays to her Grammy Award winning spoken word album.