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Cruella on Hoopla

The live action movie adaption of Cruella debuts this weekend but you can read the novelization of the film and listen to the score for Free on Hoopla!

Click below for the Original Score

Click below for the Novelization

The Fall of Bitconnect and the Dangers of Crypto

Today the SEC filed suit against five promoters of Bitconnect. The civil lawsuit alleges the five defendants of running a crypto ponzi scheme. The 2017 “To the Moon” darling rose from .17 cents all the way to $463 by promising unrealistic returns before collapsing entirely in early 2018.

To read the article on our Wall Street Journal database click here or search Bitconnect in any of our numerous databases.

For sound investment information, checkout our Valueline database or read the classic Benjamin Graham title, “The Intelligent Investor” in ebook or audiobook format on hoopla.

Summer Laptop Returns & Rentals

Taking time off school for the summer? Don’t forget to return your laptop and other electronic rentals to the library!

Students not enrolled in classes for the summer term must return electronic rentals as soon as possible.

Studying for the summer? Check out the “Technology for Students” page on the MVCC Library website to make rental appointments for laptops, hotspots, and other electronic materials.

To the Moon? Not Really. Here are Some Practical Books on Sound Investment Principles.

Available to checkout for free on Hoopla:

Investing For Dummies by Eric Tyson (Audiobook)

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Ebook)

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Unabridged Audiobook)

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Abridged Audiobook)

The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle (Audiobook)

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel (Audiobook)

Art House Saturday: Frida Kahlo

Directed by Roberto Guerra, Eila Hershon, Narrated by Sada Thompson, Produced by Roberto Guerra, Eila Hershon (Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 1983), 1 hour 1 minute

The Chicago Film Festival is going on now through October 25th. For those that cannot make it, the library has its own selection of films online. One that we recommend is the the documentary “Frida Kahlo.” This film gives the viewer an overview of the life and times of Mexico’s most famous female painter, Frida Kahlo. Learn about the devastating bus accident of her youth, how she expressed her anguish in art, her tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera, and visit her famous “Blue House” in Coyoacán, Mexico. Hear selections from her diary, see old photos, and archived video that give a personal view into this legendary feminist icon.

Click here to view, Frida Kahlo

RIP Gale Sayers- Record Holder for Most Touchdowns in a Single Game

Gale Sayers -Chicagobears.com

This past week Chicago Bears fans mourned the death of Gale Sayers at age 77. With the passing of Gale Sayers closes the greatest running back chapter in Chicago Bears history.

How good was Gale Sayers? His coach and legendary founder George Halas called his 6 TD game the best single-game performance that he ever witnessed. That day Sayers rushed for 4 TDs, had 1 receiving TD, and capped it off with 1 punt return TD. Halas also said of Sayers, “If you want to see perfection as a running back, you best get a hold of a film of Gale Sayers. He was poetry in motion. His like will never be seen again.”

To many he was an amazing football player, but to those who knew him, he was an even better person. His friendship with fellow Bears player Brian Piccolo was memorialized in the film Brian’s Song. His social movement efforts and humanity garnered the respect of people outside of the sports world.

Here are items in our collection for you to enjoy to remember this all-time Chicago Bear legend.

Brian’s Song- DVD This pop culture is a drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970.

Game of My Life- Stories about and the memories of 28 former and current players on the Chicago Bears football team including Gale Sayers.

I am Third– I Am Third is the memoir of Gale Sayers, one of the best running backs in the history of the NCAA and pro football. It is also the story of his friendship with Brian Piccolo.

“Holy Molars! It’s Batman Day!


Before COVID, today was one of the biggest days of the year for comic shops, bookstores, and libraries across the globe as everybody celebrated Batman Day.

This year will be no exception! Here is a collection of Batman titles for you to check out online or in person.

Batman in our online Hoopla collection

Batman in our library collection

Here is a link to DC Comic’s official Batman Day website

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