Oscar Arellano

Three Jokers a Morality Tale

3 Jokers- DC Comics

DC Comic’s release of “Three Jokers” is a massive hit. The first issue release of this comic book series is bound to have a second and third printing as issues are flying off local comic book shop shelves. Released on DC Comic’s mature content line, Black Label, Three Jokers is not just violent for violence’s sake. It is shaping up to be an incredibly dark morality tale. Readers who finished the first issue will find themselves questioning whether two classic DC characters have finally lost their way.

The question Three Jokers immediately asks is, “What happens if our comic heroes finally crack under the suffering and violent crimes of the Joker?”

For those that pondering this question, authors have written academic papers on the subject, and can be found through our resources.

The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime from University Press Scholarship eBooks.

“It’s What You Do That Defines You”: Batman as Moral Philosopher and other abstracts from Wiley Online Library

To find these articles and more from University Press Scholarship eBooks or Wiley Online Library, click here to access them through Moraine Valley Library’s eBook database page.

To read Batman or Joker comics and graphic novels online for FREE with your Moraine Valley Library account , click here try Hoopla.

Student Laptops!

We have more laptops in stock. Students needing a laptop can request one through MVConnect- Student-Forms- Loaner Technology! Contact the library for more information.

Rest in Peace, Chadwick Boseman

In the words of Mark Ruffalo, “What a man, and what an immense talent … you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning”. (@MarkRuffalo). August 28th, 9:56 pm. Tweet.

Here is a collection of item starring or about Chadwick Boseman’s brief but fantastic career:

Chadwick Boseman- Juvenille Biography

Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther– Juvenile Biography

The Kill Hole– Feature film starring Chadwick. The shadow of war follows a troubled Iraq War vet as he is forced to pursue one of his own into the Pacific Northwest wilderness to finally confront a war crime that has haunted them both.

Upstate Audiobook– Read by Chadwick Boseman- Upstate is an absolutely stunning, powerful coming of age novel filled with tragedy, struggle, love and triumph-a modern The Color Purple. Set in New York in the 80s and 90s, Upstate tells the story of two young lovers, Antonio and Natasha, torn apart by tragedy and struggling to survive against all odds. When a horrific tragedy sends Antonio to jail, their worlds turn upside down. Antonio struggles to stay alive on the inside; Natasha battles society on the outside. Over the course of 10 years, they share an intimate correspondence as their lives change dramatically and they often have only each other to turn to. Will fate bring them back together, or will they remain forever apart? Ripe with unforgettable characters and two haunting voices, Upstate is an audio program not to be missed.

Assorted Marvel Black Panther Graphic Novels– T’Challa is the king of the secretive and highly advanced African nation of Wakanda – as well as the powerful warrior known as the Black Panther.

The Comic that Foreshadowed a Pandemic

What if I told you that a title debuted in November of 2019 where the U.S was cut itself off from the world with a massive wall around its borders, and citizens were dying of a mysterious respiratory disease.


Soon after its release Undiscovered Country sold out its initial printing of 85,000 copies and Image announced it was issuing a second printing. An impressive feat for any independent title outside of the DCU and MVU .

Read Undiscovered Country Vol. 1: Destiny for FREE on Hoopla.

Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo

Courtesy of The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art . Frida Kahlo on a bench, carbon print, 1938.

Today we celebrate the 113th birthday of Frida Kahlo, the iconic Mexican painter, famous for her surrealist portraits. Kahlo’s work is globally renowned and she has since become a feminist icon.

Learn more about Frida Kahlo by placing a hold on an item and picking it up curbside, or checkout out one of our many eBooks and streaming videos.

Then zoom some friends and take a digital tour of her Casa Azul (The Frida Kahlo Museum) in Coyoacan, Mexico where Frida Kahlo was born and passed away. 

Online Trivia Night

Trivia Night is our video interactive game that can be viewed by phone, TV, or computer. It can be played by friends, family, students, and teachers alike. Play versus friends or form teams, and show off your knowledge on trivia in a variety of categories! Each round lasts between 5 minutes with questions coming from categories like sports, news, gaming, music, movies, etc. It’s a video game show.

Share this video and play with friends and family. Trivia Night courtesy of the Moraine Valley Library

What to Binge This Weekend: Our National Library Week Top Streaming Picks from the Library Website

Dark Waters Based on the New York Times magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich”

The Farewell After her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer, a Chinese-American woman returns to China for a family gathering secretly designed to say goodbye to the matriarch. However, when it becomes apparent that grandma is the only one unaware of the diagnosis, she struggles to keep the secret.

Get Out A young black man discovers a sinister conspiracy while visiting his white girlfriend’s family.

Groundhog Day A romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp where it is Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, but then he realizes that he might be doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people, and doing the same thing every day

Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together in a wildly entertaining and exhilarating motion picture adventure that both thrills and amuses.

Brokeback Mountain It’s 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start

Shakespeare in Love When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer’s block, a secret romance with a beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before! There are just two things he’ll have to learn about his new love: not only is she promised to marry someone else, she’s successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will’s latest production!

Coherence On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama, COHERENCE is a tightly focused, intimately shot film that quickly ratchets up with tension and mystery

Thelma & Louise Two female friends try to drive to Mexico in order to escape the police after one of them kills a man attempting to rape the other. A sympathetic cop tries to talk them out of their plan, but the women don’t feel they can trust any man.

Frida Best Actress nominee Salma Hayek stars as Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo in this biopic, which chronicles her turbulent marriage to Diego Rivera, her political activism and the severe pain she experienced following a bus accident.

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