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The Morbius Comic Books. Better than the Movie?

Is Morbius a bad film? With a 16% critic rating and 70% audience rating, Morbius is one of the lowest-rated Marvel titles. Marvel fans will blame Sony, others will blame the lead. In either scenario, most comic enthusiasts prefer the books. Click this link to access all the Hoopla Morbius titles to appreciate the best of Marvel’s Post-Ditko creation.

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If You Liked The Batman, You’ll Love These Books

Cover Photo: Batman: Last Knight on Earth

Here is a short list of the some of the best Batman titles that have the same look and feel as “The Batman”.

Batman: The Court Of Owls Saga – Considered one of the greatest Batman stories ever told, this maybe the basis of the next Reeves/Pattinson Dark Knight movie.

Batman: Last Knight On Earth – Another Scott Snyder penned title and the obvious influence for the post car chase scene in the movie.

Batman: The Long Halloween – Like the new film, this quintessential title takes place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting. Of all the Batman titles, this one is probably written the most as a murder mystery and showcased Batman’s detective skills.

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Marie Kondo’s Magic Manga of Cleaning

Cover photo : The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up ( A Magical Story) by Marie Kondo

Spring is coming quickly and with it a newfound energy. There is a lot of pressure to use this energy for spring cleaning but often people don’t know where to start. If you find yourself overwhelmed, this is the perfect book for you. Marie Kondo has made a name for herself in the organization community with a method that is both gentle and effective for everyone. The method of cleaning is easy to learn too! This manga does not read like a paralyzing to do list, but a compelling story with a character you can find yourself in. With visuals on how to fold different clothes to brutal truths about those miscellaneous doodads, this easy read will be sure to give you the kick you need!

Click Here to reserve Marie Kondo’s book and start your spring cleaning !

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From the Night’s Watch to the Black Knight

SPOILER ALERT: If you’ve seen The Eternals in theaters or on Disney+, you’ve undoubtedly seen Kit Harrington’s post-credit scene. In it, we get a glimpse of Dane (Kit Harrington) in the presence of a large Game of Throne-like sword, and then a powerful voice calls him by his full name and heeds a warning.

Dane’s last name is Whittman, and Dane Whittman is the Black Knight.

If you can’t wait until Eternals 2 to find out more about this mysterious Marvel character, you can read Black Knight: The Fall Of Dane Whitman on Hoopla.

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Stress Relieving EBooks for Finals!

Stress Relief

We have gathered a short list of ebooks available through the MVCC library catalog and Hoopla! Titles include help with yoga, herbal tea, meditation, and more to help you keep calm, cool, and collected during this busy time. While some stress can help you be productive, these ebooks will guide you through relieving unnecessary stress so you can achieve more during this finals season and beyond. Search for physical or audio books on similar topics through the library’s catalog. Good luck during finals, everyone!

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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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