General Information

Database Downtime

The following library databases will be inaccessible starting at 9:00 PM, Saturday July 24th until 7 AM, Sunday July 25th. These products will be under maintenance at this time. The following databases are effected:

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Coronavirus Research Database
  • Criminal Justice Database
  • Literature Online
  • Los Angeles Times
  • New York Times
  • Nursing and Allied Health Database
  • Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune
  • Historical Newspapers: The New York Times
  • SIRS Issues Researcher
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • U.S. Major Dailies
  • History Study Center

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

What’s Going On?

This weekend I read the book All We Can Save. This is the “One Book, One College” selection for the MVCC 2021-2022 school year. The book examines climate change. Ironically, hours after I finished the book on Sunday, a tornado ripped through my neighborhood. Suddenly some of the facts in the book became a startling reality for me.

This storm was calculated as a EF-3 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Some climate experts believe the frequency of tornadoes in the United States is stable but not their patterns.

I highly recommend this book. The authors’ perspective of climate change is interesting and the book is well written and persuasive. I have always championed respect for our world and its inhabitants. The June 20 tornado added to my resolve to continue educating myself about climate change.

Loki in the Library

Moraine is your source to all things Loki.

Want to read his first Marvel appearance? Read Thor Masterworks Vol. 1. Want to read his fight with several of the Avengers before they were the Avengers? Read Marvel Masterworks: Avengers, Vol. 1. Want to read his standalone adventures? Read Loki: The God Who Fell to Earth, and Loki: Agent of Asgard. We have lots of digital titles to checkout for free on Hoopla! Click here to see all our Loki titles online.

Ticks

This summer certainly is more enjoyable than the Covid-19 summer of 2020. We can finally enjoy outdoor activities like biking, walking, and barbecuing. There are several things that health experts warn us to avoid during the summer months: too much sun, dehydration, and certain insects and arachnids. “When disease-carrying mosquitoes reach a new area in the U.S., there are standard public health responses, including population control methods, with cities, towns, and counties conducting mosquito abatement campaigns.” While there are other disease carrying creatures, they are unfortunately not handled with the same urgency as mosquitoes.

One arachnid that carries dangerous diseases is the tick. Ticks can spread more than 65 diseases, many of them serious. They include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Colorado tick fever and other tick borne diseases. Ticks are not relegated to woodlands or farmlands, they also proliferate in urban and suburban areas. The Cook Country Forest Preserve wants people to visit their beautiful forests and fields but warns against the dangers of tick bites. Their website also includes information about removing ticks from humans and pets.

Up close and personal pictures of a tick bite victim.

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.

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