Kipp Cozad grew up in Liberty, Missouri, a town with an infamous past connected to Bleeding Kansas and Jesse James. One piece of history that Kipp did not recognize was his home town’s history of institutional segregation. After joining the Peace Corps and serving in Yemen, the illusions around his hometown were shattered. His perspectives on “normal” had changed. In this talk, Kipp will explore how travel and living in a new culture forced him to see both his hometown and the world differently.
November 11 is the day that America honors its military veterans. MVCC is “committed to being a veteran-friendly campus, and the office of Veterans Services is the go-to resource for veteran students.”
The Moraine Valley Library is another source for veterans to use. Here are some helpful titles.
There are numerous local events that will take place on November 11 to honor our vets. Palos Heights Library, Village of Homer Glen and Brookfield Zoo Veterans Day Celebration will pay homage to the men and women who have served our country.
Looking for places to study in groups or to practice speeches? Our study rooms are the answer! We actively encourage students, who want to study, to reserve one of our 8 study rooms in advance here. Make sure to book at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to reserve a room during daytime hours. It’s easy to do.
- Find the Reserve a Study Room or Lab Seat link on the main page of the library website.
2) Select a Study Room session of 30 minutes, 1 hour, or 2 hours.
3) Select a specific Study Room (A-J) and pick a date.
4) Select a time.
5) Type your First Name, Last Name, Moraine Valley Email, Student ID Number, and click Yes to consent to the study room policies (only 2 hours of reservations per student per day).
6) Once you received your confirmation page you are all set. (staff members will verify double bookings, student id’s, and will contact you if more information is needed).
If you have any questions, please call us at (708) 974-5235.
The Library has every movie adaptation of A Star is Born to suit one’s fancy! Check them out:
- A Star is Born (1937) / directed by William A. Wellman ; produced by David O. Selznick ; starring Janet Gaynor & Fredric March
- A Star is Born (1954) / produced by Sidney Luft ; directed by George Cukor ; starring Judy Garland & James Mason
- A Star is Born (1976) / produced by Jon Peters ; directed by Frank Pierson ; starring Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson
- A Star is Born (2018) / directed by Bradley Cooper ; produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Lynette Howell Taylor ; starring Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
All are currently available and located either at the New Arrivals section in the lounge, or downstairs among the DVD collection. If you can’t find one of the DVDs, please don’t hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance.
The room scheduling issue has been resolved.
Users have reported that they are experiencing issues with the library’s scheduling system for group study rooms, media lab seats, and classrooms.
If you need to reserve any of these spaces, please call 708-974-5234 or visit the Ask a Librarian page to connect with a librarian who can help you book the space you need.
Have you thought about what you want to do with your extra hour this Sunday? Sure, you could catch up on sleep, but there are so many options to consider!
Why don’t you ~fall back~ into the couch and enjoy an hour long episode of the PBS series How We Got to Now on time.
Perhaps you’d prefer to enjoy the soothing vocals of Seal’s “Daylight Saving” from his 2015 (and conveniently 50-minute-long) album, 7.
Maybe you find yourself contemplating the very nature of time? Why not explore those questions by reading Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time.
Now stop wasting time and make the most of your additional hour!
It’s a windy, cold, and dark Halloween this year. You may be staying inside, or you maybe travelling. In either scenario, set the perfect eerie tone tonight by playing the audio version of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz. This is the chilling childhood original. The version with the skull smoking a pipe cover by Stephen Gammell. Click the link, if you dare…
Update, 10/31/19, 2:30PM: The issue with SWANK has been resolved. Thank you for your patience!
Library users have reported that they are experiencing access issues with our SWANK streaming video service, affecting a number of films we have available via online through our library subscription.
We are currently working with our vendor to resolve the issue. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Among the new arrivals this week are these book recommendations:
- Soulless : The Case Against R. Kelly by Jim DeRogatis
- Beating Endo : How to Reclaim Your Life From Endometriosis by Iris Kerin Orbuch, MD and Amy Stein, DPT
- Digital Cash : The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Built Cryptocurrency by Finn Brunton
- Hawking written by Jim Ottaviani ; art by Leland Myrick ; coloring by Aaron Polk
- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood : the Poetry of Mister Rogers lyrics by Fred Rogers ; illustrations by Luke Flowers
These and other new items are located at the New Arrivals section in the Library Lounge.