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Event Canceled: Arab Spring Lecture

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Unfortunately, the upcoming event on the Arab Spring has been canceled do to scheduling conflicts. We are disappointed as we were looking forward to this timely and important event.

This event has been canceled.
The Arab Spring: Successes and Failures featuring University of Michigan’s Atef Said
Thursday, February 12th, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Oremus Theater, Building F

We hope you will visit our Library events page and join us for our other upcoming events.

What did you do on your snow day?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

We are back! Happy Tuesday. Hopefully, you enjoyed your day off. What did you do with your snow day? (post comments below or post comments on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+).

Free HIV Testing in U209 on Feb 5th

Monday, January 26th, 2015

We wanted to send along this info from MVCC Student Life.

Free HIV Testing (U209)
On Thursday, Feb. 5, South Suburban HIV/AIDS Regional Clinic staff will be in U209 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to offer free, confidential HIV tests. Students can get a rapid test (oral swab or finger prick) and will get results in 20 minutes. Additionally, students can opt to get free tests for other sexually transmitted diseases. No appointment needed. The CDC recommends everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 have an HIV test at least once. Some people could benefit from more frequent testing. This event is sponsored by the Alliance of African American Students (AAAS), Gender and Sexuality Progress (GASP) and Student Life.

Cooking Demo, Science, James Baldwin, Arab Spring

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Our February public events present tons of options. Take a look. These are free and open to the public. (Please note that these will not be held in the library due to our remodeling.)

The Arab Spring: Successes and Failures featuring University of Michigan’s Atef Said
Thursday, February 12th, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Oremus Theater, Building F
We welcome University of Michigan sociologist Atef Said for this special lecture. Atef Said has worked as a human rights attorney and has authored books on torture in Egypt. He is currently studying the Egyptian revolution of 2011. This event is organized by Moraine Valley’s Global and Diversity Education.

Writing for a Change: James Baldwin and the 1960s featuring speical guest John D’Emilio
February 17, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm, Oremus Theater, Building F
The 1960s are remembered as an era of popular activism, of people demonstrating and organizing for justice, equality, and peace. Writing was also a key way of making change, and James Baldwin, through his novels and his essays, was on the cutting edge in the 1960s, challenging injustice and inequality based on race and sexuality. This talk featuring the University of Illinois at Chicago scholar John D’Emilio will explore Baldwin’s life and work in this important era. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

Moraine Valley Library Science Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m., Building C Atrium
All the details for each of the entry tracks can be found on the new MVCC STEM site! Just click on the Library Science Fair tab

En avant les calories! (“Bring on the calories!)
La gastronomie française: un patrimoine mondial, un goût du paradis.
(French fine cooking: a global heritage, a taste of paradise)
February 26th, 11 am to 12:15 pm, Moraine Room 3, Building M
Interested in French culinary and dining customs? Want to learn some useful vocabulary and phrases for ordering various dishes in French restaurants here and abroad? Would you like to sample some fine French food? Then you do not want to miss this culinary and cultural event featuring Michael O’Shea of MVCC’s Culinary Arts program and Kevin O’Connell from the Foreign Language Department. This event is part of the One Book program on Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin.

Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble (Fall 2014 Performance)

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble started its 10th season with a holiday concert on Dec. 11, 2014. The 17-member group, including Director Dough Bratt, performed an array of tunes from well-known holiday songs to one played on drum cases. This group is always full of fun and surprises.

Moraine Valley Percussion Ensemble (Fall 2014 Performance)

Break Hours to Jan 9, Regular Hours Start Jan 12th

Monday, January 5th, 2015



We are back! Happy New Year!

We are open January 5th to 9th 8am to 5pm.
We are closed Saturday, January 10th and Sunday, January 11th.

THEN, we are OPEN January 12th our normal hours (7:30am to 10pm).

We are looking forward to seeing you for Spring 2015!

Thanks to Carol and Lauren

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

It is with sadness that we mark the end of this semester, because we are saying goodbye to two of our excellent librarians.

Carol Gianoli has worked at our library for over ten years. She has taught countless research classes and helped many students at our information desk.

Lauren Crowther has worked for us over the past year on Monday nights. Although she is a recent addition to our staff, she was a good fit. She taught evening research sessions and worked at our information desk.

We thank Carol and Lauren for their service and friendship.

Off Campus Access to Databases Restored

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Access to the library’s article, music and video databases has been restored. If you are off campus, you need your MVConnect ID and password to login (like normal).

We are close to having our entire system restored.

Please contact us if you have questions or problems.

Sustainability is Good Business

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

We wanted to share this video of an event organized by the Moraine Valley Business Club (and hosted on the Library YouTube Channel).

Sustainability is Good Business

On-Campus Access to Databases

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

On-campus access to the library’s databases has been restored. Click here to view a list of the library’s databases.  Students can access the databases on-campus only. We hope to restore access from off campus soon.

Our library staff has been working with our IT staff to restore all of our services.