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Mariachi Divas in the FPAC (Oct 17)

Monday, October 12th, 2015

This is a pretty cool event. Get your tickets!

Mariachi Divas
Oct 17, 7:30 pm Fine & Performing Arts Center (this is a ticketed event)
Grammy award winning, all-female mariachi band from Los Angeles performs at Moraine Valley Community. This band represents the evolution of traditional mariachi music. This event is organized and supported by Moraine Valley’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. For ticket information, visit http://www.morainevalley.edu/fpac/

Chicano/Chicana: Identity and Oppression featuring Ana Castillo (Oct 8th)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Tomorrow’s event (Oct 8th):

Chicano/Chicana: Identity and Oppression featuring Ana Castillo
Oct 8th, 11 am, Building L, Library Lounge
Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Castillo was born and raised in Chicago. Ana Castillo holds an M.A from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D., University of Bremen, Germany in American Studies and an honorary doctorate from Colby College. She received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters. This event is part of the Celebrating Latino Americans programming.

Graphic Novel Symposium, Sept 30 & Oct 1

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Join us tomorrow (Sept 30)!

Graphic Novel Symposium
Sep 30 & Oct 1
The Moraine Valley Graphic Novel Symposium is a literary and learning event that supports the curriculum by connecting popular culture, interdisciplinary academic studies, and community development. This event will support the Library’s student scholarship. Visit the Comic Shop Fair where local comic shops will be selling graphic novels, books, and other items.

Happy Eid al-Adha

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Happy Eid al-Adha to our students, faculty, and staff who celebrate it!

Today is one of the holiest days in the Islamic calendar. It is the “feast of sacrifice.” Want to learn more? Take a look at this book: Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary

Observing Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

To our students, faculty, and staff who celebrate it, we want wish you a good Yom Kippur.

Today is Yom Kippur, which (for those who may not know) is the day of atonement and one of the holiest holidays in Judaism. Want to learn more? Take a look at this book: Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary

US Politics and Immigration: Political Science Panel Discussion (Sept 22)

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Tomorrow’s event:

US Politics and Immigration: Political Science Panel Discussion
Sep 22, 11am, Building L, Library Lounge
As the presidential election gains momentum toward the primaries, Moraine Valley political science faculty discussion issues relating to immigration as part of the One Book program. This discussion will cover topics including reform efforts aimed at immigration policy, the impact immigration will have on the upcoming election, and the changing demographics that will shape our nation. This event is part of the One Book, One College program on Jose Angel N.’s book Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant.

Mexican Chicago: A History in Pictures (Sept 17)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Event tomorrow (Sept 17). Please note that this event is will be held at the Green Hills Public Library.

Mexican Chicago: A History in Pictures
Sept 17, 7pm, Green Hills Public Library (103rd St. Palos Hills)
Storyteller Rita Jirasek will be presenting stories of the Mexican experience in the Midwest through photographs. The audience will hear stories of many who have lived local Mexican history firsthand and about the importance place of Chicago in the Mexican community. This program is presented as a partnership with the Green Hills Library District as part of the Celebrating Latinos programming.

Author José Ángel N. Visits MVCC on Sept 15

Monday, September 14th, 2015

We are excited that our One Book author will be visiting campus tomorrow (Sept 15th)

Conversation with the Author José Ángel N.
Sept 15, 11 am, Building L, Library Lounge
We welcome our One Book, One College author José Ángel N. to campus! MVCC alumni, José Ángel N. will discuss his book Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant and his life as an undocumented immigrant. His story presents a human face to the political and economic debates. This event is part of the One Book, One College program.

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Happy Rosh Hashanah to our students, faculty, staff, and community members who celebrate it!

Want to learn more about Rosh Hashanah? Take a look at this book in our reference collection: Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary : detailing more than 2,000 observances from all 50 states and more than 100 nations

Film Showing: Foreigners in Their Own Land (Sept 8)

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Tomorrows’ event:

Film Showing: Foreigners in Their Own Land (Latino Americans Episode 1, 1565-1880)
Sept 8, 12:30 pm, Building L, Library Lounge
Viewing of the PBS Documentary Latino Americans. One hundred years after Columbus’ arrival in the Caribbean, Spanish Conquistadors and Priests, push into North America in search of gold and to spread Catholicism. With the arrival of the British in North America, the two colonial systems produce contrasting societies that come in conflict as Manifest Destiny pushes the U.S into the Mexican territories of the South West. A discussion about the film led by Matt Cullen will follow. This event is part of the Celebrating Latino Americans programming.