Pitchfork Music Festival

Curious about the bands playing this weekend? Hoopla and the Moraine Valley Library are your guides to all things Pitchfork. Preview the artist’s albums on Hoopla before you go. Here is just a small sampling of all the Pitchfork music you can stream for free.

Amber Mark – 3:33am

Bitchin’ Bajas- Faceplant

Cate Le Bon – Reward

Charli XCX – Number 1 Angel

Clairo – Diary 001

Grapetooth- Grapetooth

Robyn- Honey

Dreezy- No Hard Feelings

Earl Sweatshirt-Earl

Freddie Gibs- Piñata

Jay Som- Pirouette

Jeremih- The Chocolate Box

JPEGMAFIA- Veteran

Julia Holter- Loud City Song

Kurt Vile- God is Saying This to You…

Lala Lala- Sleepyhead

Mavis Staples- We Get By

Neneh Cherry- Woman

Pusha-T – Daytona

Ric Wilson – Ric Wilson on Audiotree Live

Rico Nasty- Nasty

Sky Ferreira- Night Time, My Time

Soccer Mommy- Soccer Mommy on Audiotree Live

Valee- Runnin’ Rich

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Summer is the Time for Rejuvenation

Summer is a time for reading, reflection, self improvement, but most importantly, it is a time for rejuvenation. It is the perfect opportunity to give yourself a respite from the cycle of papers, exams, work, and classes that make the academic year so strenuous. It costs nothing to take a moment and walk through the 1,300 trees on campus, check out a book or magazine like Breathe from our library, view an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” at the gateway, or view the cosmos at the G. Jack Bradley Observation Deck. As with so many other life lessons that classic literature teaches us, embrace the feeling that life begins again with the summer.

*** Update***Swank Off-Campus Access Disrupted

Update — a temporary fix to has been implemented for Swank videos. To access Swank videos off-campus, please use this link. When the issue has been resolved, this post will be updated again.

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Off-campus access to Swank is currently is currently being disrupted. In the interim, access to Swank using on-campus computers is still working. Please use the Swank Landing Page to do so. For any questions, please ask a Librarian. This post will be updated when this issue is resolved.

Robot umpires and I, Robot

Robots will become a familiar word on the MVCC campus this school year. The One Book One College is I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. There will be numerous faculty panels, guest speakers, classroom discussions, and podcasts that will center on the implications of A. I. in our world.

These two links show the pros and cons of Robot Umps calling balls and strikes on baseball players at the plate. You may be able to use this topic in one of your classes next semester. Robots…they are everywhere.

Don’t Risk Viruses from Illegal Downloads, Stream Entire Albums for FREE on Hoopla

Stream all these albums for FREE on Hoopla.

Let’s Rock – The Black Keys

÷ (Deluxe) – Ed Sheeran

Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack)- Queen  

Cuz I Love You – Lizzo 

Thank U, Next -Ariana Grande

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Soundtrack)- Various Artists

Happiness Begins- Jonas Brothers

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? -Billie Eilish

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Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

A new addition to the MVCC catalog is a six-disc collection that features silent films directed/written by women. This DVD collection Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers honors “the women who were instrumental in shaping the very core of cinema as we know it.”

You may to want to view our catalog to see what else the MVCC library has on this subject. Also, don’t forget to view the MVCC databases and read newspaper articles about silent era movies and early Hollywood directors and stars from the Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper and the New York Times Historical Newspaper.

101 Free Silent Films

Information on Silent Films

Millennials and Silent Movies

*****Kanopy Off-Campus Access RESTORED

Off-Campus access to Kanopy has been restored. For any questions, please ask a Librarian.

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Off-campus access to Kanopy is currently is currently being disrupted. In the interim, access to Kanopy using on-campus computers is still working. For any questions, please ask a Librarian. This post will be updated when this issue is resolved.

50th Anniversary of Woodstock

This August will be the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, a rock concert that some historians believe “defined an entire generation and its effects on music and American culture can still be felt today.”

Check out the Chicago Tribune Historical newspaper and the New York Times Historical newspaper to get a 1969 perspective of the concert.