Library Closed July 25th

July 25th, 2016

Due to a power outage, the Library will be closed today, Monday, June 25th. We will reopen tomorrow at 7:30am.

 

Graphic Novel Symposium Design wins Award of Excellence

July 20th, 2016

ConGNSymposiumPostesrsgratulations to MVCC’s Marketing and Creative Services  Department! Their design work for our Graphic Novel Symposium  won an Award of Excellence in the 2016 University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Award Competition. The UCDA annually recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done to promote educational institutions. Nearly 1,100 print entries were evaluated and only 174 awards were granted. This nice recognition for the work of our designers. They make us look great!

Silver Screen Shakespeare

July 19th, 2016

With the new Shakespeare Garden being dedicated on July 21st and the upcoming MVCC production of The Taming of the Shrew, we wanted to celebrate the greatness that was William Shakespeare! We’ve got a number of resources in the library that get you in touch with his works directly. You can check them out here.

Shakespeare’s works permeate much of our culture and influence so many movies and TV shows. There are a ton of movie adaptations, many of which aren’t obviously a Shakespeare work in disguise. To give you an idea, here is a listing by Mark Lawson of the 10 best screen adaptations of Shakespeare’s work.

We have many of these movies, along with some not listed, in the library available for checkout. The links below may lead you to a whole new interpretation of one of your favorite Shakespeare plays!

The Tempest

Tempest / Paul Mazursky (1982)

 

Romeo and Juliet

West Side Story / Robert Wise (1961)

Romeo + Juliet / Baz Luhrmann (1996)

Romeo Must Die / Andrzej Bartkowiak (2000)

 

Henry IV (parts 1 & 2)

My Own Private Idaho / Gus Van Sant (1991)

 

King Lear

A Thousand Acres / Jocelyn Moorhouse (1997)

 

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost : a romantic musical comedy / Kenneth Branagh  (1999)

 

Coriolanus

Coriolanus / Ralph Fiennes  (2011)

History of the Republican Party (podcast)

July 18th, 2016

Today is the first day of the 2016 Republican Party’s Convention in Cleveland, Ohio where they will select their nominee for president and also set the course for the party for the next four years. Given this big event, today is a good day to share this episode of the Backstory podcast on the History of the Republican Party.

The GOP: A History of the Republican Party
Description: Donald Trump has clinched the Republican party presidential nomination, and some political pundits wonder if his nomination represents a watershed for the GOP. On this episode of BackStory, we unpack the origins, evolution, and reinvention of the Grand Old Party. From its birth in 1854 by anti-slavery activists in the North, to the party of small government and low taxes, we look at how the Republican party has reinvented itself at various points in its history.

Shakespeare and the Library

July 18th, 2016

July 21st is the dedication of the new Shakespeare Garden on campus and also the opening night for MVCC’s production of the play “The Taming of the Shrew”.  The MVCC Library has many resources related to “The Taming of the Shrew”, and also about Shakespeare and his works.

Click here to watch a streaming version of the famous Franco Zeffirelli production of “The Taming of the Shrew” starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. 

The Taming of the Shrew Poster

Discover more about any of Shakespeare’s plays by going online and reading the plot synopsis, character list, a discussion of the work’s principal themes, information about the style and literary devices used, a conversation about the work’s historical context, and a critical overview in Shakespeare for Students, found within the library database Literature for Students from Gale Virtual Reference

If you are inspired to read one or all of the Shakespeare plays, you can check out the book The Norton Shakespeare, which contains all of the Bard’s plays in one volume.

 

 

 

Meet Carla Hayden

July 14th, 2016

Congratulations to Carla Hayden, the newly appointed Librarian of Congress. Not only is Hayden the first woman to achieve this role, she is also the first African-American to be appointed to this position.

carla hayden

 

 

 

Fall Preview Podcast: Graphic Novel Symposium Fall 2016

July 1st, 2016

Take a listen to this short podcast about our 2016 Graphic Novel Symposium. View our full schedule at our website.

Fall Preview: Graphic Novel Symposium Fall 2016

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Comics, Journalism, Artists: 2016 Graphic Novel Symposium

July 1st, 2016

theMagnificent-150x150We are excited to announce our 2016 Graphic Novel Symposium Schedule.  This year’s event will be September 28th and 29th and will feature leading artists, journalists, writers, and industry experts. As always, we will have local comic shops selling comics and merchandise, the Anime Club will be hosting a CosPlay event, and the Board Game Club will be hosting a gaming day.

We hope you will join us in exploring where popculture and fandom intersect with learning and our curriculum!

Fall Preview: Hamilton & the American Musicals (Check It Out Podcast)

June 30th, 2016

Dr Craig Rosen (Coordinator of Academic Theater) and Tommy Hensel (Directer of the Fine and Performing Arts Center) talk with librarians Tish Hayes and Troy Swanson about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton. Learn more at http://onebook.morainevalley.edu.

Fall Preview: Hamilton the Musical & American Musicals (Check It Out Podcast)

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Fall Preview: The History Behind Hamilton the Musical (Check It Out Podcast)

June 30th, 2016

Faculty member and historian Jim McIntyre chats with librarians Tish Hayes and Troy Swanson about Hamilton the Musical & the history. This is a preview of the One Book program on Hamilton the Musical. Learn more at http://onebook.morainevalley.edu.

Fall Preview: The History Behind Hamilton the Musical (Check It Out Podcast)

The audio of this discussion is available below:


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