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.
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 — 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.
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.
Off-Campus access to Kanopy has been restored. For any questions, please ask a Librarian.
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.
Blues legend Willie Dixon was born on this day in 1915 and was one of the most prolific artists of all time. If you have never heard of him, he is known for being one of the main songwriters at the world famous (and local) Chess Records in Chicago. His songs have been performed by Jimi Hendrix, the Allman Brothers, Aerosmith, the Yardbirds, Cream, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Everly Brothers, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elvis, and countless others. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip.
Here is a link to his album, “Willie’s Blues” in our database, Naxos Jazz Library. Stream it for free with your Moraine Valley Library account.
On June 26 1948, Shirley Jackson’s horrifying short story was released in The New Yorker. The backlash was instant and massive. To this day it remains the most negative response the magazine has ever experienced. More than sixty years later, “The Lottery” remains one of the most shocking short stories ever written. Read or listen to one of the most controversial stories ever printed by clicking here for our print copy, or here for Hoopla audio book edition. Then watch the equally horrifying Encyclopaedia Britannica video production that was shown in schools throughout the US.
Abbey Road turns 50 years old this year and the Moraine Valley Library is your source for all things Beatles! In honor of the classic album’s birthday, the Beatles released the entire officially licensed album on YouTube for free. Click this link to hear the playlist of all 17 tracks and click here to see our entire Beatles catalog.