Happy Turkey Day to all of you! We have had a great fall term so far. There are only a few weeks left, so it is good to take a break and enjoy being with friends and family.
Please note that this is at the Green Hills Public Library on Nov 24th
Film Showing: Screening of “Latino Americans”
Nov 24, 6:30pm, Green Hills Public Library (103rd St. Palos Hills)
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. This event is part of the Celebrating Latino Americans programming.
Join us for tomorrow’s event. This will be very cool!
The Arab Experience Through Graphic Novels: Author Visit and Book Signing Featuring Leila Abdelrazaq and Toufic El Rassi
Nov 17, 11am Building L, Library Lounge
We welcome acclaimed writers Leila Abdelrazaq and Toufic El Rassi to Moraine Valley for this special event. Leila Abdelrazaq is the author of the graphic novel Baddawi which is the story of a young Palestinian boy named Ahmad who is struggling to find his place in the world. Toufic El Rassi is the author of the graphic novel Arab in America which is the story of average Arab-Americans who struggle with their identity in a post-9/11 world.
Tomorrow’s event (Nov 10):
Discussion led by special guest Maria Luna-Duarte from NEIU
Nov 10, 11am, Building L, Library Lounge
Featured Guest Maria Luna-Duarte, Interim Director of Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro. She will discuss issues relating to community outreach and Latinos in higher education as part of the One Book Program.
Tomorrow’s event (Oct 15):
Talking Immigration in the Land of Lincoln Celina Villanueva
Oct 15, 11 am, Building L, Library Lounge
Celina Villanueva, from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights, will discuss immigration issues in the Chicago region and across Illinois. She will present a regional view of this national view and consider how state and local policy impacts the lives of those arriving from abroad. This event is part of the One Book, One College program.
This is a pretty cool event. Get your tickets!
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/
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.
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 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
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