James Baldwin & the Intersection of Race, Gender and Sexuality Featuring Dwight A. McBride

October 29th, 2014

Moraine Valley welcomed special guest Dwight A. McBride, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost of Graduate Education at Northwestern University. Dean McBride is a world renowned scholar who specializes issues relating to race and sexual orientation issues. He is also an expert on the life and influence of James Baldwin. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to join us for this special lecture. This One Book, One College event is made possible by the Moraine Valley Democracy Commitment. Visit http://www.morainevalley.edu/giovannisroom/ for more information.

James Baldwin & the Intersection of Race, Gender and Sexuality Featuring Dwight A. McBride

The audio of this event is available below:

Vote Early, Vote Often, Vote Pumpkin

October 29th, 2014

Voting for our annual pumpkin contest is underway! Stop by the library and vote for your favorite gourd.

We have some amazing entries this year establishing a benchmark for creativity, craft, and pumpkin-love that has not been seen in years! This will be one for the record books.

View photos of this year’s pumpkins here.

Library System Offline: Saturday, 10/25, 4 – 9pm

October 24th, 2014

system maintenance

Network Operations will be performing maintenance on Saturday, October 25th between the hours of 4 and 9 p.m. There will be a disruption of all library web services during this time frame.  This includes the catalog and subscription databases.

Network Operations will post an update on the portal when maintenance is complete.

Thank you.

Sexuality, Gender, and the Coming Out Process (online video)

October 24th, 2014

This panel discussion focuses on the pervading theme of Giovanni’s Room: Sexual Identity. Members of the LGBTQ community as well as LGBTQ Allies talk about sexual and gender identity, the coming out process, and how these things impact individuals and those around them. Panel members discuss the reality behind the protagonist’s struggle to understand his sexuality, deal with familial and societal pressure to conform, and accept who he is as a person. This event is part of the Library’s One Book program on James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room. It is organized by Moraine Valley’s Counseling Center.

Sexuality, Gender, and the Coming Out Process

The audio of this event is available below:

Education in Central America and the Child Migration Crisis (online video)

October 24th, 2014

Debra Gittler, founder and executive director of ConTextos, an educational NGO established in El Salvador and the U.S. explains how ConTextos, a social entrepreneurship initiative, improves education in the Northern Triangle Countries. ConTextos’ mission is to transform the educational experience so students go beyond rote, mechanical learning to develop authentic literacy skills such as deep-thinking, interpretation, analysis and creativity. She discusses children migrating from Central America in context of regional history and the importance of increasing investment to improve the quality of education in the countries of origin. The discussion includes current ConTextos initiatives, educational components, organizational structure of social entrepreneurship in a region that has low philanthropy and depends on traditional bilateral aid. This event is organized by MVCC’s Global and Diversity Education.

Education in Central America: Schooling as a Cause–and Solution–to the Child Migration Crisis

The audio of this event is available below:

Special Lecture: Northwestern University’s Dwight McBride (Oct 21)

October 20th, 2014

We hope you’ll join us for this special One Book event:

Special Lecture on James Baldwin and the Intersection of Race, Gender and Sexuality by Northwestern University’s Dean Dwight A. McBride
Tuesday, October 21st, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
Moraine Valley welcomes special guest Dwight A. McBride, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost of Graduate Education at Northwestern University. Dean McBride is a world renowned scholar who specializes issues relating to race and sexual orientation issues. He is also an expert on the life and influence of James Baldwin. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to join us for this special lecture. This One Book, One College event is made possible by the Moraine Valley Democracy Commitment.

Library System Offline: SAT, 10/25, 4 – 9pm

October 16th, 2014

system maintenanceNetwork Operations will be performing maintenance on Saturday, October 25th between the hours of 4 and 9 p.m. There will be a disruption of all library web services during this time frame.  This includes the catalog and subscription databases.

Network Operations will post an update on the portal when maintenance is complete.

Thank you.

All About Bullying: A Faculty Panel Presentation (online video)

October 15th, 2014

Bullying is a problem faced by many students at all levels of schooling. It is a problem that was ignored in the past, but has gained national recognition as many educators, parents, and community leaders work to stop bullying. Join us as education experts define and explore the causes and impacts of bullying. Panel members include: Gail Ditchman, Alieen Donnersberger,
Mary Jarka, Stacy Sheerin, Julie Fox. This event is part of the One Book, One College program on Giovanni’s Room, http://www.morainevalley.edu/giovannisroom/.

All About Bullying: A Faculty Panel Presentation

The audio of this event is available below:

Suffer in Silence No More: Art Fair for Mental Health Awareness (online video)

October 15th, 2014

This special event utilized arts to express all aspects of mental health. This reading was part of the larger event. This event was held in the Moraine Valley Library and organized by the Moraine Valley Counseling & Career Development Center.

This event is part of the One Book, One College program on Giovanni’s Room, http://www.morainevalley.edu/giovannisroom/.

Suffer in Silence No More: Art Fair for Mental Health Awareness

The audio of this event is available below:

Sexuality, Gender, and the Coming Out Process (Oct 16 Panel Discussion)

October 15th, 2014

Tomorrow’s One Book event:

Sexuality, Gender, and the Coming Out Process
Thursday, October 16th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Building L, Library Lounge
This panel discussion will focus on the pervading theme of Giovanni’s Room: Sexual Identity. Come hear from members of the LGBTQ community as well as LGBTQ Allies about sexual and gender identity, the coming out process, and how these things impact individuals and those around them. Panel members will discuss the reality behind the protagonist’s struggle to understand his sexuality, deal with familial and societal pressure to conform, and accept who he is as a person. Our discussion will show how issues the author wrote about in the 1950s are still prevalent today. This event is organized by MVCC’s Counseling and Career Development Center.