According to the magazine, Rolling Stone, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time – The Beatles.”
The MVCC library has books, e-books, dvds, and database articles on this band and their music. One way to get a “live streaming” feel to the album’s introduction on June 2, 1967 (U.S.) is to use the historical databases and read the world’s reaction to this historical album.
This short article is full of insights on how Chicago teens reacted to the album.
1967 Chicago Teens weigh in on the album
Need to use a scanner? Why not download a scanner app to your smartphone? Here is a cite that explains what app to download and why a scanning app works better than your camera phone.
“World Down Syndrome Day is observed annually on the 21st of March. This date is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Why this date? Because it is the 21st day of the 3rd month. The numbers represent the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.”
There are many organizations that help “raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.”
A recent indie film, My Feral Heart, gives a positive portrayal of a young adult with Down syndrome.
The 2016 election may have helped propel Orwell’s 1984 to Amazon’s bestseller list. The book, published in 1949, continues to be read especially at this time when everyone’s talking about fake news and ‘alternative facts’.
The MVCC library contains an interesting array of formats of 1984.
A visual history of the book covers of 1984.
View the Apple 1984 Super Bowl Commercial.
Flash drives are available on Reserve at the circulation desk for student check-out.
As the year and the semester wind down, why not end the year by reading a book? NPR has complied an interesting list of books that range from mysteries, cookbooks, graphic novels and science fiction.
Happy New Year and Happy Reading!
It has been 75 years since a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base in Hawaii. The air strike claimed the lives of more than 2,400 people and injured hundreds of people. The Pacific fleet was severely damaged by the Japanese air force. Franklin Roosevelt stated the “date which will live in infamy,”prompted Congress to declare war on Japan.
Click here for more information on Pearl Harbor
Click here for video of the actual attack.
There are a lot of apps to choose from, but if you or family members have boxes of old pictures taking up space, you may want to download this app. The PhotoScan app lets you scan printed pictures in a short amount of time.
Some people think that Google will replace (or has replaced) librarians. This article from the Huffington Post describes how research librarians still play an important role in both the public library and the academic world. Take the time to read this post and find out how the MVCC librarians can help you with your research.
The refugee crisis has been in the forefront of world news for the last two decades. The flow of people escaping from war and poverty numbers in the millions. Today one of these refugees, made famous by National Geographic, was arrested. This 12-year old girl was pictured on the June 1985 cover of the magazine and “captured the world’s attention.” Her story, like many of the refugee stories, was a combination of horror and bravery. Read her story and perhaps you may want to find out more information on this world-wide problem. The MVCC library has an interesting selection of books and articles that address this issue.