Here is a quick update on our library hours over the next 7 days.
Wednesday, January 10: 8am-5pm
Thursday, January 11: 10:45am-5pm
Friday, January 12: 8am-5pm
Saturday, January 13: Closed
Sunday, January 14: Closed
Monday, January 15: Closed (Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday)
Tuesday, January 16: 7:30am-10pm (normal semester hours begin)
Our librarians and staff members are preparing for a great Spring Semester!
Meet some of the women who have shaped Moraine Valley over the last 50 years. They tell their stories of overcoming many challenges as they worked to establish this college as a nationally recognized institution.
As part of its 50th Anniversary, Moraine Valley has collected oral histories from the people who have helped make it into the quality institution it is today. Meet some of the women behind those recordings and hear them tell the college’s story through their own experiences
SGA hosted an open panel for students to talk about what they want to see on campus. At the panel students had the opportunity to voice their ideas as well as their concerns. Learn more about the Student Government and what it has to offer.
Thank you to all of our students, staff, and faculty who came in to vote for our pumpkins! Your donations have helped raise over $500 for our student scholarship. The library staff is grateful for your generosity!
This year’s pumpkins were creative, thoughtful and great fun! We had 27 pumpkins from 13 departments, 11 students clubs/organizations, and 3 from individual students.
Congratulations to our 1st place pumpkin, “Wicked Witch” created by the Student Success Department.
Let’s be honest. We know the truth about the Library’s annual pumpkin contest. This is not about the best pumpkin. It is about your bank account. You want to win? It is easy. Buy votes.This contest has been going on for over a decade, and the winning pumpkin is always based on the student group, department, or individual who buys the most votes.
The proceeds go to our student scholarship. This is our primary fundraiser for the year, so come to the library and vote!
Voting ends Thursday October 26th at 9pm. Winners will be announced Friday, October 27th at 1pm.
Top Ten Trending Pumpkins as of Tuesday October 24th.
1. Pennywise CREATED BY Technical Services
2. MVCC Rock Solid CREATED BY Night Circulation Staff
3. Book Worm CREATED BY Library Reference Department
4. Wicked Witch CREATED BY Student Success
5. Dragon Ball Z CREATED BY Asian Diversity Club
6. You Can Too! CREATED BY Executive Offices
7. T.P. & Paper Towel Pumpkins CREATED BY Custodian Dept.
8. Disney Pixar “Up” CREATED BY Daytime Circulation Staff
9. The Witch With All the Answers CREATED BY Daytime Circ. Staff
10. Werewolf & Moonlit Forrest CREATED BY Leah Gibbons
Last year, for the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, we held a panel discussion with members of the MVCC community to remember and share. Many of our students where very young when the attack happened, so they do not have first hand memories of this day. We thought it was important to share our memories.
Many states celebrated a “labor day” in the late 1800s but Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. One of the probable reasons for the federal holiday was that U.S. President Grover Cleveland was attempting to placate organized labor after the Pullman Strike, a nation-wide railroad strike that ended after many lives were lost and much property was destroyed. Workers began the strike at the Pullman Company in Chicago on May 11, 1894, as a reaction to wage cuts. You can visit the Pullman National Monument and Historic Pullman Foundation at 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in Chicago.
This is part three in the series of things to do in Chicago this summer.
In the exhibit “Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died,” the Elmhurst History Museum has gathered memorabilia from an infamous July 1979 event during a doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. That day, radio station WLUP sponsored a promotion featuring DJ Steve Dahl, and anyone who brought a disco album to the park got in for 98 cents. The plan was to blow up the disco albums on the field after the first game. The albums were blown up, and then thousands of fans went out on the field and would not leave until the police showed up. The Sox had to forfeit the second game because of the condition of the field.
The book from 2016 about the historic night is available in the library. The Elmhurst History Museum is at 120 E. Park Avenue in Elmhurst. www.elmhursthistory.org