Changing the Narratives on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

A short discussion about the myths related to sexual assault. This podcast with Counselors Souzan Naser and Sharon Brennan was held in preparation for the One Book program on the book, We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. For more information visit

Changing the Narratives on Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Savor the Season: Head to the Farmers’ Market

I’m one of those annoying people who always finds something to complain about when it comes to weather: in the winter, it’s too cold and dark and dreary and depressing but as soon as summer comes, it’s too hot and sticky and gross.   To try to beat that bad attitude, I do my best to focus on the great things summer brings!   One of my favorites?   The Farmers’ Market!

I’ll make weekly visits until the fall but I’m not a very natural chef, so I need plenty of inspiration and direction to tell me what to do with all the scrumptious seasonal goodness.  I’ve checked out some great cookbooks, maybe you want to as well!

Don’t feel like lugging a book home? Check out these e-books!

Don’t feel like spending any more time staring at a screen? Check out these books!


Fall Preview We Believe You

Preview of the 2017-2018 One Book Program on We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino. For more information visit:

Fall Preview: We Believe You | One Book, One College, 2017-2018

The audio of this discussion is available below:

Fall Preview 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium

We preview the 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium which will be held on September 27 and 28, 2017. This event will feature artists, writers, gamers, and topics on pop culture. Learn more at:
Fall Preview: 2017 Graphic Novel Symposium

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“Summer in the City”

This is part one of a series of blogs that center around places to visit and things to do in Chicago this summer.

The Tribune Tower, constructed in 1923-1925, is an iconic symbol of Chicago. It is less than 25 miles  from the  Moraine Valley Community College campus. The Tower is an architectural jewel filled with treasures from all over the world. The treasures include rocks from the Colosseum in Rome, the Giza pyramid, the Arc de Triumphe, Aztec Ruins and the Berlin Wall. These are just a few examples of historic rocks that are incorporated in the walls of this building.

Check out more information on the Tribune Tower and other great Chicago architecture from the MVCC catalog.


Graphic Novel Reporting in New York Stories

The New York Times Magazine is long-standing icon in reporting and story telling, and each year it releases its “New York Stories” issue focusing on stories around New York City. This past week it did something different. New York Stories was done as a comic book. It was a graphic novel version of New York stories (read the online version here). 

For perspective this, read this AdWeek piece, “New York Times Magazine Goes All Comics for Its Latest Issue.”

Wednesday, 6/7, 4pm: Library Catalog Maintenance


Access to the library catalog will be down for a couple of hours beginning at 4pm on Wednesday, 06/07/2017 so we can perform system updates.  Please use this alternate link to access the library catalog:

Please Ask a Librarian for help if you need assistance.


Leisure Time Reading and Viewing

Now that finals are over, you might have plenty of leisure time to fill.  The library has lots of fun materials available for checkout.  If you like comic books and graphic novels, the library has a plethora to choose from.  If you would prefer a more conventional book, check out our After Class Collection.  Would you rather watch a movie?  We’ve got you covered. Are you looking to binge a show?  We have those too.

As always, if you have questions, please Ask a Librarian.