January 9, 1994, the dedication ceremony for the Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC) occurred.
“Since that date, we have presented hundreds of performances representing dozens of different genres, exhibited nearly 100 professional artists in the art gallery, and seen over a half-million patrons come through our doors to explore the power of the arts.” – Tommy Hensel, Managing Director of the FPAC
To learn more about what the FPAC is offering for this season visit the Center’s website: https://www.morainevalley.edu/fpac/
View the physical exhibit in the Library’s lounge or to view the online exhibit visit the College Archive’s exhibit page:
Access to the library catalog, will be down Friday, 1/11/2019, from 6 – 7:30 am, before the library opens so we can perform library server updates.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you want interactive presentations and PowerPoint just doesn’t do it for you anymore, consider downloading the free app Sway from Microsoft.
Go to this website https://sway.office.com or click here for quick access to the ad for Sway. You can also go to YouTube for some video presentations.
To our students, staff, faculty, and larger community, we say Happy New Year!
To our students, faculty, staff, and community members who celebrate it, we say Merry Christmas!
Some excellent detective work on the origins of Dracula!
“The London Library today unveiled a fascinating discovery that sheds new light on how Dracula was researched and written. We’ve found 26 books that are almost certainly the original copies that Bram Stoker used to help research his enduring classic.
Philip Spedding, the Library’s Development Director who made the discovery, commented: “Bram Stoker was a member of The London Library but until now we have had no indication whether or how he used our collection. Today’s discovery changes that and we can establish beyond reasonable doubt that numerous books still on our shelves are the very copies that he was using to help write and research his masterpiece.” (See London Library’s “The Books that Created Dracula“)
Philip Spedding looks at the books discovered in The London Library that were used by Bram Stoker to research Dracula
The Books that Created Dracula
The Books That Created Dracula from The London Library on Vimeo.
This has been a great semester. Thanks to our students, staff, and faculty!
As of December 14th, we will be using our break schedule. Please take a look at our hours page for more details.
Since yesterday’s post about the War on Truth, a few more items have come our way.
First, the Washington Post’s fact-checkers have introduced a new category called “the Bottomless Pinocchio” for constantly repeated false claims. Take a look a the video below or visit this article,
“Meet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again”.
Second, the first episode of the (Mis)Informed Podcast has been released. This focuses on fact-checking political sources. You can listen at the player below or read more here, “(Mis)informed podcast: Who is fact-checking actually for?”
The Botomless Pinocchio:
Librarians and journalists share many values. Namely, the belief that free and open information is vital to democracy and an open society. This week a few, year-end announcements from our colleagues in the world of journalism were made that should be highlighted.
First, Time magazine announced that their person (people) of the year is “the Guardians and the War on Truth.”
The video pasted below outlines those involved.
Second, PolitiFact announced their “Lie of the Year” which is the online smear machine trying to take down Parkland students.
Finally, PolitiFact also released “Trump’s 10 top falsehood of 2018” which offers an interesting perspective into our current political landscape.
Here’s the video from Time:
As of January 2nd, 2019, the eRead E-book and E-Audio collection will change its loan period from 21 days to 14 days and holds will change from 3 days to 2 days. The goal of these changes is to maximize the availability of popular materials in the collection.
Any materials checked out prior to January 2nd, 2019 will still have the remainder of the 21 day checkout period. For any questions, please ask a librarian.