Keep warm and cozy this weekend with a new book or movie!

Take your pick from the many new books available at the library including bestselling fiction and nonfiction. Books can be borrowed for 4 weeks with your JJC ID.

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New DVDs just arrived: Maleficent, Tammy, Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow, Let’s Be Cops, Begin Again and more. Borrow for one week with your JJC ID.

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The Beatles: The Most Overrated Group in History?-Brown Bag Lecture, Tuesday, November 18, 12:30pm @ the JJC Library

Author Jonathan Gould suggested that “from its frenzied, inchoate beginnings in Britain and the United States, the great upsurge of adolescent fervor that the press called Beatlemania would coalesce into one of the main tributaries of a broad confluence of pop enthusiasm, student activism, and mass bohemianism that would flood the political, social, and cultural landscape of much of the industrialized world during the second half of the 1960s, spinning off whorls and eddies – the women’s movement, the gay liberation movement, the environmental movement – in its wake.” This presentation by Professor John Lyons questions these assertions and suggests that the Beatles were less successful and less influential than often assumed. Light refreshments will be served.

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Throwback Thursday & Happy Anniversary Sesame Street!

Forty-five years ago this week, Sesame Street debuted (November 10, 1969). Millions of children start their education with the friendly and fun lessons from Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar, Elmo, Grover and Count von Count. To learn more about how Sesame Street evolved into a childhood staple check out these books from the JJC Library: Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street (791.43 DAV) and Jim Henson: The Biography (791.4502 J710B).

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The Japanese Experience: JJC Travels Abroad-Brown Bag Lecture, Wednesday, November 5th, Noon @ the JJC Library

Professor Eric Gorder will discuss his recent trip to Japan with other JJC faculty and students, as well as the upcoming 2015 study abroad program. The library has a corresponding display featuring books and movies on Japanese culture, travel and literature.

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Want to write a novel in November?

Come to the JJC Library’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick-Off event on Saturday, November 1st, noon-3pm @ the library, A-2002. There will be fun and helpful advice, a getting started kit and other inspiring goodies to keep you writing throughout the month. Check out the library’s corresponding display featuring published novels from past NaNoWriMo and writing resources to get you started and help you become a published author.

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Online Genealogy Research: Brown Bag Lecture @ Romeoville Campus

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:00pm, Debbie Halley will give an engaging talk on genealogy research utilizing free resources. This lecture will take place at the Romeoville Campus Conference Room 26/28.

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Happy Birthday, Sylvia Plath.

“Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.”

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) is one of the most influential women poets. Her confessional poetry gave a voice to women in the 1950s and 1960s when women’s liberation was beginning to take flight. Plath challenged the stereotype of the mid-twentieth century housewife who could not seek a career outside the home and whose success depended on her husband. Her semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar is a modern coming of age classic that chronicles the downward spiral of depression. Plath’s writing explores the struggles women face, depression, marriage, relationships and self. Plath paved the way for women today, and the beauty of her words are timeless. The Bell Jar (FIC P696S B4131), Ariel (811.54 P696A) and The Colossus and Other Poems (811.54 P696C) can be borrowed from the Joliet Junior College Library.

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