Based on the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s 2015 exhibition, Storytelling: Hmong American Voices, and curated in collaboration with a Hmong Community Advisory Council, In/Visibility: Hmong America and the Art of Storytelling explores Hmong American identity, the politics of displacement and what it means to belong. Featuring first-person reflections, textiles, and artwork by Aurora native and Waubonsee Community College alumna, J. Tshab Her, this exhibit considers how Hmong life has changed since refugees first entered the United States in the 1970s and what it means to be Hmong American today.
In/Visibility: Hmong American and the Art of Storytelling is on exhibition at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library until Saturday, April 14th, 2018. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to view the exhibit during the library’s normal hours of operation.
The Fall of the Alamo and Beyond
February and March 1836 denotes the siege of the Texan fort, led by the Mexican General Santa Anna. General Sam Houston rallied the U.S, with the war cry, “Remember the Alamo” and on April 21, 1836 defeated Santa Anna who then signed a treaty recognizing Texas’s independence. Come check out some of the library collection.
Learn about the history of a special group – 164 million Americans who make up 48% of the labor force in this country. View the library’s online guide to Women’s History Month. We connect you with news, books, articles, videos, to help you celebrate and participate all month long.
Coming soon! Spring Break, the week of March 12-17, Library Hours will be Monday-Friday 8-4:30. We are closed Saturday, March 17. Enjoy your break, and you may want to sign up for an 8-week half-term class starting the week after break – registration is now open! The library also has Summer Course Schedules available now, if you would like to plan ahead for Summer Term.
Upcoming March highlights also include St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, Daylight Savings Time, March 11, and the Academy Awards, this Sunday, March 4. My vote for Best Film of 2017 goes to the WWII Churchill drama, The Darkest Hour. Non-nominated films I enjoyed in 2017 include the musical Beauty and the Beast and the documentary Kedi, about cats in Istanbul.
Before saying farewell to February and hello to March Madness, let’s take a look at the highlights of the 2018 Winter Olympics for our Chicago-area hometown favorites:
- Winfield-born figure skater Bradie Tennell brings home a team bronze.
- Much-medalled speed skater, Shani Davis, settles for 7th at his fifth Olympics.
- Women’s Hockey teammates Kendall Coyne and Hilary Knight bring home gold!
Go Team USA!
Congratulations to Waubonsee Librarian Kathy Bartel on being granted tenure!