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To Kill a Mockingbird (AUDIOBOOK) by Harper Lee

While waiting for a copy of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman to become available at the library, I decided to re-visit her classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. In audiobook form this book is masterful.  Sissy Spacek does a fantastic job of intonating Scout’s “wise beyond her years” questions, proclamations, and provocations. Spacek’s slow as molasses Maycomb drawl is pitch perfect in the muggy late summer heat. A first-rate rendition of a much-loved favorite. - Cynthia

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Book Clubs and Food

Some book clubs like to pair a menu or drinks that "go with the book."

Here are a few sites to get you started.  Some sites suggest themes and decorations as well.

MCC Library

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Phone: 815-455-8762

Fall Semester 2017 Hours:

August 18 through December 15

Monday – Thursday

8:00 am to 8:30 pm


8:00 am to 4:30 pm


9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The library will be closed Tuesday, October 17 for staff training and development.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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What to do if the Library doesn't have the book you want?

As an academic library, the MCC Library spends most of its budget on assignment-related materials.  We do purchase some leisure reading to promote reading, but not nearly as much as the public libraries. If you want a book not owned by MCC, try your public library. Don't live in a public library district? We can order books for you through interlibrary loan. Purchasing books is, of course, another option.

Want to try an e-reader?

The Library has five preloaded Nooks available for check-out.  Each Nook is preloaded with books from a particular genre (fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, mystery, history, & non-fiction).  To see the titles included on the Nooks, search "nook" in the library catalog.  Ask for the Nooks at the Circulation Desk.