It goes by many names: "The Crisis," "The Dark Years," "The Walking Plague," as well as newer and more "hip" titles such as "World War Z"...For me, it will always be "The Zombie War," and while many may protest the scientific accuracy of the word zombie, they will be hardpressed to discover a more globally accepted term for the creatures that almost caused our extinction. -- from Author of UN Postwar Commission Report,p. 1

Upcoming Events

Meaning in Destruction: Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Literature
Wednesday, April 2, 11a.m. - 11:50 a.m., Building L, Library Lounge
Why do so many people find stories about the end of society to be fascinating? How do authors use the end of civilization to tell stories? In what ways have authors rebuild society after the end of the world? A panel of Moraine Valley Faculty members will address these questions and much more as they discuss the meaning, value, and history of post-apocalyptic literature.

Suicide: A Human Condition featuring Dr. Jason Burns
Thursday, April 3, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Dr. Burns is a psychiatrist at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He will explore cultural, legal, and ethical issues surrounding suicide as well as a provide contemporary medical prospective on suicide neuroscience, epidemiology, and risk assessment. Your thoughts and questions around this complex issue are encouraged during the question and answer session.

Event Video & Audio


Listen to short discussions about One Book themes.

Study Guides

World War M: Humans vs. Zombies Game

Our campus-wide game concluded in Ocotber 2013. Visit our World War M: Humans vs Zombies website to see how the game worked. For results of the game, watch our summary video:


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