Library News & Notes

Commemorate MLK Day by learning more about the Civil Rights Movement

Don't know much about the Civil Rights Movement? You're not alone. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, only 2 percent of American high school seniors were able to answer a simple question regarding the existence of school segregation in this country prior to 1954. Sixteen states do not require any instruction at all on the 1950s and 1960s movement that provoked a radical transformation in this nation's laws and treatment of black Americans.Read More...

For reference librarians, no question is too big or too small

Many times I have been at the front desk of our library and have had someone ask a detailed question for information that I know is available at the reference desk. When I explain where the reference desk is located, some patrons have looked perplexed. So, I thought I would explain what the library reference desk is and how the librarians there may help you.Read More...

Try your hand at something new during International Creativity Month

When most of us think of January, we think of boring days that follow the hectic holiday season. Families are getting back into the routine of school, work and extracurricular activities. A few of us are trying to keep our New Year's resolutions at least until month's-end, and many of us are counting the days till spring break.Read More...

Resources to help you stick with New Year's resolutions

How many of you are going to make New Year's resolutions? Are you able to keep them for more than a few weeks? If you do, that's great.

The notion of making New Year's resolutions began with the ancient Roman god Janus. He was the god of new beginnings. He is a two-faced god, with one face looking in reflection to the past and the other face looking to the future. The Romans would make resolutions as an offering of a new beginning at the start of each year. In the beginning, their resolutions had a mostly "moral" theme: generally, to be good to others.Read More...

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