Irish-American Heritage Month

March, for as long as I’ve known it, has been linked with the Irish. We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we wear green to avoid getting pinched, and stores are stocked with all sorts of green-dyed foods and novelties. Aptly enough, in 1991, March was also declared Irish-American Heritage month by George Bush. Since then, every […]

The Lost City of the Monkey God

Many familiar with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s “Pendergast” fictional adventure novel series may be surprised to learn that Preston is also a career journalist.  He has written about archaeology, history, and paleontology for several prestigious publications including Smithsonian, National Geographic, and the New Yorker.  It was while covering an archaeological expedition for National Geographic […]

Secret Origins: Doctor Doom

The Origin of Doctor Doom The Fantastic Four Annual Volume 1 Issue #2, September 1964 Synopsis: “Origin of Doctor Doom!” The story begins with Doctor Doom meeting Boris on the eve of his mother’s death.  Doom steps out on to a field where his life started, and begins to thinking about his past. When he […]

New Arrivals Spring 2020

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Matt Colbert. Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West F591.B814 2019 Origins of Shamanism, Spirit Belief, and Religiosity: A Cognitive Anthropological Perspective BL2370.S5 S5267 2017 The Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End […]

Caffeine Awareness Month

Caffeine is the most popular drug in the world and 90% of people in the US consume it in some form every day.  That is a lot of people!  So, what is the most popular caffeinated beverage in the world with more than 400 billion cups consumed each year and more than 450 million in […]

Ultimate Underdogs – Defenders of the Alamo

There are many legendary Texans. For those of us who were not born in Texas and have never lived there, it may be hard to accept some of the yarns that circulate. One fact that has many legends surrounding it is that in the winter of 1836, less than 200 individuals gathered in the ruins […]

Crafting in the Library

Recently, a group of adults met in the library and started cutting up books—really taking them apart. They tore, ripped and dismembered the books. Actions that would make any librarian or booklover cry; however, something magical happened. These destroyed books were born again… they had become art! For years, librarians in both academic and public […]

National Oreo Cookie Day

National Oreo Day is a holiday that celebrates the well-known and loved Oreo cookie. On this day in 1912, Oreo was first used on the trademark forms, which is why March 6th is known as National Oreo Cookie Day.  Oreo cookies were first developed by the National Biscuit Company over 100 years ago. The first […]

National Credit Education Month

  How fiscally responsible are you?  Do you know what your credit rating is?  Do you know how to wisely use credit cards?  If the answer to these questions are “I don’t know” then it might be time to find out.  March is “National Credit Education Month” and tailor made for those who want to […]