World Emoji Day

July 17th is World Emoji Day.  Emoji, a Japanese expression, roughly means “picture word” and was developed in 1990 by Shigetaka Kurita. While working for NTT Docomo, a Japanese telecom company, Kurita design these picture words as a feature on their pagers to make them more appealing to teens.  When Apple released the first iPhone […]

DVD Review of “Coco”

The latest animated film from Disney/Pixar Animation Studios, “Coco,” is a celebration of music, family, and Mexican culture. The story revolves around Miguel Rivera, a twelve year old boy in Mexico whose greatest dream in life is to become a musician. He aspires to be just like his personal hero, the world-famous musician and film […]

1st Appearance: Black Panther

  Black Panther Real Name/Alias: T’Challa 1st Appearance: Fantastic Four #52, July 1966 Place of Origin: Wakanda Profession: Chieftain (First Appearance), King of Wakanda   Abilities: Black Panther Knowledge: T’Challa has the power to draw all the knowledge, strength, and every experience from every previous Black Panthers Superhuman strength, speed, durability, and senses Genius level […]

Feeling Bored?

Tired of the same old dull routine?  Well, you are in luck!!!  July is “Anti-Boredom Month.”  How this came to be is unknown; however, it is believed to have derived from a spoof organization which satirized the media with their annual list of the most boring films of the year.  Nevertheless, boredom is a real […]

Tips to Help You Stay Positive

Some days are great, most days are just good, and then we have those days that just wind up being bad.  On the bad days, what do you do?  Do you let them drag you down? We can change our approach to turning a bad day into a good day by using some of the […]

Did You Know? Summer 2018 edition

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:   LexisNexis Academic Universe and D&B Business […]

World Chocolate Day

Today is World Chocolate Day, and what better way to celebrate than by devouring your favorite chocolate?! World Chocolate Day occurs on July 7th and is recognized across the world.  This is the day that chocolate was first introduced in Europe. Of course, there are other “chocolate” celebratory days throughout the year. International Chocolate Day […]

Ep. 30: Summer Reading Club

Welcome to Episode 29 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes! “More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 30: Summer Reading Club Description:  Joel and Colin take a break from […]

Sports Business Journal Review

  Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal provides readers with critical news and information that sports industry leaders need to compete, negotiate, and succeed.  The journal is published each week on Monday, covering the events of the previous seven days. Articles of general interest to business educators such as teaching ideas, trends, and current issues […]

Books and Movies with Villains, Oh my!

A library is full of worlds and villains hidden within the pages of our books. The question is – why do we often find ourselves loving the bad guy? Why do we have fandoms, Pinterest boards, and Counter Displays devoted to these Villains? Well, villains are a key part of stories. If they aren’t believable, […]