Umbrella Month

Since March is Umbrella Month, allow me to tell you a little bit about the history of the umbrella and how they are being used today. Umbrellas have been in existence for thousands of years, when umbrellas were originally used to shade important persons from the sun. But soon people realized that umbrellas functioned as […]

New Arrivals for Spring 2017

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Diane Osborne. Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power  E907.L364 2016 The Making of Donald Trump  HC102.5.T78 J64 2016 Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose  HD6054.V47 2016 Rethinking Work  HD8066.R48 2016 The Episodic […]

Saint Patrick’s Day

One day each year the city of Chicago dyes the Chicago River green, what would possess the citizens of the Windy City to dye their river green? Saint Patrick’s Day of course!  It’s not just a river, pubs and bars in the United States and The Emerald Isle will be serving green beer, signs and […]

Freedom of Information Day

On March 16th, Law colleges and other institutions celebrate the rights and freedoms provided as a result of the “Freedom of Information Act.”  Why do we celebrate on this particular day when the “Freedom of Information Act” was enacted on July 4, 1966?  Well, on March 16, 1751, the “Father of the Constitution,” James Madison […]


It’s March 14th, or 3.14 / π (Pi) day! That’s right; it’s the celebration of everyone’s favorite circumference over diameter! Seriously though, it’s really just an excuse to recognize the fact that the date shares the first three digits of the never-ending number of Pi and to eat pieces of pie outside of the general […]

What’s Next for the Student Book Club?

On January 5, 2017, the Library held its second student book club, featuring the book, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” by Ransom Riggs. Those in attendance had a very thought-provoking discussion with some fascinating perspectives, especially between the book and the movie which was released in early fall. If you have not read this […]

More than Leprechauns Can be Seen

We all know about leprechauns, the little tricksters that you have to catch in order to get their treasure of three wishes. A lot of mythology goes into the traditions that people have come to know for holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. The topic of traditions on St. Patrick’s Day is already being covered by […]

Nebraska History: The Original Bellevue College

150 years ago this month Nebraska became the 37th state of the United States. (Which means that Bellevue University has been around for a third of the state’s history!) All this month you’re likely to see a lot of talk about Nebraska history and culture, and this post is no exception. Specifically, let’s talk about […]

All About Apps

  We all enjoy apps that help us in our everyday life. We found a handful that you might be interested in adding to your collection. Be sure to check these out!     Dashlane – (Android, Apple, iOS, Windows) How many times have you forgotten a password? How would you like to remember just […]

Ep. 21: Tech Trends for 2017

Welcome to Episode 21 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. 21: Tech Trends for 2017 Description:  Jake and Joel weigh in this month […]