A Border Run Through It

Is the Haskell Free Library and Opera House in Vermont or in Quebec? Turns out it is in both! You may think this happened accidentally, but in fact, it was deliberately built right smack on the U.S. Canada border in 1905, half of it in Derby Line, Vermont and the rest in Standstead, Quebec. It […]

LibGuide on Education

The Bellevue University Library’s LibGuide on “Education” contains resources for classes ranging from introductory such as, Foundations of Education (200), and Introduction to Teaching (210), all the way to more advanced classes such as Assessment and Evaluation in the Classroom (410), and Secondary Education Methods and Practicum (420). Along with providing access to curriculum resources […]

June is National Camping Month!

June is here, and with it comes rising temperatures, sunshine, and summer vacations! It is also the perfect time for National Camping Month, which has been celebrated every year in June since the 1970s. Camping is not only a great way to get in touch with nature and enjoy the outdoors – it can also […]

1st Appearance: Baron Zemo

Baron Zemo Real Name/Alias: Baron Heinrich Zeno 1st Appearance: Avengers #6, July, 1964 Place of Origin: Castle Zemo, Zeulniz, Germary Profession: Scientist, Super Villain Affiliations:  Masters of Evil, Legion of the Unliving Partnerships: Black Knight, the Melter, Radioactive Man, Enchantress, Executioner Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Abilities: Scientific genius Master swordsman and hand-to-hand […]

World Blood Donor Day

One of the popular ways to give back to your community and to help those less fortunate is by donating whole blood.  Every year on June 14th of every year, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).  This event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. […]

Callimachus and the Pinakes- Library Beginnings

By the time of the library’s inception in the 4th Century BCE, a momentous leap had occurred in the evolution of writing and composition. The written word had moved from being inscribed on clay tablets to that of the material that later became known as papyrus. Its name originated from the plant from whence it […]

Irezumi: Japanese Tattoos

The art of tattooing goes back for centuries in Japan. The art of Japanese tattooing, or “irezumi”, literally translates as “inserting ink”. They interchangeably also use the words “bunshin: patterning the body” , “gei: tattooing”, and “shisei: piercing with blue”; synonyms that can be read the same but have different contexts and subtle differences in […]


Although okra is technically a fruit, it is usually treated as a vegetable. It is a warm-season plant, growing best in hot and humid climates. It is native to Ethiopia. It has a beautiful flower but it does not last long. The okra pods, sometimes called lady’s fingers due to their long, slender, tubelike shape, […]

Sun Safety Tips

Have you ever gotten a sunburn? Once you experience a real bad one, you never want to go through that again because you remember the pain that it caused.  The worse case scenario could be a third degree burn or even skin cancer.  The good news is that in most cases it can be prevented. […]

Every Second Counts…

Could you save a life?  Someone’s life could be in your hands and their vital statistics could depend on your actions.  June 1 – 7, 2021 is “National CPR and AED Awareness Week.”  The Red Cross emphasizes “Every Second Counts” because every second does count when someone is in cardiac arrest and their life could […]