The Blizzard Voices by Ted Kooser

  Nebraska is notorious for its unpredictable and often extreme weather. While today we can anticipate shifts in forecast thanks to technology, those living centuries ago were subject to harsh, fickle nature. One of the worst of these dramatic episodes took place on January 12, 1888 across the Great Plains. Called the “Schoolchildren’s Blizzard,” this […]

Dark Queens DC68.P84 2022

“Western Europe, Sixth Century Rome has fallen. On the empire’s former frontier, the old order and a new barbarian world clash. One family emerges to conquer the divide. From the Atlantic coast to the Alps, from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, they rule. Until a terrible civil war fractures the dynasty. This war will […]

Upgrades in Progress (Pardon our Mess)

If you have been in the Library recently, you may have noticed books and machine parts on some of the tables. The Library is in the process of upgrading its mechanical compact shelving. Due to increasing mechanical and electrical issues, the 20-year-old system was in dire need of replacement. The estimated completion date of this […]

Ted Kooser, Nebraska Author

United States Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006, Ted Kooser is known for his simple yet evocative poems distilling the wide-open spaces of the Great Plains into easy to digest scenes while managing to relate the wonder inherent in the everyday. Born in Ames, Iowa in 1939, he began writing in grade school and was […]

New Arrivals: Winter 2022 edition

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Chris Armstrong. Codes of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines: Emerging Technologies, Changing Fields  BJ59.C63 2022 Making Sense of the Future CB158.S96 2022 Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II DA590.H3716 2022 The Golden Age of Piracy […]

Spidey and the Human Torch Team-Up for the Holidays

Marvel Team-Up #1: Featuring Spider-Man and the Human Torch, December 21, 1971 Synopsis of “Have Yourself a Sandman Little Christmas!” It’s the holidays in New York City, and Peter Parker is covering the Polar Bear Swim for old Jolly Jonah and the Daily Bugle.  The event turns dangerous when Peter notices that Sandman (Flint Marco) […]

Library’s Newsletter: 25 Years of Success!

Who would have thought this little newsletter would survive 25 years and still be going strong? The year was 1997, the average cost of a new house was $124,100.00, the average cost of a new car was $16,900.00, the cost of gas per gallon was $1.22, and the average income per year was $37,006.00. A […]

National Brownie Day

Each year on December 8th, brownie lovers across the nation enjoy a well-known popular treat – the brownie!  There are many different kinds of brownies, such as the blonde brownie, the cheesecake brownie, the chocolate mint brownie, and the cherry swirl brownie, just to name a few.  However, in the United States, the chocolate brownie […]

National Impaired Driving Month

In December 2012, President Obama designated December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and invited families, educators, health care providers, and community leaders to promote responsible decision-making and encouraged young people to live free of drugs and alcohol. Why do we recognize National Impaired Driving Prevention Month? The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) reported […]

More Than Books Ep 51: More Than Books Newsletter – The 25th Anniversary

Welcome to the More Than Books Podcast Episode 51! 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 Ep. 51: More Than Books Newsletter – The 25th Anniversary”. You can listen […]