National Frankenstein Day – Remembering Mary Shelley

What do you know about Mary Shelley? Mention Frankenstein to just about anyone and a nearly universal image of Dr. Frankenstein’s creation springs to mind, but mention Mary Shelley and what likely springs to mind is, well, Frankenstein. So associated is she with her masterpiece that people don’t realize that she wrote five other novels, […]

All About Apps Summer 2018

  We all enjoy apps that help us in our everyday life. We found quite a few that you might be interested in adding to your collection. Be sure to check these out!   Are you ready to explore the world, but overwhelmed by the many details, the language barrier, the unfamiliar currency, where to […]

A-peach-iate August with these Peach Recipes

This month we’re celebrating Peaches! Every day of August you can enjoy a sweet peach as a snack or in a meal. The sweet taste of peaches infused in meat and desserts is sure to be the talk of the dinner table. You’d be surprised what savory dishes peaches can create for your dinner table […]

Getting to Know… Colin Kehm, Electronic Services Administrator

What were your experiences with libraries before working in them? As a kid I loved using the card catalog and embarking on the subsequent treasure hunt among the shelves. Also, the librarians let me check out anything I wanted, provided I could sneak it past my parents. Later, in college, I sought them out for […]

Come On, Come On, Turn the Radio On…

One of the greatest inventions of all time was that of the radio.  Today, August 20th recognizes that day, calling it “National Radio Day.”   There are many who contributed to the evolution of the radio and improved it over the year; therefore, no individual person can be credited with inventing the radio.  The research […]

Ep. 31: Summer Reading Club (Part 2)

Welcome to Episode 31 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. 31: Summer Reading Club (Part 2) Description:  Joel and Colin continue […]

Aging in America LibGuide

More and more of us have parents or grandparents who are more than 85 years old. Their generation has unique challenges, and the Aging in America LibGuide is one source to use to gain a perspective on how to help your extended family when decisions need to be made. The LibGuide gives you format choices […]

1st Appearance: Thor

Thor Real Name/Alias: Thor Odinson, Dr. Donald Blake 1st Appearance: Journey into Mystery #83, August 1962 Place of Origin: Asgard Profession: Prince of Asgard, Medical Doctor Affiliations: Avengers, Warriors Three Created by: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Larry Lieber Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, durability, and longevity. Abilities accessible through Mjolnir: (Thor’s Hammer) Dimensional Transport Electric […]

Salem Press Online

A miniature, digital reference section of sorts, Salem Press Online is a collection of mostly full-text electronic versions of popular Salem Press print books. It is best thought of as a collection of subject-specialized digital encyclopedias, and thus makes for an excellent starting point of research for many topics. It should be used towards the […]

International Cat Day

International Cat Day, also known as World Cat Day, is a holiday which was created in 2002 and is used to not only celebrate the friendship that humans and cats share but also to promote the safety and well-being of cats. This holiday is celebrated annually on August 8th. International Cat Day was originally created […]