Hobby and Creativity Month

Even though the month is ending it is still exciting to note that January is both Hobby Month and Creativity Month! Each of these themes is a brilliant way to start the year off, as well as ways to find entertainment throughout the rest of it. There are endless options for hobbies out there, including—reading, […]

Fun Facts Found

It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library.  Let’s see what fun facts Joel found when he browsed through the Reference stacks. Ranches and farmland cover more than 95 percent of Nebraska’s landscape; that is more than any other state.  And yet, Nebraska is part […]

Never Forget…

International Holocaust Remembrance or Memorial Day is observed on January 27th, which coincides with Auschwitz Liberation Day.  The European Union and United Nations designated January 27th to commemorate all forms of Nazi persecution and any genocides taken place around the world, and has since been recognized by many other countries, such as Germany, Greece, Italy, […]

Nebraska History News

 The Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, Nebraska, offers two quarterly publications. Nebraska History is the larger of the two, and was reviewed in Volume 2, Issue 3   of this newsletter in the summer of 1999. That review can be found on page 3 of that issue.  The other offering is Nebraska History News, a […]

Imagination is the Creation of Magic

Fantasy and Science Fiction are those ideas taken from the imagination and shared with others. This month celebrated several birthdays of fantasy and science fiction authors. In honor of the authors that create worlds for us to explore and characters to relate to, our Themed Book Display in the library is Science Fiction and Fantasy […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Happy MLK Jr. Day! This is a holiday that reminds us of the contributions and sacrifices of not only Dr. King, but all the others who helped contribute to the Civil Rights movement in the United States.  Dr. King’s passion in his message, belief in the greater ethics of mankind, and faith in non-violent protest […]

Collection Mapping

If you have been browsing our mathematics collections recently, which would be around the “QA’s” if you know the Library of Congress call numbers, you may have noticed a slight reduction in the number of books on the shelf. This is due to one of our new Strategic Planning initiatives to provide a better process […]


It’s the start of another year and what better way to kick it off than by participating in Book Blitz Month? As the name implies, the entire point of Book Blitz Month is to get through as many books as you can feasibly read over the course of January. This is the perfect opportunity to […]

Thesaurus Day

Thesaurus Day is on January 18th.  It celebrates the birthday of lexicographer, physician, and theologian Peter Roget, most famous for inventing the modern thesaurus with  Roget’s Thesaurus.  Peter Roget was born on January 18 in 1779. Roget’s Thesaurus has never been out of print since its original publication in 1852, and numerous other thesauri, often with […]

Library on the Go Returns to ESB on January 15

Following a month’s break in December, the Library on the Go team will return to the upper lobby of the ESB from 11:30 – 1:00 on Friday, January 15. For those of you who are new to the initiative, one Friday a month over the lunch hour some of the library staff members bring books, […]