Do You Have a Story to Tell?

Holidays are a special time when family members gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year, and everything else in-between.  Many families have their own unique traditions and that is what “Family Stories Month” is all about—sharing those stories with family and friends.  “Family Stories Month” happens every November, which conveniently follows […]

Fun Facts Found at the Library Fall 2018

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 Chris found when she browsed through the reference related materials.   Amnesty International is an international non‐governmental organization, formed in 1961, which campaigns against violations of human rights. Originally established to highlight […]

Attitude of Gratitude

November has been proclaimed “National Gratitude Month” throughout the United States and Canada by National Day Calendar.  Stacey Grewal, the author, spiritual mentor, and coach advocated for the proclamation in August 2015. “Gratitude is an essential ingredient of a happy, fulfilling life.” said Grewal, who wrote the book, Gratitude and Goals: Create the Life You Would Love to […]

American Fitness- Journal Review

The journal American Fitness can get you on the right path to a healthy lifestyle.  Published bi-monthly by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, American Fitness provides a wide variety of news and information articles concerning health and fitness topics.   Articles in American Fitness are geared towards a general-public, adult audience interested in personal […]

October is Health Literacy Month

Good health literacy practices begin with improving communication between health care professionals and consumers. Always be open and honest with your doctors and other health care professionals. Before your appointment: Write down any questions you have for your physician Compile a list of all current medications and supplements During your appointment: Ask for clarification on […]

McDonald’s in our Archives!

Recently library staff discovered that we hold in our archives a video interview featuring McDonald’s co-founder Richard (Dick) McDonald, whom video footage of is rare. This interview existed in two copies, both VHS tapes dating from 1992, and was the work of student Tom Dolly and Dr. Judd Patton. In addition to the interview, the […]

Getting to Know… Joel Hartung, Assistant Directory, Library Systems

Hi Joel–going to have to start at the same place we have for nearly everyone else thus far: why do you work in a library? I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather work than in a library. I love libraries. Growing up, I spent so much time every summer in the public library, voraciously devouring books […]

New Arrivals for Fall 2018

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Diane Osborne. The New Reflectionism in Cognitive Psychology: Why Reasons Matter        BF201.N48 2018 Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body         BF697.5.B63 G39 2018     Justice in Life and Society: How We Decide What is Fair      BF789.J8 M86 2017 12 Rules […]

Open a Book and See the Perfect Recipe

National Cookbook Month is here! And do we have a special treat for our readers – we recently added a great collection of Cookbooks to our stacks. Recipes are wonderful and handy to have but sometimes you just need a good cookbook to see a new slew of recipes you can’t find on Pinterest. Take […]

Ep. 32: Comicsgate, or: How I Learned to Stop Arguing Online and Love Constructive Criticism

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. 32: Comicsgate, or: How I Learned to Stop Arguing Online and […]