National Preparedness Month

  September has been designated National Preparedness Month by the American Red Cross.  During this month, households across the country are encouraged to develop emergency plans in the event of a home fire or natural disaster (such as a flood, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, or thunderstorm).  Below are some tips to get you started on your […]

Origins of Labor Day

For many of us, an eight-hour day, a safe environment, and the absence of any coworkers still wiggling their baby teeth are common expectations for a typical workplace. We can thank the labor movement of the late 19th and early 20th century for this.  Labor Day may now be most recognized in the United States […]

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 […]