National Oatmeal Month

January is National Oatmeal Month, a time to give one of our most underappreciated and unpretentious, but nutritious, foods its due.  What better month than January, traditionally one of the coldest months of the year, to start the day with a healthy bowl of oatmeal, as people have done for at least three thousand years.  […]

Did You Know? Winter 2019

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:   The Library created more study rooms?  […]

Celebration of Life Month

It’s the beginning of a new year, and that makes it the best time to start appreciating the lives that we lead, and the blessings that come to us every day. Part of that recognition is appreciating  our body, and preparing to celebrate the year ahead. Celebration of Life Month is the perfect opportunity for […]

Endangered Species Act

  December 28 is the 45th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.  It was signed into law in 1973 by President Nixon and is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.   The Endangered Species Act covers more than just animals. From the “Digest of Federal Resources Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish […]

“Wicked Omaha” F674.O557 R64 2017 Book Review

“Wicked Omaha” is a small book packed full of larger-than-life stories of the dark and wild history of Nebraska’s largest town. It starts out in the town’s relative infancy in the 1870s, during the time it first outgrew Council Bluffs across the Missouri River, and started to get a real reputation as a haven of […]

Awareness of Awareness Months, Days, Weeks

  You might have noticed that every month there seems to be another “awareness” month.  As we close out this year, let’s explore their origins, celebrations, and what the future holds.   Many awareness months, days and/or weeks, began with a proclamation by a President and highlight a specific cause, commemorate an event, or represents […]

New Arrivals Winter 2018 Edition

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Jessica Omer.   The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple  BP605.P46 G85 2018 Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Life of Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth’s Court  DA358.L48 T35 2018 The Death […]

1st Appearance: Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn

Gwen Stacy Real Name/Alias: Gwendolyn Maxine Stacy, Spider Gwen (Marvel Universe Earth-65) 1st Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #31, December 1965 Profession: College Student Created by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko     Harry Osborn Real Name/Alias: Harold “Harry” Theopolis Osborn, Green Goblin, Harry Lyman 1st Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #31, December 1965 Profession: College Student, […]

Getting to Know… Margie McCandless, Reference Support Specialist

Hi Margie! First question; why do you work in a library? I think I have just always felt at home in libraries. My first real job as a senior in high school was as a page in the children’s department at the newly opened Swanson Branch. It had only been open three weeks when I started […]

Great American Read Campaign

For five months in 2018, the Anne Ray Foundation supported a PBS campaign to encourage viewers to read, discuss, vote for, and cajole others to vote for their best-loved fiction book(s). The idea was introduced by Meredith Vieria on May 22, and during that PBS program the website with the 100 choices ( ) was […]