Jazz Appreciation Month: Diamonds in the Rough

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and there is nothing more that I love to write about than awesome Jazz music, of which there is a plethora. Last year, I gushed about my love of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, which is one of the first Jazz albums I owned as an undergrad in music education. […]

Astronomy Journal Review

For centuries mankind has looked up at the night sky wondering what is out there.  Experts and amateurs alike have been striving to answer this question and to help you find the answer, we have Astronomy Magazine.  Astronomy strives to bring readers the latest news in theories and developments in the scientific world. It includes […]

Titanic Remembrance Day

The day that will live in infamy is April 15, 1912, the day the R.M.S. Titanic sank.  Although, it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean at 11:40 p.m., on April 12th, we remember the Titanic today!  It was on her maiden voyage from England to New York that tragedy struck.  Due to the […]

Drop Everything And Read Day

Are you ready to be a D.E.A.R. and Drop Everything And Read? D.E.A.R. day is April 12th, in honor of author Beverly Cleary’s birthday. Originally the event was regulated to just the one day but is now also celebrated all month long. The D.E.A.R. program was set in motion by Beverly Cleary— thanks to her […]

National Library Week 2016: Libraries Transform

National Library Week is kicking off today, and we’ve got events lined up all this week for you to participate in! Keep reading for a summary of everything going on at the Library this week. Contests April 10th-16th Reading in a Unique Place Photograph Contest Submit a photo of yourself reading in a unique place […]

Resources by Subject Area

By now we would like to think that you have noticed that the Library has a new website and you have already become familiar with it! Something you may not have checked out yet is the revamped Resources by Academic Subject Area page, located underneath Find. These subject categories used to be listed on the […]

Celebrate Diversity!

April is Celebrate Diversity Month!  It was started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all.  By celebrating differences and similarities during this month, organizers hope that people will get a deeper understanding of each other. Diversity is defined as the condition of having or being composed of different elements; the inclusion […]

New Arrivals for Spring

We have received the following titles in the last quarter. Interested? Check them out! List compiled by Barb Haney. New Arrivals for Spring   Business Writing Today: A Practical Guide  HF5718.3 .C36 2016     Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders  HD66 .W485 2016     Starting Out with Java. From Control […]

Crafting Can Relieve Stress

As “National Craft Month” comes to a close and “Stress Awareness Month” begins, I thought it was a good way to illustrate how the two complement one another.  Did you know that crafting can actually reduce stress?  It’s true—neuroscientists and research shows that certain types of crafting have a lot in common with mindfulness and […]

Irish-American Heritage Month

March is Irish-American Heritage month. Many celebrate it by focusing on St. Patrick’s day and the festivities it brings with it. In order to keep celebrating this month, I wanted to share some facts about the population of Irish-Americans, some traditions they have and authors in our collection. There are 33.3 Million people in the […]