Writer’s to Your Notebooks! Or Computers…or Tablets?

National Novel Writing Month (also known as Nanowrimo) goes on this month and it’s in its 7th day of progress. Now, the task at hand, if you don’t know, is 50,000 words in one month. It has to be a story you’ve never written before – you can’t count pre-written segments in the word count. […]

All Hallows’ Eve

It’s that time of year again – All Hallows’ Eve or Halloween as it has come to be called. Today is the day where the veil between this world and the spirit world is thinner than a stiletto heel. Halloween is a fun day full of costumes and candy, watching scary movies or sort of […]

The Library Checks Out Halloween

The Freeman/Lozier Library is dressing up for Halloween.  Come and check out the decorations starting with the ones below. Here is a sample of what you will find lurking in the shadows of the library:                                  There is plenty more […]

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 Lorraine found when she browsed through the Reference stacks. The National Zoological Park in Northwest Washington encompasses 163 acres and was built to mimic the natural habitat of animals from China. Portions […]

What’s in the Great Plains?

The Great Plains Quarterly is a journal published by the University of Nebraska -Lincoln, Great Plains Studies program. The main editor of the publication is currently Charles A. Braithwaite, who is the senior lecturer for the program. While it is predominantly a historical publication, it does cover other topics such as culture, literature, and social […]

The Dictionary, My Friend

I like big books and I cannot lie.  You see, my love for big books started when I received a dictionary as a high school graduation gift.  To be honest, this gift threw me for a loop because I had enjoyed reading fiction books up to that point.  Why would I need a dictionary?  I […]

Database Services Brings Changes to Website

If you have visited the Bellevue University Library web page recently, you may have noticed new changes to the Database Services page. Since July 1, our complete database collection has a new home in a specially-designed LibGuide. This new A-Z Databases index provides some great new user functionality, including the ability to search for specific […]

“Oz the Great and Powerful,” a review by Allison

Although prequels are not an uncommon occurrence, prequels produced 70+ years after the original movie are a very unique, and risky, undertaking. But that is exactly the challenge Disney’s new movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” set itself to tackle. Set before the events of the MGM classic “The Wizard of Oz,” this film chronicles […]

Health Literacy Month

Here’s to your health this month!  That’s right, October is all about your health.  This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong since Helen Osborne founded it in 1999. The theme for Health Literacy Month 2015 is “Be a Health Literacy Hero.”  It’s about taking action and finding ways to improve health communication.  Health […]

Matt finds five favorites on the ‘net

Happy October! For today’s blog post, we reach into the newsletter bag and pull out Matt’s review of five favorite websites and Barb’s electronic tips. Enjoy! AppleJack Festival As fall begins to roll in, many small towns have local festivals to celebrate the harvest season. One of the biggest in Nebraska is the AppleJack Festival. […]