Library Celebrates the Freedom to Read with Banned Book Week Activities

Banned Books Week has arrived! Each year, the Bellevue University Library puts together a committee to generate ideas, contests, and promotion for Banned Books Week. This year, the committee has outdone itself! Swing by the library and you will get an eyeful of treats. By putting together a display of slightly charred books (no actual […]

Practical Guide for Genealogy Provides Helpful Tools

BOOK REVIEW:  “Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians” Although the title indicates that it is written for librarians, many aspects of this guide by Western Kentucky University librarian, Katherine Pennavaria, will benefit any person doing research on her/his family heritage. Early in the first chapter, the author urges anyone who decides to begin researching your […]

B for Banned Books Week

This week is Banned Books Week and I wanted to discuss comics since recently it was also National Comic Book Day. Whether you’re into Marvel comics, DC comics, or any other type, they’ve often been targeted. Our display case of banned books holds several comic books such as V for Vendetta and The Watchmen. Media […]

National Museum Day

Museum Day Live! is an annual event promoted by the Smithsonian Magazine and this year it will be happening on Saturday September 26th. It is meant to encourage the “spirit of the Smithsonian Museums” which have free admission to the public every day. There are numerous museums participating, including several fantastic ones in the area […]

Life-Changing Books

This month we will be celebrating Banned Books Week, also known as Celebrating the Freedom to Read Week.  I recently read an article that talked about the books that have have the power to motivate you to change your life.  I think that is one of the best reasons to celebrate our freedom to read […]

Constitution Day!

Today is Constitution Day here in the ol’ U.S. of A.! As a red-blooded American, it is important that we take time every year to look at our Constitution and try to gain a better understanding of what our founding fathers were trying to achieve, as well as celebrate that piece of paper that really […]

Gear Up for Your Fall Semester

WELCOME BACK STUDENTS: The library staff would like to welcome all new and returning students to the Bellevue University Library. Please remember to bring your Bellevue University student identification card with you or have it updated to reflect your current enrollment status. The Library Staff looks forward to helping you have a very successful academic […]

Very Superstitious

Did you step on a crack on the way to work or class today? Maybe you have the jitters because of some legend you heard. Either way, have no fear, Defy Superstition Day is here! Superstition is a funny thing. While it’s not something anybody does on purpose, it does seem to be a human […]

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15th through October 15th.  Why these dates?  Well, it goes back to 1968 and the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  Then on September 16th, Mexico became independent and Chile followed on the 18th.  Columbus […]

Splendid Turnout for Victory Day

Seventy years ago, on September 2, 1945, World War II in the Pacific ended on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri when representatives of nations who took part in the world-wide conflict signed the Instrument of Surrender. The more than 200 people who attended the Victory Day Celebration sponsored by the Military-Veteran Services Center on […]