Genealogy LibGuide Review

Genealogy LibGuideWho do you think you are? People have always been interested in tracing their roots and building family trees, but with the Internet at our fingertips and the digitalization of so many types of records, this has become more popular and easier to accomplish. Now from the comfort of your own home, you can be an armchair genealogist. Even so, it is a fascinating but complex undertaking, where pieces of the puzzle may stubbornly elude you or take you down the wrong path, or turn up completely unexpected results! Continue reading

How Non-verbal Language Works

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/70000/velka/heartbeat-1390167878FGM.jpgThis past week we celebrated Valentine’s Day as well as International Flirting week. Here at the library, we even had a fun activity making Valentine’s! Now, Love can be complicated, especially during international Flirting Week. With the help of some tips on non-verbal language, perhaps this week can be made easier. The way we celebrate the love of someone has to start somewhere. With all things, every relationship has a beginning and that usually is non-verbal language. Continue reading

February is National Women Inventors Month

Women InventorsDo you use windshield wipers, coffee filters, and square bottomed paper bags?  How about a dishwasher, liquid paper, or a circular saw? All of these items were invented by women. Useful though they are, women inventors have improved our lives far beyond these everyday items. February is National Women Inventors Month, and a good time to honor these women and take a look at a few of their inventions. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Programs and Resources at the Library

Budget Ideas ValentineAre you worried that your funds can’t stretch far enough to give your beloved a memorable Valentine’s Day?  If that’s the case, you’re not alone.  For sweethearts on a budget, the Bellevue University Library is a great resource to help you make your Valentine’s Day romantic and one to remember without breaking the bank. Continue reading

A Box of Chocolates

Box of chcolatesIt is February once again and that means that all the grocery stores and drug stores will be stacked with heart shaped boxes of chocolates intended for that special someone in your life for Valentine’s Day. There are many kinds of chocolate available, but clearly America’s favorite form of this addictive confectionary is milk chocolate which accounts for over 85% of the solid chocolate eaten in the United States.  Yet pure cocoa cannot create this delectable candy.  The question is how was it created and how is it produced today? Continue reading

Are You Wearing Red Today?

wear red day 2017Are you wearing red today?  If not, maybe you should and join the thousands of people around the country celebrating “National Wear Red Day ®” to raise awareness against women’s heart disease.  This is a day of national public recognition observed the first Friday in February, which started in 2004.  Heart disease is the number one killer of women affecting 1 in 3 every year; therefore, the American Heart Association created a campaign called “Go Red For Women,” designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.  Strokes and cardiac-related issues can be prevented with education and action. Continue reading