Celebrate Paperback Book Day on July 30

Paperback 2Many of us born before the 21st Century dawned grew up reading books in both hardcover and paperback formats. We READ both, but probably BOUGHT primarily paperbacks due to the reduced cost. This option for owning primarily paperback books can be traced back to the decision that Penguin Books publishers made in 1935 to offer cheaper reprints of popular titles. Since the first of these “paperback” works became available from Penguin on July 30 of that year, this Saturday will mark 81 years that they have been available. Continue reading

Journal Review of “American Art”

American ArtAmerican Art was created in 1987, and it has been a key resource for museum- goers, collectors, and scholars who want to develop their understanding of the nation’s art and culture.  American Art is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that contains all facets of the country’s visual heritage from colonial to contemporary times. Continue reading

Growth and Transformation in Catalog Subject Terms

Hello, I’m Pam Fanelli and I am happy to introduce myself as the new Technical Services Librarian at Bellevue University Library. With National Library Week recently behind us, I am still dwelling on the celebration’s unifying theme of “Libraries Transform.” This year so far has been particularly transformational for me, as I left my adopted home state of Wyoming for a fresh start here at Bellevue University. Continue reading

I Scream, You Scream…

Hopefully we’re all screaming about the same thing- National Ice Cream Month! There are plenty of different styles of ice cream and other frozen desserts that have come into existence over time. Not to mention the countless flavor opportunities available! So what better to celebrate in the midst of summer, than an entire month dedicated to the wonder of chilly treats?

 

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Simplicity Day

140_1652533‘I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.’ Continue reading

National Parks and Recreation Month

July isPark Rec Month 2 Park and Recreation Month.  It is the perfect time to go out and enjoy one of the many beautiful parks in our country.  Don’t know which one to visit?  Maybe one of our resources can help you pick which one is the best one for you to visit. Continue reading

Summer Reads

Summer Reads

Here are some new fiction books.

They arrived just in time for you                                                            to enjoy this summer!

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