International Hot and Spicy Food Day

As the weather outside suggests a new Ice Age and extremities gradually take on a concerning blue hue, thoughts might turn to the warming qualities of hot and spicy food. Fittingly, January 16 is International Hot and Spicy Food Day, so today offers the perfect opportunity to contemplate how people across the world have employed their ingenuity to concoct cuisines that quicken the pulse, melt the sinuses, and elicit tears alternating between joy and pain. Continue reading

Small Business Reference Center

One of the core demographics here at the Bellevue University Library are Business students. The Bellevue Library offers many avenues to research pertinent business information.  However, most of our business information relates to large public companies with household names like Wal-Mart or General Electric.  To get the best information on small businesses check out Small Business Reference Center. Continue reading

National Soup Month – Think Outside the Can

What better month than January to celebrate National Soup Month! With much of the country experiencing a deep freeze, a steaming bowl of soup is the natural antidote. Soup is probably as old as cooking itself, warming and nourishing our ancestors for thousands of years, no matter what part of the world they are from.  It is the universal comfort food and every mother’s answer to making a sick child feel better. What makes soup so appealing? Possibly it is just the sheer variety, simplicity, and accessibility of it, a humble food that does not intimidate anyone but rises to every occasion. Continue reading

Library on the Go – Highlights of 2017

Library on the Go is an initiative that was begun in the summer of 2014, to see if transporting library material to Bellevue University employees who work in the Administrative Services Building and Educational Services Building would increase the Library’s circulation. One Friday each month except December, a team of three, four, or five library staff members selects two or three topics and gathers and transports library formats on those topics to the upper lobby of the ESB. This blog will summarize the eleven Library on the Go events of 2017. Continue reading

Did You Know? Winter 2018

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:

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National Bird Day

On January 5th of every year, nature lovers and bird watchers across the country recognize National Bird Day.  National Bird Day is one of several designated holidays celebrating birds.  The origin of National Bird Day dates back as early as 1894 when Charles Almanzo Babcok, who was the Superintendent of Schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania intended to have a day dedicated to advance bird conservation as a moral value.  National Bird Day is technically not a national holiday, since it was not voted to be a holiday by Congress but nevertheless, January 5th of every year is popularly known as National Bird Day. Continue reading

National Trivia Day

The sounds for what were recorded by moving a microphone next to a TV set?

In what month is the Earth closest to the sun?

In case you haven’t guessed it, today (January 4), is National Trivia Day, which is observed across the United States. Continue reading

Get Inspired!

National Motivation & Inspiration Day© was passed by The United States Congress on 12/18/2001 after the tragic events of 9-11-01. H. Res 308 is the resolution that was passed declaring January 2nd National Motivation & Inspiration Day©.

In having the day passed, Kevin L. McCrudden became the ONLY motivational and leadership speaker to ever have such a day passed by Congress, acknowledging the importance of “motivation” and “inspiration” in our daily lives. In addition, a resolution was passed by New York State and Suffolk County, NY also acknowledging January 2nd as Motivation & Inspiration Day, and January is officially “Motivation & Inspiration Month” in New York State.  Continue reading

Take the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

In case I am not the last person in the Bellevue University community to hear about Book Riot, it is the first topic of this blog. A brief introduction is at this link: If you don’t click on unfamiliar links as a rule, here is something that may change your mind. Three of the nine beliefs that Book Riot lists in this link are:

We always  prefer the book to the movie.

We miss our subway stop cause the book is that good.

We believe in family (bookshelves and cats count).

       Do I have your attention yet? Read on for more…

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