Ep. 18: Halloween Spooktacular!

Welcome to Episode 18 of the “More Than Books” Podcast! Named after the official Bellevue University Library newsletter, each episode features library staff members discussing a topic related to literature, libraries, technology, pop culture, and more. Now available on iTunes!

“More Than Books” Podcast – Ep. 18: Halloween Spooktacular!

Description:  In this episode, we celebrate Halloween with the telling of some classic stories from the turn of the century. Scored with music and even a few sound effects, Jake spins a few spooky stories for your amusement. If you enjoy this episode, please let us know if we should do this again on our blog!

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No Tricks Here, Only Treats

halloween-goodiesOctober is in full swing and it’s the month to enjoy Halloween treats. Everyone knows the basic food groups in this month – candy, pumpkin flavored, soda, and caramel apples. Or at least what it is for the parties you may be throwing.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

102_525639We’ve written a lot about  keeping your computer clean on this blog before, but we’ve never written about National Cyber Security Awareness Month and what you can do to acknowledge the month. The two main elements to staying safe online are keeping your computer clean and protecting your personal information online. Continue reading

October is About More than Just Halloween

militaryOctober has a long history with the military. In 1346 Scottish forces were encouraged to attack the British in order to help France during the Hundred Years’ War. The Second Battle of Kosovo happened in 1448. Nine men were executed in 1660 for having signed the death warrant of Charles I. The men had participated in an attempted coup in 1649 and were sentenced once the monarchy was restored. Continue reading

Microforms: A Thing From the Past

microforms-4Microform has been in existence since 1839, but it was not used commercially until the 1920’s.  The first everyday use of commercial microfilm was developed by a New York City banker, George McCarthy.  He was given a patent in 1925 for his Checkograph machine, which created permanent film copies of all bank records. In 1928, Eastman Kodak bought McCarthy’s invention and began to market it under Kodak’s Recordak Division. Continue reading

BRUIN Pride Walk/Run on 10/2/ 2016

bruin-walk-photo1On a cool, crisp fall morning at Bellevue University, 248 staff, faculty, and students banded together for the annual BRUIN Pride Walk/Run on Sunday, October 2, 2016.  The purpose of the event was to bring together the Bellevue University community and to support the Bellevue University Athletics Department.

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Columbus Day

landing-of-columbusGrowing up many of us might remember this little diddy, “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” In the United States every second Monday during the month of October is celebrated as Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus was the Genoan navigator who convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain that he could get to the East Indies by travelling west. Given three ships the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Nina,  Columbus began his historic voyage.  On October 12, 1492 he sighted what is today the island of San Salvador, thus giving him the title of the first European to discover the New World. Continue reading