Author Archives: Allison Schafer

The Legend of Decimus Croome: A Halloween Carol PS3616.U739 L444 2017

Anyone familiar with Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, will certainly recognize the extreme similarity of Kevin Purdy’s shamelessly fun modern version, his ‘Halloween carol,’ The Legend of Decimus Croome. The story is essentially the same, but in this version Ebenezer Scrooge, the miserly boss who loathes the holidays (and pretty much everything else), is replaced with one Decimus Croome, owner of the local hardware store who has hated Halloween (and all things fun) since the death of his wife years before. The formerly fun young man is now an old miser who lives only to mistreat his poor hardworking employee, Mr. Bobbich, hand out vegetables to any soul unfortunate enough to attempt to trick or treat at his house, and generally grumble and glare and scare the Dickens out of the whole town.

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Graphic Design LibGuide

If you are looking for a resource to help liven up your designs, check out the Bellevue University Library’s Graphic Design LibGuide! This guide is chock-full of books, articles, videos, and entire websites full of tips, ideas, and how-tos on design. Whether you are looking for information to improve your typography or graphics creation, for help with using graphics software, coding websites, or just general design and creativity, the Graphics Design LibGuide is a fantastic one-stop resource for all of your digital designing needs!


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“Wicked Omaha” F674.O557 R64 2017 Book Review

“Wicked Omaha” is a small book packed full of larger-than-life stories of the dark and wild history of Nebraska’s largest town. It starts out in the town’s relative infancy in the 1870s, during the time it first outgrew Council Bluffs across the Missouri River, and started to get a real reputation as a haven of thievery and vice. Borrowing heavily from old newspaper articles of the time, the book gives brief, individual stories of the happenings of the day, from corrupt officials, loose women, roaming drunks, crooked card games, and fleeced travelers.

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