Author Archives: Robin Bernstein

The Art of Paper Folding

oragamiToday is “Origami Day.”  Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding and good for any age, and for all those who love a challenge.  Origami is educational, developmental, and therapeutic.  Whether you are an educator, physician, blue-collar worker, or parent, origami is for you.  Continue reading

Indie Author Day

indie-author-dayToday, October 8, 2016, marks the the inaugural “Annual Indie Author Day.”  Libraries across America and Canada are hosting events to bring the indie writing community together.  This is a day for local authors, libraries, and publishing industry experts to get together to celebrate, educate, and collaborate.  Continue reading

Constitution Day

flagConstitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of one of the most influential legal documents in existence—the U.S. Constitution.  Since its creation on September 17, 1787, over 100 countries around the world have used it as a model for their own.  This document brought together ideas from many people and those who made significant contributions are called the “Founding Fathers.”  Continue reading

Dance the Day Away

DanceToday just happens to be National Dance Day!  Observed every year on the last Saturday in July, it was first celebrated in 2010 as a way to raise awareness and encourage people to view dancing as a fun and “upbeat” way to stay or become healthier. Continue reading

Take Time to Visit a Museum Today

MuseumsInternational Museum Day began 39 years ago to promote the value of museums in society’s development and the exchange of ideas around the globe.  It is celebrated each year on May 18th, with a new theme.  The 2016 theme is “Museums and Cultural Landscapes.”  Over 145 countries participate in the event encompassing more than 35,000 museums.  Participation among museums is increasing and many now offer free admission. Continue reading

Titanic Remembrance Day

TitanicThe day that will live in infamy is April 15, 1912, the day the R.M.S. Titanic sank.  Although, it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean at 11:40 p.m., on April 12th, we remember the Titanic today!  It was on her maiden voyage from England to New York that tragedy struck.  Due to the number of insufficient life boats, more than 1,500 passengers died in the icy waters that fateful night.  This is the day to observe and remember. Continue reading

Crafting Can Relieve Stress

Robin's Craft Banner

As “National Craft Month” comes to a close and “Stress Awareness Month” begins, I thought it was a good way to illustrate how the two complement one another.  Did you know that crafting can actually reduce stress?  It’s true—neuroscientists and research shows that certain types of crafting have a lot in common with mindfulness and meditation. Continue reading

Year of the Monkey!!!

Spring FestivalWhen you hear “Year of the Monkey,” the first thing that might come to mind is the Chinese New Year and you would be right!  However, the Chinese New Year is better known to the Chinese as the “Spring Festival.”  I had an opportunity to sit down with some of the Chinese students attending Bellevue University to get their perspective on celebrating the Spring Festival in the United States for the very first time…  Continue reading

Never Forget…

InterRobin- Guard Postnational Holocaust Remembrance or Memorial Day is observed on January 27th, which coincides with Auschwitz Liberation Day.  The European Union and United Nations designated January 27th to commemorate all forms of Nazi persecution and any genocides taken place around the world, and has since been recognized by many other countries, such as Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, just to name a few.

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Hello and Welcome!!!

Chinese flag flying in Hong Kong, China, Asia您好,欢迎光临

Nín hǎo, huānyíng guānglín!

As we embark upon a new school year, there are some noticeable changes—namely dormitories.  For the first time in Bellevue University history, residential students will definitely impact services on campus.  What is more fascinating is that these students are primarily international students from China.  Rest assured…the Freeman/Lozier Library is ready to help all students succeed. Continue reading