April: National Poetry Month

The Academy of American Poets sponsors National Poetry Month each npm_2007_poster_thb_shd.jpgApril. Sign up here to get a poem-a-day emailed to you for the rest of the month. Stop by the Parham Campus library circulation desk for a free poetry-related bookmark. Spout off a little random poetry!

Can you identify the poet in the picture to the right?

Happy Pi Day

Albert EinsteinNeed something to celebrate? March 14 is Pi Day. Go figure.  Also, it is Albert Einstein’s birthday. Tomorrow is the Ides of March.

So–eat some cake for Dr. Einstein. Eat some pie in appreciation of circles. Be well-rounded. Exercise circular logic. Quote a little Julius Caesar. Or — since this is a library blog — read an Einstein biography. Enjoy a Shakespeare play. Brush up on your math skills.

SIRS Database – Spotlight on Women’s History Month

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Check out the articles & web site links from the SIRS database that spotlight the historical, political, and cultural influences of notable women who have occupied significant roles in American history.  For more information or assistance in using the SIRS database, contact the Reference Desk.

SIRS Database – ‘Mother of the American Valentine’

valentine’s day cardHappy Valentine Day

Check out the SIRS Renaissance that feature the two cards shown here display the three-dimensional effect produced by paper accordion springs typical of those manufactured by Howland’s all-female assembly line. The cards were passed along it before Howland’s final inspection. The embossed N.E.V. CO. reflects a company name change made in the 1870s when it became New England Valentine Company. The 10 indicates a price of 10 cents.

SIRS Database – “Top 10” Leading Issues

Ideas and Topics for an Argumentative Research Paper

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Black History Month

Library DisplayDTC Library showcases a display of Notable African American personalities along with books from the library collection. The display is located on the second floor across from the elevators. We invite all library patrons to stop by the display and check out a book or two from the library.

SIRS Database – Spotlight on Black History Month

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Check out articles from the SIRS database that spotlight the historical, political, and cultural influences of African Americans.  For more information or assistance in using the SIRS database, contact the Reference Desk.