Whenever we come across a great source of information for our students AND staff, we just have to share! Today, let's talk about the online monograph series, New Directions for Community Colleges. What is it? New Directions for Community Colleges collects and shares information related to current trends in the world of community colleges. Published … Continue reading “New Directions for Community Colleges”
Looking to Expand Your Black History Knowledge? We Got You!
First, let's make it absolutely, 100% clear that Black History is an all-year thing, BUT...if you are looking to expand your Black History knowledge this month, we've got some great resources to help you with that! First, check out African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle, 1865-1883 and African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and … Continue reading Looking to Expand Your Black History Knowledge? We Got You!
It’s National Poetry Month at Reynolds Libraries!
That time of year you currently behold When verses rise to culture's highest top. We get our slam performances down cold And prep to recite Beowulf. (A bop!) If you are ready to imbibe the sweets Of sonnets and sestinas, you're in luck. Reynolds has scads of fine poetic treats-- Dive into our stacks and … Continue reading It’s National Poetry Month at Reynolds Libraries!
Need Inspiration? These Women Got You!
If you haven't heard the story of Henrietta Lacks, sit down and strap in. This is a true story that reads like a medical thriller and you will think about it long after you put it down. Her name when she was alive was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists around the world today know her as … Continue reading Need Inspiration? These Women Got You!
TikTok Made Me Read It
According to NPD Bookscan, in 2021, 825 million copies of print books were purchased, the most in any year since 2004 when the company started keeping track. Thanks again to NPD Bookscan, we also know that book sales were up 9% over 2021 (67 million more copies sold than 2020, 125 million more copies sold … Continue reading TikTok Made Me Read It
Ooooo-Ooooo, Witchy Women!
There was a time when calling a woman a witch was something of an insult. But now, there are scores of women who would happily accept that name, and would hope it were true. After all, there are MANY of us out there who are still hoping for that invitation to attend Hogwarts (not saying … Continue reading Ooooo-Ooooo, Witchy Women!
Love is in the air….
and romance novels are on our shelves! Take a break from your studies with some guaranteed happy-ever-afters. Confessions in B-Flat, A Civil Rights Love Story Jason, a disciple of Martin Luther King Jr., and Anita, a follower of Malcolm X, meet in Harlem in 1963. The movement brings them together--but their different ideologies could tear … Continue reading Love is in the air….
Honoring Hispanic Heritage
Tonight, we wrap up National Hispanic American Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), in which we've celebrated Hispanic and Latin American culture and honored the contributions of the Latinx community in the US. It is timed to coincide with the dates that many Latin American countries shrugged off the yoke of European colonization and won their … Continue reading Honoring Hispanic Heritage
Celebrating the 19th Amendment
The Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was certified by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby on August 26, 1920. Better known as the Susan B Anthony Amendment, congressional approval and ratification by the requisite 75% of states was the result of over seventy years of active struggle. An amendment allowing women the … Continue reading Celebrating the 19th Amendment
Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas by Mrs. Charles Stephenson (Grace Murray) from The Portal to Texas History Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. This media file is in the public domain in the United States. On June 19th, 1865, in Galveston, Texas Union Major General Gordon Granger read General Order Number Three to an … Continue reading Juneteenth