D-Day Anniversary

Today is the 65th anniversary of D-Day: the day 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy. Landings on Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold and Sword Beaches enabled the march across Europe to eventually defeat Hitler. The History Channel had some excellent programming …

How are the roads?

It’s a snowy Minnesota kind of day. I went out for lunch and got back just fine, and having gotten my driving teeth in this kind of climate, I would describe it as “not so bad, just gotta-take-it-easy.” However, delivery driver Jerry, a well-seasoned Minnesota driver came back after finishing half the route saying after …

February is Black History Month

During theme months, we never have enough materials to satisfy all the requests for papers being written. Such is the case this month – February is Black History month. In addition to the print resources we have, we librarians are always on the lookout for good online resources that are not limited to the number …

Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. With the use of the Lincoln Bible at the recent inauguration of President Obama, and the bicentennial observance of Lincoln’s birth, we’ve recently been hearing Lincoln’s name frequently. A couple of years ago I ran across a website created by Roger …