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If you need research materials on a historical topic, or just have an interest in history, Kelly Library has you covered. A good starting point would be our reference collection, both in print and online. The print reference section is on the main floor of Kelly Library and history reference works are primarily shelved in the Ds (Old World History), Es (General American History), and Fs (Local American History and Latin American History).

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Kelly Library has many resources available to students researching, or who simply have an interest in, art. A good place to start is the Dictionary of Art (REF N31 .D5 1996) published by Grove. Written by 6,700 experts from around the world, the Dictionary of Art has information on over 4,500 art related topics.

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Whether you love your local library, come in only when you need help with research, or just view the library as an electronic database aggregator; we hope that you will help us celebrate National Library Week during April 10-16. National Library Week was established in 1958 by the American Library Association (ALA) “to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support”. The theme for this year is “Libraries Transform”.

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April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day. It is sponsored by IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People. IBBY is a non-profit organization that was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1953. Today, it is composed of 75 National Sections all over the world. It represents countries with well-developed book publishing and literacy programs, and other countries with only a few dedicated professionals who are doing pioneer work in children's book publishing and promotion.

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Mar 24, 2016

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This week many Christians all over the world will be celebrating Easter, though the Orthodox Christians in the United States will be celebrating Easter on May 1. The Orthodox plan their celebration based on the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar as the rest of the world does. But this week also has some other special days.

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"The best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst" is what historian Wallace Stegner claimed about our national parks. 100 years: Let’s celebrate! On August 25, 2016, the National Park service will celebrate 100 years of preserving and making more accessible many natural wonders and historic places of the United States. http://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm. Several national parks had already been established prior to the passing of the “Organic Act” in 1916 which brought all those parks under one management, “to both preserve park resources and make them available to tourists, form[ing] the legal foundation stone of the system”. (Dilsaver, 10)

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The Task Force on Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity wants to hear your questions, recommendations, and suggestions on how to improve the campus. Go to ehc.edu/speak-your-mind and leave an anonymous message.

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A book never written: “Guide to Love” by Val N. Tines. Happy Valentine’s Day from Kelly Library! Little is known about the historical Saint Valentine, but he is believed to have been a Roman priest who was martyred on around 270 CE. Valentine’s Day might have been the Church’s attempt to Christianize Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February, though there is some debate about that claim. (Holidays, Festivals & Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Kelly Reference GT3925 .H64 2005, also available electronically in Credo Reference) Regardless, the holiday became associated with courtly love in the 14th century, mostly due to its inclusion in a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer. Over time the holiday became linked with the giving of gifts and cards, Valentine’s Day cards became popular enough to be mass produced as early as the 1800s and more cards are sold during this season than any other. If you are trying to get in the Valentine’s Day mood here are some romantic films that are available in the DVD section of Kelly Library.

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“A distressing case of insanity occurred at Emory & Henry College, Virginia, a few days since. Professor Stevens has been suddenly bereft of his understanding, accompanied with such symptoms of violence that the strongest restraints upon his person were necessary.” Don’t worry, this isn’t current news. This quote is from the January 7, 1844 issue of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, accessed through one of Kelly Library’s online databases, Readex’s America’s Historical Newspapers. This collection contains scans of hundreds of historical newspapers from 1690 to 1900. Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative updates, letters, poetry, advertisements, election returns, matrimony and death notices, maps, cartoons, illustrations and more, these historical newspapers offer researchers essential local and national perspectives on American history, culture and daily life across three centuries.

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