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  • February is Black History Month

    In 1926, the distinguished African American historian, Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week to celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans. This event was expanded in 1976 to a month to include the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, Feb. 14, 1817, and Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 12, 1809. Many events are planned to help bring recognition to the people who have done much to bring civil rights to the forefront and made great contributions to the world. Continue Reading

  • Library 101: Taxes

    No matter how you feel about taxes, it’s the time of year to start thinking about filing your federal and state tax returns. The country’s first income tax originated during the Civil War, when Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1861 which included a tax on personal incomes to help pay war expenses. This was repealed ten years later. An 1894 attempt to enact a flat rate Federal income tax was ruled unconstitutional. In 1913 the 16th Amendment paved the way for the Federal income tax as we now know it. Continue Reading

  • Library 101: Last-Minute Research Help and Christmas History

    As you are reading this, regular classes will soon be over and finals will begin. For those of you who have some last-minute assignments or who have begged extensions on papers, the library is open with librarians standing by to provide research help. Our electronic databases with full text options may be the best way to find those last minute sources. We have extended our evening hours until 1AM beginning Tuesday, Dec. 9, to provide some late night study space. The cafeteria will bring in cookies and caffeine to keep your energy up. Continue Reading