Monday, April 30, 2012

De-Stress Fest
April 30 - May 2

It's official, we're stocked up and ready for finals week! Each evening our staff will be going around the library and giving away snacks. Stay happy and healthy this week by taking some time to De-Stress @ your library.
  • Take a brain break by working on some puzzles
  • Write on our Wall of Inspiration
  • Let out your stress through Pinata Therapy on Monday, 4/30, @ 6pm
  • Make a Stress-ball on Wednesday, 5/2, from 6-8pm

The food in the cart is taller than me!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Titanic Lives

If you've watched Titanic in 3D this week or want to mark the centenary of the disaster at 2:20 a.m. this  Sunday,  you might want to dive into the venerable Dictionary of National Biography.

The DNB 's Titanic Lives  available online through Kimbel Library, features the life stories of those central to the sinking, including:

  • Captain Edward Smith, who was criticized for pushing the ship to excessive speed on the night of the disaster;
  • Joseph Ismay, head of the White Star Line who " made his escape under controversial circumstances" and
  • Wallace Hartely, orchestra leader, who played on deck as passengers evacuated.
  • Passengers, performers and others peripheral to the Titanic event.
One bio you won't find here is Molly Brown; for that, jump into the American National Biography, also available through Kimbel Library.