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In Celebration of Rachel Carson

It may sound clichéd, but as a librarian, one of the best gifts you can give me is a book. For Christmas one year, I received a re-issue of Rachel Carson’s 1965 Sense of Wonder . This book is an expansion of her 1956 essay “Help Your Child to Wonder” published in the July issue […]

Career Assistance across the States!

In these tough economic times, many U.S. states and the Federal government have pulled together a number of great resources for their residents to use in getting career help.  In an effort to help get the word out, we have begun an effort to compile websites in the areas of general resources, resume help, job […]

1876 Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia

Our guest author today is Gulnar Nagashybayeva, Business Reference Specialist, with another “Favorite from the Fifth Floor.” May 10, 1876 was the opening date of the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia where industrial exhibits of 37 nations were displayed in over 250 pavilions for six months until its formal closure on November 10, 1876. It was […]

Earth Day- 40 years and counting

Big blue marble, blue planet, Gaia, terra firma, terrestrial sphere, world- these are some of the words we use to describe Earth. On April 22 we will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which was first initiated on April 22, 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. Back in 1990, in celebration of 20 […]