On November 22nd, 1633, intrepid travelers sailed from the English Isle of Wight on two small ships, the Ark and the Dove, for a four-month long journey that would eventually land them on St. Clement’s Island in what is now Continue reading Maryland Day, March 25th
The silver reel you see on your right is an example of the first videotape format ever released into the world (as compared to the size of a standard VHS videocassette tape on the left). The name of this format Continue reading The Granddaddy of Video
Tired of boring or embarrassing blind dates? Try a blind date with a book In Langsdale, try a date with one of our Leisure Reading books. As you enter Langsdale, pass the stairway on the right. Go past the DVDs Continue reading Great Blind Dates!
What will you think of next? With the arrival of spring comes Inspired Discoveries after all, Spring is the season of new beginnings. Inspired Discoveries is the annual Spring Symposium, showcasing undergraduate students’ original research and creative work The program Continue reading Inspired Discoveries: Spring Symposium
Playscale-sized patron Shironeko is new to Langsdale. She visited the library over spring break and was pleased with all the new signage she encountered. It made finding her way around the library a snap! Of course her pal– library services Continue reading Signs point to “Yes!”
If you are interested in American history, there are numerous good books,websites and documentaries available to peruse. Still, there is perhaps nothing quite like the sense you can get from reading or listening to an important document or speech and Continue reading American Decades: Langsdale’s reference ebook of the month
When you need to fact-check information, there’s a lot of options: Snopes investigates rumors like “Nabisco is producing Fried Chicken Oreos”(false, by the way) LazyTruth is an app you can use to debunk stories in chain emails FactCheck.org uncovers claims Continue reading Searching for the Truth
Photo credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk “Mikulski’s legacy starts with the ‘battle of the road.’” That’s the Baltimore Sun headline that caught my eye on the iPad this morning. Columnist Dan Rodricks highlights the roots of Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Continue reading Roots in the Road Fights