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Pi Day – March 14

Yes, today, March 14, is a celebration of all things Pi.  I’m not writing about the kind of pie you eat, no sir.  I’m talking about mathematical Pi. You know the one.  It never ends: 3.141592…  Anyway, because March 14 looks like 3.14 when you write it out, Pi day is…, today! In celebration of […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day – do you know how this holiday started?  Find out here: http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day For many, Valentine’s Day = Chocolate. Interested in learning more about chocolate and how it’s made? Check out this link: http://exhibits.mannlib.cornell.edu/chocolate/

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It’s Groundhog Day!

Picture taken by: Reinhard Kraasch Find out if Punxsutawney Phil (the world’s most famous groundhog) saw his shadow today: http://groundhog.org/ Learn more about groundhogs: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/groundhog/ Looking for more local information?  Read about Jabari, the hedgehog, who lives at the Portland zoo: http://www.oregonzoo.org/Newsroom/2011releases/HedgehogDay11.pdf

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The National Book Festival took place in late September, but that doesn’t mean you completely missed out on all the fun. Many of the authors were recorded when they gave their presentations. For example, Rosemary Wells gave a presentation, as well as Ken Follett.  There are many more author webcasts available, so take your time […]

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Do you have kids at home this summer looking for something to do?  How about taking home a book to read to them?   Reading books with your kids can be a fun way to explore different places, plus your kids get to spend time with you! We have books for kids at Cannell Library, as […]

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The sun has finally arrived and summer is here!  As the temperature begins to heat up this week, you’ll want to find ways to stay cool.   One way to stay cool  while you’re on campus is to stop by the library, where you can cool off while getting some research or homework done on our […]

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What activities do you have planned for the summer? Working? Studying? Sunning on the beach? Staying at home with the kids? Reading? Whatever you’re doing, we’ve made it easy for you to keep in touch. Just stop by the i-Commons and select a notecard. Each one comes with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, so you don’t […]

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What’s that?  You’ve never heard of the Cavalcade of Stars?  Let me guess, you’ve never heard of Jackie Gleason either, right?  Well, in a time before the mind numbingly stupid “reality television” the networks fob off onto us today, there was a lot of quality television programing.  I’m talking, Grade A, number one, top notch […]

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