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June 14 is known as Flag Day for many who live in the United States, but did you know that each year the President of the United States designates a National Flag Week through a Presidential Proclamation? This Thursday, June 14, you can celebrate Flag Day at Fort Vancouver by attending their Flag Day event. […]

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March is Women’s History Month In honor of Women’s History Month, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the […]

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February 29: Leap day

February 29, also known as leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date occurring in most years evenly divisible by 4 (2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016). Years evenly divisible by 100 don’t contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day. Therefore […]

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Black History Month

February is Black History Month. In recognition of Black History Month, The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have developed a website honoring “Black Women in American Culture and History”  and the myriad […]

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, Cannell Library will be closed Nov 11th. The library will be open on Saturday Nov 12 for its normal weekend hours from 1 pm to 5 pm. In recognition to those who have served and to those who are serving our nation in the armed serves, we post this poem […]

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The 5th of November may not be a special date for most Americans, but in Great Britain this day is set aside to remember an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. As described in the first paragraph from Holidays Symbols and Customs, This day commemorates the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when a group […]

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Fifty years ago this month, some very brave college students led a movement called the Freedom Riders.  They were part of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality.  These students rode public buses in small groups challenging segregation in the American South. Their determination was to be non-violent, but persistent.  They met with incredible resistance on […]

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Yesterday was Library Snapshot Day. We had many visitors including City of Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt celebrating how important Cannell Library is to the college and community. More students are visiting Cannell Library than ever before. Visitor counts have been increasing every fall, from 103,000 visitors in the fall of 2008, to 126,000 visitors in […]

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Photo from Wikimedia. Credit: Photohound Today starts the Year of the Rabbit according to the Spring Festival, or as it is more often referred to, the Chinese New Year.  If you want to learn more about this celebration we have many resources to recommend. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture, edited by Edward L. Davis, […]

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For the history enthusiasts: To help mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, recently unveiled the nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive, providing unprecedented global access to the most important papers, […]

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