Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as “Dr. Seuss”, would have turned 110 today. Dr. Seuss is a well-loved children’s author who has brightened many childhoods with his colorful storybooks and creative vocabulary.
“At the time of his death on September 24, 1991, Ted had written and illustrated 44 children’s books, including such all-time favorites as Green Eggs and Ham; Oh, the Places You’ll Go, Fox in Socks, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His books had been translated into more than 15 languages. Over 200 million copies had found their way into homes and hearts around the world.” (from the Dr. Seuss National Memorial website: http://www.catinthehat.org/history.htm)
Take a look at the Dr. Seuss books available at Rentschler Library.
What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
Fast-moving events in the Ukraine, Syria, Egypt, Venezuela and many other places means that you sometimes need some good background information on countries of the world. We’ve got you covered. There are some really good freely-available country overviews from U.S. government agencies, news websites and also in Miami University Library’s subscription databases.
U.S. State Department – (free access) Find out what the U.S. relations are with certain countries and get links to fact sheets and links to more in-depth info from the Library of Congress.
CIA World Factbook – (free access) Find information about a country, including its government, people, geography, & economy.
Country Profiles from the BBC – (free access) Instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
Country Studies – (free access) Online versions of books published by the U.S. Library of Congress Federal Research Division from 1988-1998. Only covers 101 countries of the world.
Europa World Plus (Miami users only) – Political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories. Information includes regional and country profiles, information on physical and social geography, history, economy, and country and comparative statistics.
Political Handbook of the World – (Miami users only) - Information on the major aspects of each country’s government and political party system.
Make sure you stop by the library today and look for the camel. Drawing for the $50 gift card to the Miami Bookstore will be this week.
Stop by Rentschler Library every Wednesday and find this camel. Take a picture with your mobile device and show it to a Library Staff Member to be entered for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to the Miami Book Store. Drawings will be held at the end of each month and you can play weekly!
When: February 3rd-21st
Who: Open to Miami affiliates, including students, faculty, & staff
Where: Submit your original haiku about some aspect of winter in person at Rentschler Library or by using the online form.
What are the rules?: Only 1 submission per person (no profanity please!) and ALL submissions must be your own creative work or you will be disqualified from the contest. If you submit multiple entries, only your first submission will be reviewed. Don’t forget to follow the theme and write about some aspect of winter.
How will I know I won?: Winners will be notified by email/phone by February 28th
How do I write a haiku?: You’ve got 3 lines to write. The first one is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables, and then back to 5 syllables for the last line. No exceptions! An example is below:
If the snow should come,
Barren arms the trees shall spread,
To greet the first flakes.
You can now check out iPads from the library! They can be checked out for 24 hours at a time. If you have not checked out electronic equipment from the library this school year, you will need to bring your Miami ID and another photo ID with you the first time you check one out. If you have questions or would like more information, stop by the desk in the library or visit our equipment page (http://www.ham.miamioh.edu/library/equipment).
The library and campus will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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