Monthly Archives: March 2014

March’s Camel Contest Winner!!

Camel Contest Winner for March is KATRICE CRATER!! Congratulations, Katrice!
Stop by the library with a picture ID to claim your $50 gift card.
Students can continue to play weekly on Wednesdays for a chance at another $50 gift card!Image

It’s Opening Day!!

It’s a great day for baseball! Interested in learning more about the game Imageof baseball or about the Cincinnati Reds? Rentschler Library has got the bases covered! Take a look at the books we have available. And, there are many more available through the other Miami University Libraries and through OhioLINK. You can check them out while you’re watching game and enjoying some hot dogs. Play Ball!!


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Spring Break Hours

Our hours over Spring Break will be:

Sat., March 22: 10:00am-2:00pmImage
Sun., March 23: CLOSED
Mon., March 24-Fri., March 28: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sat., March 25 and Sun., March 26: CLOSED

Normal Hours resume Mon., March 27. For more info, visit our Hours page.

March 20th 1965 – Selma and Civil Rights


Civil Rights marchers stopped at bridge in Selma, AL.

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson notified Alabama governor George Wallace that he would send federal troops to that state to watch over a civil rights march from Selma to Birmingham.  It was a signature event in the history of civil rights. For more on this topic, check out Diane McWhorter’s “Carry Me Home : Birmingham, Alabama : the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution” New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. Other titles on this topic:

Dividing lines : municipal politics and the struggle for civil rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, by J. Mills Thornton III Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2002.

For a personal account of what happened in Selma, check out “In peace and freedom : my journey in Selma” by Bernard LaFayette Jr. and Kathryn Lee Johnson. Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2013.

Haiku Contest Winner is: Austin McComas!!

Congratulations, Austin! Visit our Haiku page to see past winners and all submissions for the contests. Thanks to all who participated!

“Love will warm your heart,
but when it comes to winter,
I’ll stick with fire.”
–Austin McComas

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as “Dr. Seuss”,Image 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:

Take a look at the Dr. Seuss books available at Rentschler Library

What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?