Monday, May 23, 2016

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, May 30th, 2016. Honoring America's wartime veterans. Go to the guide.


Stream Ken Burns’ classic Emmy Award–winning nine-part series The Civil War.

Read the book No way out : a story of valor in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Read the eBook In Enemy Hands : Personal Accounts of Those Taken Prisoner in World War II

Read an eyewitness account of Raising the Flag Over Iwo Jima, 1945.

And don't forget to check out our Memorial Day display in the library! 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Asian Pacific American History

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Read about the history of Asian Pacific Americans, including books, articles, streaming media, primary and secondary sources. Go to the guide.


Read the eBook Asian North American Identities : Beyond the Hyphen

Watch a video of What it means to be Asian American from Asia Society.

View Ansel Adams’s Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanaron

See the Interactive Asians in American Timeline.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cinco de Mayo

Mexico, the 5th of May in the Plaza de Armas, 1862

Cinco de Mayo, when the Mexican army beat the French. Get the best articles, books, eBooks, media and open access sources for Cinco de Mayo. Go to the guide.


Stream a video from Films on Demand, Cinco de Mayo.

Get Cinco de Mayo recipes.

Find out more about the Battle Puebla from the History Research Center.

And don't forget to check out our Cinco de Mayo display in the library!