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Compiled by library staff in cooperation with the Hispanic & Latin American Faculty & Staff Association (HLAFSA) of MU. Pedro Antonio de Alarcon Ciro Alegria Isabel Allende Julia Alvarez Jorge Amado Rudolfo Anaya Mariano Azuela Jimmy Santiago Baca Sandra Benitez Gustavo Adolfo Becquer Jorge Luis Borges Alejo Carpentier G. Cabrera Infante Alejandro Casona Rosario Castellanos… Continue reading "Popular and Classic Hispanic & Latino Authors"
An important part of your History Day project will be finding and learning from primary sources, documents created during the time period being studied by people who lived then. The books listed below allow you to view primary sources by topic or time period. Most of these titles are located at the Columbia Public Library. Please note… Continue reading "Print Primary Resources"
An important part of your History Day project will be finding and learning from primary sources, documents created during the time period being studied by people who lived then. The websites listed below allow you to view primary sources by topic, time period, or type of primary source, such as amendments, petitions, speeches or editorials. To… Continue reading "Online Primary Sources"
2021 New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1 Easter Sunday: April 4 Memorial Day: Sunday, May 30 & Monday, May 31 Independence Day: Sunday, July 4 & Monday, July 5 Labor Day: Sunday, September 5 & Monday, September 6 Staff Development Day: Monday, October 11 Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 25 & Friday, November 26 Christmas: Friday, December… Continue reading "Holidays and Closures"
Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide, participate in the National History Day contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions… Continue reading "History Day"
The Daniel Boone Regional Library has digitized almost 100 years of yearbooks from community schools. The books have been scanned and uploaded in full resolution to Google Photos. Browse the pages and even download an entire yearbook to your computer. (Note: In order to preserve legibility, the resulting file sizes can be quite large.) While… Continue reading "Community Yearbook Archive"
Compiled by library staff. Chinua Achebe Jenoyne Adams Rochelle Alers Maya Angelou Tina McElroy Ansa James Baldwin Toni Cade Bambara Steven Barnes Eleanor Taylor Bland Arna W. Bontemps Gwendolyn Brooks Wesley Brown Anita Bunkley Levar Burton Octavia E. Butler Bebe Moore Campbell Barbara Chase-Riboud Charles Chesnutt Clarence Cooper J. California Cooper Margaret Cuthbert Christopher Darden… Continue reading "African & African-American Authors"
Editor’s note: Several of our regular blog writers have looked back at the books they read in 2017, and they’ve each written their own “Year in Review.” This is the last installment. Enjoy! 2017 Year in Reading Jeremiah 2016 was tough; 2017 could have been better than 2016, but wasn’t. So, this year I re-read… Continue reading "A Year in Reading: Rereads and More Favorites"