Saturday, May 28, 2011

More About Memorial Day

While we all enjoy Memorial Day as the first summer holiday of barbecues, parades and New York City street fairs and concerts, its history as America's national day of remembrance is also worth exploring. Learn more about the holiday from the Memorial Day videos available at the History Channel web site, and take a look at the Memorial Day page of historic photos and documents selected from the Library of Congress American Memory collections.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Closed Memorial Day

Reminder: The library will be closed on Monday May 30.
This includes 24/7 access. The library will be closed to everyone from 6 p.m. on Sunday until 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Enjoy your holiday!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, May 23, 2011

Zombie Apocalypse Advice

Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? Not to worry, the CDC is already on the job. From the CDC site:

"The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen. In such a scenario zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anything living that got in their way. The proliferation of this idea has led many people to wonder “How do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse?”"

From reading the post, it appears that preparing for a zombie apocalypse is a lot like preparing for a hurricane or other disaster with led time. This is an amusing twist on giving out some basic useful advice in emergency preparedness. Some good info about zombies as well.
Ernster, the Virtual LibraNo matter what your flavor of zombie, the CDC has advice:

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