Thursday, November 21, 2013

  Waggoner Library has been preparing for Christmas.  
Come check out our decorations!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Board Games Aren't Boring

November 16 was the 6th annual International Games Day @ Your Library! Basically this is a date that  libraries all over the world have agreed to set aside time to play games and show a spirit of co-operation and fun . How great is that? Waggoner Library participated in this event a few hours early. On Friday night November 15th we opened our doors back up after normal closing time and from 7-10pm we had a free Board Game Night! We have tons of games, tons of food....and tons of fun! Though our turn-out was fairly small, all agreed it was well worth it and this is an event we hope to make a more regular happening at Waggoner! A big thanks to all who joined us! 

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

150 Years ago: The Gettysburg Address

The Library of Congress will display the Nicolay copy of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in the spectacular Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building for 10 days, before the top treasure is placed in the Library’s exhibition "The Civil War in America."  The Nicolay copy, presumed to be the first draft of the Gettysburg Address, will be displayed in the Great Hall on the first floor of the Jefferson Building from Veteran’s Day weekend, Friday, Nov. 8, through Tuesday, Nov. 19, which is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s delivery of the speech at the dedication of a national cemetery at the Gettysburg battlefield (Nov. 19, 1863). The Great Hall display and Civil War exhibition are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - from the LOC Blog

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech. The collection of recordings housed on this site will continue to grow as more and more people are inspired by the power of history and take the challenge to LEARN THE ADDRESS.  Above is the mashup video that includes all five living U.S. Presidents reciting the Gettysburg Address.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

Eleven a.m. on November 11, 1918 marked the beginning of an armistice (ceasing fighting) between the Allied nations and Germany. World War I officially ended in June of the following year when the Treaty of Versailles was signed. On the one year anniversary of the armistice, President Wilson commemorated the day by saying: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..." In 1926,
Today's Google doodle, 11/11/2013
Congress declared that Armistice Day should be recognized as a day of honor and celebration. In 1938, Armistice Day became a legal holiday, and in 1954, after World War II, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars and all branches of the military. Since that time, the day has been celebrated in many ways always with the desire to be a day honoring American veterans for their service, patriotism, and sacrifice.

To read more about Veterans Day and US Veterans, check out these links:

Thank you to all veterans! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Homecoming Library Art Display

Visit the 2nd floor of the library while on campus for Trevecca Homecoming 
to see a wonderful display of Trevecca talent.  

                                                                          Randy Carden

Submissions were made by faculty, students and alumni. 

                                                                                      Anna Laura Green