July 07, 2008
Workshop Cancellation: APA Style Paper Workshop
The Formatting an APA Style Paper workshop scheduled for Tuesday, July 8th has been cancelled.
Friends of the GSU Library Historical Society Meeting
The next meeting of the Friends of the GSU Library Historical Society will be Wednesday, July 9th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. For more information about the group, visit their website at:
July 02, 2008
4th of July Trivia
Did you know that:
we commemorate the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia and not the signing which was in August 1776?Source: 4th of July - Independence Day - History.com
the holiday was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, at which time the Declaration of Independence was read aloud, city bells rang, and bands played?Source: 4th of July - Independence Day - History.com
the 4th of July was not declared a legal holiday until 1941.Source: 4th of July - Independence Day - History.com
in July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million? Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/statab.html
the nation’s population on this July Fourth is 304 million. Source: Population clock http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html
$207 million was the value of fireworks imported from China in 2007, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($217 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $14.9 million in 2007, with Japan purchasing more than any other country ($3.8 million). Source: Foreign Trade Statistics
Test your Fireworks Safety IQ by going to Firework Safety http://www.usacitylink.com/usa/safety.html and taking the quiz.
July 01, 2008
4th of July Holiday Hours
The GSU Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008. The Library will reopen Saturday, July 5th at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit the library website at: http://www.govst.edu/library/
or call the Reference Desk at 708-534-4111.
Monthly Movie Reviewer's Roundtable will be reviewing The Day the Earth Stood Still
Come join in on the fun and interaction, and check out the array of films on reserve. The next meeting will be July 3rd, from noon to one on the Library Balcony where they will be reviewing The Day the Earth Stood Still. Bring your lunch, if you like, and prepare to let your inner Ebert free.