Turn Your Radio On and Learn How to Cook Mouth-Watering Treats the Aunt Sammy Way

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Farm family listening to their radioBy George W. Ackerman, probably Ingham County, Michigan, August 15, 1930National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Extension Service(33-SC-14524c) [VENDOR # 172] The Birth of Aunt Sammy On Monday, October 4, 1926, the USDA-sponsored radio show Housekeepers’ Chat premiered, and their first order of business was to introduce Aunt… Read more »

Color Your World and Beyond with Government Coloring Books

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A collage of completed NASA coloring pages. It’s National Coloring Book Day, and you might be surprised to know that the Sycamore Library has over 175 coloring books and coloring sheets produced by U.S. federal and Texas state government agencies for educational and promotional purposes and covering virtually every topic under the sun. Some are… Read more »

Wishing a Happy 245th Birthday to Old Glory

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The Birth of Old Glory, from Painting by Moran. Percy Moran, artist; photomechanical print, [Red Oak, Iowa]: Thomas D. Murphy, Co., c1917. Prints & Photograph Division, Library of Congress.   On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress passed a resolution adopting a new flag to represent our new nation, the United States of America: … Read more »

Celebrate Black History Month with these Government Publications

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“Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations. Shining a light on Black history today is… Read more »

May Is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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The month of  May is celebrated annually in the United States as Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. (The exact title varies, but the sentiment remains constant.) The reason this particular month was chosen was largely to commemorate two especially significant events: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant to the United States… Read more »

Five Government Documents That Will Drive You Batty (in a Good Way)

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  The government document specialists at the Eagle Commons Library can find information on any subject for you. For instance, we can find help you find a children’s book on bats, a conservation book on bats, a book about bat funguses, and even a list of places where you can go to see bats in Texas. Today is International… Read more »
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