These Love Letters of the Presidents Will Put You in the Mood for Valentine’s Day

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The missives of love and courtship collected in a president’s personal papers often reveal a more intimate, more tender side of their personalities than what is displayed in their often seemingly dispassionate official public personae. Here are a few collections of love letters of American presidents available at the UNT Libraries or on the Internet…. Read more »

Get Crafty with 3D Paper Models

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Paper modeling is the art of constructing scale models of things out of cut and folded pieces of paper. It is a fun and creative way for students of all ages to learn about geology, geography, space science, and other topics. In the Eagle Commons Library, we have a large selection of templates for paper… Read more »

Stick Your Thumb in This Publication and Pull Out a Plum Political Position

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The most exclusive want ad in the nation was released this Monday morning. Every four years, in order to ease the transition after each presidential election, the United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions—popularly known as the “Plum Book” because of the plum government jobs it lists—is released to the public. It lists thousands of federal… Read more »

There Is a Super Moon Rising

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This Monday, November 14, will be for many a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a spectacular Lunar event: the closest Full Moon to Earth since 1948. If you miss this sight now, you won’t have an opportunity to see another Super Moon of comparable magnitude until 2034, assuming you and the world last that long! What… Read more »

Setting Free the Documents

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One of the most interesting government information sites originates neither from a government agency nor from a depository library. Free Government Information (FGI) is a private, non-governmental project for encouraging interaction and consensus building among libraries, government agencies, non-profits, researchers, journalists, and others who have an interest in promoting and preserving free and permanent access… Read more »

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

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Are you registered to vote? Every year millions of Americans don’t vote, either because the registration deadline passed them by, or because they don’t know how to register. September 27, 2016 has been designated National Voter Registration Day and set aside to promote awareness of voter registration opportunities and to encourage eligible Americans to exercise… Read more »

Enjoy Some Tasty Treats from the National Agricultural Library Digital Collections

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The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is a veritable cornucopia of information on food, agriculture, and natural resources, catering not only to the needs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but also to those of a vast audience of agricultural policymakers, educators, farmers, scientists, and other specialists, as well as the general population. Rising like a… Read more »

Parity for Women is the Theme for International Women’s Day 2016

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Observations commemorating the contributions of women to society and culture and encouraging support for women’s equality and other civil rights first emerged out of the early 20th century labor movement in North America and across Europe. In 1975, which the UN had designated International Women’s Year (IWY), March 8 was designated International Women’s Day (in… Read more »