July 10, 2013
I’m relatively new to the South Bend area, and am always looking to learn more about what this area has to offer. Recently I have been on two new adventures. My first adventure was a trip to Winona Lake. This … Continue reading
November 20, 2012
So the Beatles sang Get Back. 1969 not far enough back? How’d you like to get way back? I was looking at the Library of Congress’s digital collections and I ran across the National Jukebox. It is a collection of … Continue reading
October 31, 2012
Pinterest is an extremely popular and growing social networking site that allows people to create bulletin boards about the things that they are interested in. Small businesses and nonprofits often use Pinterest to publicize their products and services. People I … Continue reading
September 24, 2012
by Sara A.
It’s a bird, It’s a plane, It’s a man in a space suit! Did you know that a flying jet pack landed in downtown South Bend in 1961? Or that a woman in St. Joseph County invented an early disposable … Continue reading
May 16, 2012
Did you know that we here at the library value information? Shocking. I know. To that end we have taken great pains in creating a working database full of links containing information that any member of the St. Joseph County … Continue reading
April 19, 2012
Introducing: The 3 Ds or as I prefer to call them; Huey, Dewey, and Louie. We are encouraged not to name the wildlife so let me first explain the Number system. “D” stands for Decorah, Iowa where they are located, … Continue reading
January 26, 2012
“I think, therefore I am.” (René Descartes) Science Alive is around the corner. Too bad René isn’t able to make it. His famous line may sum up a lot on how we see ourselves. We are creatures with reasoning ability … Continue reading
January 23, 2012
Have you noticed the excitement pouring from every wall of SJCPL? It can only mean one thing – Science Alive is almost here! It’s our favorite time of the year to pull out the beakers, fill up the bottles, check … Continue reading
January 14, 2011
by Sara A.
Many of you have already heard about SJCPL’s online Obituary Index to the South Bend Tribune, which covers obituaries from 1913 to the present for persons with St. Joseph County ties. Once you find an entry in this index, you … Continue reading
December 20, 2010
by Sara A.
Our patrons run the gamut of ages, interests and experience, but recently we’ve had some interesting questions here in the “History Room” about events that happened around the 1920s through the 1940s. Many of our “Greatest Generation” patrons are now … Continue reading