Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, affectionately known a "Gabo," was widely regarded as the most beloved Latin American writer of all time. Generally thought to be one of the founders of the literary genre of magical realism, García Márquez captured the imagination of his readers through complex stories of families, lovers, and Latin American politics. After a career as a journalist, Gabriel García Márquez left Colombia in the 1950s and moved to Mexico, where he died this month at the age of 87.

"I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits."
-- From Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabo is most famous for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, the epic story of the Buendía family in the fictional town of Macondo. The novel was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 23rd is World Book Night!

Spread the joy...

World Book Night was first celebrated in the USA and Germany in 2012 a year after it’s premiere in 2011 in the UK and Ireland. It is the product of a round table discussion at London’s Book Industry Conference in May of 2010 and hopes to inspire passionate readers to share copies of their favorite books with folks in the community who don’t regularly read. What better way to celebrate the gift of books than checking out some great books from the library? Here are a few World Book Night books that we have at St Kate’s to get you in the mood:




Check them out!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Videos in Nursing

Nursing Education in Video

The Library now subscribes to a collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses and other healthcare workers. The collection includes over 300 videos on anatomy and physiology, clinical skills, patient interactions, and more.
These online videos can be linked or embedded in D2L course pages and in Powerpoint presentations.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Scholarship Scams...

Being cautious when applying for and accepting scholarships keeps us safe from scams. 
Here are a few signs that a scholarship or grant is not legitimate:

  • The scholarship is offered in exchange for personal financial information (credit card or bank account number)
  • You have been selected for a contest/scholarship that you have not applied for
  • You are required to pay money for a scholarship
  • The scholarship is guaranteed

More information can be found here: 

If you have questions regarding the credibility of a scholarship source or have experienced something similar, contact the Financial Aid office at 651-690-6540 or

Have you tried these sources for scholarships?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Encore! Theater at St. Kate's

As St. Catherine University continues its 2013-2014 Theater Season with productions of School House Rock Live! (April  11th-13th) and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (May 7th and 10th), check out the library display for a look at past theater productions, courtesy of the the University Archives. 

Learn more about The Laboratory Players, a student drama club founded in 1931, and peruse photos and programs from The Wizard of Oz (1937), Cry Havoc (1944), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1967).

The Wizard of Oz, 1937.

This display will be up during the month of April on the main level of the St. Paul Library, in the case right before the video carrels.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April is National Poetry Month

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

Literary events around town in April:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Break "Staycation"

Staying in town for spring break? Check out our staycation ideas.

We have some great books and media available to make your staycation fun! Try some new recipes, learn a craft, take time to commemorate a special time in your life with scrapbooking--the possibilities are endless...

Here are some books to wet your whistle:
  • Cooking light big book of salads
  • Card-making techniques from A to Z by Jeanette Robertson
  • Best in the world : 175 classic recipes from the great cuisines compiled by Martha Day
  • Scarf style 2 : innovative to traditional, 26 fresh designs to knit by Ann Budd
  • The classic encyclopedia of world recipes by Sarah Ainley
  • SimpleChic : designer knits, SuperQuick! by Jil Eaton
  • Minnesota's bounty : the farmers market cookbook by Beth Dooley
  • Minnesota quilts : creating connections with our past
  • The Barefoot Contessa cookbook : secrets from the legendary specialty food store for simple food and party platters you can make at home by Ina Garten
  • Your scrapbook, your story : original ideas that focus on you edited by, Emily Curry Hitchingham
  • Beginner's guide to quilting : 16 projects to learn to quilt by Elizabeth Betts
  • The Taste of Africa by Rosamund Grant and Josephine Bacon