Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Fun: Spelling that Libyan dictator's name

How, exactly do you spell that guy's name? You know the one--the leader of Libya. Every time you look, it's spelt differently on some newscast or another. Here is a helpful video to clarify:


Our regular 10:00 AM story time will not be held on Wednesday, March 2 so that we may have a special story time at 4:00 PM in the Children's Room to celebrate DR. SEUSS DAY!

We will have stories, cookies and door prizes.

All are welcome.

For more information, call the circulation desk at 913-758-3001

March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday, and NEA's National Read Across America Day!  We're happy to participate by reading some great children's literature, having snacks, and celebrating at our library.

Some resources to get you ready:
The National Education Assocation's Read Across America page:
And feel free to check out...CARL's Dr. Seuss holdings!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


CARL will close at 4:30 PM today. There is no word yet on potential delays or closures for tomorrow.

From the Fort Leavenworth Emergency Operations Center:

1.  Due to expected road conditions this afternoon and evening, Fort
Leavenworth will begin an early phased release of non-emergency essential
personnel today starting at 2:00 p.m. The Chain of Command determines who and
what emergency essential is and when people should depart.

2.  Grant and Hancock gates will operate normally.  Sherman gate will open at
1:45 pm and close at 4:30 pm.  The light at Grant and Cody will be flashing
yellow for north and south bound traffic (Red for east and west traffic) from
1:45 until 4:00 pm.  All Lewis and Clark personnel are encouraged to depart
via Sherman Gate.

3.  People living outside the Leavenworth/Lansing area should be released at
2:00 p.m.  People in the Leavenworth/Lansing area should be released at 2:30
p.m.  and people living on post should be released by 3:00 p.m.

2. All DFMWR activities except child development centers are closed for the
evening at 4:00.  CDC will close when the last child is picked up.

3. The PX will close at 3:00 p.m. The Commissary and Shoppette will close at 5

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Fun: Where To Find All The Answers

From a 1960s comic book. Posted originally HERE

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Science Reference Guide

Via The Library of Congress: 

New Science Reference Guide: United States War Department/Department of the Army Technical Manual (TM) Collection <

This inventory focuses on those War Department and Department of the Army Technical Manuals that were primarily received into the general collections of the Library of Congress from the 1940s to the 1970s. (After the mid-70's the Library no longer received this material.) A little over 300 titles were fully cataloged; individual volumes were received as serials with the TM number issued as the volume number, under the single Library of Congress classification "U408.3.A13."

The Library of Congress does not have a complete set of these publications, but its holdings are extensive and significant. This inventory attempts to reveal the depth and breadth of the collection available to the researcher.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Fun: Space Unicorn

A fun, happy tune to have embedded in your head for the next three or four days. MARSHMALLOW LASERS!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Report: Enhancing Adaptability of our Military Forces

The Defense Science Board has posted a new report -- "Enhancing Adaptability of our Military Forces"

According to the report, it "offers important recommendations for how the Department of Defense can better face the rapidly changing security environment in the 21st century by increasing its adaptability."  The key elements are:
* align enterprise function to support mission outcomes *reduce uncertainty through better global awareness
* prepare for degraded operations
*enhance the adaptability of the workforce
* change the culture

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

2011 National Military Strategy

ADM Mullen released the 2011 National Military Strategy today.   The report -"National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2011 - Redefining America's Military Leadership" can be found at

The previous report from 2004 is available 

"National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2004: A Strategy for Today; A Vision for Tomorrow"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Search issue resolved

After some issues with one of our Google appliances, search functionality has been restored for the Documents Repository, Nafziger Collection, and CAC and CGSC collections. As of this time, the search boxes should be operational for everyone.


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