Reading Irish Culture

by Dr. Joyce East (From the McClelland Library’s blog Feb. 24, 2015) Archaeology, history, religion, literature, and the Arts provide windows into a culture. Also of value are the myths and heroes from earliest times. To explain existence, a culture developed...

Who Is My Family?

By Carol Regan (From the McClelland Library’s blog Nov. 26, 2014) Did any of us wake up one morning and say, “Today, I’m going to start researching my family history?” Interest is often generated by a family story, bible or picture. With Thanksgiving upon us and...

Happy Halloween

By Caroline Woodiel (From the McClelland Library’s blog Oct. 31, 2014) As our little ghosts and goblins gather before heading out to spend the evening trick or treating, it is amazing to reflect on how long the tradition they are embarking upon has been a part...

Welcome to our Blog

By Caroline Woodiel (From the McClelland Library’s blog Oct. 2, 2014) Amongst the red earth colored buildings and palm tree laden skyline, a tall blue and grey castle rises from the center of the city of Phoenix. The warmth of the desert city is briefly...