Monday, July 28, 2014

Youth Online

Anyone who's ever been a young person knows that young people engage in risky behavior.  Be it sex, drugs, or even rock and roll, all can be dangerous.  So, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does a survey every other year to try to track risky behaviors.  The results from several surveys have been compiled and made available on the Youth Online site:

Take a look and see what vices the young folks in your area are enjoying.  You might be very surprised.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Ice Cream Month

Even though we're approaching the end of July, there's still time to enjoy National Ice Cream Month.  This blog posting from the U.S. Government Printing Office provides a nice summary of the frosty treat's history and how July became the official time to celebrate it:

So, have a scoop or two and enjoy!  (But do try to enjoy in moderation, or you might be observing National Diabetes Month in November in more ways than you'd like.)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, but it's much more than a collection of materials used by the members of Congress:

It includes the U.S. Copyright Office, which registers and collects copyrighted works, along with a Law Library and the Congressional Research Service.  In addition, it provides cataloging information and services which assist libraries all around the country.  Much as you could spend days roaming the Library's physical stacks, you can also spend days examining its online collections.  Happy exploring.