Library Informer (Vol. 2 no. 8)

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Library Informer (Vol. 2 no. 8)
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Library Informer
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4 p.
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English
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Libraries & Instructional Media Services Department
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Libraries & Instructional Media Services Department
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Libraries -- Newsletters   ( lcsh )
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Caribbean

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Library Informer (Vol. 2 no. 8) - this issue deals with April Foolishness and literary criticism.

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College of The Bahamas
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COLLEGE OF THEBAHAMAS NASSAU, BAHAMAS-EST. 1974 VOLUHE II,NUMBER 8MONTHLYNEWSLETIERAPRIL1989APRILFOOLISHNESSHaveyoueverbeensentonasillyerrandonApril1,onlytobecalledanAprilFool?, so, mayhavewonderedwherethisunusual Butwherecouldyoufindsuchobscure TheanswerisinTheCollegeofTheBahamas Referencesection.AllthebooksusedtoprovldethefollowingexplanationofAprilFool'sDaywerefoundthereandinclude:TheDictionaryofMythology,FolkloreandSymbols.EncyclopaediaBritannica.Brewer'sDictionaryofPhraseandFable.EncyclopediaAmericana.WorldBookEncyclopedia.TheaoovesourcesdonotagreecompletelyabouttheoriginofAllFool'sDay.TheDictionary of Mythology.feelsthat mayhavebegunlongago.Theycitesimilarfestivals,suchastheDayoftheBull,acommemorationforbullworshippers,andtheFeastofLordHu,thelordofwitandhumor.EncyclopaediaBritannicaalsofeelsthatthedayhasbeencelebratedforcentures.AdditionalsimilarcelebrationsnotedinthissourcearetheHilariaofancientRome(March25) and theHolifestivalinIndiawhichendsMarch31.OthershavecrediteditsbeginningtothestartofspringandNature'swayoffoolingpeoplewithsuddenweatherchanges.Brewer'sfeelsthatitmayhavestemmedfroma Romanfolkplaywhichwasheld at thebeginningofApril.Intheplay,ayoungwomaniscarriedaway.Hermother,hearingtheechoofherscreams,searchesunsuccessfullyforher,butshewasmerelyona"fool'serrand"asshe was searchingfor"theechoofascream".Continue p.2

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EDITORIALAMNESTYCOMESTOTHELIBRARY nodoubtheardabout amnestyin oneformoranother,possiblyinrelationtopoliticalprisonersordraftdodgersorbenefitconcertsforAmnestyInternational.NowamnestyhascometoTheCollegeofTheBahamasLibrary,andyoucantakeadvantageofit.Doyouhavesomehalf-forgottenlibrarybooksaroundthehouse?Perhapsyoucheckedthemoutlastsemester,orlastyear,orevenearlier Oncetheamountoftheoverdue f.ine exceeded tne-price ofanewToyota,youdroppedanyideaofreturningthem.Well,digthemoutofstoragenow!DuringtheweekofApril10-15youcanreturnallyouroverduelibrarymaterialsandPAYNOFINES.Buthurryup;it'sforoneweekonly.Sobringinyouroverduebookstoday! ADril continued from 1 Thnmost common explanation thatthe beganinranee.111 15fi4, IXadoptedthereformed 6alendarwbiehclJangC'r:'!...lenr I sDi'1Y froml\pril1toJanuary1. l'erSOl1R'vhores is tr}d thechangewere tile objectofjokes and'vere cal led"l\I='ril rish".Thetradition spread andwaswidely adopted inEnglandby the 1660's.Britannica says thatinScotland,thecuckoo,theemblemofsimple-ons arrives?tthat time.Thus,thereapersonuponwhom lol:esare p] ""yed is called acuckoo.TheBritishcarriedthepracticeto/\merica.Prankstodayareelaborateor d.mple.So ifyouare curious abouteitherlight-heartedorseriousinformation, that your librarycanbetheplacetoobtain
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DATES TONOTE l\rt"il J..l\prE7.April8-12.April9-15.April10-15.l\rril14 .. l\!Jril 17-25.April23-2 <:'.l\rri.l 29.AllFool'suayWorldHealthDayArtExhibitionbyAltonLowe CommonwealthRoom,NassauBeachHotel.NationalLibraryWeek.Theme:AskaProfessional,AskYourLibrarian".TheCollegeofTheBahamasLibraryl\mnestyWeek .EndofclassesforSemester891..FinalExaminationPeriod..AssociationofCaribbeanUniversity,ResearchandInstitutionalLibraries(ACURIL)ConferenceinKingston,Jamaica. .TheCollegeofTheBahamasFamilyFunDay,NirvanaBeach(SouthofLoveBeach)10:00a.m.LIBRARY TRIVIA NE\oJ TRIVIA1.Whatistheoldestandlargestnationallibraryassociationintheworld?Givethedateofitsestablishment.2.WhoispresentlytheChiefLibrarianattheMinistryofEducation? ANSI'1ERS TOLASTTRIVIA1. ]\lsocalled the'Author'sLaw',itprotectstherightsof those whoareengagedincreativeenterprise.Typesofworksprotected:Literary,dramatic,musical,pictorial,graphic,sculpturalandchoreographicworks.2. Office,LibraryofCongress,Washington)D.C.0559,U.S.A.FEE:$10.00foreachitem,butallcontributionstoperiodicalswithinthesame12-month period mayberegisteredforasingle$10.00fee.