In the Works: Black History Month, Love Your Library begins Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 February 2018
By Joyce Waybright
Special to GUIDON

The Bruce C. Clarke Library will celebrate Black History Month in February with a variety of displays of books and media items. 

The Black History Month 2018 theme, “African Americans in Times of War,” marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and honors the roles that black Americans have played in warfare, from the American Revolution to present day.

In addition to the many books and movies in the library, many online databases and digital resources are available to students and researchers for free. Remember or discover something new about African American achievements and contributions to our society throughout history.

 February is also “Love your Library Month.” Visit  the Bruce C. Clarke Library and see what we have for  the Fort Leonard Wood  military community.

New from DA and DoD MWR libraries:

BrainHQ is an online brain-training system that offers 29 exercises specialized to work on attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, navigation, and intelligence. Users will be asked to create an individual account.  

ArtistWorks Music Lessons (RBdigital) provides access to hundreds of video lessons in guitar, piano, drums, ukulele, bluegrass, classical, jazz, hip-hop, scratch, and more. Users may use  one RBdigital account to access all RBdigital services.

Qello Concerts (RBdigital) features more than 1,700 live moments in music history with the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. Qello Concerts spans over 30 genres, from classical to rock, reggae to country. Users can use one RBdigital account to access all RBdigital services.

RBdigital eBooks and Audiobooks  has thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks available for you. You can download the new RBdigital app on your mobile device.  You may use your one RBdigital account to access all RBdigital services.

RBdigital Magazines has hundreds of magazines available to you to read on your mobile device. Titles like the Economist, New Yorker, Men’s Health, Quilting, Peterson’s 4 Wheel and Off-road are available and there is something for everyone.  You may use your one RBdigital account to access all RBdigital services.  

Scholastic Resources include the following produced and provided by Scholastic.  Scholastic GO! provides credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject. The search engine offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media.

 BookFlix is a digital literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction titles to reinforce early reading skills and develop real-world knowledge.

 ScienceFlix offers more than 50 complete units of study with more than 6,500 science-related assets in a variety of media.

TrueFlix offers dozens of units to supplement social studies and science core curricula learning, and helps students improve literacy skills, build content-area knowledge, and cultivate the critical skills necessary for academic success and college and career readiness.

To access the above mentioned electronic resources you will need an MWR My Library Account which is available to all military and retirees and family members and can be used without a Common Access Card.

The Bruce C. Clarke Library is not in the GLIS system so you will need to register for a web login  “My Account” using the  email address below.  You must have a DEERS account to qualify.

Visit the library web page and web catalog for more information at or

(Editor’s note: Waybright  is the Bruce C. Clarke  Library chief of community services.)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 February 2018 )