I Love the TCU Library Contest

Love HeaderIt’s the fifth annual Valentine’s “I Love the TCU Library” Contest. To enter:

Tell us February 1 – 10, why you love the TCU Library. Use the hearts located at Library Services, the reference desk and at the West entrance, or go online to Heart Entry Form. You could make a list, write a poem or decorate it any way you’d like. Be creative!

Turn the completed page in at the library in one of the boxes at the West or the East entrances or send it though campus mail to: Marketing/PR, TCU Box 298400

Make sure your name, the number to text you and/or an e-mail address are on the page! Provide us with the best information to let you know you won! Winners will be announced Friday, February 12.

You could win a $50 gift card to popular Fort Worth restaurant, chocolate, power bar, water bottle and more!

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Finding a video is easy!

ThrougVideo Guideh the TCU Library there is a wealth of video resources for your research, classes and personal enjoyment. There are also a number of research-quality video websites available from the internet.  We have made it easier for you to find the information you need, using the video guide. This guide is designed to introduce you to many valuable resources.

This guide can also be found from the “Research Guides” panel on the Library’s home page, simply choose “video.”


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Mrs Baird’s Exhibit

bairds-1948-fwpThe Mary Couts Burnett Library opened the Baird Family exhibit, a tribute to the family, Friday, Nov. 6. The exhibit, which is open through the end of the year, includes photos, bakery advertisements, marketing initiatives, baking advancements introduced by the Bairds and more. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Originally from Tennessee, the Baird family moved to Fort Worth in 1901 and sold popcorn from little red carts. William Baird, a restaurateur by trade, soon gave his popcorn cart business to his oldest son and returned to his restaurant roots.

Ninnie L. Baird began baking bread, cakes and pies for her family and their neighbors. Her reputation as a fabulous baker quickly spread, and in 1908, with her husband’s health failing, the bakery was launched from the family home to help support her family.

Mrs Baird’s Bakeries on I-35W was the place for olfactory delights and Santa Claus sightings for decades. Mrs Baird’s is a division of Bimbo Bakeries USA, a leader in the industry. When Ninnie Baird died in 1961 at the age of 92, the Texas State Senate passed a resolution to her memory and declared Ninnie Baird “a living example for mothers, wives, business executives, Christians and good people the world over.”

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