Aleph (Integrated Library System) Update

Starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, ODIN (Online Dakota Information Network) will begin a process to upgrade our integrated library system, Aleph. The process should be complete by 8 a.m. on Friday, November 28.

During the upgrade process …


(1)   Users  will not be able to connect to the ODIN Classic library catalog.

(2)   The Primo library catalog will be searchable, but functionality will be limited. For example, users will not be able to renew materials.

(3)    In most cases, the databases will not be reachable. 

Used Book Sale

Come one! CCircus1ome all!


     Used Book Sale

       BSC Library – November 17 – December 19, 2014

Do your holiday shopping here … Something for everyone … Fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs/CDs/VHS tapes, car manuals, and more

Priced to sell

Proceeds will be used to purchase replacements for library materials that have been lost or damaged.

eBook of the Week

WolvesAn award-winning debut novel from Carol Rifka Brunt …

Tell the Wolves I’m Home

“… a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.”

Check it out! Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection

Put a Bird On It – Reception & Artist Talk TODAY (Thursday, Nov. 13)

This is a great show … flock to it!


 “Put a Bird on It”

Artists Ali LaRock and Paul Noot

November 3 – November 29, 2014

BSC Library/Gannon Gallery

Reception: Thursday, November 13,  4 to 6 p.m.; Artist Talk at 5:30 p.m.

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eBook of the Week – Drinking Diaries


Jemma & Kylie of The Paper Birds in “Thirsty”

The buzz around campus is about The Paper Birds, a theatre company from England, and their amazing show, ThirstyThe show explores binge drinking culture in the UK; something we can relate to in North Dakota. If you haven’t seen Thirsty, go tonight (Friday, November 7) at 7:30 p.m. at BSC’s Sidney J. Lee Auditorium.

Continue the buzz with this book …

Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up by Caren Osten Gerszberg and Leah Odze Epstein


It takes “women’s drinking stories out of the closet and into the light. Whether it’s shame, sober sex, and relapsing, or college drinking, bonding, and comparing the benefits of pot vs. booze, no topic related to alcohol is off limits in this illuminating anthology.”

Check it out! Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection 


National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

November 1-30


Have you always wanted to write a book, but can’t seem to get started?  Here’s a way to kick start the process — fire up your computer and try this “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

On November 1, you can begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Track your progress, network with others, and get some inspiration on the site.

Get Going! The World Needs Your Novel

The 10 Most Haunted Libaries in America

BSC theater students and members of the BSC Drama Club will guide `those who dare’ through a Haunted Theatre experience, October 31 and November 1.

If haunted places are your thing, put visiting the 10 Most Haunted Libraries in America on your bucket list. One, the Parmly Billings Library in Billings, Montana, is not far from here.


Parmly Billings Library

In Haunted Montana, librarian Karen Stevens tells about “… the dark-haired woman in the basement; strange whistling and a male ghost wearing jeans and work boots on the second floor; a white shape that moves outside the windows on the fifth floor; and odd movements in the book stacks of the Montana Room. Construction crews in the fall of 2005 reported numerous paranormal incidents.”

Even closer to home is the Harvey Public Library in Harvey, North Dakota, where there have been reports of strange goings on for many years. “Harvey Public Library, witnesses say, is home to mysterious flickering lights, missing objects, and strange computer glitches. The ghost, they say, is Sophie. Sophia Eberlein-Bentz lived on the site of the library [where it was built] when she was killed by her husband Jacob Bentz with a hammer on Oct. 2, 1931. And coincidentally, the library opened on the anniversary of Sophie’s funeral.”  [Source: Haunted]


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