Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on March 6, 2014
Here’s something interesting to follow …
“Twitter user Dylan Smith has started a new Twitter account called Novel First Lines, on which he will tweet the first line of a novel every day for a year.
The Twitter handle got started on March 1st and will tweet through February 28, 2015. So far tweets have included the first sentences of Post Office by Charles Bukowski, The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley, and Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins.”
Read the story from GalleyCat.
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Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on March 5, 2014
Mark your calendars! Larry Watson, a well-known author and BSC alum, will be on campus March 11-12. In addition to visiting BSC classes during the day, Watson will do a reading and book signing on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bavendick Stateroom at the National Energy Center of Excellence. This event is free and open to all.
Watson is coming to campus for the spring installment of Campus Read. His book, American Boy, is one of the 2014 Campus Read selections. Watson’s book, Montana 1948, was also a selection for the very first BSC Campus Read in 2004.
The BSC Library has copies of all of Watson’s books. Check them out!
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Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on March 3, 2014
We’re excited that Julie Gard, a BSC English faculty member from 2003-2007, is back as part of BSC’s Visiting Writers Series! Julie is in residence from March 2-4, and tonight (Monday, March 3), she will give a public reading from her work in the Basin Electric Auditorium (Room 304) at BSC’s National Energy Center of Excellence.
Julie has a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Minnesota and spent a year in Russia as a Fulbright Graduate Fellow. She now lives in Duluth, Minnesota, and is an assistant professor of writing at the Unviersity of Wisconsin-Superior. Her prose poems and stories have appeared in more than 30 literary magazines and anthologies.
For a sampling of Julie’s writing, check out Obscura: the Daguerreotype Series: Prose Poems from the BSC Library collection.
You can also find Julie Gard online at juliegard.com.
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Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on February 28, 2014
The Oscars are this Sunday, March 2, and fashion is a big part of the show.
“The red carpet on Oscar night is the film industry’s own catwalk, a place where talent, beauty and style vie for attention. Here, fashion expert Bronwyn Cosgrave gives us the stories from behind the parade of dresses. From the splendour of Vivien Leigh to the war-era chic of Ingrid Bergman, from Grace Kelly’s glacial glamour to Nicole Kidman’s groundbreaking Christian Dior by John Galliano, Cosgrave’s detail-laden insider chronicle traces the trends of the ceremony from its inception in 1929 to the present: a must-have for every film fan and fashion lover.”
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Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on February 26, 2014
A reviewer from Australia’s Canberra Times said this about Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury:
“It has reminded readers over the past fifty years that books can be dangerous things.”
Live dangerously! Join us for BookTalk at BSC this Sunday, March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the BSC Library for a discussion of Fahrenheit 451. Tayo Basquiat, assistant professor of philosophy, will be our guide.
Originally published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is a story about a repressive future world when books are banned and “firemen” set them aflame rather than put out fires. It’s a quick read, but filled with ideas that will keep you thinking long after you’ve read the last page. When I re-read the story, I was amazed by the prescience of much of Bradbury’s vision of the future.
BookTalk discussions are free and open to all. Bring a friend (or two). We’ll have treats!
For more information about BookTalk and this particular book and author, check out the guide we created.
BookTalk as BSC is funded by the BSC Foundation and the BSC Library.
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Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on February 24, 2014
2014 Caldecott Medal Winner and Honor Books
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
- Locomotive / illustrated by Brian Floca – Medal Winner
- Journey / written and illustrated by Aaron Becker – Honor Book
- Flora and the Flamingo written and illustrated by Molly Idle – Honor Book
- Mr. Wuffles! / written and illustrated by David Wiesner – Honor Book
2014 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books
The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
- Flora & Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures / written by Kate DiCamillo – Medal Winner
- Doll Bones / written by Holly Black – Honor Book
- The Year of Billy Miller / written by Kevin Henkes – Honor Book
- One Came Home / written by Amy Timberlake – Honor Book
- Paperboy / written by Vince Vawter – Honor Book
These books are on order for the Children’s Collection at the BSC Library.
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Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on February 20, 2014
We know Bismarck and Bismarck State College had a love affair with jazz. Turns out the Twin Cities did, too.
“Jazz first churned its way into the Twin Cities on the Mississippi river excursion boats, which brought the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong to listeners on the levee—and it never left. When Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and other jazz greats toured the clubs and concert halls of the Cities, young musicians listened in the alleys outside, bought records, and learned more of this exciting new music …Using an invaluable set of interviews taped with jazz personalities that were broadcast by Dave Sletten and Kent Hazen in the 1990s and rare photographs spanning the entire era, author Jay Goetting recounts the lore and explores the social aspects of the story: racism, the gangster era, unionization and strip joints, and the ever-evolving music itself.”
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Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on February 19, 2014
What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
In a nutshell, it’s how libraries request materials from, or supply materials to, other libraries on behalf of library users like you.
What happens when you make an ILL request?
This video created by MINITEX will give you some idea of what goes on behind the scenes. The BSC Library uses Minitex as part of its ILL services.
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Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on February 14, 2014
The BSC Library will observe these hours during the Presidents’ Day Holiday weekend:
- Saturday, February 15 — CLOSED
- Sunday, February 16 — CLOSED
- Monday, February 17 — CLOSED
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 18.
Even when the Library is closed, you can access the ODIN library catalog and BSC Library databases 24/7.
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Posted by BSCLibraryStaff on February 12, 2014
Curious about 3D printing and how it works? Want to try your hand at it?
compiled by Anna Kaziunas France
Based on articles and projects from MAKE, this book will give you the info you need to get started.
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