eBook of the Week

Want to add more excitement to your life? 

Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously by William Gurstelle


“Written for smart risk takers, [this book] explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously.”

Check it out! EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Art Reception Today! Thursday, September 4

She Left for Good One Time, but Came Back

August 15 – September 12, 2014

Gannon Gallery/BSC Library

Reception: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4-6 p.m.                   

Artist Talk – 5:30 p.m.   

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“She Left for Good One Time, but Came Back” is a series of 53 paintings by North Dakota native Shelly Julian Bunde. The collaged works depict one fictional (but familiar) woman for every county in North Dakota and include a short biographical sketch — the sort of tidbit one might recall about a character from one’s childhood.  The paintings are collaged with pieces of North Dakota road maps, vintage fabric, and other tidbits.

In the paintings, every woman or girl but one is identified by her husband’s, grandfather’s, father’s, or even father-in-law’s name. Bunde recalls that when she was a girl, women were regularly addressed by, and addressed themselves by, their husband’s name. Growing up in North Dakota in the 1970s, Bunde says she was unaware of the women’s movement happening at that time, but observed that her mother and the women around her were extremely competent and hard-working, busy raising children, doing heavy chores and, in their “spare” time, running clubs and making crafts of every imaginable kind. Still, recipes submitted to the church cookbook were credited to the likes of “Mrs. Lyle Olson.” It was puzzling to her as a girl.

Bunde tries to bring the woman’s story into the foreground, just a little — but not too much, remembering that most of the women she knew would not likely have drawn attention to themselves.

Shelly Julian Bunde now lives in Bozeman, Montana. For more information, visit www.shellybunde.com.

Talk to the Librarians

“It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of a school, and without a librarian, it is but an empty shell.”Jarrett J. Krosoczka

We chose this profession because we like to answer questions and enjoy helping people. Talk to the librarians!


Want to know some of the many characteristics and values that librarians and library workers share?  Check out this list from LibraryCareers.org.

eBook of the Week

“The day you enter your college dorm, your life changes …”

The College Dorm Survival Guide by Julia DeVillers

College dorm

“From avoiding the dreaded Freshman 15 to decorating your space, this informative and funny guide gives experts’ advice on everything you need to know to enjoy dorm living to the fullest.”

Check it out! Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection


Library Hours

Starting Tuesday, August 26, the BSC Library will be open evenings. Weekend hours (Sundays) will begin on Sunday, September 7.

Library Hours, Monday, August 25 through Saturday, September 6Clock

  • Monday, August 25 – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 26 – Thursday, August 28 – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, August 29 – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 30 – CLOSED
  • Sunday, August 31 – CLOSED
  • Monday, September 1 – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, September 2 – Thursday, September 4 – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, September 5 – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 6 – CLOSED

Regular fall semester hours will begin on Sunday, September 7.

Even when the library is closed, access to the ODIN catalog and Primo discovery tool and the Library’s databases is available 24/7.

How Long Do CDs Last? Good Question.

All TechNPR aired this story about how long CDs last on “All Tech Considered” on August 18, 2014.

If some of your most treasured music and other information is on CD, you may want to consider another way to store it, although permanence can be hard to find.

As the article concludes, “These days, the Library of Congress is starting to archive material on servers, which … could pose an entirely different set of still-unknown problems in the future.”

Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection & Creative Commons

Folger Shakespeare LibraryThe Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington, D.C., is “home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art …”

The big news is that images from the Folger’s Digital Image Collection are now licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 4.0 International License, one of the two Creative Commons licenses approved for free cultural works. The image collection provides online access to over 75,000 images, including books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, art, and more.

This message appears at the bottom of every page in the database:

Creative Commons Unless under non-Folger copyright, images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This allows you to use our images without additional permission provided that you cite the Folger Shakespeare Library as the source and you license anything you create using the images under the same or equivalent license. For more information, including permissions beyond the scope of this license, see Permissions Policy. The Folger waives permission fees for non-commercial publication by registered non-profits, including university presses, regardless of the license they use.


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