Constitution Day – Celebrate Your Freedoms

 Constitution Day

Sunday, September 17

How is BSC celebrating?

The BSC Constitution Day Committee is hosting a Lip Sync Battle “Hamilton” Style. Groups are pre-recording lip sync performances from the musical Hamilton, which will be presented in Mystic Marketplace between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20.

Find the details on your Mystic Mobile app.




The Vietnam War – Ken Burns

US soldier crosses a canal – Vietnam War, 1968
Source: Britannica Image Quest database

The Vietnam War is a new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns.

The ten-part documentary premieres this Sunday, September 17, at 7 p.m. (Central) on PBS, and was directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Novick was one of the key presenters at the 2015 BSC Fall Symposium, “The 60s: Turmoil and Transformation.”

The companion book, The Vietnam War: an Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns (DS 557.7 .W363 2017), is currently on our new book display shelves.

When the documentary is released on DVD (September 19), we will order a copy.

If it turns out you can’t watch all 18 hours on PBS, check it out from us!

Good viewing, good reading!


Librarian’s Delight

Ordinary Alphabet Soup vs. “Librarian’s Delight”

Credible News at Your Fingertips

NewsBank’s Special Reports on our Access World News database (find the link on our databases page) will help you gain a better insight into current global issues and events. Each of the 60+ special reports features current and retrospective coverage with new articles added daily. Access them from the left side bar on the menu page.

September Topics

  • Natural Disasters
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • 9/11 Anniversary
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15 – 10/15)
  • Constitution Day (9/17)
  • Health – World Alzheimer’s Month
  • Education Around the World



Read a Book Day! September 6

Even though some of us think every day is Read a Book Day, officially, it’s on September 6th.

Celebrate the day by spending a little time reading and enjoying books. Read solo or read to a child, host a book reading party, even give a book to someone as a way to celebrate the day. Need more ideas? Click here.

Relax and feed your mind and your soul with a good book (or ebook).


Labor Day Weekend Hours

The Library will observe these hours for the Labor Day weekend:

  • Saturday, September 2     CLOSED
  • Sunday, September 3        CLOSED
  • Monday, September 4       CLOSED

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 5.

Even when we are closed, our online collections are available 24/7.

Poetry Trivia

Question for August 30, 2017

What actor, famous for playing the role of Aragorn in the film versions of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings , is also a poet?

Find the answer via the Library’s Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry database. Click here to access the Library’s databases page – Choose Literature & Poetry – Choose Columbia Granger’s