Wondering What’s New at the Library?


To see the latest additions to the collection,

click on What’s New at the Library

For previous Featured Arrival lists, click here

Good reading!

MLK Holiday Weekend Hours

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The King Holiday is a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. King’s life and work … and also to honor his legacy by making the holiday a day of community service, “a day on, not a day off.”

The Library will observe these hours for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend:

  • Saturday, January 14 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, January 15 — CLOSED
  • Monday, January 16 — CLOSED

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17.

The Chimney Map

Libraries – Preservers and Promoters of Culture

“The continuing story of a huge 17th century map found stuffed up a chimney is told by a conservator, a map curator, a historian and an explorer.  As the map is painstakingly conserved at the National Library of Scotland, it unfolds stories of exploration, battles, slavery, kingship and knowledge.”

Resolution for 2017


Library Hours – Winter Break

snowflakeThe Library will observe these hours during the winter break:

  • Monday, December 19 – Friday, December 23 – 7:30 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, December 24 – Monday, December 26 – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 27 – Friday, December 30 – 7:30 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, December 31 – Monday, January 2 – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, January 3 – Friday, January 6 – 7:30 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 7 – Sunday, January 8 – CLOSED
  • Monday, January 9 – 7:30 am – 5 pm

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 10.

Even when the Library is closed, the catalog and our databases are available 24/7.

Art Books Donated to Library

Radius Books, a 501(c)3 non-profit art book publishing company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, recently donated 13 hardcover art books to the BSC Library. In their letter, they said “we would be so grateful if you could take a minute to email us a picture, a short video, or a brief description of how the books were received by you and the visitors to your organization.” 

SO …. Andrea Fagerstrom brought one of her art classes to the library a couple of weeks ago and we told them about the donation program, gave them a chance to look at the books, and snapped a few photos.

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The donated books include:

108 / Catherine Eaton Skinner
Carol Anthony: Paintings, Prints, & Constructions, 1975-2015
Charles Ross: the Substance of Light
David Simpson: Works, 1965-2015
Donald Judd
Jeff Koons: Gazing Ball
Let Virtue Be Your Guide / Francis F. Denny
Marcel Dzama: Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets
Martinez Celaya: Work and Documents, 1990-2015
Mitakuye Oyasin / Aaron Huey
No Problem: Cologne New York, 1984-1989
Raymond Pettibon: To Wit
Watercolors: 1916-1918 / Georgia O’Keeffe

Fake News — How Can You Avoid It?

factsFake news has become a serious problem. The creators of fake news are good at what they do and readers aren’t so good at telling what’s fake from what’s real.

A recent study from Stanford University (Evaluating Information: the Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning) shows that “Overall, young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.” (p. 4). This was true of students at each level — middle school, high school, and college.

How can you avoid fake news? One way is by using BSC Library resources, including our databases, for your research. We provide access to thousands upon thousands of credible newspaper, magazine, and journal articles.