Archive for January, 2009

Recipe for a Great Read

Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger       carnivorous-nights3

 

Start with:

·         2 adventurous science writers (Margaret Mittelbach & Michael Crewdson)

·         1 sometimes stoned, nature-loving , free-spirited artist (Alexis Rockman)

 

Add:

·         equal parts curiosity, obsession, derring-do, and wild dreams

 

Mix together, send to the island of Tasmania, and leave to explore for three months.  

 

Add:

·         a dash of luck

·         1 Thylacinus cynocephalus (Tasmanian tiger), optional

 

Read until done.  When finished, you may believe that the Thylacine, which is believed to have been hunted to extinction in the early part of the 20th century, is still out there.  You will also want to visit Tasmania.    

 

Servings:  Unlimited.  This book is available to anyone who wants to know more.  Check it out!

 

At the BSC Library:  QL 737 .M336 M58 2006       

 

Reviewed by Marlene Anderson, Director of Library Services

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Artist Reception – January 28

On display at the Library’s Gannon Gallery …

Remembrance of Things Past

by Cindi Finley Mintie

January 8 – February 4, 2009

You are invited to an artist reception on Wednesday, January 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Library.  The artist talk will begin at 6 p.m.

Cindi Finley Mintie attended Minot State University and earned a BFA in photography.  Concentrating in portraiture and digital prints, her interest lies in preserving images of the past by way of computer digitizing and compiling them for aesthetic beauty.  Cindi grew up in Rugby, North Dakota, and now resides in Minot. 

 

Holiday Hours – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The BSC Library will observe these holiday weekend hours:

  • Saturday, January 17 – Closed
  • Sunday, January 18 – Closed
  • Monday, January 19 – Open 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20, when the library opens at 7:30 a.m.

Access to ODIN and the library’s online databases is available 24/7.

Career Information

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center has been added to the Library’s suite of databases.  Ferguson’s provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, advice on career skills, 48,000+ resource entries, videos, and other special features related to jobs and careers.

 

You can find the link to Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center on the Library’s Databases page.

 

 

Check it out!

BookTalk Celebrates 10 Years!

The January 11, 2009, BookTalk at BSC discussion was also a celebration of ten years of good reads!  Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki led the discussion of West with the Night by Beryl Markham.

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The next discussion in the series will be held on Sunday, February 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the BSC Library.  Kris Smotherman, BSC adjunct English instructor, will lead a discussion of Catfish and Mandala: a Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham. 

Hope to see you there!