Archive for November, 2010

BSC Library Annual Used Book Sale

Don’t miss it!  The annual BSC Library used book sale starts today and will continue through Friday, December 17. 

We have something for everyone in subjects from A to Z — cookbooks, magazines, fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, CDs, videos, and more.  The prices are right, too. 

 BSC Library Annual Used Book Sale

  • Hardcover books – .50
  • Softcover books – .25
  • VHS/DVD/CDs – $1
  • Magazines – .10     
  • Puzzles – .50;   Mugs .25

 When you make a purchase, your name will also be entered in a door prize drawing

 Special Sales Events

Wild Wednesdays: Non-book items – Buy one, get one free

 Free Book Fridays: — All Books – Buy one, get one free 

Finals Week: All Items – $1 for a bag/box of books

 While you’re here for the book sale, don’t forget to take a look at the wreaths displayed in the library for the annual winter wreath decorating contest.  There are some fabulous pieces.  You can vote for your favorite and place a few bids for wreaths in the silent auction, too.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Happy Thanksgiving!                                                                                                      

The BSC Library will observe these hours during the holiday weekend:     

  • Wednesday, November 24 — 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 25 — CLOSED
  • Friday, November 26 — 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 27 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, November 28 — 3-7 p.m.

Even when we’re closed, we’re not really closed …

The ODIN catalog and library databases are available 24/7.

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2010 — with a BSC Connection!

Library Journal has selected a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles for its Best Books of 2010 list. 

LJ’s Book Review Editor Heather McCormack, BSC alum and daughter of faculty member Mike McCormack, had this to say about the list:  “My colleagues and I aimed to identify the very best books. But I’m pleased that our final list offers a mix of both the usual suspects and dark horse contenders. Our top ten serves the dual purpose of recognizing deservedly celebrated marquee names as well as showcasing rising talents who may have gone unnoticed because of the sheer volume of books published.”

Library Journal Best Books of 2010 (Call number included for titles available at BSC Library)

  • American Terroir by Rowan Jacobsen
  • By Nightfall by Michael Cunning ham (PS 3553 .Ur84 B9 2010)
  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (PS 3556 .R352 F74 2010)
  • How to Live, Or, a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell (PQ 1643 .B34 2010b)
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (RC 265.6 .L24 S55 2009)
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • The Tiger by John Vaillant (SK 305 .T5 V35 2010)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (E185.6 .W685 2010)
  • Walker Evans Decade by Decade [text] by James Crump

The full list, accompanied by approximately 20 notable titles and bests in genre fiction, how-to, and other genres (e.g., poetry, graphic novels, and memoir), will be published in the Nov. 18, 2010, installment of BookSmack!, LJ‘s twice-monthly e-newsletter, and in the December print issue.

Veterans Day – November 11

Veterans Day is November 11. 

In the United States, Veterans Day honors veterans of the armed forces and those killed in the country’s wars. 

The observance began as Armistice Day to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

In 1921, the body of an unknown soldier from World War I was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.  Similar ceremonies took place at Westminster Abbey in London and at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

November 11 became a national holiday in the United States in 1938.  In 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor those who had served in all U.S. wars.  Ceremonies are held each year at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and floral tributes are placed on the graves of servicemen and at memorials throughout the country.

We invite you to stop by the BSC Library to see the beautiful display created by Carolyn Twingley, Serials/ILL/Archives Librarian, in honor of veterans and their service.

The BSC Library will be closed on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11.

BookTalk at BSC 2011

Good news!  The BSC Foundation approved our grant for BookTalk at BSC 2011, the Library’s annual book discussion series.  We are still finalizing the details, but wanted to give you a heads up about our plans.

BookTalk at BSC 2011

“What Divides Us”

Date Book & Author Discussion Leader
Sunday, January 9, 2011 Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Dr. Janelle Masters
Sunday, February 6, 2011 The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Book of Dead Birds by Gayle Brandeis

To Be Announced

 

Discussions are held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the BSC Libraryand are free and open to all.  The books can be borrowed from local libraries or purchased from local booksellers.

Stay tuned for more details!