Harry Potter Reading Club Launching October 11

Attention Harry Potter Fans

Scholastic plans to launch the Harry Potter Reading Club, an online destination created to share the magical world of Harry Potter, with a live webcast on Thursday, October 11 at 12 Noon ET (11 a.m. Central Time).

Author J. K. Rowling will participate in a live virtual author visit to talk about the world of Harry Potter, including Pottermore.

The Twitter hashtag will be #hpREADS.


Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual

Attention Kindle Fire Owners ….

You can now download Your Unofficial Kindle Fire Manual, a free ebook by Christian Cawley.  It tells you how to do just about anything with Amazon’s combination tablet and e-reader.

Once you’ve done that, get busy downloading and reading ebooks from BSC Library’s Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection.

Note: Don’t have a Kindle Fire?  You can download materials from this collection to your PC and many other devices as well. 

Books & Beyond – Library Learning Opportunities

You are invited ….

Books & Beyond

Introducing the Library: Learn the basics of navigating the Library’s resources to locate information, music, films, eBooks and more

  • Tuesday, September 18
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Library Lab, Room 101H

Online Film Collections: Learn about Films on Demand and American History in Video

  • Friday, September 21
  • Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Library Lab, Room 101H

Open to current BSC Students, Faculty, and Staff

Questions? Call 701-224-5450 or email us at bsc.library@bismarckstate.edu

You Belong @ Your Library!


Roving Librarian


a: not restricted as to location or area of concern
b. capable of being shifted from place to place: mobile

We’re bringing the library to you!

Roving Librarian Johanna Bjork will be in Schafer Hall from 10:30 a.m. to noon today

Talk to her!

Get help with a project or assignment, find out how to download the Library’s ebooks, ask questions …

Find out what the BSC Library can do for you!

“The Library Is the Real School”

I am a librarian. I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library. Before I fell in love with libraries, I was just a 6-year-old boy. The library fueled all of my curiosities, from dinosaurs to ancient Egypt. When I graduated from high school in 1938, I began going to the library three nights a week. I did this every week for almost 10 years and finally, in 1947, around the time I got married, I figured I was done. So I graduated from the library when I was 27. I discovered that the library is the real school.

— Ray Bradbury*, The Art of Fiction No. 203, The Paris Review, No. 192, Spring 2010

Come to the REAL school — the BSC Library

 *Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author best known for his highly imaginative science-fiction short stories and novels that blended social criticism with an awareness of the hazards of runaway technology. We remember him for works like The Martian Chronicles (1950), Fahrenheit 451 (1953; filmed 1966), I Sing the Body Electric! (1969), Dandelion Wine (1957), its sequel, Farewell Summer (2006), and many others. In 2007 the Pulitzer Prize Board awarded Bradbury a Special Citation for his distinguished career.

 Image from Library’s Britannica Image Quest database 


TutorND – Free Online Tutoring & Academic Resources

Feeling overwhelmed? Need some help with your studies?

Whether it’s math homework or preparing for a chemistry test or getting a critique of your resume, TutorND can help!

  • Live tutors are available to help Sunday through Thursday, 6–10 p.m. Central time
  • The SkillsCenter™ Resource Library connects you to thousands of homework, test prep, and career resources and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Find the link on the BSC Databases page in the A to Z list

Check it out!

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