Archive for November, 2012

eBook of the Week

What’s it all about?  When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality?  

THE GRAND DESIGN BY STEPHEN HAWKING & LEONARD MLODINOW

Also available as an eAudiobook and in print.

Check them out!

Book Tree, Used Book Sale, Student Art Exhibition

The BSC Library is a happening place!

Check out the annual used book sale (now through December 14), view the Student Art Exhibition (opening reception on Wednesday, November 28, 4-6 p.m.), and check out the Library’s Book Tree!

eBook of the Week

With a Milkweed National Fiction Prize designation, it’s got to be good!  Check out this 2008 winner.

Driftless by David Rhodes

“The few hundred souls who inhabit Words, Wisconsin, are an extraordinary cast of characters. The middle-aged couple who zealously guards their farm from a scheming milk cooperative. The lifelong invalid, crippled by conflicting emotions about her sister. A cantankerous retiree, haunted by childhood memories after discovering a cougar in his haymow. The former drifter who forever alters the ties that bind a community. In his first novel in 30 years, David Rhodes offers a vivid and unforgettable look at life in small-town America.”

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

  BSC Library Thanksgiving Hours

  • Wednesday, November 21 — 7:30 a.m – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 22 — Closed
  •  Friday, November 23 — 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  •  Saturday, November 24 — Closed
  •  Sunday, November 25 — Closed

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

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Visual Art Student Exhibition

Visual Art Student Exhibition

 Gannon Gallery/BSC Library & Elsa Forde Gallery/Schafer Hall

Now through December 14, 2012

Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 4-6 p.m., Gannon Gallery/BSC Library

Featuring drawings, paintings, ceramics, scultpure, & jewelry produced by BSC Visual Art Students

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eBook of the Week

The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich

The unsolved murder of a farm family still haunts the white small town of Pluto, North Dakota, generations after the vengeance exacted and the distortions of fact transformed the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation …”

With the news earlier this week that North Dakota’s own Louise Erdrich won the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction, you may wish to read more books by this award-winning author.  We have them in both eBook and print formats at the BSC Library.

Check them all out!

 

North Dakota’s Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Award

Last night in New York City, the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction was presented to Louise Erdrich for The Round House.  Outstanding!  Erdrich grew up in North Dakota and now lives in Minnesota.  She is the author of numerous award-winning books.

 About The Round House

One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked.  The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe.  In one day, Joe’s life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.  Read more …

We have this book in the BSC Library … check it out!

Other 2012 National Book Award winners were:

Read more about the awards …