Archive for December, 2013

Gift Suggestions

These would be good gifts any time of the year …. Happy Holidays from the BSC Library!

Christmas gift suggestions

BSC Library Holiday & Winter Break Hours

The Library will observe these hours during the holiday and winter break:Snowflake

  • Monday, December 23 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 24 — 8 a.m. – 12 Noon
  • Wednesday, December 25 — CLOSED
  • Thursday, December 26 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, December 27 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 28 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 29 — CLOSED
  • Monday, December 30 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 31 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 1 — CLOSED
  • Thursday, January 2 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, January 3 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 4 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, January 5 — Open for BookTalk, 1-3 p.m.; no library services
  • Monday, January 6 – Thursday, January 9 — 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, January 10 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 11 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, January 12 — CLOSED

Regular hours resume on Monday, January 13.  Classes begin that day at 4 p.m.  Full day classes begin on Tuesday, January 14.

Even when we are closed, the ODIN library catalog and library databases are available 24/7.

Have a wonderful holiday & winter break!

eBook of the Week

Dogs.  They truly are man’s best friend.

From Baghdad with Love: a Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava

by Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopleman and Melinda Roth

From Baghdad

“When Marines enter an abandoned house in Fallujah, Iraq, and hear a suspicious noise, they clench their weapons, edge around the corner, and prepare to open fire. What they find during the U.S.-led attack on the “most dangerous city on Earth” in late 2004, however, is not an insurgent but a puppy left behind when most of the city’s residents fled. Despite military law forbidding pets, the Marines de-flea the pup with kerosene, de-worm him with chewing tobacco, and fill him up on Meals Ready to Eat. Thus begins the dramatic rescue of a dog named Lava—and Lava’s rescue of at least one Marine, Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman, from the emotional ravages of war … the unforgettable true story of an unlikely band of heroes who learn unexpected lessons about life, death, and war from a mangy little flea-ridden refugee.”

Check it out! Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection

Book Concierge App from NPR

books-b657736e2547b0e41bccc5cbd98bf13ef1a75c03-s2Check this out! NPR Books (from National Public Radio) “has released a new web app designed to help readers discover what they might like to read among NPR’s best 200 books of the year.”

The Book Concierge lets you mix and match from 21 different categories of reading.

eBook of the Week

Wondering what to do with the deer and other critters you brought home after the hunt?

Cooking Game: Best Wild Game Recipes from the Readers of Deer & Deer Hunting by Jacob Edson

Cooking game

A collection of more than 200 favorite recipes from Deer & Deer Hunting readers, ranging “from fast, easy, family-favorites to once-a-year holiday meals. The common thread that binds these recipes is that they are simply the picks of the litter from folks who know how to cook game best because their freezers are filled to the brim with tasty nutritious protein gathered from the woods and mountains.”

Check it out! Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection

Bookish Crafts – Get the Raw Materials at Our Used Book Sale

If reading isn’t your thing, perhaps crafting is.  Here are some great ideas for “bookish crafts.”  Buy the raw materials at our used book sale, which runs through December 20th during regular library hours.  Start shopping & crafting today!

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eBook of the Week – Founding Farmers

The North Dakota Farmers Union, a collective of family farmers, owns two leading restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area that specialize in serving “farm-inspired American true food and drink in a modern, casual, and eco-friendly setting.” Whether you’ve had the pleasure of eating at Founding Farmers or not, you can now replicate their recipes in your own home with this book:

The Founding Farmers Cookbook: 100 Recipes for True Food & Drink from the Restaurant Owned by American Family Farmers by Founding Farmers with Nevin Martell

Founding Farmers

Check it out!  Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection

Note: We also have this book in a traditional print format; call number TX 715 .F68 2013