The Oscars are this Sunday, March 2, and fashion is a big part of the show.
“The red carpet on Oscar night is the film industry’s own catwalk, a place where talent, beauty and style vie for attention. Here, fashion expert Bronwyn Cosgrave gives us the stories from behind the parade of dresses. From the splendour of Vivien Leigh to the war-era chic of Ingrid Bergman, from Grace Kelly’s glacial glamour to Nicole Kidman’s groundbreaking Christian Dior by John Galliano, Cosgrave’s detail-laden insider chronicle traces the trends of the ceremony from its inception in 1929 to the present: a must-have for every film fan and fashion lover.”
A reviewer from Australia’s Canberra Times said this about Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury:
“It has reminded readers over the past fifty years that books can be dangerous things.”
Live dangerously! Join us for BookTalk at BSC this Sunday, March 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the BSC Library for a discussion of Fahrenheit 451. Tayo Basquiat, assistant professor of philosophy, will be our guide.
Originally published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is a story about a repressive future world when books are banned and “firemen” set them aflame rather than put out fires. It’s a quick read, but filled with ideas that will keep you thinking long after you’ve read the last page. When I re-read the story, I was amazed by the prescience of much of Bradbury’s vision of the future.
BookTalk discussions are free and open to all. Bring a friend (or two). We’ll have treats!
For more information about BookTalk and this particular book and author, check out the guide we created.
BookTalk as BSC is funded by the BSC Foundation and the BSC Library.
2014 Caldecott Medal Winner and Honor Books
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
- Locomotive / illustrated by Brian Floca – Medal Winner
- Journey / written and illustrated by Aaron Becker – Honor Book
- Flora and the Flamingo written and illustrated by Molly Idle – Honor Book
- Mr. Wuffles! / written and illustrated by David Wiesner – Honor Book
2014 Newbery Medal Winner and Honor Books
The Newbery Medal was named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
- Flora & Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures / written by Kate DiCamillo – Medal Winner
- Doll Bones / written by Holly Black – Honor Book
- The Year of Billy Miller / written by Kevin Henkes – Honor Book
- One Came Home / written by Amy Timberlake – Honor Book
- Paperboy / written by Vince Vawter – Honor Book
These books are on order for the Children’s Collection at the BSC Library.
We know Bismarck and Bismarck State College had a love affair with jazz. Turns out the Twin Cities did, too.
“Jazz first churned its way into the Twin Cities on the Mississippi river excursion boats, which brought the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong to listeners on the levee—and it never left. When Paul Whiteman, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and other jazz greats toured the clubs and concert halls of the Cities, young musicians listened in the alleys outside, bought records, and learned more of this exciting new music …Using an invaluable set of interviews taped with jazz personalities that were broadcast by Dave Sletten and Kent Hazen in the 1990s and rare photographs spanning the entire era, author Jay Goetting recounts the lore and explores the social aspects of the story: racism, the gangster era, unionization and strip joints, and the ever-evolving music itself.”
What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
In a nutshell, it’s how libraries request materials from, or supply materials to, other libraries on behalf of library users like you.
What happens when you make an ILL request?
This video created by MINITEX will give you some idea of what goes on behind the scenes. The BSC Library uses Minitex as part of its ILL services.
The BSC Library will observe these hours during the Presidents’ Day Holiday weekend:
- Saturday, February 15 — CLOSED
- Sunday, February 16 — CLOSED
- Monday, February 17 — CLOSED
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 18.
Even when the Library is closed, you can access the ODIN library catalog and BSC Library databases 24/7.
Discover What’s New at the BSC Library — Visit our What’s New at the Library page
We also highlight new things we think are especially interesting or noteworthy as Featured Arrivals. [Note: If you want to go back in time, click on the “More Featured Arrivals” tab to find lists from 2010-2013.]
“A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.” — Ray Bradbury