eBook of the Week

Simply a plant out of place.  I like it!  An idea whose time has come …

A Weed by Any Other Name: the Virtues of a Messy Lawn, or Learning to Love the Plants We Don’t Plant by Nancy Gift


Is that a weed?” This question, asked by anyone who has ever gardened or mowed a lawn, does not have an easy answer. After all, a weed, as suburban mother and professional weed scientist Nancy Gift reminds readers, is simply a plant out of place … Gift offers a personal, unapologetic defense of clovers, dandelions, plantains, and more, chronicling her experience with these “enemy” plants season by season.”

Check it out! Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images, with Restriction

This is big!  On May 16,  the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it has made 400,000 images of artworks in its collection available for free download.  There’s one major caveat: the images are only intended for noncommercial, scholarly use.

We’ve cataloged the Met’s website in ODIN.  To get to the online collection, follow this path:

Collection    → → → →  Collection Online

Here’s a small sampling of what you will find …

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The Library will observe these hours for the Memorial Day holiday:Flag and Flowers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • Saturday, May 24 — Closed
  • Sunday, May 25 — Closed
  • Monday, May 26 — Closed

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 27.

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

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!



eBook of the Week

Can’t travel to France, Greece, and Turkey in real life?  Go via a book instead!  This one is a memoir and pilgrimage and mother-daughter story all-in-one …

Traveling with Pomegranates: a Mother-Daughter Story by Sue Monk Kidd


“… in this wise and engrossing dual memoir, she [Sue Monk Kidd] and her daughter, Ann, chronicle their travels together … at a time when each was on a quest to redefine herself and rediscover each other.”

Check it out!  Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection


Summer Hours

SunflowerThe Library will observe these hours from Saturday, May 17 through Friday, August 1, 2014.

  • Monday-Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday – Closed
  • Sunday – Closed

Holiday hours and other changes are posted, or are available by calling (701) 224-5450 or (800) 445-5073.

Even when we are closed, the ODIN library catalog and PRIMO search tool and the library’s databases are available 24/7.