Going After Cacciato – BookTalk at BSC

Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki, Professor of English, will lead the discussion of Going after Cacciato by Tim O’Brien. This is the final discussion in the BookTalk at BSC 2016 series. We will gather on Sunday, March 6, from 1-3 p.m. in 204 LEA Hall.

Going_after_Cacciato2In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going after Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it’s about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.”  (Source: Amazon description)

Going after Cacciato won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1979.

For more information, check out the BookTalk guide.

BookTalk is free & open to all and is supported by the BSC Library and the BSC Foundation.

Join us!  Bring a friend … or two.

eAudiobook of the Week

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend, this eAudiobook is timely:

Packing the courtPacking the Court : the Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court by James MacGregor Burns

‘From renowned political theorist and Pulitzer Prize winner James MacGregor Burns comes an illuminating critique of how an unstable, unaccountable, and frequently partisan Supreme Court has come to wield more power than the Founding Fathers ever intended.’ – Publisher’s description


Packing the Court is just what you would expect of Burns: a readable and accessible history, full of memorable details … I was engaged, entertained and provoked by this surprising and energetic history of the Court.” –Jeffrey Rosen, The Washington Post

Check it out!  Audiobook collection (EBSCOhost) (Choose eBooks & eAudiobooks)

US Presidential Election Debates on Films on Demand

Films on DemandInterested in presidential debates? Check out the Library’s Films on Demand database.


US Presidential Election Debates

This series includes 29 televised presidential debates from 1960 (Kennedy & Nixon) to 2012 (Obama & Romney).

How do you get there?

  • From the BSC Library website, choose “Journals, Magazines, eBooks, & More
  • Choose “Video & Film” near the bottom of the subject list
  • Choose “Films on Demand
  • Enter search terms: US Presidential Election Debates

Watch & Enjoy!

Need more information about remote access to BSC Library online resources? Check this guide


eBook of the Week

Grandma GatewoodTake a hike!  Thanks to Grandma Gatewood, the Appalachian Trail is one of the places you can go.

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk : The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

“Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail … Grandma Gatewood, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person — man or woman — to walk it twice and three times … The public attention she brought to the trail was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction.” — From publisher’s description

Check it out! eBooks & eAudiobooks: EBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Matterhorn – BookTalk at BSC

MatterhornVietnam: War Stories – BookTalk at BSC 2016

BookTalk at BSC, the Library’s annual book discussion series, continues with a discussion of Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes on Sunday, February 7.  Dr. Perry Hornbacher, Professor of History, will lead the discussion in LEA Hall, Room 204, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Matterhorn is an epic war novel about what it is like to be a young man at war. Set during the winter monsoon of 1968-69, it recounts the experiences of a Marine lieutenant and his company, who are dropped as boys into the mountain jungle and forced to fight their way to manhood.  It is a story of courage, camaraderie, and sacrifice.  

Whether you’ve read the book or not, finished it or not, join us.  BookTalk discussions are interesting, fun, free, and open to all.  Bring a friend … or two!

You will be home in plenty of time for the Super Bowl.

For more information, check out this guide.  BookTalk is funded by the BSC Library and a grant from the BSC Foundation.