Archive for March, 2016

eBook of the Week: The Orphan Master’s Son

Orphan Master's sonWinner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction – “An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.”

“Jun Do is … a North Korean citizen with a rough past who is working as a government-sanctioned kidnapper … In a totalitarian nation of random violence and bewildering caprice—a poor, gray place that nonetheless refers to itself as “the most glorious nation on earth”—an unnatural tension exists between a citizen’s national identity and his private life. Through Jun Do’s story we realize that beneath the weight of oppression and lies beats a heart not much different from our own—one that thirsts for love, acceptance, and hope—and that realization is at the heart of this shockingly believable, immersive, and thrilling novel.” –Chris Schluep, Amazon.com

Check it out! Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection (Choose eBooks & eAudiobooks; then choose Beyond Library Walls …)

Library Hours – Easter Holiday

The Library will observe these hours for the Easter holiday:

  • Thursday, March 24 — 7:30 am to 5 pm
  • Friday, March 25 — CLOSED
  • Saturday, March 26 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 27 — CLOSED
  • Monday, March 28 — 7:30 am to 5 pm (no classes at BSC on Monday)

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, March 29.

Librarian of Congress Nominee: Dr. Carla Hayden

Nominated by President Obama on February 24, 2016. Read his remarks here.

Library Hours – Spring Break

The Library will observe these hours over Spring Break:spring

  • Saturday, March 12 – Closed
  • Sunday, March 13 – Closed
  • Monday, March 14 – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 15 – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 16 – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 17 – 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. [Closing at 11:30 a.m. for BSC Staff Day]
  • Friday, March 18 – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 19 – Closed
  • Sunday, March 20 – Closed

Regular hours will resume on Monday, March 21.

eBook of the Week: A Hologram for the King

HologramNow that you’ve read The Circle, the 2015-16 Campus Read selection, here’s another Dave Eggers book to check out.

A Hologram for the King was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award (the winner was The Round House by North Dakota author Louise Erdrich) and was also named one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year.

    “In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together.” — Publisher description

Check it out!  Beyond Library Wall Digital Collection (under eBooks & eAudiobooks)

BookTalk & Visiting Writers Series – Sunday, March 6

The days are just packed!

On Sunday, March 6, our 2016 BookTalk at BSC series, “Vietnam: War Stories,” will conclude with a discussion of Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien. Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki, Professor of English, will lead that discussion from 1 to 3 p.m. in LEA 204, the Library’s conference room.

After BookTalk, head to the Basin Electric Auditorium at the NECE for the Visiting Writers Series.

Check it all out … BookTalk at BSC and the Visiting Writers Series event!

Read Across America Day – March 2, 2016

Read across America

It’s NEA‘s Read Across America Day!

Do your part and kick back with a good book, a magazine, a newspaper, or heck … maybe even the back of a cereal box!  

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