Poetry Trivia

Question for August 30, 2017

What actor, famous for playing the role of Aragorn in the film versions of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s The Lord of the Rings , is also a poet?

Find the answer via the Library’s Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry database. Click here to access the Library’s databases page – Choose Literature & Poetry – Choose Columbia Granger’s

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards 2017

“The Anisfield-Wolf Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and human diversity. For 82 years, the distinguished books earning Anisfield-Wolf prizes have opened and challenged our minds.”

Watch the live stream of the 2017 awards ceremony on September 7 (6 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. Central).

2017 Winners

Library at Night & on Weekends

“During the day, the library is a realm of order …. the library at night seems to rejoice in the world’s essential, joyful muddle.”― Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

 Join the muddle during the Library’s evening and weekend (Sunday) hours.   

Need a place to work with a group or work solo (with a little noise)?

  • Head to the Library Commons area or our group study rooms

Need a quiet place to study?

  • Head to the reading room

Need to use a computer or print something?

  • Use our public access PCs or lab (open lab for BSC students: 5-8:45 p.m., Monday-Thursday; free printing in lab)

Bad Poetry Day – August 18

Bad Poetry Day is a day to create some bad verse. Why in the world would you want to do that?

Thomas & Ruth Roy, the creators of this so-called holiday, say: “After all the “good” poetry you were forced to study in school, here’s a chance for a pay back. Invite some friends over, compose some really rotten verse, and send it to your old high school teacher.”  

Even though it’s bad poetry day, you can still find plenty of good poetry at the Library and also do some research about poetry here