Archive for March, 2018

Easter Holiday Weekend Hours

Library Hours – Easter Holiday Weekend

  • Thursday, March 29 – 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1 – CLOSED
  • Monday, April 2 – 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Open Lab, March 29-April 2 – CLOSED

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 3.

Even when the Library is closed, our catalog and databases and ebooks are available 24/7.

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Happy Birthday, Robert Frost!

Robert Frost (1874-1963) beside a tree

26 March
Happy birthday, Robert Frost! Click here to learn more about this American poet.

We also have books, audiobooks, films (streaming video), magazine & journal articles, and more by and about Frost in the Library. Check them out!

How about Writing about Writing?

Have you ever thought about writing a research paper about writing? Where did it begin? When did it begin? What’s the story behind different writing systems and the symbols they use (hieroglyphics, cuneiform, Chinese characters, etc.) and various alphabets, such as Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Roman, and Cyrillic. It is a fascinating topic.  

Click here for an overview of the history of writing. 

And check out the many resources available on this topic at the BSC Library — everything from books & ebooks to magazine & journal articles, streaming video and more.

 

Poetry Trivia – March 22

Poetry Trivia Question – March 22

What daily gift did Geoffrey Chaucer receive from King Edward III of England, starting on St. George’s Day 1374?

Go to Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry for the answer. Find it in the A t Z list on our databases page

 

Alien Abduction Day

March 20

Happy Alien Abduction Day!

We’re not sure why this holiday exists, but it’s a great excuse to read up on scientific efforts to contact extra-terrestrial life.

 

Click here to read more about it.

 

March 19 – Two Things – One Good, One Not So Much

19 March

The good news … 

  • Blind Date with a Book – “Rate Your Date” form due at the Library. Prize drawing on Tuesday, March 20.

The not-so-good news …

  • 15 years ago today (2003), the United States invaded Iraq. Click here to learn more about it.

 

 

 

Spring Break Hours

The Library will observe these hours for Spring Break:

  • Saturday, March 10 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 11 — CLOSED
  • Monday, March 12 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 13 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 15 — CLOSED for Staff Development Day
  • Friday, March 16 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 18 — CLOSED

Regular hours will resume on Monday, March 19. Even when we’re closed, the Library catalog, databases, and ebooks are available 24/7.