Archive for February, 2019

Professional Book Nerds – Reading Challenges!

Are you a book nerd? Check out the 2019 Reading Challenge and the 30 Day Book Challenge from Professional Book Nerds.

 

Art Books Donated by Radius Books

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Radius Books is a 501(c)3 non-profit art book publishing company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They believe that “the arts — all arts — are vital to our nation and our culture’s future.” Through their donation program, they have distributed 50,000+ art books to libraries, schools, and arts organizations across the country over the past 10 years.

The BSC Library is fortunate to be a recipient of nine beautiful, hardcover books from Radius:

  • David Kimball Anderson: Works 1969-2017 
  • Drowned River:  the Death & Rebirth of Glen Canyon on the Colorado [photography by Mark Klett]
  • The Heavens [photography by Barbara Bosworth]
  • Joan Watts: Bodhi
  • Mountain Interval [photography by Renate Aller]
  • One Hundred [photography by Arnold Newman]
  • Rodney Mcmillian: History Is Present Tense
  • Signal Noise
  • Transcendental Concord [photography by Lisa McCarty]

To show our appreciation, we sent a thank you note to Radius along with a few photos of students (Andrea Fagerstrom’s drawing class) browsing the books. Note: Watch for the non-reader!

Check these books out at the BSC Library!

Lost & Found

What to read next? Literature Map & NoveList Can Help

What should I read next?  To help answer that question, try Literature Map or NoveList (choose from the list of BSC Library databases) to search for read-alikes.

Literature Map helps you find read-alike authors. Enter the name of your favorite author in the search box and Literature Map will create a web of authors’ names. The closer an author’s name is to the one you entered, the more alike they are.

NoveList is a robust tool that allows you to search for read-alikes by genre, age, title, author, series, and more.

The next time you’re stumped about what to read next, give Literature Map and NoveList a try!

 

 

Presidents Day Holiday Hours

The Library will observe these hours for the Presidents Day holiday weekend:

  • Saturday, February 16 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, February 17 — CLOSED
  • Monday, February 18 — CLOSED

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

 

 

Lupercalia and Valentine’s Day

February 14 Is Valentine’s Day!

 

Are the holiday’s roots in the Roman celebration of Lupercalia?  

 

Click here to learn more.

National Periodic Table Day – February 7

Not only is today National Periodic Table Day, the United Nations has designated 2019 as the international year of the periodic table of chemical elements!

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the table’s creation by Dmitry Mendeleev.  Other milestones in the history of chemistry will also be celebrated throughout the year.

Click here to learn more about the periodic table.