Library Thanksgiving Week Hours

  • Monday & Tuesday, November 25 & 26 — 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 27 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 28 — CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 30 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 1 — CLOSED

Have a wonderful holiday!

The Library’s catalog, ebook collections, and databases are available 24/7.

Attention Card Sharks, Statisticians, & Data Visualizers

Visualizing data to show complex results in a simple way is a skill worth developing.  Edward Tufte, statistician, artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University, is a master.

We recommend his book, Beautiful Evidence (BSC Library copy at P93.5 .T837 2006)

A Memorable Speech … Seven Score and 16 Years Ago

19 November
Seven score and 16 years ago (1863), President Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most famous speeches in US history, The Gettysburg Address.

1863: Partial photographic copy of the Gettysburg Address, delivered by President Lincoln at the war cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

2020 Finalists – Andrew Carnegie Medals

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Fiction Finalists

Nonfiction Finalists

The two medal winners will be announced on January 26, 2020, at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia. Carnegie Medal winners will each receive $5,000. Good reading!

November Is National Novel Writing Month

Have you dreamed of writing a novel? Jump start your project during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! During November, writers all over the world will focus their intention on writing 50,000 words …  an average of 1,667 words a day, every day, for an entire month. Click here for details.

NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.

These bestselling books started an NaNoWriMo Projects:

  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress by Marissa Meyer
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Wool by Hugh Howey
  • Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
  • Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen

Ready … Set … WRITE!