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Library Hours – Memorial Day Weekend

The BSC Library will observe these hours for the Memorial Holiday weekend:

  • Saturday, May 25 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, May 26 — CLOSED
  • Monday, May 27 — CLOSED

Regular summer hours (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday) will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

The library catalog and our databases and ebook collections are available 24/7.



Amelia Earhart – Transatlantic Flight – May 21, 1932

21 May
This day in 1932, Amelia Earhart completed her historic transatlantic flight.  Learn more about her here

American aviator Amelia Earhart (1898-1937), the first woman to complete a solo transatlantic flight, waves as she emerges from the cockpit of a rotorcraft, Newark, New Jersey, ca. 1935

Summer Hours Begin

Summer Library Hours

  • 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Closed evenings and weekends

Holiday Closures

  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 27)
  • 4th of July (Thursday, July 4)

The library catalog and our databases and ebook collections are available 24/7.

Finals Week @ BSC Library

Looking for a quiet place to study for finals?

Head to the Library’s Reading Room

Also available:

Two study rooms

Library lab: Open, Monday-Thursday, 5-8:45 p.m.




Looking for a place where you can study together or work on projects ?

  • Check out the Library Commons where a little conversation is fine

Click here for our Spring Semester hours.

Summer hours begin Saturday, May 11

  • 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • No weekend or evening hours

Short Play Festival 2019 – BSC Theatre – May 1 & 2

Wednesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 2

Short Play Festival 2019: “What Happened to the American Dream?”

3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sidney J Lee Auditorium

  • This year’s Short Play Festival is the end result of BSC’s national ten-minute playwriting competition
  • 500+ submissions, based around the prompt “What Happened to the American Dream?”, were received
  • Students in BSC’s One Act Play Production class chose six scripts to receive their world premiere and were responsible for vision, marketing, auditions, casting, and coordinating the production
  • Produced  in partnership with the North Dakota Arts Council and ND Humanities as part of BSC’s annual ArtsQuest celebration and Humanities ND’s GameChanger ideas Festival


A Poet’s Tale – BSC Poetry Contest – April 30

Wrap up National Poetry Month in April by participating in BSC’s Poetry Contest!

  • When: Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Basin Auditorium, National Energy Center of Excellence
  • How: Register at the door; open to anyone who wishes to participate in the contest or watch
  • Cost: Free!
  • More than $500 worth of prizes!

Contest Rules

  • Poem must be original
  • Poem must be read out loud
  • Max length: 3 minutes

Need more info? Contact:

Cover of Poesia, magazine edited by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), No. 1-2, February-March 1909



It’s World Penguin Day!

25 April
Happy World Penguin Day

The penguin is a flightless marine bird,  family Spheniscidae, order Sphenisciformes, found in the southern hemisphere. A very social bird, penguins live together and usually breed in large colonies. Read more about them here.  

Gentoo penguin {Pygoscelis papua} nesting colony with chicks and adult at nest, Antarctica