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!



Man Booker Prize 2019

We have a winner! Actually, we have two winners. It’s not a first in Booker Prize history, but it was unexpected since the rules were changed in 1992 to disallow joint awards.

The Booker Prize is “the leading literary award in the English speaking world … Awarded annually to the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK or Ireland.”


October Is LGBT History Month

Celebrate LGBT* History Month! Read a book or an article, or watch a film from the BSC Library collection.

*The phrase lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) refers to members of a community of people marginalized by sexuality and gender. The acronym LGBT itself owes its existence to decades of identity politics and organizing. Click to learn more …