October Is Information Literacy Awareness Month

President Barack Obama proclaimed October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month on October 1, 2009.

Obama called for Americans to “.. be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age. Though we may know how to find the information we need, we must also know how to evaluate it.” 

Are you adept at this critical 21st century skill?
Talk to your BSC librarians. We can help you get up to speed.




Opioids on Films on Demand

Want to know more about opioids?

Films on Demand has a selection of hard-hitting documentaries that examine the opioid epidemic.

Among the relevant titles are:

  • Warning: This Drug May Kill You
  • Oxyana
  • The Severe Dangers of Opioid Panikller Fentanyl
  • Chasing Heroin
  • Breaking Point: Heroin in America
  • Heroin: Cape Cod, USA
  • Hooked on Painkillers

Find Films on Demand on our databases page. Log in today!

International Day of Nonviolence – October 2

“The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.”

Click here to learn more about Gandhi.

Search our catalog and databases for books, streaming video, articles, and more about this remarkable person and his philosophy.


Image source: Britannica Image Quest database, BSC Library

Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016

Banned Books Week, September 24-30, 2017

Book Challenges by the Numbers

Banned Books Week, September 24-30, 2017

Why Are Books Challenged?

Banned Books Week, September 24-30, 2017

Celebrate Your Intellectual Freedom

Banned Books Week 2017