Dakota or What’s a Heaven For – BookTalk at BSC 2012

Our final BookTalk at BSC 2012 discussion promises to be something special!

Brenda K. Marshall, the author of Dakota or What’s a Heaven For, will lead the discussion of her book at the BSC Library on Sunday, March 4, from 1-3 p.m.  If you like historical fiction and learning about North Dakota’s history, you will enjoy reading Dakota or What’s a Heaven For.

In addition, Marshall will be on campus March 1-2 to meet with English classes and to give a Visiting Writer lecture on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building.   Her book will be available for purchase that evening.

To find out more, check out Brenda Marshall’s website and view her “book trailer.”  Very cool.  We also invite you to take a look at our BookTalk at BSC 2012 LibGuide.

BookTalk at BSC discussions are free and open to all.  Come whether you’ve read the book or not!


Christmas Break Hours

The Library will observe these hours during the holiday break:

  • Monday, December 19 – Thursday, December 22 — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 23 — 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 24 – Monday, December 26 — CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 27 – Thursday, December 29 — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 30 – 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 31 – Monday, January 2 — CLOSED
  • Tuesday, January 3 – Thursday, January 5 — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, January 6 — 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 7 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, January 8 — Open for BookTalk at BSC Discussion of O Pioneers!, 1-3 p.m.

Regular academic year hours will resume on Monday, January 9, at 7: 30 a.m.

Access to the Library’s databases, including ebooks and eaudiobooks, and the ODIN catalog available 24/7.

BookTalk at BSC 2012

Good news!  We received word from the BSC Foundation that our BookTalk at BSC 2012 grant request was funded!

We are working on the final plans, but here’s a preview to whet your appetite:

Our theme, The Only Thing that Lasts, was inspired (in part) by this line from Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind:

“Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, that Tara, that land doesn’t mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin’ for, worth fightin’ for, worth dyin’ for, because it’s the only thing that lasts.” — Gerald O’Hara

The Books

BookTalk discussions will be held in the BSC Library from 1-3 p.m.  Discussions are free and open to all.

Stay tuned for more details … In the meantime, start reading.