BookTalk at BSC – Men We Reaped

BookTalk at BSC 2018 will conclude with a discussion of Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward, a two-time winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.  In this memoir, Jesmyn Ward tells her own story of poverty and oppression interspersed with chapters focusing on the lives (and deaths) of five young men she grew up with in southern Mississippi.

When: Sunday, March 4, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: LEA 204, the Library’s conference room on the second floor of LEA Hall

Discussion Leader: Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki, BSC Professor of English

For more details, see the online guide. BookTalk at BSC is free and open to all.

Join us! It’s fun.



Sunday, February 4 – Books & Football

Are you ready for BookTalk at BSC on Sunday?

We’ll be talking about The Round House by Louise Erdrich from 1 to 3 p.m. in LEA 204, the Library’s second floor conference room in LEA Hall. Find out more about it in the online guide.

Are you ready for some football?

BookTalk will be done in plenty of time for Super Bowl LII when the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots vie for the NFL championship. Read up on the history of the Super Bowl here


BookTalk at BSC Continues on February 4

North Dakotans are rightfully proud of Louise Erdrich, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of 16 novels as well as several children’s books, volumes of poetry, and a memoir of early motherhood. Erdrich grew up in Wahpeton and is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

At our next BookTalk discussion, we will be talking about Erdrich’s book, The Round House, which won the National Book Award in 2012.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 — 1 to 3 p.m.

Michael R. Tomanek, Discussion leader

LEA 204, the Library’s 2nd floor conference room

Explore the online guide for more information about the book, the author, and BookTalk 2018.


Join us … even if you haven’t read (or haven’t finished) the book. Bring a friend, too!




Winter Break Hours

Winter Break Hours

Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Monday, January 8, 2018

  • Monday-Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
    • Closed Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
    • Closed Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
  • Monday, January 8, 2018 – 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 9.

Sunday, January 7 – BookTalk at BSC, 1-3 p.m., LEA 204 (Library’s 2nd floor conference room)

  • Join us to for the discussion of A Lesson before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Explore the online guide

Our Library catalog, databases, and ebook collections are available 24/7.  Curl up with something good to read anytime!

BookTalk at BSC 2018

BookTalk at BSC 2018 kicks off on Sunday, January 7. You are invited! Bring a friend … or two.

Explore the online guide for information about the books, the authors, and our discussion leaders; video interviews and conversations with the authors; reading recommendations; and a place to submit your own comments & feedback.