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Rest is better than an all-night cram session

Today, my post isn't meant to impart a great nugget of wisdom. Nor am I writing to announce exciting upcoming events. No. In this pre-final exam period, I will simply direct you to the University of Ottawa web site where they have posted an article explaining how sleep is much more beneficial than last minute cramming for exams.

http://media.uottawa.ca/news/5630

All the best for your exams!

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Reading suggestions

Great little books

The library is extremely proud to present two new series of great little books.

The first is a collection of the classics, beautifully edited in small cloth bound books, with gilt edging.

Rediscover Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many more. Great literature is all the more enjoyable in these wonderfully crafted little gems!

The second series is a collection of fun graphic novels with an innovative approach to serious subjects such as Nietzsche, Sartre or Aristotle; logic, ethics or capitalism - even Buddha!

Come and discover our great little books!

 

 

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News

Teenagers Who Vandalized Historic Black Schoolhouse Are Ordered to Read Books

After five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse in Virginia with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti last year, a judge handed down an unusual sentence. She endorsed a prosecutor’s order that they read one book each month for the next 12 months and write a report about it.

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February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month in Canada, which provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black Canadians and reflect on the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Canada's black community. To mark this occasion, Curio.ca has pulled together a selection of teacher resource guides, videos and audio series that honour black history in Canada. These resources are intended to complement teachers’ Black History Month activities and initiatives.

Go to Curio.ca by clicking on the icon in the list to the right of the library portal.

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Hurray for science!

Hello everyone,

Welcome back! We wish you a great winter 2017 session.

To start off the session right, we have put together a mini-exhibition on science. You will find new books ready to be borrowed and new magazines ready to be read.

Have fun gaining new scientific knowledge!

 

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