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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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See-through brain

A new look at how we're wired to think

A new experimental approach at the interface of chemistry and biology lets scientists peer into the deepest reaches of the body's master controller.

Read all about it in this month's Scientific American, available at the library.

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Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Winner

The news hit the media today: Bob Dylan is this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. 

How did you react?

How did Canadian writers react? Read all about it on the Walrus Website

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