Media Literacy Week 2021

Post by Curtis, Information Services staff In our current state of an international pandemic, the concern over media literacy in the digital world has never been greater. With the withdrawal from public life and the focus on our various screens, we’ve looked to media to help us through these trying times. We made huge shifts in our lives… Read More Media Literacy Week 2021

Queer Graphic Novels: A Virtual Gallery 

Post by Kim, Information Services  2021 has been the year of queer for my bookshelf with over half of the books I’ve read this year featuring 2SLGBTQIA+ characters or written by an author who identifies as 2SLGBTQIA+. I especially love graphic novels and I have not been disappointed by the amount of excellent queer options released over the past few years.   I… Read More Queer Graphic Novels: A Virtual Gallery 

Islamic Heritage Month

Post by Matt, Information Services staff October is Islamic Heritage Month! Unfamiliar with this holiday? Islamic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration of the arts, culture, scientific and social achievements of our Muslim friends and neighbours, past and present. While the official recognition is fairly new, Islamic peoples have been a part of Canada since… Read More Islamic Heritage Month

World Mental Health Day 

Post by Kim & Ingrid, Information Services Staff  It’s been a particularly tough few years as COVID-19 has had a major impact on many people’s mental health. We want to help raise awareness on this important issue in advance of World Mental Health Day which occurs on October 10th each year.   What is Mental Health?  According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, mental health refers to… Read More World Mental Health Day 

Banned Books Week

Post by Scott, Grace Schmidt Room staff Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2, 2021) annually highlights the value of free and open access to information. It was launched in 1982 by library activist Judith Krug in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.    Even today, many books are… Read More Banned Books Week

Science Literacy Week: Climate

September 20 – 26, 2021 Post by Megan, Information Services Staff and Paul, Forest Heights Staff  It’s Science Literacy Week, a week to celebrate and explore Canadian Science. This year, the theme is “Climate.” You don’t have to be a professional scientist to enjoy or participate in science. Read on for information about events and media recommendations to quench your thirst… Read More Science Literacy Week: Climate