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Friday, June 30, 2017 (all day) to Friday, July 14, 2017 (all day)

Off hours: A showcase of the hidden talents, skills and interests of Library staff

This summer, the Library is highlighting the talents of our staff and their creations. Featuring installations, weaving, photography and more, come see what our staff do in our off hours! Located in the display case across from Browsers.

Part one (June 30 to July 14):

Danielle Farr: cross-stitch

Gerald Underhill: wood installation

Thursday, June 29, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join Library Ambassadors Mariam and Samantha as they host Accio Potterheads, an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book. Take photos in the Harry Potter photo booth, receive your own acceptance letter to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and play Harry Potter-themed games for a chance to win prizes!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM EDT

This session will provide a simple overview of copyright and the implications it has on your teaching. By the end of this session you will be better prepared to:

  • Use copyright-protected works in the classroom, on LEARN, or through Course Reserves
  • Choose alternate options for using materials, if necessary
Monday, June 26, 2017 (all day)

George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, a British author, journalist and critic.  Best known for writing Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, Blair wrote several influential essays and stories. Borrow something from the Library’s collection, and head down to Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) to see even more!

Did you know…?

Monday, June 19, 2017 (all day) to Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (all day)
Dennie beside display

Library Ambassador Dennie has created a book display at the Dana Porter Library to celebrate Pride Month and show support for the LGBTQ communities.

Dennie beside display

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Build a better research essay by using the Library’s resources and databases to explore a topic, develop a research question, write a thesis, and build an argument. Research-based essay planning and development will help you create a more complex argument and essay structure.

Friday, June 9, 2017 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM GMT

Celebrating this year’s theme “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism,” the University of Waterloo Library’s Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) invites the public to visit us and learn more about our varied collections that showcase the intercultural history of Waterloo and the world.

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