Events - 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Poster with event details

Take a break from studying and get some fresh air with goose-themed games and activities in the Arts Quad, including:

  • pin the tail on the goose
  • giant Jenga
  • bean bag toss
  • ...and more!

...for a change to win a board game and some great Library swag!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Poster with event details

Stretch your wings with a Move Your Mind (MYM) coordinator from Waterloo Athletics. Taking a break from studying for a few minutes of activity can have physical, mental, emotional and academic benefits. Drop by the first floor of the Dana Porter Library (downstairs) for even 5 minutes during the session.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
giant goose chasing Carmen

Have some fun with our green screen and walk a mile in their webbed feet with some larger-than-life geese.

Share your photos with @uwlibrary on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! We can't wait to see your photos...we'll be green with envy at your creativity.

Monday, July 16, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Poster with event details

Eat like a bird by customizing your own trail mix with a variety of goose-themed treats. While you're there, get crafty and design your own goose button...all on the first floor of Dana Porter Library (downstairs)!

Monday, July 16, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Poster with event details

You love collecting Library buttons...now you can design and make your own! Cool off on the first floor of Dana Porter Library (downstairs), grab a snack and get crafty! Before you go, pick up one of 8 new Goose Week collector buttons.

Monday, July 16, 2018 (all day) to Friday, July 20, 2018 (all day)
Whispering goose, caption: Ex-goose me, please be quiet in the library

Need a giggle? Take a gander at a selection of goose comics - from past issues of The Imprint and more - on display all week in the lobbies of Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries. While you're there, take a minute to draw your own goose-themed comic and spread the laughs!

Monday, July 16, 2018 (all day) to Friday, July 20, 2018 (all day)
Poster with event details

Dive into the nest of golden eggs and test your goose knowledge with this fun 'myth or fact' game.

Monday, July 16, 2018 (all day) to Friday, July 20, 2018 (all day)
calendar of events listed below

...like 'Shark Week,' but more intense.

You've survived nesting season, but can you survive Goose Week? The Library is partnering with Retail Services, Waterloo Athletics and Recreation, and Food Services for a week filled with Goose-themed activities, events, displays and swag. Be on the lookout for events and displays throughout the libraries, including:

Monday, July 16, 2018 (all day) to Thursday, July 19, 2018 (all day)
mother goose telling babies to make sure they see the look of fear in the eyes of people

This Goose Week, show us what Waterloo goose meme to you by designing your own meme!

Use one of the Creative Commons images below to give us goosebumps or make us giggle with your best goose meme, then share your (g-rated) meme with us and win!

Thursday, July 12, 2018 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Ambassador talking to students

We're hiring Library Ambassadors for the Fall semester. Think you're interested, but have questions about the program or application process? Come chat with some of our current student Ambassadors and learn more!

Find us on July 11th from 11am-12pm at Davis Centre Library and July 12th from 3pm-4pm at Dana Porter Library.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Ambassador talking to students

We're hiring Library Ambassadors for the Fall semester. Think you're interested, but have questions about the program or application process? Come chat with some of our current student Ambassadors and learn more!

Find us on July 11th from 11am-12pm at Davis Centre Library and July 12th from 3pm-4pm at Dana Porter Library.

Thursday, July 5, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Scholar the goose inside super mario world trying to defeat the angry sun with freezies

It's a hot one out there! Take a break from the heat and grab a sweet treat over at Davis Centre Library.

Show us how cool you are... tag @uwlibrary when you post your #FreeFreezieFriday photo on Instagram or Facebook! (Yes, we know it's Thursday...but it's hot out!)

Friday, June 29, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start?

This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary.

This workshop introduces users to a different environment to create maps with GIS.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

This is an introduction ESRI's latest connected and optimized GIS software.

The workshop presents the same basic concepts of Getting Started with ArcGIS on the new Arc Pro platform

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what GIS is and geospatial data are
  • Navigate ArcGIS software and tools
  • Find and add data to a map
  • Discover information and attributes about the data
  • Produce a simple map that shares your visualization of the data
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

You may have heard of GIS, but what exactly is it, and more importantly, how can you use it in your own research and academic work?

This introductory workshop presents the basic concepts of GIS and will teach you the skills you need to find geospatial data, map it, and discover new dimensions of information.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

Saturday, June 23, 2018 (all day)
Poster with event details

June 23 is Let It Go Day; the perfect occasion to stop using energy on negativity from the past and instead focus on building yourself a positive future. Write down something that you regret, and spend some time letting it go.

Letting go of regrets is not always this easy. If you need some support, or just need to talk, please take one of the resources provided by Counselling Services.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (all day)

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) will be hosting the first ever on-campus event to celebrate. Cross the creek toward St. Paul's, find the new ceremonial fire ground, and shatitsirótha′ (pronounced sa-di-gee-row-da) - which means 'reignite the flame.' Celebrations will include a free BBQ, entertainment, children's activities, and vendor and information booths.

Interested in learning more about Indigenous peoples and issues? Librarian Sarah Brown recommends checking out the following titles:

Thursday, June 21, 2018 (all day)
group selfie of library staff

It's #NationalSelfieDay! Show us your #selfie (or #shelfie) on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter  using #treatyoselfieuw and you could win a prize pack including a selfie light!

Need a little inspiration? #treatyoselfie with one of these punny selfie captions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
UW MATES logo

Library Ambassador Amy is collaborating with UW MATES to raise students' mental health awareness.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright concepts as they apply to the writing and publication of their thesis on UWSpace. This session will cover:

  • Your copyright responsibilities when writing your thesis
  • Considerations for using your own work
  • Considerations for using third party materials (images, figures, etc.)
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Therapy dogs event poster

Feeling stressed? Take a break from your studies and boost your spirits with a bit of puppy love. With five dogs coming from Therapeutic Paws of Canada this time, there's more than enough pats to go around!

Thursday, June 7, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Ambassadors talking to students
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors outside Dana Porter Library.
  2. Answer a few short questions about Library services.
  3. Get a coupon for the Waterloo Store!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 — 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Each year, Camp Day raises money to send youth from low-income families in our community for a camp experience that builds lasting strengths and essential life skills.  On June 6, every penny from Tim Horton's coffee sales, as well as money raised through Camp Day bracelet sales, donations, special events and activities, is donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

This workshop will provide tips and practical experience on how to write an annotated bibliography, including using RefWorks to assist in its creation. A RefWorks account and basic knowledge of/experience with RefWorks is expected.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Ambassadors talking to students
  1. Find one of our student Library Ambassadors outside Davis Centre Library.
  2. Answer a few short questions about Library services.
  3. Get a coupon for the Waterloo Store!

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