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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!

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!

Drawing by Andy Cho.

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 — 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.

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.

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.

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!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT
Mary Lynne holding goose art

Make Bob Ross proud with some happy goose art! Paint the background any colour that suits your fancy. Then channel your inner goose realness with our provided goose stickers.

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