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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fab fun at this year's Library Day!

October is Canadian Library Month, a time when your Library takes the opportunity to celebrate the role we have in teaching, learning and research at University of Waterloo.

Each year in October, University of Waterloo Library hosts its biggest event of the year - Library Day - to show our appreciation for the students, faculty and staff that we serve every day! This year's Library Day is better than ever. A new Fall Fair theme promises a day filled with free food and fun!

Monday, October 16, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Collage of Library Day photos

This year's Library Day is better than ever! Join us in the Arts Quad in front of the Dana Porter Library and in the Great Hall outside Davis Centre Library for a Fall Fair-themed day of free food and fun, including:

Therapy dogs event poster

Feeling stressed? Take a break from your studies and boost your spirits with a visit from the St. John's Ambulance therapy dogs program!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (all day)

The University of Waterloo is hosting its first Keeping Well at Work Day. Visit booths to learn about all the services available at the university and for Waterloo staff, including the Library's Waterloo Reads collection. Find out what great reading titles we have to borrow and how leisure reading can support your mental wellness.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Theses and other long documents (e.g., books, manuals, reports) can present challenges that shorter documents don't. It is more difficult to maintain a standard "look and feel" throughout a long document like a thesis. This course will demonstrate features in Word that will make formatting your thesis easier and less time consuming, such as: styles, numbering headings, page numbering, captioning tables and figures, footnotes, cross references, table of contents, and lists of tables and figures.

Monday, October 16, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Student Library Ambassador Leona has created a game for students test their knowledge of literary quotes. Participants will have to guess both the book title and the author to earn a point. The quotes will be divided into two categories based on difficulty level. Collect seven points to earn a ballot for Library Day prizes.

Monday, October 30, 2017 (all day) to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (all day)

Student Library Ambassadors Karen and Dennie are teaming up to host a board games café. Play board games from the Library's collection and enjoy Halloween treats! As a special treat, Special Collections & Archives has reproduced a handmade board game from the 1890s that predicts your fortune! Spooky.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Anna kissing a goose

Join student Library Ambassador Anna, as she showcases items from Special Collections & Archives.

Monday, October 23, 2017 (all day) to Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (all day)
Alexis holding goose

More Hidden Figures is a project that focuses notable women in STEM fields, and the role they've played in important STEM developments. Coming from a science background - where the foundational theories are, more often than not, named after men - student Library Ambassador Alexis will shine a light on women and their contributions to these fields.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

Student Library Ambassadors Hinal and Haley area headed to REV, Village 1 and NRB to hand out postcards to first-year students. Take your postcards to Dana Porter and Davis Centre Library to get them stamped. Once the postcard is stamped, you can enter it for a chance to win a prize!