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New at your library!

Welcome everyone to the fall 2017 session!

For those of you that are returning to the Cegep, you will notice that we have a new library catalogue. We are very proud to present   koha  a catalogue combining the collections of all four campuses. This means that you can find and borrow documents on a campus other than your own.

If you only want to search for items located on your own campus, simply click your library selection in the appropriate menu.

To use Koha in English, click on Languages at the top of the catalogue home page.

In the next few weeks, I will be presenting different Koha features. We are still setting up and configuring the new system, so there will be a few bugs and malfunctions at the beginning. Nevertheless, I am convinced that you will love the new catalogue and all its functionalities.

Have a great session!

 

 

 

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Rest is better than an all-night cram session

Today, my post isn't meant to impart a great nugget of wisdom. Nor am I writing to announce exciting upcoming events. No. In this pre-final exam period, I will simply direct you to the University of Ottawa web site where they have posted an article explaining how sleep is much more beneficial than last minute cramming for exams.

http://media.uottawa.ca/news/5630

All the best for your exams!

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Reading suggestions

Great little books

The library is extremely proud to present two new series of great little books.

The first is a collection of the classics, beautifully edited in small cloth bound books, with gilt edging.

Rediscover Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many more. Great literature is all the more enjoyable in these wonderfully crafted little gems!

The second series is a collection of fun graphic novels with an innovative approach to serious subjects such as Nietzsche, Sartre or Aristotle; logic, ethics or capitalism - even Buddha!

Come and discover our great little books!

 

 

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News

Teenagers Who Vandalized Historic Black Schoolhouse Are Ordered to Read Books

After five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse in Virginia with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti last year, a judge handed down an unusual sentence. She endorsed a prosecutor’s order that they read one book each month for the next 12 months and write a report about it.

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February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month in Canada, which provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of black Canadians and reflect on the stories, experiences and accomplishments of Canada's black community. To mark this occasion, Curio.ca has pulled together a selection of teacher resource guides, videos and audio series that honour black history in Canada. These resources are intended to complement teachers’ Black History Month activities and initiatives.

Go to Curio.ca by clicking on the icon in the list to the right of the library portal.

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