Come join us and watch the 4th annual Speed ScrabbleTM Tournament for Literacy, which will be held on Monday, March 2nd from 1:30-3:00 on the ground floor of the Murray Library. This exciting and fast-paced event is jointly organized and presented by the University Library and the Writing Centre.
Come cheer on your favorite team and help us to raise money for literacy. All money raised will go directly toward funding literacy programs run by READ Saskatoon.
More information about this event (including how to donate) can be found on the READ Saskatoon website.
Throughout our history, Canadians have tried to ban books and magazines that they believe are offensive or inappropriate. These challenges to our intellectual freedom have sometimes been successful and sometimes not.
February 22nd to 28th 2015 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada. "Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed to them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms." Visit the Freedom to Read website for more information, and to view their list of challenged works.
Several branches of the University Library will have displays throughout the week, showcasing books, articles, and periodicals that have been banned or challenged in Canada for a variety of reasons. These include both works of fiction and non-fiction. Visit the 1st floor of the Murray Library (by the Research Help Desk), the Education & Music Library, the Law Library, and the Engineering Library to see the displays that our staff members have created. The Murray Library Facebook page will also be sharing an example of a challenged book from our collection every day during Freedom to Read Week.
Do you wish you could be anywhere but here this exam season? Well, you may be spending all your time in the library, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy yourself. Throughout the month of December, the University Library will be providing you with multiple opportunities to Take a Break With Us!
During final exams, all seven branches of the University Library will be providing free snacks or refreshments to students who are studying in the libraries. These snacks have been generously donated by the U of S Alumni Association.
To give our students a break from studying, several libraries will also be providing the opportunity to take part in fun activities. Most activities start on December 3rd.
Tired of studying? Take a break with Us! We have Play-Doh, puzzles, and cards for you to have fun with here at the Engineering Library. Take a moment to relax and have fun!
Has studying got you sapped? Come take a break with us, Dec. 8th -19th, in Room 1430. We have drawing supplies, puzzles, games and refreshments. Take some time to relax and recharge.
The Murray Library will once again be offering its famous Take a Break With Us room during final exams, Come to Room 102 on the 1st floor, where winter and holiday crafts, LEGO, chess, cards, and music await you. Once you're done taking a break, you can head to the upper floors for quiet study, or stay in the Learning Commons areas for collaborative work.
Take a break from your studies and come relax at our Play-Doh station. Located at the left-hand side of the Science Library entranceway, our Play-Doh station will be available from December 3rd to the 23rd. Have fun!
Wondering what else is happening around campus? SESD has updated their student calendar with all the Stress Less activities happening at the U of S during the exam season. (Puppies! Massages!)