Highlights from the Library’s Science Literacy Week
This September, the Library teamed up with Redpath Museum and Let’s Talk Science McGill to host a series of exciting events as part of McGill’s involvement in Science Literacy Week, a coast-to-coast celebration of everything science. From September 21-27, 2015, members of the McGill community and the general public were invited to embrace their more scientific side with a host of talks, exhibitions and Open House tours throughout the Library. From a exhilarating up-close look at a beehive to a enlightening tour of the latest high-tech library digitization tools, science buffs young and old turned out in droves to experience the Library’s science events.
Here are some highlights from the events:
Pint-sized soon-to-be scientists had a hands-on experience during a school tour of Schulich Library.
Science Literacy Week marked the beginning of a new lending program for Arduinos and Raspberry Pis, credit-card sized, highly flexible computers, for McGill community members.
The bee exhibit atop Schulich Library created quite the buzz as guests learned the about the structure and organization of a hive (all done under the careful eye of a professional beekeeper, of course!).
McGill’s unique and exquisite rare collections were on display, providing guests with a hands-on glimpse into centuries’ worth of rare materials, including those in the Osler Library of the History of Medicine (right).
Various Library departments were opened to the public , including the high-tech digitization lab.
Photos by Lauren Goldman.