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!).

Something about Rare books

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).

Something about first hand look at digitization

Various Library departments were opened to the public , including the high-tech digitization lab.


Photos by Lauren Goldman.

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