Entries from December 2011

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Winter Holiday Reading List

Ahh…the papers have been written (or graded) and the tests have been taken (or graded) and sure, you have lots of holiday preparation yet to do, but just picture yourself sipping cocoa by the fire reading a really good book just for the fun of it? So to help you out here are some new [...]

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Timelapse-The City Limits: Study Break Week

Timelapse – The City Limits from Dominic on Vimeo. The day begins in cities around the world–a short film by Dominic Boudreault. Hope your exams went well! After exams, the library will have reduced hours. Check the web for details!

Friday, December 16th, 2011


Another classic from Marcel the Shell. This time with a canine frenemy…! Hope your exams are going well. One more day!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Address is Approximate: Study Break Week

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo. Google Street View + stop motion animation = Amazing! A personal project by director Tom Jenkins. From the Vimeo description: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in [...]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

World Record Rube Goldberg Machine: Study Break Week

The history of the world in 244 steps! From the YouTube description: The 2011 Purdue University Rube Goldberg machine shattered the world record for most steps ever successfully completed by such a machine. In 244 steps the “Time Machine” traces the history of the world from Big Bang to the Apocalypse before accomplishing the assigned [...]

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

English and Empire, The History of English: Study Break Week

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language. Another fun semi-academic video for Study Break Week. Good luck on your exams–!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Like Father, Like Son: Study Break Week

EXAMS HAVE BEGUN! The library will be open normal hours during exams. Come in for some peace and quiet. During Study Break Week we will share some (semi-) academic clips. Relax and enjoy!

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Fiction Friday: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Imagine waking up every morning not knowing who you are, where you are, or who you are with. Your body is at least 20 years older than it should be. Who is this man beside you? He says he is your husband and that you have been married for years.  You are dependent on him [...]

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Documentary: From Place to Place

Produced by Porch Productions , From Place to Place recounts the stories of three teenagers who have “aged-out” of the foster care system. Although too young to stay in foster care, they have not yet developed the inner resources to succeed in either life or school. While legally adults they continue to need nurturing, encouragement [...]

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

Poor Madison Spencer! Daughter of Hollywood legends she is now dead at 13 from marijuana overdose. Always good and upright…how could Maddy be stuck in hell with the underworld version of The Breakfast Club? Traversing a Hell containing mountains of toenail clippings, rivers of hot vomit and valleys of used disposable diapers Madison goes straight [...]