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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Notre Dame Campus

Library: 7:45 AM - 9:00 PM

Exchange District Campus

Library: 7:45 AM - 6:30 PM

Lower Learning Commons Helpdesk: 8AM-4PM

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Eaarth : making a life on a tough new planet

Thursday, 24 April, 2014

@TitlePresents an array of facts and statistics about changes that are already visible, supported by extensive footnotes. In the second and third chapters, the author lays out his analysis of how we have arrived at the current situation, and conveys genuine sorrow as he explains how the drive for economic growth based on hydrocarbons since the 1970s has led the planet to the point of breakdown.

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Library Word of the Day

Thursday, April 24, 2014



Full of strength or vigour; vigorous, powerful, strong; substantial.  Of language or style: full of concentrated meaning; conveying meaning forcibly through brevity of expression; concise, succinct; condensed in style; pointed, terse, aphoristic.

The pithy responses of many opposed to the project caused developers to rethink their proposal.   

Credit: Oxford English Dictionary (online), Dictionary.com

Submitted by: John Mark

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Look Twice, Buy Once: Sustainability Through Consumer Restraint

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ultimately, we must all learn to buy fewer things, repair them as we can, and recycle, upcycle or compost them when we are finished. Today, the average American purchases 64 garments each year. Between 1980 and 2005, American clothing consumption increased five times. Purchases have risen because fast fashion, with an ever-moving style target, pushes consumers to continually buy more clothing...

Link recommended by: Linda Fox

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Books & Plastic Bags Wanted!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

To highlight our Green side, the Library is participating in the Eco Fair by hosting a Book Exchange and a Bag Swap.

Bring your gently used books and donate or exchange them. Unlike our regular book exchange for fiction only, for one day only we are accepting any subject, any format. And, you will be entered in a draw for an eco prize.

As for those pesky plastic bags, bring us a dozen and we'll give you a re-usable library bag.

WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 11:00am – 2:00pm,
WHERE: Library Hallway (NDC)  / Roblin Centre Atrium (EDC)

Library News

Earth Day at NDC

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Red River College will once again be celebrating Earth Day. At the Notre Dame Campus Library, we have a wonderful "Earth Day" window display. As well, the Library will be participating in the "Sustainable Living EcoFair" which will be held in the Library Hallway at on Thursday, April 24, between 11:00am – 2:00pm. You may visit more than ten sustainability booths and enjoy some delicious local foods. Come on down to the Library table where you may participate in our Library "Book Exchange" and "Plastic bag round up"!

More Information: http://blogs.rrc.ca/library/2014/04/earth-day-at-ndc/

Red River College Library's Sustainability Initiatives

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Red River College (RRC) has a growing reputation as one of Canada's greenest employers, thanks especially to its Sustainability Initiatives. As an integral part of the College, the Library is no exception and practices sustainability in its everyday operations, such as purchasing environmentally friendly products whenever possible for its own supplies. These include paper products with recycled content, refillable pens, Enviro-Stik pencils, and recycled paper clips.

Read More: http://blogs.rrc.ca/library/2014/04/red-river-college-librarys-sustainability-initiatives/

Making the grade, meeting deadlines, and other great dilemmas

Friday, March 21, 2014

It's a push to get to the end of the term. The stress is mounting as you face a pile of assignments and tests, accompanied by anxiety about how to get everything done and actually attain your goals for success. A few small changes in how you study and handle your time can make a big difference! The Library has an excellent streaming video resource in our collection, titled "Academic success: smart tips for serious students". Check it out; it's geared toward students like you.

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