Join York University Libraries as we celebrate Science Literacy Week along with institutions across Toronto. View book displays at our branch libraries, peruse an extensive list of books, podcasts, YouTube video series, documentaries, and other popular science resources available in the library and online, and attend one of three events happening the week of September 22 – 28 at York.
Tuesday, September 23, 2-4 pm
Scott Library Atrium and Campus Walk
Join volunteers from the Observatory and Science Explorations for a plethora of quick demonstrations of science. The York Mars Rover will make an appearance, too. Also, don’t miss getting a close-up glimpse of the sun with solar observing happening on Campus Walk in front of Steacie Science and Engineering Library.
The Science of Shakespeare by Dan Falk: Book Talk and Signing
Wednesday, September 24, 2-4 pm
Scott Library Collaboratory
Listen to Toronto Science Journalist Dan Falk discuss his new book The Science of Shakespeare, which explores the connections between Shakespeare’s plays and the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution and how, together, they changed the world. Book sales and signing to follow.
Cosmos Film Screening: Double Feature
Thursday, September 25, 1-3 pm SMIL Screening Room
Sound and Moving Image Library Screening Room
Come watch an episode from the classic series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage with Carl Sagan on the big screen; stay for an episode of the new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The series have won multiple Emmy awards and kudos from all quarters, with the earlier series having been called “a watershed moment for science-themed television programming” by the New York Times.
Toronto Public Libraries, University of Toronto, and the Mississauga Library System also have events happening all week. For more information, visit the guide to Science Literacy Week at York.