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  • On Display : Astérix and Obélix

    “The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaires who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium …”

    Translated into 107 languages and adored around the world, the comic series Astérix et Obélix by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo debuted in 1959. In all, 36 albumns have been published since then. In addition to print, the anti-heroes have been featured in numerous films and games. In 1989, their influence extended further with the opening of Parc Astérix, a theme park north of Paris.

    The Library and Learning Commons display cases – in a light-hearted end to the winter term, are exhibiting several albums and figurines of the characters. Enjoy the display and be on the look-out for Dogmatix (Astérix’s loyal companion and tiny fearless terrier). He has his own method for dealing with the invading Romans!

    Special thanks to Sébastien Marchal (University Marketing and Communications) and Catherine Parayre (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures – French Studies) for this entertaining exhibit.

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  • DSBN Tour of the Makerspace

    The students loved the workshop!  Thanks so much for helping make the day so special.

    Allyson Miller – A to Z learning

    The workshops were also superb. All fou workshops were enthusiastically received by our students. They were well organized and enjoyed by our students.

    DSBN Staff and students
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  • Music Books, Scores & Journals Relocated

    In preparation for upcoming renovations to the 5th floor of the Schmon Tower, music books, scores and periodicals have been permanently relocated. The book collection (both circulating and reference) and music scores are now located on the 8th floor of the Library. Music periodicals are shelved on the 7th floor.

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  • Synthetic Theatre

    February 28 – March 4, 2017

    Thistle Hallway display case, Brock University Library
    1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines
    Reflecting on the practice of Synthetic Theatre in the 1920s, students in STAC 2P94 (Embodied Text: Art Beyond the Artifact) translate physical movements into 3D prints and write accompanying mini scripts. The result is the still representation of a performance.

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  • New to the Makerspace

    Thanks so much for the tour of maker space and the introduction to 3D printing. I have wanted to learn more about this technology for awhile and had a great time printing a version of myself…was a nice break in the middle of my day. So cool!!

    Terra Yott, 2nd Sociology, CAS/Women’s and Gender Studies

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  • Library Makerspace Hack Fest 2016

    I saw the IELP students take a keen interest in the 3D printers, VR, and some of the robotics. Having that many students attend actually made the other students in the library more aware that it was happening too. Tabitha was awesome at every stage and I’m so glad she allowed and encouraged us to participate. Tabitha, Jonathan and the others are all so creative.

    Jim Papple, Academic Coordinator, ESL Service

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  • Experiencing the Makerspace

    A big thank you to the library and the staff at the Makerspace. Their knowledgeable staff was able to help me learn how to design and print a 3D model, as well as various other projects. I would recommend this highly innovative space to anyone at Brock looking to try something new, and get creative.

    Ryder Damon – 3rd Year, Biological Sciences

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