Archive for February 2015

A new Dr. Seuss book has been discovered! Twenty-four years after the death of Dr. Seuss, the manuscript for “What Pet Should I Get?” was found. It will be published by Random House and available for purchase on July 28th.

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Check out this BBC Culture article on bibliotherapy, Bibliotherapy: Can You Read Yourself Happy?

Also, check out the New Yorker: Can Reading Make You Happier?

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Purple WristbandsFebruary 1-7th is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign works to promote awareness of eating disorders- their prevention, treatment, and resources, and to promote a healthy body image and lifestyle. On Friday, February 6th make sure to wear purple to show your support, and check out some local structures that will be turning purple for the day!

The library can also do its part by making sure resources are available for library patrons. Why not create a LibGuide, pathfinder, or handouts on eating disorders? Read some of the latest studies on eating disorders so that you’re more familiar with their treatment and etiology. How about creating a book display of purple books for the week, along with local eating disorder resources and information on PEDAW? Any other ideas?

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