In the City welcomes the Tall Ships of 1812 to Hamilton’s Pier 8. Tourism Hamilton has reported that the Tall Ships are touring “…15 Ontario ports this summer to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.” The Tall Ships that will be stopping at Pier 8 include: Sorlandet, Niagara, Fair Jeanne, Peacemaker, and the St. Lawrence II; the ships will be available for touring all weekend long. In addition to deck tours, there will be food, beverage and craft vendors, live entertainment, harbour cruises and on-land activities. To find out more about scheduling and events click here.
If you are interested in learning more about sailing and boating, the library has this list of resources to get your sea-legs ready! This e-book from EBSCOhost, Seas and Waterways of the World : An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, provides an introduction to humanity’s historical reliance on the world’s seas and waterways, and how it continues to evolve.
Looking for something to do on Canada Day? Look no further – the Bayfront and Pier 4 parks is the place to be! Canada Day celebrations include entertainers, food trucks and a fireworks display. The events draw a crowd of over 30,000 people, so everyone is encouraged to walk, bike, or take the complimentary HSR shuttle. Those heading down to the parks are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to support the Welcome Inn Community Centre’s Emergency Food Pantry. For more information about parks events, check out the City of Hamilton web page.
A reminder that all Mohawk College library locations will be closed on Monday, July 1st; regular hours will resume on Tuesday. We wish you all a safe and relaxing Canada Day long weekend!
Have those commercials with the chocolate eggs been tempting you? It can be difficult to resist them especially when they are conveniently located at the check out of your local grocery store. The good news is you can have your chocolate bunny and eat it too! Before you go to the gym check out the libraries resources dedicated to exercise. This fitness page on our Health and Wellness subject guide provides a listing of great books, e-books, magazines, websites plus more. With all this useful information right at your finger tips you can eat that decadent chocolate bunny and burn it off with some good old fashioned hard work! If you live near the mountain, why not take a go at the stairs. These stairs are used by those who want to really feel the burn as well as build up their strength and endurance! The library is closed for Good Friday, so why not use this day off to run the stairs but be sure to stretch after or your quads will be mighty sore the next day!
It is today when the hours of the night equal the hours of the day and continue to lessen daily as daylight lasts longer. It’s the time of year when winter clothes and shovels are slowly put away in favour of light jackets and umbrellas.
Need some new ways to celebrate spring? Check out this link for some ideas! Celebrate Spring
Love is in the air this week – especially with Valentine’s Day just days away. Whether you’re looking for love in all the wrong places or have a special someone in your life, the library has resources to improve your relationships. Click this link to find a list of resources that will help you discover everything you need to know about romance, the psychology of love and the different ways men and women view relationships. To learn more about the history of Valentine’s Day, why not read this article. There are many online videos available too. Films on Demand, the National Film Board, and TED Talks all share some insight on love and relationships. The History channel also has pictures and videos about Valentine’s Day, chocolate, and the science of love.
If you are a last minute shopper, don’t worry, the Mohawk College Marketplace is steps away. This Thursday, February 14th, the Valentine’s Day marketplace will include a variety of different vendors including: jewelry and accessories; perfume; chocolates; candies; delicious desserts and much, much more! The marketplace will be open from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, so there is lots of time to find that special gift. For more information about the Valentine’s Day marketplace, click here.
When in doubt, there is always an app to help you show your Valentine how much you care. From love quotes, cards, and dinner reservations to wine and food, iTunes can help you plan a thoughtful gesture that is sure to impress. You can also find a list of suggested apps from an article posted by Dara Kerr, a tech savvy writer for CNET.
However you choose to celebrate this week, remember the love of good friends and family. It costs nothing to say those three little words to someone you love.
Today is the first day of winter – many proud Canadians are rejoicing in the season we are best known for. This is also the last day before Mohawk College closes its doors for the holiday season. Students, staff and faculty are embracing the break between semesters to spend much deserved time with family and friends, and to relax and rejuvenate for the start of the winter 2013 semester.
With the busy holiday season upon us the library has some wonderful e-resources to keep you cozy while we’re away. There are a variety of EBSCO eBooks and audiobooks to help you get ready for the holidays. The list includes books to help you host a party on a budget, cook a classic (or not so classic) holiday meal, and craft projects to keep little hands busy before Santa visits. For those that want to catch up on some classic Christmas stories, the eBook collection includes works from Charles Dickens, Clement Clarke Moore, and Washington Irving to name a few. If dinner music is on your long list of things to do, why not discover a new Canadian musician like I have. Reid Jamieson, a Toronto born singer/musician from Vancouver, has recently released a new album, Songs For A Winter’s Night. It is a collection of beautiful songs that will add a touch of Canadian winter to any holiday gathering. My favorite is the title track – Reid Jamieson has re-recorded a Gordon Lightfoot classic and has done it right. Mr. Lightfoot should be proud of this beautiful rendition.
On behalf of the Library @ Mohawk staff, I would like to take this opportunity to extend warm wishes to Mohawk College students, staff and faculty for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. For information about the libraries holiday hours, click here.
We look forward to seeing everyone in 2013!
Once an American tradition, Black Friday has now become just as popular in Canada. Retailers mark the end of the American Thanksgiving season to market for the upcoming holidays in the hopes that they make a profit and stay in the “black”.
Canadian retail stores are aiming to keep shoppers this side of the border with longer shopping hours, pre-sale flyers, door crashers, etc. Retailers have begun using not only their websites and email distribution, but also social media outlets to advertise: Facebook – Black Friday, Twitter – #BlackFriday
Beware of the scammer when shopping as this is one of the most popular times for scamming. Take a look at this great article from The Vancouver Sun on how to be prepared.
Happy Labour Day
The first Monday in September is fast approaching, and that means we get to celebrate Labour Day; a national holiday that officially celebrates workers and the labour union movement.
While it may seem oxymoronic that we celebrate working by not working, that is exactly what happens. This means on
Monday, September 3, 2012
Mohawk College Library is CLOSED,
So, instead of working, why not celebrate the day by enjoying one of the many Labour Day parades or picnics planned in the province.
(One little two little three Canadians)
We love thee !
Did you know the Holidays Act provides that July 2 is Canada Day when July 1 is a Sunday? That means…..
Monday, July 2, 2012
All Mohawk Library locations will be closed
In addition, the Cummings Library will be closed on Saturday, June 30th. Check out our hours page for the full scoop.
However, Canada Day celebrations take place on July 1st. So go out and wave a flag; celebrate Canada’s 145th anniversary of confederation.
Check out these Canada Day parties!
Brantford: Brantford Canada Day
Burlington: Canada Day
Hamilton: It’s Your Festival
Toronto: Canada Day 2012