This year the University of Alberta’s Winter Closure will span from December 25, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Here is where you can find dates of closure and resumption of our library services.
PANDEMIC — is the word that defines the year 2020. I know I am not alone when I say this year has been HARD.
That is why I propose that we take the 10 days of Winter Closure as a time to stop thinking about how COVID-19 has wrecked our lives and take the last days of the year to reset our brains. My three suggestions to do so are:
1. Senseless (or Purposeful) Binge Watching
Nestling into my couch with snacks and a blanket is one of my favourite ways to reset. Three places to do some binge watching are Alexander Street, Criterion-on-Demand and Kanopy. Here are some films/performances to kickstart your bingeing:
2. Headphones & Playlists
Plug your headphones in and dance like no one is watching or close your eyes and travel to a harmonious new world without leaving your chair.
Two places where you can find a musical escape are Naxos and Alexander Street. Earlier in the year my colleague, Bojan Kumovic, shared tips on HOW TO SEARCH LIBRARY STREAMING MUSIC DATABASES TO FIND YOUR BLUE NOTE. Here are some albums to hit play on your musical journey :
3. Audio & eBooks
Our friends at the Edmonton Public Library have a huge selection of audio and ebooks that are great for leisure reading/listening. Your free connection to their collection is here, through the L-Pass. Some titles to plug-in-to or read on your device are: