Science Literacy Week is Back!

September 15, 2015 | Cathy

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Science Literacy Week Sept 21-27, 2015

 

Well...almost.  Toronto Public Library is celebrating its second annual Science Literacy Week, from September 21-27, 2015 with a whole slew of programs and displays for library-goers of all ages.

Scientific literacy is defined as "the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity" (definition from Science Literacy - Literacynet.org). Why is science literacy important?  Some people follow 'celebrities' such as Dr. Oz and the Food Babe for medical news and advice, but is it wise?  According to some health professionals, the answer is no. It is best to have a good grasp of basic concepts so that you can make informed decisions.

North York Central Library is pleased to be hosting a program by York University professor, Georg Zoidl on The Beautiful Brain: How Do We See the World on Tuesday September 22. You can also attend Science Literacy Week programs at branches throughout the city.

If you'd like to bone up on your science concepts or if you are a science geek like me, check out one of the following books:

     

 

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