March 8 is International Women's Day #IWD2021 and this year's theme is Choose to Challenge #choosetochallenge. Yes, we still need an International Women's Day! Gender parity is still a long way off, some even say another hundred years. This month let's acknowledge the global achievements of women, raise awareness of equality issues, and push for gender parity.
Here is a selection of Mars and space exploration themed titles at the Library, inspired by two current missions to Mars: NASA's Mars 2020 which successfully landed the Perseverance rover on February 18, 2021; and the United Arab Emirates' orbiter Mars Hope which entered orbit around Mars on February 9, 2020.
Life as we know it would simply not exist without numbers. How would we keep track of time, cook meals, build homes and cities, invent new technologies, communicate remotely, travel far or fast, make predictions, share resources, save lives. In 2019 UNESCO proclaimed March 14 to officially be International Mathematics Day! Here are a few ebooks and films about mathematicians through history.
A good memory is useful for many things in life, and particularly for learning! Here's a look at some titles on memory, and mnemonics, a particular system of improving and assisting the memory.