New Books: Back to School with Science!

As you get ready for the leap back into the school year, don’t forget your public library! We don’t simply have a fantastic fiction collection; we also have lots of great non-fiction for you to choose from. This week, we have a new batch of fascinating science books:

Bite-Size Science by Robert Dinwiddie
If you want to understand the science issues that get into the news, this is the book for you. Author Robert Dinwiddie spells out the history of the problems modern science is confronting, tells you what’s at stake, and explains what the technical jargon really means in clear and simple English.

A Black Hole is Not A Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
Top seven questions you may have had about black holes: 7. Is a black hole a hole? 6. Where do black holes come from? 5. How did we discover them? 4. What makes a black hole so powerful? 3. Where’s the nearest black hole? 2. Can I visit it? And the number one question you may have had about black holes: 1. If a black hole is not a hole, then what is it? Guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out.

The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson
In the sprawling African scrub desert of Etosha National Park, they call her “the mother of all elephants.” Camouflaged, holding binoculars closely to her eyes, Caitlin O’Connell–the American scientist who traveled to Namibia to study African elephants in their natural habitat–could not believe what she was seeing: as the mighty matriarch scanned the horizon, the other elephants followed suit, stopping midstride and standing as still as statues.

I can’t talk about non-fiction and going back to school without mentioning the inevitable: research. If you’re a student in need of some research tips, you’re in luck! We have a great new service for 8-17 year olds called Research Rescue. The weekly program is designed to support students who have more in-depth projects and need a bit of extra help. Every Wednesday from 4-5:30 starting in September, Valerie and I will be here to show students how to use the library more effectively. We’ll guide you through our databases to find the information you need, or help you tackle that tough homework assignment by using the great resources we have in the library.

Space will be limited, so please call us at 514.485.6900 x 4111 to book a spot, or e-mail us at


About CSL Children's Department

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library has a long tradition in the city. The library has many amazing features which includes a fantastic children's department. We thrive on providing the best service possible and making each library experience a positive one.
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