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The Worlds of M.C. Escher and Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks

The North Carolina Museum of Art has two special exhibits showcasing math and science and the artist. They are definitely worth the short trip to Raleigh to see.


The Escher exhibit follows a career spent in "explorations of nature, mathematics, science, and the realm of his imagination" with more than 130 prints. Many of these lithographs and woodcuts are familiar, but it is exciting to see the originals, for their deep, crisp lines and curious architecture. There's even a model of one of his "impossible" houses. Check out M.C. Escher's Legacy: A Centennial Celebration by D. Schattschneider and M. Emmer from our library.


The actual documents from the more than 500-year-old da Vinci Codex Leicester are on view behind protective panels. Da Vinci's famous "mirror writing" is curious but revealing next to his inventive drawings. See how this great mind explored water, "astronomy, light and shade, and mechanics." Take advantage of the large interactive tablets to read the text in English. From our library, check out a biography of da Vinci or Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson. All books are on display @ your library.


To learn more, go to http://ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions/dual/escher_and_da_vinci

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See the world, 5 mins. a day

ProjectExplorer.org’s mission is "to bring the world into the classroom with free multimedia content and lesson plans that improve students’ global awareness and cross cultural understanding." Register and get lesson plans and short (5 min.) geographical videos, created for educators. GeoFridays? <http://www.projectexplorer.org/>
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Updates in Destiny Catalog

Destiny will look a little different the next time you pull it up.


Finding books, digital books, DVDs, audiobooks just got easier with the new Universal Search in Destiny. Rather than doing a separate search for ebooks, Universal Search lines up the resources all on the same page.


For help in using ebooks, check out our GCS District eBook Shelf Login page. To read on your device, download BryteWave K-12 app and login with your username. Students use their computer logins. Handouts are available in the media center.

What’s New in Library Manager’s Universal Search

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