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Do you knit or crochet? Are you looking for a way to give back this year? Join crafters around the word in the Octo Project.

Originating in a hospital in Denmark by the Danish Octo Project, the Octo Project provides crochet/knit octopuses for preemies. Started back in 2013, Nurses that the Danish Project work with say that the tentacles resemble the umbilical cord that they are used to holding on to in utero. When a preemie sized crocheted octopus is put with these tiny infants they are calmer, their oxygen level stabilizes and they are less likely to pull out their various tubes and monitors.

These items have been approved all over the world (with strict guidelines). So pick up some hyper allergenic cotton yarn, grab your hook or needles and get to it!

The knit pattern can be found here. The crochet pattern can be found here and this pattern has tutorial information. English not your first language? Check out this page to see patterns in different languages.

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We’ll be closed for a few days next week due to the holidays! Here’s a refresher on our upcoming hours:

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Thanksgiving is a time to eat feasts, be thankful, and to enjoy the ones you’re with. We hope you have a good Thanksgiving break and find some time to enjoy yourselves!

Please keep in mind that the library’s holiday hours will be as follows:

  • Wednesday November 22nd: Closing at 2pm
  • Thursday November 23rd: Closed
  • Friday November 24th: Closed
  • Saturday November 25th: Closed
  • Sunday November 26th: 12pm-10pm

Normal hours will resume on Monday November 27th. Stay tuned for information on extended hours during exam time.

 

 

Circulation staff can no longer send out notices to remind patrons when reserve items are due.

Please pay attention to when you are told the item is due (4 hours after you check it out).

Set an alarm, write yourself a note etc.

Remember, signing the equipment agreement means that you understand and will abide by all the loan policies.

Avoid the block! Bring it back on time! For more information, read our Policy for Overdue Items.

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Pumpkin flavored everything is here, the leaves have changed color, the air is cooler – it’s hard not to love October in New England. With Halloween fast approaching, we thought you might want to take a look at some things you can do to get yourself in the mood.

New events are still being added, check out the Boston Calendar or the Boston Discovery Guide for more city happenings. If you’re willing to drive a little and want to go pumpkin picking, check out this of Massachusetts pumpkin patches. Happy October!

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Thinking of using the long weekend to catch up on some studying? Check out our holiday weekend hours so you can plan ahead.

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Need a break from studying? Looking for something for you and some friends to do during some free time? Stop by the 4th floor service desk and borrow a board game. We have Jenga, Uno, Operation, puzzles, decks of cards and more!

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Looking for additional EBD learning opportunities to help you with your PICO assignment or your BaSiCSsss presentation? Want to brush up on your techniques? Have we got the Research Guide for you!

This past summer, our Dental Librarian put a team together to enrich the Evidence-Based Dentistry Research Guide. The Guide, which includes tutorials  you can watch, provides an outline of the process and includes a brand new Evidence Pyramid!

 

Evidence Pyramid” by Tufts University can be reused under the CC BY-NC-SA license

Still have questions? Ask us! Use one of the methods below to contact a librarian, schedule a consultation or stop by the desk.

For those working on BaSiCSsss presentations, don’t forget to reach out to your group librarian.

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As classes begin to pick up again, we wanted to share a resource that the City of Boston offers its residents. Street light out on your walk home? Trash not picked up? Report it easily with BOS: 311 , a service created by the city of Boston to make sure that these issues are taken care of. Become a neighborhood reporter by calling 311, downloading the app, tweeting to the city, or submitting a report on the site. There are similar programs in Somerville and Cambridge as well. Live somewhere else? Let us know if your town has a service!

Issue in the library? Tell us! Report it at the Library Service Desk on the 4th floor or choose your preferred method of contacting us on our homepage under “Ask Us”.

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To all the new residents on campus, welcome to Tufts’ Boston campus. We’re just around the corner from the Boston Garden, AMC Loews Movie Theater, Boston Opera House, Primark and don’t even get us started on the food.

The library service desk is located on the 4th floor by the Food for Thought Cafe. Come visit us, we’re happy to help you check out books, laptops, chargers, and anatomical models. Doing research and not getting the results you’re looking for? Stop by to meet with an on call librarian or select your favorite way to contact us from our home page.

Don’t forget to watch for your username and password — it will be coming in the mail sometime in the fall.