Yearly Archives: 2013

Rare items from McGill Library featured in the National Gallery of Canada’s exhibit “Artists, Architects and Artisans”

In Ottawa over the holidays? The National Gallery’s exhibit “Artists, Architects and Artisans” features about 80 pieces from McGill’s Rare and Special Collections including: rough sketches, presentation watercolours, hand-drawn scale drawings of exteriors, photographs of the interiors, and even pieces

Centraide Used Book & DVD Sale

Help McGill Library raise funds for Centraide of Greater Montréal! Some statistics: 27% of the population of Greater Montreal is poor (lives under the low-income threshold). In Greater Montreal, one in three children under 15 years of age is poor.

Seana McKenna on Shakespeare and the stage

(excerpt from Pat Donnelly’s column in The Gazette) MONTREAL — If you thought you saw Seana McKenna passing by in Montreal over the past couple of weeks, you may have been right. The woman who starred as Queen Elizabeth I

The man behind the poppies

(excerpt from McGill News article written by Linda Sutherland) Ever stop to wonder why we pin a red poppy on our coat lapel in November to commemorate Remembrance Day? How did a flower become an emblem for war and loss?

McGill Remembers

McGill Remembers: Exploring McGill’s War Records and Related Archives If you haven’t already checked out the McGill Remembers project, it’s a great time to visit the site. The McGill Remembers project has expanded its content, complete with new photo galleries,

An Evening Amongst Friends

Since 2012, The Friends of the Library have held special “Friends Only” lectures, offering their members a privileged opportunity for discussion with distinguished speakers. This past October Prof. Reid-Walsh (Associate Professor, Education and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University, Adjunct Professor, Dept.

Exhibit: The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper. A Biography of Neurasthenia in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibition, The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper.  A Biography of Neurasthenia in the late 19th and early 20th

Halloween DIY

Do you love DIY projects? Attending a Halloween party this weekend? Why not tackle a recipe or two from How to Make Candy.* Published in 1932 and written by Walter W. Chenoweth, Professor of Horticultural Manufactures and Head of the

Exhibit: Voltaire: A sampling from the J. Patrick Lee Collection

McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections will launch an exhibit titled “Voltaire: A Sampling of the J. Patrick Lee Collection” at McGill’s Open House on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to celebrate the acquisition belonging

Shakespeare Lecture Sold Out

If you didn’t have a chance to reserve a spot at this year’s annual Shakespeare Lecture, not to fret, the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts is putting on a performance of Othello with some of the Stratford cast. OTHELLO

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