Monthly Archives: May 2019

Isabella McLennan & McLennan Travelling Libraries

Close up of writing on McGill Travelling Libraries van.

This is an excerpt from the article entitled “Isabella Christine McLennan” written by Rosemary Turpin. It was first published in Fontanus, Women in the University Issue, Vol 8 (1995). Isabella Christine McLennan, who, in spite of the fact that she

Let’s celebrate! 2019 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Award winners Katherine Hanz and Elizabeth Thomson holding up their certificates

Huge congratulations are in order for the 2019 recipients of the McGill Library Excellence Awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the Library, its users and its mandate. On May 22, 2019, Katherine Hanz, Liaison Librarian for the School of Information Studies and

Two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan in conversation with CBC’s Amanda Parris

Esi Edugyan and Amanda Parris on stage with the audience and cameraman in the foreground.

By Cecily Lawson, Friends of the McGill Library committee member The 2019 Hugh MacLennan Lecture was given by Canadian writer and Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan. She was interviewed on stage at Moyse Hall on April 29th by CBC radio

Montreal Mansions: Spaces in Time

In 1973 the Van Horne Mansion, a historic brownstone located on the corner of Sherbrooke and Stanley Streets here in Montreal, was controversially dozed. This event came on the heels of a spate of similar demolitions in the Golden Square

Loving in truth and fain in Riddle my love to show: Mother’s Day Acrostics with Timeless Riddles!

Acrostic poem

By Leehu Sigler “I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality”[1]– James Joyce Timeless Riddles is back

Ils vivaient avec leurs 17 enfants dans un logement de 4 pièces…

  Un 4 pièces avec 6 ou 7 enfants! Certaines familles avaient 12 ou 17 enfants! […] Une chambre de garçons, une chambre de filles, une chambre de parents. Les enfants étaient élevés dehors. C’était la grande misère, raconte Marguerite.

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