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Stratford’s Jonathan Goad talks acting, directing, and playing with Shakespeare

Jonathan Goad lecturing from podium with view of crowd in foreground

By David Lank On Tuesday November 19, the attendees of the annual Friends of the McGill Library Shakespeare Lecture, held in partnership with the Stratford Festival of Canada, were educated, entertained, and mostly enthralled by the personal stories of the

2018 Annual General Meeting & presentation of the Friends of the Library Award

Signage welcoming attendees to Friends AGM

By Kate Williams, member, Friends of the Library Committee The 2018 Friends of the Library annual general meeting, presided over by the Chair, Ann Vroom, and held in McGill’s historic Birks building, offered a brief summary of the year’s activities,

A Tribute to Janet Blachford (1938 – 2018 )

By Ann Vroom, Chair,  Friends of the McGill Library McGill University, the Friends of the McGill Library and the greater Montreal community lost a special friend and guiding light this winter with the passing of Janet Savage Blachford on February

Every Stamp a Story: Exhibition Opening & Lecture

Hedgehog Stamp, Guernsey, 1994.

January 12, 2017 Lecture by David M. Lank CM, F.R.S.A., F.R.C.G.S. In its first event of the year, the Friends of the McGill Library presented David Lank, Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at McGill, who gave

Friend of the Year award presented to the Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation

On December 1st, 2016, The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation was presented with the Friends of the McGill Library’s Friend of the Year award at their Annual General Meeting. The foundation was named for an extraordinary couple who, counting 7 McGill

Last Dance in Shediac: Reminiscing on the life and work of Molly and Bruno Bobak

by Daisy Charles, McGill Visual Arts Collection  On Tuesday, May 9th 2016 the Friends of the Library welcomed author Anny Scoones to read from her recently published memoir Last Dance in Shediac: Memories of Mum, Molly Lamb Bobak. This was

The Friends of the Library present Jonathan Kay’s “Journalism’s New (Unlikely) Golden Age”

The McGill Friends of the Library present the 2015 F.R. Scott Lecture featuring Jonathan Kay Jonathan Kay, Editor-In-Chief of The Walrus Magazine, will be speaking at this year’s Friends of the Library F.R. Scott Lecture on December 8 . Mr.

Fiat Lux – Reimagining the McGill Library

When Redpath Hall, McGill’s first dedicated library, was originally built, the words “FIAT LUX” adorned the entablature above the entrance. These words, Latin for “let there be light,” embody the concept of illumination as knowledge, a motto as timely today

“My friend has a manuscript. Will you read it?” and other FAQs

Vintage Anansi Pin

by Janet Blachford, Past President, Friends of the McGill Library Sarah MacLachlan’s 2015 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture, given with expert knowledge, many photographs, and easy humour to a full house in Leacock 232, centred on the history of the House of

2015 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture: Sarah MacLachlan, House of Anansi President & Publisher

House of Anansi logo

On Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30pm in Leacock 232, join McGill University Library & Archives and the Friends of the Library as Sarah MacLachlan, House of Anansi President & Publisher, speaks about the realities of publishing in the age of

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