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Join a crafty community! Crafternoons commence at the McGill Library

By April Colosimo, Liaison Librarian, McGill Library A community of crafters has been forming at McGill Library over the past year, sparked by requests from members of the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) to start a knitting club. As …

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Sir John Franklin held here

Rare Books and Special Collections of the McGill Library owns signed material by one of the most talked about ship Captains ever to exist:  Sir John Franklin (1786-1847).  These are exciting relics in light of the recent discoveries by the …

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McGill University Archives’ Spatial Artifacts

50 years ago, the Apollo 11 crew completed their mission. The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth. It would have taken 8 years for NASA to complete this goal set …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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McGill @Expo 67

Fifty-two years ago this month, Expo 67 – the 1967 International and Universal Exposition, opened its doors to the public. Expo was situated on two islands in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River, in view of downtown Montreal. More than 50 …

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#WordlessWednesdays commence

McGill rare materials

We have an incredible amount of photographs in our files. Photographs of collections, spaces, events, staff, technology, digitization and on and on. Contemporary and historical photographs, colour, black and white, you name it. Starting in March 2019, we will post …

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Library staff reveal their McGill Moments | McGill24 2019

Image of McGill staff holding archival flags/ promotional materials

                    McGill24, the University’s fourth annual day of giving is almost here. On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the international McGill community will come together in a celebration of McGill Moments. Giving on that …

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Having Fun in Hallowed Halls : ROAAr Story Time is a Hit!

As a liaison librarian, I am relatively accustomed to asking complex, sometimes laborious, questions of library patrons. There was a slight change in the questions I found myself asking last week, however. Instead of asking if one would prefer to …

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