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Let’s Feast! Historical Cooking Challenge

In March the library staff took on the challenge of cooking from historical recipes (read about it here). Adapting historical measurements and ingredients proved to be great fun. Now we throw that challenge out to you. Choose a recipe, make …

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November Screen Share

Marbled Wrapper, rotated 90 degrees from the original

Click here for instructions on how to download a virtual background and set this image as your backdrop. This beautiful marbled paper is a later addition to Old Dame Trot and her Comical Cat, a small illustrated chapbook of Children’s …

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Wonderfully Eccentric: Sir Jacob Epstein’s Portrait of Ellen Ballon

By Elsa Hetletvedt, Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection The Bust of Ellen Ballon by Sir Jacob Epstein remains one of McGill’s Visual Arts Collection’s most captivating sculptures. Instead of smooth marble skin and soft drapery that is typical …

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Remembrance with McGill Library collections

Although we’re unable to offer in-person Remembrance Day events this year, we have brought together some of the many important manuscripts, papers, artworks and artifacts in the Library’s collection in the form of digital collections, blog posts and past exhibitions. …

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Wartime correspondence in the Madeleine Parent Fonds

Every year on November 11, Canadians remember the men and women who have served their country. Traditionally, we honour the departed, but Remembrance Day is about all of those who served. During WWII, on the front or as prisoners of …

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Six ways to celebrate fall convocation from afar, Library-style

McLennan-Redpath Terrace covered in orange fallen leaves.

Congratulations, graduates! Virtual convocation is right around the corner. Usually at this time of year, we delight at seeing graduating students and their families all around campus taking photos surrounded by fall colours. We also usually jot down a list …

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The 2020 Osler Day celebrations are upon us!

Each year we celebrate Osler Day on the first Wednesday in November. The day is an occasion to come together and to support endeavours that honour Sir William Osler’s emphasis upon humanistic reflection. It is an opportunity for students to …

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Happy Halloween from the McGill Library

Looking to enjoy a safe – but scary – Halloween? The McGill Library has got you covered. This staff-curated list of films will keep you screaming from the comfort of your couch.  DVDs The Humanities & Social Sciences Library’s DVD …

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Raising Spirits: Part II

Today is the day. The game is live! The Pathologist awaits. Are you ready? Play the Game here : https://news.library.mcgill.ca/raising-spirits-part-ii/ Explore the second half of the McGill Library Orientation game. A mysterious corruption plagues the McGill campus, disrupting websites, scrambling …

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Pagniq Sniffs the Wind by Pudlo Pudlat

By Catie Galbraith, Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) Research Assistant Pudlo Pudlat was born on Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island) in 1916. He lived in this region of Nunavut for much of his life, leading a semi-nomadic lifestyle. Pudlat did …

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