Rebus Puzzles; A Second L👀k at Visual Riddles

Lire la version française by Jacquelyn Sundberg, Outreach and Special Projects, ROAAr, McGill Library Curiosity, As the 🌲🌲 t of all evils, 🐝ware oh  👩,  Of [temptation] the be🧙‍♀️ing  ch💪 Of curio🏢🏙️🌉🌇; Set 4 rebus cards. 1780. Rare Books and Special Collections, Sheila R. Bourke Collection …

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Fore-Edge Painting in Rare Books and Special Collections

Lire la version française By Christopher Lyons, Head Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections I love attending antiquarian book fairs. There is nothing like seeing rare books in the flesh.1 Imagine my surprise when a book dealer picked up a …

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Cartoon entitled "At Work with a Stylus". he McGill Daily Vol. 29 No. 097: March 18, 1940.

Funny, Isn’t It?

By Alisa Nosova, Marketing Assistant, McGill Library When I was in high school I romanticized about what my life would look like in university. I pictured myself walking on campus with books in my hands. I imagined walking through stacks …

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Caption This – Head in the Clouds

By Labiba Faiza, ROAAr, McGill Library On the occasion of International Women’s Day last month, ROAAr shared this image of a woman bravely riding a chairlift at Mount Norquay as a prompt for its Caption-This series. Community members were invited …

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Baking from Historical Recipes with a Grain of Salt

By Kristen Howard This Pi(e) Day I had the great pleasure of participating in the Great Library Pie Bake-Off (GLPBO) using materials from McGill’s extensive Cookbook Collection. The GLPBO is an annual event coordinated by the Folger Shakespeare that invites …

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One Minute Wonder: Argillite Haida Sculpture by Arthur Moody

Video and narration by Catie Galbraith, Chickasaw Nation, SSMU Indigenous Art Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection Hlgas7agaa, or argillite is a sedimentary rock, composed primarily of lithified kaolinite clays. While argillite can be found globally, the carbonaceous, black variety used …

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Lara Landauro smiling at the camera in front of a bookshelf filled with rare books.

Student Spotlight: Lara Landauro at Rare Books and Special Collections

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At 135 strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student researchers …

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Student worker Labiba Faiza in front of exhibition case

Student Spotlight: Labiba Faiza at ROAAr

Student employment in the McGill Library benefits the entire McGill community. At 135 strong this academic year, McGill Library student workers gain valuable work experience while engaging in academic pursuits.  Student navigators, curatorial interns, special project assistants and student researchers …

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Colour photograph of McLennan-Redpath Terrace with overlay of black and white archival photo of same location.

Then in Now: McLennan-Redpath Over Time

Throughout the day-to-day of classes, studying, exams, and papers, it’s easy to forget that countless McGill students have walked these halls and gathered on this terrace over the course of the Library’s long history. This new series of digital collages …

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Student Alisa Nosova wearing a mask and a red McGill24 hat standing in Library stacks with a cut-out that says "J'aime McGill".

200 Reasons to Give to McGill Library

McGill24, the University’s annual day of giving, is back Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Over a 24-hour period, donations will be made around the world with the aim of impacting current and future McGillians. Everyone has a unique reason for giving …

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