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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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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Celebrating a quarter century of support: an interview with Friends of the Library Chair Cecil Rabinovitch

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of the Library of McGill University. In 1989, a small group of Montrealers met in support of the Library’s mission.   Some were McGill graduates, many were not, but …

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Canadian War Poster Collection featured in upcoming Friends talk given by Professor Emeritus Desmond Morton

The McGill Friends of the Library is a not-for-profit organization of McGill Library advocates.  Founded in the late 1980’s by a group of loyal Library supporters and benefactors, its mission is to nurture community interest in the Library, build awareness …

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Michael Ondaatje to deliver the 2014 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture

The Friends of the McGill Library present the annual Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture featuring award-winning author Michael Ondaatje Lecture topic: Mongrel art: A discussion of literature and its neighbours Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5:30pm Maxwell-Cohen Moot Court, 3660 Peel St. Limited seating. RSVP …

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Seana McKenna on Shakespeare and the stage

(excerpt from Pat Donnelly’s column in The Gazette) MONTREAL — If you thought you saw Seana McKenna passing by in Montreal over the past couple of weeks, you may have been right. The woman who starred as Queen Elizabeth I …

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