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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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Punch and Judy – October Screen Share

Celebrating costumes and the uncanny factor of all puppets, here is our October screen share. Just in time for Hallowe’en, use the image to dress up your desktop or embellish your Zoom meetings. Scroll to the bottom for instructions on …

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More Zoom Backgrounds: ROAAr edition

Back by popular demand, we’ve got more Zoom backgrounds for students, faculty and staff to use as we start the academic year. In April, we featured campus places and library spaces. This time, we invite you to take in and …

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Dr. Jessica Stacey on Voltaire

Dr. Jessica Stacey is a recipient of the 2019 Raymond Klibansky Collection Research Travel Grant, awarded to pursue research with McGill’s Voltaire Collection. At the McGill Library last autumn, I was putting the finishing touches on a foreword to the …

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Launch | The McGill Library Orientation Game – “Raising Spirits: A Timely Diversion”

As we all prepare for a virtual fall semester, the McGill library is offering an innovative activity to welcome new, current, and former McGillians back to campus, even if only in spirit. We hope to draw everyone back from afar with the aid of their computers: to …

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Canadian Flowers Week

July is the month of luxurious bloom and gorgeous, showy flowers. It’s also Canadian Flowers Week from July 16-22, “an annual advocacy, education and awareness campaign that celebrates Canadian grown flowers” associated with the Toronto Flower Market. Its main goal …

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3rd Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share

Updating your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthlyscreen-share. We invite you to use it as a background for your desktop or cellphone, or print …

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Are we there yet? Piece together rare & colourful travel illustrations.

Gaspe : all expense tours from Montreal. Montreal : Provincial Transport Co., [1934]. Rare Books and Special Collections. McGill University Library.

Although a staycation may be in the cards for many of us, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be transported to beautiful spaces and places! Enjoy images from these travel publications-turned-digital jigsaw puzzles from McGill Rare Books & Special Collections’ …

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McGillians Then and Now

This year, for the first time in McGill’s almost 200-year history, convocation ceremonies will be held virtually, with a second convocation, an in-person academic procession and ceremony, in 2021. Until then, to celebrate this exceptional Class of 2020, we thought …

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COVID-19 | Latest information

All library branches closed until further notice. Access to e-resources and virtual services continue.
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