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Voltaire: A Sampling from the J. Patrick Lee Collection

27Oct201310:00
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15Feb201418:00
McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th Floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections will launch an exhibit titled “Voltaire: A Sampling from the J. Patrick Lee Collection” at McGill’s Open House on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to celebrate the acquisition belonging to the late eminent Voltaire scholar, J. Patrick Lee. This collection of books and manuscripts by and about the famed French writer, philosopher and historian includes 1,994 items representing 3,189 volumes.

Shakespeare in 3D: An Actor's Point of View

12Nov201318:00
Peel 3660 Maxwell-Cohen Moot Court, Faculty of Law, 3660 Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
This event is sold out.

Friends of the McGill Library in collaboration with the Stratford Festival presents the Annual Shakespeare Lecture featuring Seana McKenna.

Seana McKenna is considered by many to be Canada's finest dramatic actress of her generation. 2013 marks Seana McKenna’s 22nd season at the Stratford Festival. This season Ms. McKenna is playing Elizabeth in Mary Stuart and Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. Past roles at Stratford include: title role in Richard

Exhibit: Flights of Fancy: Illustrated Children's Books and the Sheila R. Bourke Collection

20Sep201309:44
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30Nov201318:00
McLennan Library Building 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

Accessible during opening hours. Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm.

Location: Rare Books and Special Collections Reading Room Alcove, 4th floor, McLennan Library Building

Curated by: Lindsey Skeen, McGill School of Information Studies (GLIS 689 – Selected Topics)

Supervised by: Professor P.F. McNally and Ms. Sharon Rankin

Mossman Lecture: You Are What You Eat, Historical Changes in Ideas about Food and Identity

3Oct201318:00
Tanna Schulich Hall 555 Sherbrooke Street West, H3A 1E3

The Mossman Endowment presents the D Lorne Gales Lecture in the History of Science featuring guest lecturer Steven Shapin, Franklin L. Ford Professor, History of Science, Harvard University

Film screening & discussion: Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

21Jan201417:30
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19:30
Morrice Hall Tuesday Night Café, room 017, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

Directed by: Jack Shaheen

Invited speaker/moderator: Dan O'Meara, Professor of Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Film screening & discussion: The Chess Players

21Feb201417:30
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20:00
Morrice Hall Islamic Studies Library, Octagon Room, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

Based on a story by Munshi Premchand, and much influenced by Vsevolod Pudovkin's 1925 film Chess Fever, this satirical film by noted Indian director Satyajit Ray is set in colonial India in 1856. The British Resident of the East India Company (Richard Attenborough) has observed that the monarch of Lucknow, which is in his trading region, seems to be completely uninterested in government. He tries to arrange things so that he can annex the province.

Film screening & discussion: Al-Kompars (The Extras)

10Mar201417:30
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19:30
Morrice Hall Tuesday Night Café, room 017, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

The Extras is the fourth and finest feature from the inaugurator of Syrian auteur cinema, Nabil Maleh. A multiple festival award winner, The Extras is the engaging story of a poor young couple's courtship. For eight months, Salem, an aspiring actor/gas station attendant has been courting Nada, a young widow - yet they can only see each other in public under the watchful eyes of her overly protective brothers. 

Michael Ondaatje to deliver the 2014 Hugh MacLennan Memorial Lecture

26Mar201417:30
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19:00
Peel 3660 Maxwell-Cohen Moot Court, 3660 Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
This event is sold out.

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

Exhibit: Thought and Action: Fragments of Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald’s (1948-2014) Life in the Law

18Jun2014
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31Aug201423:59

To honour the life and work of the late Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald who passed away on Friday, June the 13th, the Nahum Gelber Law Library opens a new exhibit: Thought and Action: Fragments of Professor Roderick Alexander Macdonald’s (1948-2014) Life in the Law.

Milange Babey Ratan De Mele Te (Let’s Meet at Baba Ratan’s Fair)

3Apr201417:30
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19:30
Morrice Hall Room 328 (3rd floor), 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA
Note: Room has changed to Room 328, Morrice Hall.
“Close to a million people lost their lives and several million lost their homelands forever when India and Pakistan were partitioned. In the midst of the horror that Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs inflicted on each other there were also redeeming stories of the love that bound these communities together—stories we cling to, so we may retain our faith in the human spirit . Milange Babey Ratan De Mele Te is one such story.

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