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7 April 2021 | 4 PM (EDT) ROAAr Book Club | A Bibliophile's Brushstrokes

 

 

All events are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connections Program, and the generous support of Ron Harvie (Ph.d. McGill Art History 1999) and Doug Bagguley. 

 

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2021

22 January 2021 | 12:00 pm (EST) Virtual Event | A Place for Everything; The Curious History of Alphabetical Order with Author Judith Flanders

27 January 2021 | 4 pm(EST) Virtual Book Club | ROAAr Book Club, Children’s Edition

9 February 2021 | 12:00 pm (EST) Virtual Event | Play with Language and the Nonsense of Alphabet Books

18 February 2021 | 1 PM (EST) Virtual Event | Rare Stitches: Knitting Inspired by Illuminated Manuscripts

24 February 2021 | 4 PM (EST) Virtual Book Club | The Books We Love: Reading in Hard Times

16 March 2021 | 12:00 pm (EST) Virtual Event | The Reader Belongs to the Play: Artists’ Books and the Library

18 March 2021 | 7:00 PM (EST) - Virtual Trivia Night | Quiz That SO?! Trivia and Game Launch

23 March 2021 | 12 PM (EST) Virtual Event | The Many Faces of Norman Bethune

30 March 2021 | 12 PM (EST) Book Launch | AMAZE - A McGill A to Z Experience

2020

16 January | 5:00 – 7:30 PM, The Ludic Generation: Harnessing the Potential of Interactive Learning in Higher Ed. Dr. Paul Darvasi and Shawn Young.

30 January | 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Launch for the McGill Book Arts Printing Lab.

5 February | 5:30 - 7:30 PM, "Saturn and Melancholy": A McGill Queen's University Press Book Launch. Philippe Despoix, Georges Leroux, Alberto Manguel, and Jillian Tomm.

12 February | 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Workshop: "Learning Your P's and Q's: Printing with Moveable Type.

17 February | 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Vernissage: "Enlightenment Architectures": Sir Hans Sloane's Catalogues of his Collections. Kim Sloane.

27 February | 10:00 AM - 12 PM, Workshop: "Helping Students Get a Clue - Serious Play and Orientation in the Special Collections Library." Luke Aeschleman and Emily Jack.

9 March | 5:30 - 7:30 PM, "Trace Elements": The Commissario Guido Brunetti Series. Donna Leon and Judith Flanders.

12 March | 5:30 - 7:30 PM, "Before the Screen": Sketching, Play, and Creativity in the Making of Disney Animation. Mike Wiesmiere.

14 July | 3:00-4:00 PM, "Objectives & Dragons": Finding the Adventure in your Content with educational technologist Kristin Ziska-Strange.

28 July | 3:00-4:00 PM (Digital),  "Play Where the Knowledge Lives:" Why Libraries are Obvious Spaces for Play with Megan Lotts and Matthew Shoemaker.

4, 3:00-4:00 PM (Digital), "How Do They Win?" Collaborative Game Creation as Impetus for Class Discussion and Research with Russell Hall and Glenn Kuhmhera.

25 August | 3:00-4:00 (Digital), “Leveling Up" Academic Library Gaming Collections and Services with Michelle Goodridge.

17 September | 5:00-6:00 PM (Digital), "Puppetry as a Tool for Transformation" with Puppeteer Jesse Stong.

22 September | 5:00-6:00 PM (Digital), "Playing Dress Up": Demystifying Costume Design with Professor Catherine Bradley of the McGill Costume Shop.

6 October| 5:00-6:00 PM (Digital) | "Performance, Play, and Female Empowerment": The McGill Archives and the Genealogy of Women's Basketball in Canada from 1900-2020 with Kelsey Blair.

13 October | 5:00-6:00 PM (Digital) | “Solving the Disruption”: Revealing The McGill Library’s Orientation Game, Raising Spirits: A Timely Diversion.

27 October 27 | 12:00-1:00 PM (Digital) | Resurrection Cakes and the Pleasures of Metaphorical Recipes with Rebecca Earle.

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