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Centraide Used Book & DVD Sale


Centraide Used Book & DVD Sale

Tuesday, November 26 from 10am - 3pm

McLennan Library Building Lobby, Humanities & Social Sciences Library, 3459 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9


Wednesday, November 27 from 10am - 3pm

Frank Dawson Adams Lobby (in front of the entrance to Schulich Library of Science & Engineering), 3450 University Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E8

Items priced at $1, $2 and $5! Cash only. All unsold books donated to Centraide agencies.

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

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

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

Voltaire: A Sampling from the J. Patrick Lee Collection

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.

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

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

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

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.

McLennan-Redpath Terrace Launch

McLennan Library Building 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA

Breathe easy. Respire pleinement. The McGill community is invited to attend a special event in support of a smoke-free McLennan-Redpath Terrace on Wednesday, May 28 from 11:30am – 12:30pm, rain or shine.  Take in the special performances and speeches or strike a pose in our "terrace photo booth". Refreshments will be provided in partnership with McGill Food & Dining Services. For more information on the initiative, please click here

Exhibit: Arabic lithographed books

Morrice Hall Islamic Studies Library, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

The Islamic Studies Library is pleased to display a new exhibition featuring a fascinating selection of Arabic lithographed books from the Islamic Rare Books Collection.

Invented in Germany in 1796, the printing technique called “lithography” remained a subsidiary method for book production in Europe, but quickly spread to the Muslim world. Lithographic printing consists of writing by hand on a smooth limestone plate, on which ink is then applied, to produce a printed page. The word "lithography" comes from the ancient Greek "lithos" (λιθος) meaning “stone”.

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


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.


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