Sep 302015
 
 September 30, 2015  History, Lectures

Jewish Family History poster

Jewish Family History—It’s No Mystery

Thursday, October 15 at 2 pm
Free.

Jewish families everywhere have become fascinated with the search for their roots.

Learn how easy it is to trace your ancestors and find long-lost relatives in this lecture with Stanley Diamond of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal.

 

May 132015
 
 May 13, 2015  History, Lectures

FX-Charet-Religion-and-War_500pxProf. F. X. Charet on Religion and War: Is There a Connection?

Friday, May 29 at 2 pm
$3 at the door.

We often assume that religion and religious conflicts are one of the chief causes of war in human history. This lecture will examine
this widely-held claim to see what the evidence shows.

Aug 152014
 

The Fall & Winter library programs brochure is hot off the presses!

Pick one up starting today at the library or download a PDF copy heredownload a PDF copy here.

A few highlights from this season’s programming:

– An Evening with Claire Holden Rothman on September 3
– A talk on the Fabulous Fabergé exhibit at the MMFA
– The Eddie Cantor Story, a playreading written and directed by Aviva Ravel
– The return of favourite programs like Science Demystified with Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Tech Talks, and our varied book clubs…

and much, much more!

Aug 012014
 
 August 1, 2014  History, Lectures, Music

Beatles and the Montreal ConnectionWednesday, August 20 at 2 pm
In the Auditorium
Admission is free!

The link between John, Paul, George, and Ringo and Montreal may not appear obvious, yet it turns out there is plenty to discuss! Craig Morrison will tell us about the connection between our city and the Fab Four in their heyday. Morrison is an ethnomusicologist, a long-time instructor at Concordia University, an author, and a musician in popular local rock ‘n’ roll band Vintage Wine.

In celebration of the Beatles’ 50th anniversary, come find out why their music has stood the test of time!

Find out more about Craig Morrison and his lectures on his website.

May 092014
 
 May 9, 2014  Book Clubs, History

jfkThursday, May 22 at 2 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 22 at 2 pm  for what promises to be an insightful author talk with award-winning author Leon Berger. This event is presented in collaboration with the Quebec Writers’ Federation, as part of their series Writers Out Loud.  Berger penned 10 books, including his iconic new thriller series The Kennedy Trilogy. Well-known for his docudrama thrillers, Berger intricately weaves suspenseful and intriguing tales which seamlessly blend factual representations of the current geopolitical climate along with a fictional plot.

Free

Apr 282014
 
 April 28, 2014  History, Lectures

Professor F.X. Charet is back at the library for his five-part lecture series beginning Friday, May 2. Come to the library for these thought-provoking lectures.

“The modern world is characterized by the rise of nationalism and competitive capitalism that created a largely secular culture, producing the highest standards of living in human history. At the same time tremendous demands were placed on growing populations that resulted in stresses, alienation and mental illness. This series will explore the intersection betweeen all of these factors.”

May 2
The Birth of the Modern World

May 9
The Emergence of Nationalism

May 16
The Emergence of Capitalism

May 23
The Rise of Anxiety, Stress and Mental Illness

May 30
The Future of Modernity

Course:
Library members $20; Non-members $30
Individual Classes:
Library members $5; Non-members $7

Register for the course or buy tickets today!

 

 

 

Feb 222013
 
 February 22, 2013  Book Clubs, History

old-clock-faceNew York, New York: Historical Novels Set in the Big Apple

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 2 pm

Join Library Director Janine West as she travels through time discovering new authors and old worlds. Each discussion will highlight an array of authors. Suggested reading lists will be provided. Free. Spaces are limited. For more information and to register, please call 514-485-6900, ext. 4205. Free. Spaces are limited. For more information and to register, please call 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.

Click below to download the New York, New York reading list:

PDF.New York, New York Reading List

Feb 042013
 
 February 4, 2013  Book Clubs, History

old-clock-faceViennese Dream: Historical Mysteries Set in the Austrian Capital

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2 pm

Join Library Director Janine West as she travels through time discovering new authors and old worlds. Each discussion will highlight an array of authors. Suggested reading lists will be provided. Free. Spaces are limited. For more information and to register, please call 514-485-6900, ext. 4205. Free. Spaces are limited. For more information and to register, please call 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.

Click below to download the Viennese Dream reading list:

PDF.Viennese Dream Reading List

 

 

 

 

Nov 192012
 
 November 19, 2012  Book Clubs, History

roman-numeral-clockFrom Russia with Love

Wednesday, November 21 2012 at 2 pm

Join Library Director Janine West as she travels through time discovering new authors and old worlds. Each discussion will highlight an array of authors. Suggested reading lists will be provided. Free. Spaces are limited. For more information and to register, please call 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.

Click below to download the From Russia with love reading list:

FromRussiaLove_readinglist

 

More sessions will follow on these dates:

January 23 Spices and Saris: Historical Fiction in India

SpicesandSaris_readinglist

February 20 Viennese Dream: Historical Mysteries Set in the Austrian Capital