This Week in JPL History: Tur Malka

The Library is currently presenting an exhibit on the 100 years of the Library’s history. This exhibit has been displayed at Montreal’s Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and will soon open here at the Library. This is not the first travelling exhibit put on by the Library. In 1992, as a part of the 350th anniversary celebration of the city of Montreal, the Archives spearheaded the exhibit “Tur Malka.” The exhibit was a collaboration [...]



YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre

by Kate I recently had the chance to research the YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre for our boys in WWII. Run by young hostesses, this Centre provided entertainment like dances and splash parties for servicemen in need of a little distraction. I came across some newspaper clippings in the YM-YWHA archival collection that profiled a particularly unique outing offered by the ladies. In the summer of 1944, over 90 Canadian veterans returned home after fighting in Italy [...]

Sarah Fischer – International Opera Star in the International Press Sarah Fischer – International Opera Star in the International Press

Sarah Fischer, while born in Paris, spent her formative years growing up in Montreal, where she was to kick off a highly successful career as an opera singer on the international stage, whre she was known as a Canadian soprano. Good reviews of her performances abounded in the press, both [...]

This Week in JPL History: Tur Malka This Week in JPL History: Tur Malka

The Library is currently presenting an exhibit on the 100 years of the Library’s history. This exhibit has been displayed at Montreal’s Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and will soon open here at the Library. This is not the first travelling exhibit put on by the Library. In 1992, as a part of the 350th anniversary celebration of the city of Montreal, the Archives spearheaded the exhibit “Tur Malka.” The exhibit was a collaboration [...]