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This Week in Jewish Public Library: This is the end, beautiful friend

This Week in Jewish Public Library: This is the end, beautiful friend

This is the end, beautiful friend, of the blog series on the history of the Jewish Public Library. When the series started a year ago it began with the intention of teaching you the reader a little bit about our history one week at a time. At the time the Library was just moving into its centennial celebration and now we are well into it. We hope that you enjoyed reading it and that you learned a little bit about the history of this now [...]



This Week in JPL History: Way Back Play Back – the Norman Berman Children’s Library.

This Week in JPL History: Way Back Play Back – the Norman Berman Children’s Library.

One of the true treasures of the Library has always been its Children’s library. Through there wasn’t a formal space dedicated to children in the Library until 1951, children’s books were always present. In 1919 made up 10% of the Library’s overall collection. Today, the Norman Berman Children’s Library boasts over 30,000 titles. A long cherished program of the Children’s library has been Storytime. Running consistently through many of the years that the JPL has been open, the program has long encouraged keen readers and introduced them to new authors and [...]



This Week in JPL History: Walking Tours with Stan Asher

This Week in JPL History: Walking Tours with Stan Asher

Stan Asher is shown in the middle of this photo leading one of his walking tours[/caption] For many years a fixture of the JPL’s summer programming was Stan Asher’s walking tours of historic Montreal. It was during this week in 1991 that Asher gave a walking tour entitled “From St. Louise Square to Baron Byng.” Offered in the 1990′s and 2000′s on Sundays these tours gave participants the opportunity to learn about the history of ethnic and cultural Montreal often through the lens of its authors,