When enjoying a glass of wine from the Niagara region, have you ever thought, how did this wine come to be? The Origins of Niagara’s Winescape exhibit features artifacts from the Brock University Archives the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. The exhibit explores the lasting legacy of Niagara’s wineries – from the first grape growers in the 1850s to the present. The exhibit runs until the end of July in the James A. Gibson Library, and will then move to the Brock University Archives.
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The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures has mounted a display in the Learning Commons and Thistle hallway showcasing various aspects of French, German, Hispanic & Latin American and Italian Cultures.
Come to view the intriguing assortment of items on display and win a prize by successfully answering a skill-testing question each week.
Event: Kaleidoscope of French, German, Hispanic & Latin American and Italian Cultures
Place: Display cases in the Library Commons and Thistle corridor
Date: Monday, March 25 to Friday, April 5
As part of African Heritage Month activities @ Brock University and Festive’Ébène, the Library is hosting an exhibit of hand-crafted ceremonial masks curated by Nafée Faigou of Solidarité des femmes et familles interconnectées francophones du Niagara (SOFIFRAN).
Nafée notes that “masks are vital to many aspects of life in Africa. They are powerful tools that Africans employ to ensure the health of their community. Various themes run through the masking traditions of African societies; they are both social and religious, with all the ramifications of both establishments. A distinction between them is hard since they overlap and intertwine. Masks are living presences that represent and mediate between the empirical and the supernatural worlds at those moments when power, protection, and the crisis of life and death are in dubious balance. Today, they still accompany everyday life in and outside of Africa.”
SOFIFRAN is a non-profit community organization created in 2006 by Francophone immigrant women – living in the Niagara region and from various parts of the world. The organization aims to meet the needs of women by providing services in the social, educational, cultural and economic fields.
Masques, Mythes et Mascarades – Masks, Myths and Masquerades is on display until March 1.
Last term, we profiled a few Library staff members through our social media channels in a campaign we called #MeetTheLibraryMonday. In conjunction with the campaign, a new display features the profiles of each staff member alongside their favourite books.
Take a peak next time you are in the Library. The exhibit runs to January 28th.
The first royal visit to Canada happened in 1860 when the Prince of Wales crossed the Atlantic for a five month goodwill tour. Among the many stops was the Niagara area where the planned events either went off better than expected or were complete disasters.
View the engaging and humorous exhibit devoted to Prince Albert Edward’s visit when you next pass by the Library and Learning Commons display cases. A parallel online exhibit hosted and maintained by the Brock University Digital Scholarship Lab uses Omeka software to bring the Prince’s trip back to life some 150 years after his travels.
When the Prince of Wales came to Niagara is on display through December 21, 2018.
This week the Library and Learning Commons display cases are filled with creative depictions of life in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Come and view how Professor Carrie Murray’s Classics 3p31 students cleverly adapted the board game Monopoly to capture the essence of life in Roman times. Working with staff in the Library Makerspace, replicas of ancient objects, architecture and engineering marvels were 3D printed and used as game pieces. A very smart collaboration indeed!
The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures has mounted a display in the Learning Commons and Thistle hallway showcasing various aspects of French, Italian, German, and Hispanic and Latin American Cultures.
Viewers are encouraged to choose an image or artifact from the exhibit which they find intriguing or beautiful, and share why in a submission to email@example.com. Prizes will be awarded for winning submissions (pick-up in MCA-240).
The MLLC display runs from September 24 to October 5, 2018. Submission deadline: October 5, 2018.
For 12 hours each day for 61 days, the names of those killed in the First World War will scroll across video screens in Niagara and around the world. Sadly, it will take from now until Remembrance Day to recognize the more than one million men and women killed on both sides of the conflict.
The project is now running on the Matheson Learning Commons digital art wall. Learn more.
In celebration of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), an exhibit of First Nations, Métis and Inuit handiwork is on display at the Thistle entrance to the Learning Commons. Please stop by and view these works of art.
This month’s book display features the literature and poetry of indigenous authors such as Karen Vermette, Richard Wagamese, Lee Maracle, Drew Hayden Taylor and more. Stop by, take a look and borrow.
Find the display next to the Ask Us Desk in the Learning Commons.
Do you have a theme you would like to suggest for future displays? Contact your Liaison Librarian or email firstname.lastname@example.org