Lunchtime Series – September to December 2012

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Filmmaker Maryam Henein leads a discussion on bees following the screening of the 34-minute version of her film Vanishing of the Bees . Writer Kathleen Winter introduces the program and Montreal beekeeper and microbiologist Branislav Babic takes part in the discussion. For more information, see the website for the film, which is narrated by Ellen Page:

Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm
The Misterioso Bassoon Quartet performs classic and not-so-classic repertoire for the bassoon from classical to … jazz! The MBQ features Michel Bettez, Ève Gendreau, Christian Navratil and Melissa Pipe.

WEDNESDAY, September 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Sandra Frisby , Past President of the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL), gives an illustrated talk on “Portraiture Through the Ages”, discussing specific portraitists from the Romans to contemporary art painters.
For information about the MCLL and their fall calendar, see .

Thursday,  September 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Concordia University History Professor Peter Gossage, co-author with Jack Little of a new illustrated history of
Quebec, gives a talk on “Tradition and Modernity: Bringing Quebec History into Focus”. For a book review by Marian Scott in The Gazette , click Quebec’s history gets even-handed treatment in a new illustrated volume

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm
A program of WORDS AND MUSIC : Tom Gallant, singer-songwriter, actor and writer, reads from his new novel The Lord God Bird and performs complementary songs. For more information, see

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Michael Hinton, economic historian, consulting economist (Minerva’s Owl) and prize-winning speaker, gives an illustrated talk on “In Search of the Industrial Revolution: A Walk Into the Past and the Future Along the Lachine Canal “.

FRIDAY, October 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm
To mark  WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH , author  Linda Kay  gives an illustrated presentation on her book  The Sweet Sixteen: The Journey That Inspired the Canadian Women’s Press Club . For more information, see

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Terry Mosher (Aislin) gives a presentation on his latest book of political cartoons, Was It Good For You?

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Digital media scholar Shanly Dixon, Ph.D., gives a talk on bridging the cross-generational divides created by technology and explains how your personal information is used online.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Retired child psychologist Margie Golick reads from her new book The Life and Rhymes of a Jewish Mother, a collection of light verse written on festive occasions for the entertainment of friends and family.
All proceeds from the sale of the book are going to the Learning Associates of Montreal.

WEDNESDAY, November 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Major General Mike Riddell-Webster, DSO, the guest of honour for the St. Andrew’s Ball, gives a talk to mark St. Andrew’s Day.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Author Charles Foran gives a talk on Mordecai Richler and discusses his award-winning biography, Mordecai: The Life & Times.
With funding for the author from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Well-known Montreal vocalist  Sara Latendresse, accompanied by  Andy Dacoulis on guitar, performs Christmas songs, jazz and pop standards, and her own compositions.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Veteran actor  Barrie Baldaro presents  A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.

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