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2018-2019 Schedule


September 4, 2018 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
Welcome back. Introduction to “Dombey and Son“.
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September 19, 2018 (Wednesday)
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
M.C.L.L.
CANCELLED


Dr. Ellie Clavier Rothstein will commence a 10-week study group on “The Christmas Books” at MCLL

Call 514-342-1834 for information.

The McGill Community for Lifelong Learning is a community of dedicated moderators and learners from diverse backgrounds and life experience who are committed to personal growth through peer learning and active participation in small study groups. Members are encouraged to participate, and to research and use the McGill libraries. There are no educational prerequisites, no age limitations, no exams or grades -- and the cost is low.

Click on the following link to view a youtube video describing people's experiences at: McGill Community for Lifelong Learning
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September 28, 2018 (Friday)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
M.C.L.L.
Andrew Macdougall will be reading an excerpt from "A Tale of Two Cities"

He will be performing it at MCLL on Friday September 28th at 10:00; the cost is $10.
It will last about 75 minutes.
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For the past few years Andrew has been doing Charles Dickens impersonations, performing one or more of the “readings” Dickens used to give which were adaptations of extracts from his books and stories. These aren’t just “readings”, they are performances.

Andrew's next performance is special – it is A Tale of Two Cities, based on one of Dickens’ best loved books. It is special because Dickens’ prepared an adaptation, but never performed it. Andrew has further adapted it, and in order to give a good overall impression of the book he is including two other extracts prepared (and performed) by Emlyn Williams.

Follow the link to read more Information about the reading: Andrew's reading "A Tale of Two Cities"

CHARLES DICKENS READINGS BY ANDREW MACDOUGALL

Charles Dickens was as much a performer as a writer; in fact towards the end of his life he made much more money from his “readings” in England and the US than he did from his writing. For these readings he chose extracts from his books (or stories he had written) to which his audience would strongly react emotionally, and adapted them for performance. Dickens had a repertoire of twelve such readings.

Andrew Macdougall provides re-enactments of all these Dickensian performances with one exception: A Christmas Carol. Click here to find out more information.

Mr. Macdougall can be reached at 514-937-5527 or email: andrewmac@videotron.ca
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October 2, 2018 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
“Dombey and Son”. Chapters 1-10

Questions on "Dombey and Son" Chapters 1-10
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October 27, 2018 (Saturday)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
“Finnegan’s Market”, Hudson, Quebec. Dickens Treasure Hunt.
Lunch at Willow Inn

To read more about Finnegan’s Market, click here
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November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Weekend Mini Conference in Merrickville, Ontario
"Dickens on Holiday"

Presentations include:

Dickens at Broadstairs: Ellie
Dickens in Switzerland/ History of Sherry: Judith E
Victorian Weather forecasting: Louise
History of Luggage: Sylvia
Eel pie: Annette
Dickens and the Geranium: Janice
Bathing Suits: Timmy
History of ice cream: Gail Ewan
Victorian Photos: Charlotte
Dickens and Christmas: Lise
Dickens and Montreal: Carly
Memories of Merrickville: Lila
"Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside": Renée


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November 6, 2018 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
“Dombey and Son” Chapters 11-20

Questions on "Dombey and Son" Chapters 11-20

"Charles Dickens: Father of the Victorian Christmas".

Presented by Donny Zaldin, Toronto Lawyer
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December 4, 2018 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Christmas Lunch at Burgundy Lion Pub

The pub is on Notre Dame Street, within walking distance of the Lionel Groulx Metro. If you need a ride, let me know,
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January 8, 2019
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library

"Dombey and Son” Chapters 21-30
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February 5, 2019 (Tuesday)
* 12:00-3:00 p.m.
L'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant
We will celebrate the 207th anniversary of Dickens' birth (Feb.7th) at the l'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant, 273 Rue Saint Paul Est., in Old Montreal.

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February 9, 2019 (Saturday)
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
TORONTO

Toronto Dickens Fellowship Birthday Luncheon. Royal York Hotel
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March 12, 2019
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Prud'homme Room at Victoria Hall, immediately adjacent to the Westmount Public Library (west side).
“Dombey and Son" Chapters 31-40

“The History
of Cosmetics”
Dr. Joe Schwarcz
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MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…
Who is the fairest of them all? It just may be the one who sports the most alluring make-up! And of course cosmetics companies all vie to make that claim. While there is a fair amount of “poetic license” used in advertising cosmetics, there is also a great deal of sound scientific research aimed at making us look better. Unfortunately there is also a perception by the public that some cosmetics contain untested and potentially harmful ingredients. The media blusters about the dangers of lead in lipstick, phthalates in perfumes, parabens in creams and dioxane in shampoos while paying only lip service to the extensive amount of effort put into producing safe and effective products. The scientific story of cosmetics, stripped of hype, hope and fear-mongering, makes for a fascinating account.
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Follow the link to view a Makeup History Time Line
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April 2, 2019
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library


'Dombey and Son" Chapter 41 - 50

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May 7, 2019
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Westmount Library
'Dombey and Son" Chapter 51 - 60

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June 4, 2019
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
"Dombey and Son" Chapters 61 - 62

“Dickens and Medicine" Presented by Dr. Ellen Clavier-Rothstein
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June 25, 2019
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Burgundy Lion Pub
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Victorian Tea at the
Burgundy Lion British Pub

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