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LibFOCUS - interact, connect, explore

DEC 2012 | Vol. 2 No. 11


Library events

Robson Reading Series

Join us at the UBC Bookstore at Robson Square for three lively author readings. Nyla Matuk, Alix Ohlin and Matthew Tierney will be reading on Thursday, December 13 at 7 p.m. Robson Reading Series events are free and open to the public.

Graphic novel presentation and exhibition

Jillian Lerner will present on the Peerless Prodigies of P.T. Barnum exhibition. The event is free and open to the public, Thursday, December 6 at 4 p.m. in the Lillooet Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

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Contributors: Glenn Drexhage, Allan Cho.
Photos from UBC Library.
Cover image "Davis and his tame moose - Peace River 1879" from the Sketches of Hudson Bay Life by H. Bullock Webster, 1874-1880 digital collection.

This month we focus on rest and relaxation for the holiday break, offering suggestions for winding down at the end of the year.

12 days of books

12 Days of Reading

Enjoy your holiday break with some material from UBC Library. What better to get you in the mood for reading than a few reviews from UBC Library! Follow our Facebook page for 12 days of reviews – everything from book reviews to digital collections and more.
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Purchase seasonal cards from UBC Library

image from cardSend seasonal greetings with card sets featuring images from UBC Library collections, now on sale at the circulation desks in Koerner Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
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frontier life
Sketches of Hudson Bay Life
As a young man H. Bullock Webster (1855-1942) came to Canada from England and began working as an apprentice clerk for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1874. From 1974 to 1880 he compiled an album of some ninety-three colour sketches depicting social life, activities, customs and dress in and around Hudson's Bay Company posts.
Explore the collection

library buildingUBC Library and Peking University agreement

UBC Library and the Peking University Library (PKU Library) look forward to collaborating on collections, cataloguing and more thanks to an innovative agreement between the two organizations.
The agreement involves the exchange of staff and expertise related to cataloguing and conservation, especially for Asian materials. The libraries may also exchange academic works from professors at UBC and PKU.
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Game logoExperience the Gold Mountain Quest adventure game

The Gold Mountain Quest video game enables players to experience life as a Chinese Canadian youth in 1910, and explore historically accurate culture in the fictional town of Gold Mountain. This game, part of the Chinese Canadian Stories project, is a joint effort of students from the Centre for Digital Media at Great Northern Way Campus and Catstatic Interactive.
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