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Good Reads at Koerner Library

Look for some recreational reading in our Great Reads Collection, located on the third floor of Koerner Library right next to the fireplace. In Fall 2011, UBC Library launched the Great Reads program at Koerner Library to provide campus residents, community members, faculty, staff and students easy access to leisure-reading materials.  Items in Koerner’s Great […]

London Calling: Part Two

Many children’s nursery rhymes have a long and at least partially recorded history. For example, English-speaking children and adults have been singing “London Bridge is Falling Down” since before the first known written version in 1744.* Two important scholars and collectors of children’s rhymes, Iona and Peter Opie, published many collections and annotated compilations of […]

London Calling: Part One

The summer Olympics were last held in the United Kingdom in 1948, when these happy New Zealand athletes arrived by ship. The wonderful photo is from The Picture Post Historical Archive, a “complete, fully text searchable facsimile archive of the Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain between 1938-1957 that defined the style of […]

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