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BAnQ Acquires the Archives of Ludmilla Chiriaeff and the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) is pleased to announce that it has acquired, through donations, two significant archival fonds, that of Ludmilla Chiriaeff, an emblematic figure of the dance scene, who passed away in 1996, as well as that of the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, a dance company with an international reputation.

To access the archival fonds

The archival fonds of Ludmilla Chiriaeff and the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal can be accessed at BAnQ Vieux-Montréal. Selected items from the fonds will be digitized and placed online at banq.qc.ca for the benefit of all Quebecers.

These archival fonds were acquired as part of a programme to develop a body of materials focused on the performing arts which includes, in particular, the archival fonds of Fernand Nault, Paul-André Fortier, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Martine Époque, Françoise Riopelle and the Festival international de la nouvelle danse.

A guide to the archives for the Québec dance scene

Last October, BAnQ unveiled its Guide des archives de la danse au Québec, intended to make the sector aware of the importance of preserving archives and managing materials.

This guide, which resulted from the collaborative work of partners in the dance, archival science and educational fields, specifically proposes a classification scheme and a retention schedule tailored for dance organizations, a chapter on archives preservation and the management of storage facilities, and information about legal deposit.

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The Allée des Bouquinistes Returns – May 20 Through October 9

It's that time of the year when booksellers specializing in secondhand books set up shop Friday to Sunday on Avenue Savoie. Every weekend starting Friday, May 20, come and enjoy this unique booksellers' alley and unearth a variety of rare and early secondhand materials.

Participating booksellers:

  • Mathieu Bertrand (Librairie Bonheur d’occasion)
  • Francisco Uribe (Librairie multilingue)
  • René Phaneuf (Librairie Chez Libro17)
  • Yann Vernay, bookseller 

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New Beginnings

Saint-Sulpice Library Back in BAnQ's Fold

The stately building will house a new model of civic space in the heart of Montréal.

Grande Bibliothèque

La bibliothèque, la nuit

Free tours on May 29 to mark Museums Day. Reserve your tickets starting Friday, May 27 at noon. 

Online Resources

BAnQ numérique, the Best Way to Go

...for online newspapers, movies, dictionaries and archives.

Summer 2016

Are You Ready for Day Camp?

A creative experience at the Grande Bibliothèque, starting June 27. It's not too late to sign up!

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Travel light, pack an e-book!

  • Le Soulard des sportifs

    Le Soulard des sportifs
    Jean Soulard et Benoît Lamarche
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Dispersez-vous, ralliez-vous !

    Dispersez-vous, ralliez-vous !
    Philippe Djian
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Le continent de plastique

    Le continent de plastique
    David Turgeon
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • LaRose

    LaRose
    Louise Erdrich
    OverDrive
    ePub, OverDriveRead

  • Arthur Vallée

    Arthur Vallée
    Émile Sergent
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Rhapsodie québécoise

    Rhapsodie québécoise
    Akos Verboczy
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • À la fin ils ont dit à tout le monde d'aller se rhabiller

    À la fin ils ont dit à tout le monde d'aller se rhabiller
    Laurence Leduc-Primeau
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Le grand roman de ma petite vie

    Le grand roman de ma petite vie
    Susie Morgenstern
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Sapiens

    Sapiens
    Yuval Noah Harari
    Numilog
    ePub

  • La métisse

    La métisse
    Jean Féron
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Déployer un réseau social d'entreprise

    Déployer un réseau social d'entreprise
    Gilles Balmisse et Denis Meingan
    Numilog
    ePub

  • Moebius

    Moebius
    No. 149, Avril 2016
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    PDF

  • Nous sommes tous faits de molécules

    Nous sommes tous faits de molécules
    Susin Nielsen
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • The Weekenders

    The Weekenders
    Mary Kay Andrews
    OverDrive
    ePub, OverDriveRead

  • Légendes du Saint-Laurent

    Légendes du Saint-Laurent
    Katherine Hale
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • L'art du bonheur intérieur

    L'art du bonheur intérieur
    Elisha Goldstein
    Numilog
    ePub

  • De glace et d'ombre

    De glace et d'ombre
    H. Nigel Thomas
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • The Summer Before the War

    The Summer Before the War
    Helen Simonson
    OverDrive
    ePub

  • La vérité et autres mensonges

    La vérité et autres mensonges
    Sascha Arango
    Numilog
    MP3

  • L'œuvre de la Compagnie de St-Sulpice dans l'Amérique du Nord

    L'œuvre de la Compagnie de St-Sulpice dans l'Amérique du Nord
    Eugène Lévesque
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

  • Comment le lièvre eut la lèvre fendue

    Comment le lièvre eut la lèvre fendue
    William Frederick O'Connor
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • La veuve Basquiat

    La veuve Basquiat
    Jennifer Clement
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • The Passenger

    The Passenger
    Lisa Lutz
    OverDrive
    MP3

  • Histoire réversible

    Histoire réversible
    Lydia Davis
    PRETNUMERIQUE.CA
    ePub

  • Les Québecquoises

    Les Québecquoises
    William Chapman
    Collection patrimoniale
    PDF

Denière mise à jour Monday, 20 June 2016

Digital Collection

Jazz en rappel

Presenting gems preserved in the archives of the Montréal Jazz Fest.

Heritage Collections

500 Years of History and Culture

The new issue of À rayons ouverts is a treasure trove of delights.

User Services

Holiday Loans, So Practical!

In the summer, keep your library materials twice as long.

Images Collection

Souvenirs from Rocher Percé

Early postcards illustrating this popular tourist attraction.

Activity for Kids

TD Storytime in Vietnamese

Beautiful stories for children ages 13 and younger

Calendar

Coming Up

The complete listing
of upcoming events

Fondation de BAnQ

Adopt a book

Help preserve our cultural heritage.

User Services

Holiday Loans, So Practical!

In the summer, keep your library materials twice as long.

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