Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Get Your Copy of Good Food Tells a Story

The Library created a cookbook of the favourite recipes gathered from the UFV faculty and staff as a fundraiser for the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection.  In it you will find recipes and stories as diverse as the staff and faculty who submitted them.  From baked salmon tails,  to  Wareneki, to Rabbit, Madrid Artist-Style or Figgy Duff and Nanaimo Bars, there is something for everyone.
Details on how to purchase a copy can be found here.  Partial proceeds from the sale of Good Food Tells a Story will go towards building the Newman Collection.

Posted by Mary-Anne

Friday, November 4, 2016

Remembrance Day Library Closures

Both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack libraries will be closed on Friday, November 11th for Remembrance Day.

Library Hours

Posted by Brenda

Remembrance Day Legacies: UFV Library Staff Family Histories.

Brenda Philip, UFV’s Circulation and Data Services Librarian, couldn’t imagine the treasure trove of information she would find when going through a family trunk looking for something to contribute to the display.  She found her grandfather Captain George Morrison Philip’s military archive including photographs, transcribed letters written by her grandfather in the trenches of World War I, and other correspondence relating to his military decorations. 

Captain George Morrison Philip was awarded both the Military Cross, with a bar, and the Distinguished Service Order in 1916.  Upon closer examination of the supporting documentation of the DSO, library staff were delighted to see signatures from both King George V and Winston Spencer Churchill, the then Minister for War.

This display will be available until the end of November.

Posted by Mary-Anne