polish National independence day concert at La chapelle saint-Louis
November 8, 2022, at 7PM
4220, rue Drolet, Montréal
Annual concert celebrating Polish National Independence Day (104th anniversary). The programme features works by Polish composers of the interwar period and arrangement of soldiers' and partisans' songs from WWII.
"THE WORLD FACING NEW CHALLENGES" - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE at the polish academy of Arts and Sciences
October 18-20, 2022, Cracow, Poland
Jubilee conference celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cracow. Conference sessions included: "Equilibrium or threats?", on the topic of post-war European history and social issues; "Climate, nature and man in the Anthropocene", about the climate crisis; "150 years of modern medicine", on contemporary challenges within the medical field' and "Real and virtual reality, artificial intelligence", about new technologies in the context of the development of AI.
polish national READING DAY 2022 IN Montreal
September 10, 2022, from 10AM to 8PM
For the fifth edition of Polish National reading day, Polish Library volunteers and students and teachers from the Nicolaus Copernicus Polish School took part in a collective reading of the poetry of Adam Mickiewicz. Students of the John Paul II Polish school in the West Island joined by Zoom. Organizers: the Polish Library and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Montreal.
PRESENTATION OF BOOKs from the library's COLLECTION: "THE OUTBREAK OF WWII - SEPTEMBER 1939"
September 1-17, 2022
Presentation of books from the Polish Library's collection dealing with the outbreak of World War II in Poland in September 1939.
PRESENTATION OF books from THE LIBRARY's collection AT Montreal "POLISH DAY"
August 27, 2022, from 12PM to 11PM
Presentation of the Wanda Stachiewicz Polish Library in Montreal at the 3rd Edition of "Polish Day", Parc Médéric-Martin.
PRESENTATION OF BOOKs from the library's COLLECTION: "THE BIRTH OF SOLIDARNOSC - AUGUST 1980"
23-30 August, 2022
Presentation of books on the topic of the Birth of the "Solidarność" movement in the collection of the Polish Library in Montreal
PRESENTATION OF BOOKs from the Library's COLLECTION: "THE POLISH-SOVIET WAR 1919-1920"
August 23-30, 2022
Presentation of books on the topic of the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920 in the collections of the Polish Library in Montreal.
CONCERT FOR PEACE - NOTRE-DAME BASILICA IN OLD MONTREAL
March 22, 2022
Charity concert at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal
in support of the victims of the ongoing war in Ukraine.
ALFRED’S WORLD. EXHIBITION OF POSTERS
BY ALFRED HAŁASA
June 30 - September 25, 2021, Warsaw, Poland.
Exhibition of posters by Alfred Hałasa, artist and professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal's School of Design since the 1970s.
Stefan Katski, 1898-1978: the story of an unknown artist
February 22, 2020
Meeting with Dr. Katarzyna Szrodt and Flora Leibich, authors of the biography of Stefan Katski, a Polish painter who emigrated to Canada after WWII. Presentation of Katski paintings held in private collections in Montreal. Location and time: 4220 rue Drolet, at 6PM.
Prof. Daniel Pratt on "Olga Tokarczuk, memory, and history"
November 21, 2019
Prof. Daniel Pratt (Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, McGill University) will give a talk in honor of Olga Tokarczuk, laureate of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature. Location: Polish Institute (4220 Drolet). Time: 6 PM.
"Slavic Vibrations" at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
November 16, 2019
Chamber music concert in celebration of Polish National Independence Day. Justyna Gabzdy (piano), Pawel Blaszkowski (violin), Olga Mizyuk (cello), Ella Wilhelm (soprano), and Joao Catalalo (percussion) will perform works by Polish composers: Chopin, Malawski, Szymanowski, Moniuszko, Furmanik-Cejewska. Location: Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (309, Rachel E.), at 7PM.
KinoPolska Québec Film Series at Cinémathèque: Journeys
August 03, 2019
On Saturday August 3rd from 3pm-6pm, the first edition of the KinoPolska film series will showcase two films by Polish-Quebec filmmakers: "Ojcu" (To My Father) by Liliana Komorowska and Diana Skaya, and "Memory Is Our Homeland" by Jonathan Kolodziej Durand. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. The event is organized by Polski Piknik and the Polish Institute.
Lukasz Granosik conference: "Canada's court system"
March 01, 2019
Lukasz Granosik, judge of the Supreme Court of Québec, will give a talk about the court system in Canada and Québec. Time and place: Polish Institute (4220 rue Drolet) at 6PM.
Dr Mieczyslaw Marcinkiewicz conference: "Medicinal Marijuana"
November 16, 2018
In view of Canada's legalization of marijuana in 2018, Dr Marcinkiewicz, a neurobiologist, will give a talk about its medicinal uses. Polish Institute (4220, rue Drolet), 6PM.
Concert "Hommage à Penderecki"
November 15, 2018
This concert, performed by Orchestre21 and soloist Justyna Gabzdyl, is in honor of 100 years of Polish independence and the 85th birthday of the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Maestro Paollo Bellomia will showcase the results of his research at Université de Montréal: a system of sensors that allows for the creation of live projections based on the conductor's movements. Salle Claude Champagne (220, avenue Vincent d'Indy), at 7:30 PM.
International symposium on the life of Tadeusz Romer
October 22, 2018
On the centenary of Poland's independence, the Polish Institute is organizing an international conference about the life and work of Tadeusz Romer. The conference, organized in collaboration with McGill University's Department of History and Classical Studies, will consist of talks by historians, archivists, and scholars from Canada, Poland, Japan, and the United States. McGill Faculty Club (3451 McTavish), starting at 9PM.
An introductory meeting will also take place on Sunday, October 21st at 5PM, at the Polish Institute (4220, rue Drolet).
National reading: "The Coming Spring"
September 08, 2018
Teachers and students from Montreal's Polish schools and members of local Polish theatre groups will stage a Montreal edition of Polish Reading Day, taking turns to read the 1924 classic "Przedwiosnie" (trans. "The Coming Spring") by Stefan Zeromski in its entirety. Polish Institute (4220, rue Drolet), starting at 8AM. There will be a screening of the 2001 film version at 7PM.
Prof. Ryszard Malewski conference: "Climate change: hypotheses and models"
June 15, 2018
Polish Institute (4220, rue Drolet), 6PM.
Conference by Jadwiga Kowalska: "The work and collections of the Polish Institute in London"
June 11, 2018
Jadwiga Kowalska, historian and archivist employed at the General Sikorski Polish Institute and Museum in London, will speak about the work of this important institution founded in 1945. Polish Institute (4220, rue Drolet), 7PM.
Conference by Dr. Teofil Lachowicz: "The Polish diaspora in America and Polish independence, 1914-1920"
May 12, 2018
Dr. Teofil Lachowicz (Polish Army Veterans' Association in America) will give a talk about the contributions of Polish Americans to Polish independence efforts between 1914 and 1920. Polish Institute (4220, rue Drolet), 6PM.
Conference by Dr. Maciek Domanski: "Agriculture in the Stone Age"
April 20, 2018
Dr. Domanski (Dawson College) will discuss daily life in the Stone Age and the processes leading to the domestication of plants and animals in the early stages of the Neolithic Revolution. Polish Institute (4220, rue Drolet), 6PM.
"B jak Batory" project presentation
April 15, 2018
The "B jak Batory" project gathers artifacts and recollections related to the history of the Polish ocean liner MS Batory. The authors of the project, Barbara Caillot Dubus and Aleksandra Karkowska, will present their key findings, and welcome any information members of the audience might have to contribute.
Launch of Ewa Stachniak's book "Bogini tańca"
April 14, 2018
The launch of Ewa Stachniak's book "Bogini tańca" will take place at at the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences (4220 Drolet). The book is a biography of Bronisława Niżyńska, sister of the famous dancer and choreographer Wacław Niżyński. For more information : www.ewastachniak.com
Multidisciplinary Research Symposium
March 29, 2018
McGill Polish Students’ Association invites you to its first Multidisciplinary Research Symposium at the Polish Institute of Arts and Science (4220 Drolet). The conference will consist of short 5 minute presentations in English or in French about research projects conducted by student members of the Polish community from various fields such as music, biology, pharmacology, linguistics, and Russian literature.
Meeting with the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN)
March 22, 2018
Meeting with the Director of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), Dr. Marzena Kruk, who will explain what the work of the IPN consists of, and talk about the recently launched project "Archiwum Pełne Pamięci" ("Archives full of memory").
Lecture by Prof. Piotr Kosicki: "Catholics on the barricades in 20th century Poland"
February 23, 2018
With this talk, Prof. Piotr Kosicki (University of Maryland) will be launching his new book "Catholics on the barricades" (Yale University Press). The lecture is organized by the Polish Institute together with the Department of History and Classical Studies (McGill University).
Launch of Irena Latek's book, "Flux et Intervalles"
February 22, 2018
The launch of Irena Latek's book "Flux et Intervalles" will take place at Librairie Olivieri (5219 Côte-des-Neiges). The book presents two immersive audiovisual installations that were shown at CEUdeM and at the Cinémathèque québécoise in the last 3 years and explores the ideas and research that they were based on.
Concert "Szymanowski, Chopin – Polish Heritage"
February 15, 2018
The concert will take place at the Polish Consulate in Montreal (3501 Avenue du Musée). Works by F. Chopin and K. Szymanowski will be performed by Justyna Gabzdyl, who will play a selection of pieces from her debut CD album "Szymanowski, Chopin". Concert presentation by Liliana Komorowska
Concert "Love stories"
February 11, 2018
Ewa Sas (violin) and Erika Crino (piano) will play a personal selection of classical, tango, and film music at the Consulate of the Republic of Poland (3501 Avenue du Musée). This program includes works by Wieniawski, Prokofiev, Puccini, Kreisler, Piazzolla, Morricone, and others
Conference by Dr Mateusz Szpytma: "Samaritans from Markowa. The Ulmas: Poles Murdered by Germans for Aiding Jews". McGill University
November 30, 2015
Concert - Polish Independence Day. Works by Chopin, Wieniawski, and Zarębski. Pollack Hall, McGill University
November 11, 2015
Poetry Evening: Tadeusz Różewicz (1921-2014)
October 14, 2015
Anna Łopuska, Head of the Plan for Preservation at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, speaks at McGill University
June 04, 2015
Chamber music concert: "Chopin's Legacy"
January 16, 2015
Book launch: "Entretiens avec Geneviève Nootens" by Julius Grey
November 27, 2014
Official book launch: "Empress of the Night", a novel by Eva Stachniak at the Polish Consulate in Montreal
April 21, 2014
Chamber music concert at the Polish Consulate in Montreal. Piano: Justyna Gabzdyl. Violin: Katarzyna Fraj, Ewa Sas
October 27, 2013
"Lutosławski's Piano Concerto and Other Works" performed by l'Orchestre 21. Conductor: Paolo Bellomia. Piano: Justyna Gabzdyl. Violin: Ewa Sas
October 27, 2013
Author Talk: Dr. Lena Allen-Shore, author of "Building Bridges. The Story of A Unique Friendship between Pope John Paul II and A Jewish Woman from Poland"
October 17, 2013
Author Talk: Liliana Arkuszewska on her book, "Czy było warto? Odyseja dżinsowych Kolumbów"
September 21, 2013
Auriolus Quartet plays Debussy and Lutosławski at the Pol
June 03, 2013
"Under the Emperor's Colours: Polish-French Brotherhood in Arms": Exhibition of paintings by Jan Chełmiński (1851-1925) at the Polish Consulate in Montreal
May 02, 2013
An antique bell from the Polish Pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair is donated to the Polish Library by Mr. Kazimierz Stańczykowski
March 15, 2013
Katarzyna Musiał's piano concert "Danses et préludes" at Bibliothèque polonaise de Paris, co-organized by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada
February 27, 2013
Book launch: "The Winter Palace", a novel by Eva Stachniak
October 31, 2012
Promocja książki Ewy Stachniak pt. "Katarzyna Wielka. Gra o władzę"
Recital: Janusz Olejniczak (piano) and Paulina Sokołowska (violin) play Szymanowski and Debussy at McGill's University's Pollack Hall
October 28, 2012
Author Talk: the Rev. Lucjan Królikowski, Franciscan Friar and author of "Stolen Childhood" and "A Franciscan Odyssey"
May 28, 2012
Author Talk: Stanisław Srokowski, writer and literary critic, on the history of Poland's Eastern Borderlands and today's historical debates
July 19, 2012
Spotkanie z O. Łucjanem Królikowskim, franciszkaninem, autorem książek "Skradzione dzieciństwo" i "Pamiętnik sybiraka i tułacza"
Leszek Balcerowicz, economist and former politician, gives a lecture on the future of Europe: "Fiscal Stance, Macroeconomic Stability, Growth. Problems in the Euro Area"
February 29, 2012
Film screening and exhibit dedicated to artist Arthur Szyk. Organized by the Polish Institute, the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada, and the Polish Consulate in Montreal
June 07, 2009
Visit of Lech Wałęsa, first leader of Solidarity and President of Poland (1990-1995)
November 27, 2005
1943 Professor Oskar Halecki establishes the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada
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