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Best of Friends is turning 10!

Along with the Millennium library, the Best of Friends Gift Shop will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. You are invited to drop by on Friday, November 6th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday, November 7th from noon to 4:00 pm. Enter our anniversary draws, check out the jewellery and gift ideas, and share […]

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2015 book sale a great success!

Our 11th annual Fall Book Sale was the most successful to date: Over $13,500. raised! Book sale queen, Billie Stewart, praises the wonderful volunteers who made it happen and thanks the hundreds of people who came through the doors of the Grant Park High School Gym last weekend. Monies raised go to support public library […]

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Fall Book Sale

 

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Book Club – the fall edition

The Friends of the Library Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on the second floor of the Millennium Library. New members are welcome at any time – just come to the second floor and ask staff to direct you to the meeting room. NEXT MEETING: SEPTEMBER 15 10:15 a.m. The book […]

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Our fabulous Fall Book Sale is on the horizon….

Fall Book Sale chair, Billie Stewart, reports that donations for our Fall Book Sale have been first rate this year – especially fiction, mystery and cookbooks of every kind! If you have gently loved books (or CDs, DVDs) you want to pass on to support our work please drop them off in a bag or […]

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BOOKS & BRUNCH – TEN YEARS OF GREAT FOOD AND BOOKS

Spring sunshine flooded the room at the Gates on Roblin on Sunday morning, May 3rd, for the Tenth Anniversary Books & Brunch, a Friends’ signature fundraiser. Guests were greeted by a gorgeous Gates’ Brunch, a great Rainbow Auction and some very entertaining speakers. The highlight of Books & Brunch is always “Books I Have Known and […]

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April 14, 2015

One of the hardest working members of our board has stepped down.  Susan Fraser has been actively involved for the past 15 years and for most of this time she was the president and oversaw the birth of our two signature fundraisers:  the Fall Book Sale and Books & Brunch.  She was also the dynamo […]

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2014 Book Sale – Another huge success!

Our 10th  anniversary Fall Book Sale held on October 25th and 26th broke the record by netting the Friends well over $12,000!   Kudos to great volunteers who worked together to make this absolutely the best sale ever!  In the words of Book Sale chair, Billie Stewart: “Whatever we’re doing, we should keep doing it”.  What we do is […]

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2013 Book Sale – Best One Yet!

The 9th Annual Fall Book Sale, held on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27 at Grant Park High School, was another success, generating over $10,600 – the best year yet! There were nearly 150 people lined up at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday for the start of the sale, and traffic was great all weekend. Best […]

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Susan Fraser honoured with Manitoba Library Service Award

The Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library are proud to announce that Susan Fraser was awarded the 2013 Manitoba Library Service Award in the volunteer category. The service award honours an individual who has made an important contribution to the development of libraries and library services in Manitoba. Susan received her award at the Manitoba […]

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