Books & Brunch

Our annual spring fundraiser, Books & Brunch, is held in early May at The Gates on Roblin. The location is lovely, the brunch is delicious and our speakers always charm and inspire those in attendance.

The theme is “Books I Have Known and Loved”. Speakers share their reading memories, talk about books that made a lasting impression or maybe just made them laugh. The book lists are wide-ranging, from graphic novels to poetry, philosophy, non-fiction and fiction.

Past speakers have been interesting people from our community – Allan Levine, Joan Thomas, Andrew Davidson, Margaret Sweatman, David Bergen, Ron Robinson, plus many others. Each presenter has brought their unique style and perspective to the discussion.  It always pleases.


2017 Books & Brunch
Terry MacLeod and Anita Daher to headline Books & Brunch!

Books & Brunch, the signature fundraiser of the Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library, will be held on Sunday, May 7, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at The Gates on Roblin. Featured guest speakers will be recently retired CBC radio host Terry MacLeod, and author and actress Anita Daher.

Ticket sales begin on March 1 at the Best of Friends Gift Shop in the lobby of Millennium Library. Shop hours: Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm; phone 204-947-0110 (voice mail available).

This will be the 12th anniversary of Books & Brunch – The Gates’ brunch will be delicious and the rainbow auction amazing. Net proceeds support Winnipeg Public Library projects.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Speakers: Lara Rae and Catherine Hunter

Read review of the event.

See the 2016 Books that I have Loved, as shared by Lara Rae and Catherine Hunter.

A Big Thank you to these Auction Donors:

  • Aveda
  • Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
  • Biagio Unisex Hair Salon
  • Big Field Glass *
  • Catherine Hunter
  • d a Niels Gourmet
  • Heather Graham
  • i29 designs *
  • La Peregrina Jewelry *
  • Mandy Yakubovich
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • Manitoba Gardener
  • McNally Robinson
  • MidWest Tapes
  • Rorie Bruce, Publisher Rep
  • Susan Turner Jewellry *
  • The Gates on Roblin
  • United Library Services
  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • Winnipeg International Writers Festival

*available at the Best of Friends Gift Shop


Sunday, May 3, 2015
Speakers:  Ron Robinson and Charlene Diehl
Read the review of the event.
See the Books I have loved 2015 by Ron Robinson and Charlene Diehl

Thank you to these generous donors to the rainbow auction:

  • Aveda
  • Best of Friends Gift Shop
  • Biagio Unisex Hair Salon
  • Cristalla Spa
  • D A Niels Gourmet
  • Dorothy Dobbie @ Manitoba Gardener
  • Heather Graham
  • Lynne Gauld
  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
  • MidWest Tapes
  • McNally Robinson
  • The Gates on Roblin
  • United Library Services
  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • Winnipeg International Writers Festival

 


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Speakers: Dave Courchene Jr. and Alison Gillmor
See the 2014 Books & Brunch book lists by Dave Courchene Jr. and Alison Gillmor


Sunday, May 5, 2013
Speakers: Jila Ghomeshi and Doug Speirs
See the 2013 Books & Brunch book lists by Jila Ghomeshi and Doug Speirs