Highlights &
Awards

March 28, 2017

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.

Tickets are on sale 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).


February 24, 2017

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, March 23, 2017

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Millennium Library

251 Donald Street, second floor

Buchwald Room

All members are encouraged to attend.

Guest Speaker:

Ed Cuddy, Manager of Library Services

For further information —

Please leave a message at 204-488-3217

Or email info@friendswpl.ca


December 31, 2016

Save the date!

Books & Brunch 2017 will feature retired broadcaster Terry MacLeod and writer and actress Anita Daher on Sunday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Gates on Roblin.  Ticket sales begin on March 1, 2017. 


December 23, 2016

Gift Shop Holiday Hours

December 24: 11 am – 4 pm
December 25 – 27: CLOSED
December 28 – 31: 11 am – 4 pm
Jan. 1 & 2: CLOSED
Jan. 3 – Jan. 6: CLOSED for inventory


November 6, 2016

Best of Friends Anniversary Sale

friends-of-the-wpl_anniversary-sale-flyerFriday, Nov.18 & Saturday Nov. 19

11 AM TO 6 PM
Your downtown shop for unique gifts

  • 10% Off Regular Merchandise
  • PLUS 50% OFF Clearance Table
  • GREAT USED BOOKS!
  • Check the Buy One/Get One Free Table

Find us in the lobby of the Millennium Library at Donald & Graham. See Flyer.


September 10, 2016

Big Fall Book Sale!

Grant Park High School gym, 450 Nathaniel at Grant

Saturday, October 15:     10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 16:        11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Half price on Sunday


September 2, 2016

Fall Book Sale

To all our Book Sale Fans who are asking “When?!”  There has been a delay in getting our Permit from the Winnipeg School Division to use Grant Park High School Gym for the sale.  But stay tuned – we hope to announce it very soon.


June 14, 2016

Fall Book Sale

Consider donating your gently used books, CDs, DVDs & LPs for our fall book sale.  Label the bags or small sturdy boxes “FRIENDS” and take them to any branch of Winnipeg Public Library.  If needed, we can pick up larger donations, which must be packed in smaller, sturdy boxes.  Leave a message at (204) 488-3217 or email to info@friendswpl.ca.


June 4, 2016

Books & Brunch 2016

BOOKS & BRUNCH 2016 was another winner.  The sunny blue sky and warm temperature was a perfect backdrop to The Gates’ setting on May 1st for the 11th annual BOOKS & BRUNCH.    A capacity crowd enjoyed the superb buffet as well as the Rainbow Auction (our best yet – over $2,000 in prizes!)  The highlights of course were our “Books I Have Known and Loved” speakers, Lara Rae and Catherine Hunter  They hit both literary and entertainment notes, and had the crowd enthralled.  Ben McPhee-Sigurdson was once again our charming MC.

We were pleased to acknowledge Manager of Library Services Rick Walker in the crowd, which sparked a nice round of applause for him.   We closed the day thanking Ray Louie of The Gates on Roblin, and setting the next B&B date:  Sunday, May 7th, 2017.

Some comments from happy B&B-ers:

“Best one yet!!!!!! I can’t say enough about it.”

“I really can’t think of one thing that would need to be changed.  A very classy affair.”

“No negatives – everyone at the table enjoyed the event immensely.”

“This year’s event was right up to par with all the others…..that is to say, fantastic!  Once again the setting was lovely, the food was great and the speakers very interesting.  It’s already marked on our calendar for next year.”


May 28, 2016

Another Great Books and Brunch!

Yay!On May 1, 2016 at The Gates on Roblin an enthusiastic audience enjoyed wonderful weather, a super silent auction, great food, and entertaining recollections of “Books I Have Loved 2016” by guest speakers Lara Rae and Catherine Hunter.
Mark your calendars now for next year’s event on May 7, 2017!