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March 22, 2016

Friends – please join us for the 2016…


WHEN:  Wednesday, April 6, 2016

2:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street, second floor, Anhang Room

All members are encouraged to attend.

Guest Speaker: Rick Walker, Manager of Library Services

At the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library Board will be proposing amendments to By-law No. 1, as follows:

Clause 30:
The secretary is to attend all meetings of the board or of members (Insert:) as needed, and act as clerk of board meetings, recording all votes and minutes of proceedings in the Minute Book. The secretary is responsible to give notice of meetings of the members or of the board and to do whatever else the board requests. The secretary is responsible for the Corporate seal. The secretary shall be the Privacy Officer for the Corporation.
(Insert:) The secretary shall be the Records Manager for the Corporation. The president may designate a board member to act as secretary on an as-required basis.

Clause 37:
The annual meeting shall always:

o Receive the President’s report
o Receive the financial statements and Accountant’s report
o Approve an annual budget for the association
o Appoint an accountant
o Elect a board of directors and officers for the ensuing year
o Deal with any other business brought before it.

February 29, 2016

Tickets for Books & Brunch now on sale!

We expect a full house for our annual Books & Brunch on May 1st at The Gates on Roblin. Get your tickets early! They are $60 with a $25 tax receipt.
Phone 204-947-0110 or email info@friendswpl.ca or pop in to the Best of Friends Gift Shop in the Millennium Library lobby. Monday to Friday 11 to 4.

January 26, 2016

Tickets for Books & Brunch

Books & Brunch tickets ($60 with a $25 tax receipt) will be available March 1st. Tables of 8 can be booked February 1st. Phone BOF 204-947-0110 or email info@friendswpl.ca

January 11, 2016

11th Annual Books & Brunch: May 1, 2016

SAVE THE DATE:  The Friends’ ever popular Books & Brunch will be held on Sunday May 1st at The Gates on Roblin.  Speaking about “Books I have known and loved” will be Lara Rae and Catherine Hunter.  Ticket info coming soon.

December 22, 2015

Best of Friends Gift Shop – closed over the holidays

The Best of Friends Gift Shop will be closed from December 25th to January 3rd. Happy Holidays everyone!

October 29, 2015

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 a memory of the shop. You could be the lucky winner of a pair of 2016 Books and Brunch tickets!

On Saturday, the Millennium library has a special birthday program planned that you may enjoy, along with shopping at Best of Friends!

Bring a friend and celebrate with us!

October 24, 2015

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 programs and projects.booksale

September 10, 2015

Fall Book Sale

Fall Book Sale


August 26, 2015

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.


The book for September is The Opening Sky by Joan Thomas

August 3, 2015

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 box marked “FRIENDS” at any branch of the Winnipeg Public Library. Need help? Just call 204-488-3217 and we’ll be happy to pick them up. Thank you!

This year’s sale will be held on the weekend of October 17th and 18th at Grant Park High School. Mark it on your calendar and we’ll see you there!