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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!

April 14, 2016

A Few More Seats Available At Books & Brunch

yay1Kathy Blight (wonder woman) has just announced that The Gates on Roblin have found a couple of extra tables for us – YAY! So if you thought we were sold-out for Books & Brunch and you hadn’t bought a ticket, this is good news!

March 29, 2016

Books & Brunch tickets – 90% sold!

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 8.18.42 AMBooks & Brunch with guests Lara Rae & Catherine Hunter is heading for a sell-out – 90% of the tickets have aleady been sold!

Phone 204-947-0110 or email info@friendswpl.ca or in person at the Best of Friends Gift Shop in the lobby of the Millennium Library, Monday to Friday 11 to 4.

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