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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!

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!