March 2, 2010

The Millenium Library and The Manitoba Writers' Guild

Come on down and take part in The Millenium Library's last lecture and concert features of this season:

Mar. 3 - Prof. Cherie Werhun, UWinnipeg Psychology, talking about "The Effects of Stereotyping on Intellectual, Emotional, and Social Behaviour".

Mar. 4 - RISING STARS, from the piano studio of Megumi Masaki, Brandon University

Mar. 10 - Prof. Catherine Tosenberger, UWinnipeg English: "Lest Your Heart's Blood Run Cold: The History of Fairy Tales".

Mar. 11 - LE JAZZ HOT! Rob Hrabluk leads the University of Winnipeg Downtown Jazz Band in the Skywalk Season Finale.

It's all free, but seating is limited. The events are from 12:10 - 12:50 pm, so bring your lunch and come early to the Carol Shields Auditorium.

The schedule is subject to change without notice. To confirm, or learn about future events call the Reader Services at 986-8386 or

Check out the Children's and Teen Programs at the Winnipeg Public Library. There's lots happening there, too.

While you're at the Millennium Library check out The Manitoba Writers' Guild Envoi Series. Come see these framed broadsheets, featuring the works of Manitoba writers in a design by Manitoba Book Design Award winner Susan Chafe, printed by the Martha Street Studio (Manitoba Printmakers Association).

Participating writers are: George Amabile, David Bergen, Di Brandt, Simone Chaput, Dennis Cooley, Lisa Gaboury-Diallo, Maureen Hunter, Charles Leblanc,Roger Léveillé, Duncan Mercredi and Joan Thomas. The series takes its name from Robert Kroetsch poem of the same title.

A few copies of each broadsheet (out of only ten printed for each) are still available for purchase at $100.00 each (plus tax) at McNally Robinson. The series is a fundraiser for the Manitoba Writers' Guild. All the work for the series has been donated, from the texts to the sales support by McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Speaking of The Manitoba Writers' Guild... Does your group need a private place to meet, rehearse, have a lecture, or screen a video?

The Burns Family Classroom fits up to 40 people and is equipped with chairs and tables that can be arranged for your purposes; plus a couch, a wall-sized blackboard and audio/visual equipment. There is also a coffee machine, a hot water kettle, a microwave and a refrigerator.
Rental rates are $70 for up to 4 hours or $140 for a day.

Write to check availability, or enquire about their member and "frequent renter" discounts.

Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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