March 18, 2014

Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter Bake Sale l Jessica MacCormack l FREE: The Laramie Project l Spring at the Millennium Library l Books & Brunch

March 20, 9 am to 8 pm and March 21, 9 am to 6 pm
Crossroads’ Insurance 2 locations
St. Vital Square, 2-851 Dakota Street
Tyndall Market Mall, 850 Keewatin Street

Please support Manitoba's first registered charity "no-kill" animal shelter.
All proceeds of the bake sale will be given to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.

Any donations will be entered in a draw for a $100 gift certificate to a restaurant (your choice).  Anyone who spends $20 or more, or who signs up for monthly donations, will qualify for 2 entries in to the draw.

Help support this great cause where animals are given the right to live!

March 28 // Doors @ 7:30 // Screening @ 8:00
aceartinc., 290 McDermot

Open City Cinema & aceartinc. present the animated works of Jessica MacCormack and the Winnipeg launch of her illustrated book The See.
Artist Jessica MacCormack in attendance!

MacCormack dramatizes the kinds of hallucinations that one’s mind is forced to create when one is unable to face – or even conceive of – an experienced trauma. This state of daydreaming is more akin to a nightmare: visual manifestations of past abuses and indignities that can’t show their real forms can only shift in and out of legibility.

Jessica MacCormack’s recent works integrate animation, video, painting and collage in social interventions and community productions that explore issues of criminalization, HIV/AIDS, racism, transphobia, sexual assault and mental health.

Tuesday, Apr 1 to Friday Apr 4 at 8 pm
Saturday Apr 5 at 7 pm
Gas Station Arts Centre, 445 River Avenue

invites you to a production of  The Laramie Project
written by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Workshop
Recommended for mature audiences.
Admission is FREE.  Reservations are suggested.
For reservations (24-hours): email or call 204-786-9152
For group reservations, call Patty Hawkins, 204-786-9955.

Director: Christopher Sigurdson
Assistant Director: Lia Zarrillo
Set: Jamie Plummer
Costumes: Joseph Abetria
Lighting: Tim Babcock and Jacqueline Robertson

The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and The Tectonic Theater Company, was written following the savage beating of a gay college student, Matthew Shepard, on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. It chronicles the community’s effort to redefine itself following Matthew’s death, and portrays the residents dealing with their anger, their own misgivings, and the onslaught of media scrutiny that broadly labeled the community as intolerant.

This is a timely piece in light of recent headlines from Russia and Uganda to Arizona.
In rural Manitoba recent events have exposed concerns about intolerance toward the LGBT community. The closure of a restaurant in Morris and a Steinbach high school student’s fight with the school board to start a Gay-Straight Alliance have drawn national attention.

However, once the media glare fades away, these communities are left to resolve the lingering divisions among the residents on their own.

Events at Millennium Library

Blankstein Gallery
March: Cancer Crossing, founded by Dr. Tse Li Luk, is a book about life’s meaning as seen by those with cancer and their caregivers. 
April: Andrew Marek: Five Years Finding represents five years of artistic exploration. 

Folk Festival in the City, Millennium Library Reader Services
Saturday workshops for all music lovers! 
March 22 at 1:30 p.m.
“Inspired By...” with Jesse Matas (Crooked Brothers), TJ Blair (Magnificant 7s) 
and Vanessa Kuzina (Oh My Darling)  
April 26 at 1:30 p.m.
“A Book to Build a Song On: Songs Inspired by Historical Events and Books Read”  

NFB Film Club  Drop-ins welcome!
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium. 204-986-6489 to register.

March 29 at 2 p.m. 
Finding Dawn puts a human face to the national tragedy of the Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada.
coincides with Walking With Our Sisters at the Urban Shaman Gallery 

April 6 at 2 p.m.
My Prairie Home an intimate portrait of transgender singer Rae Spoon. PG

April 5 from 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium Complex 
Books2Eat - invites book lovers, chefs, and those who enjoy a good pun to create an edible piece of art that has something to do with books. Those are the only rules – how people choose to interpret them is part of the fun!
The deadline for entry forms is Monday, March 31.
Send an email with your name, phone number, and “book” title 

April 5 is International Tabletop Game Day
No registration, just drop in to the following branches and have fun: Charleswood, Fort Garry, Osborne, Pembina Trail, Sir William Stephenson, and Westwood Libraries.

April 8, 9, and 10 from 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Millennium Library, Main Floor
Comedy Lunch Hour Special The Winnipeg Comedy Festival returns for a new season that includes three FREE sessions of lunchtime laughs. 

April 12 starting at 11 a.m.
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
Inside Publishing - In 50-minute sessions you’ll get the inside scoop from the authors, editors, or publishers of different books.  This year’s line-up will include Anita Daher and Peanut Butter Press talking about picture books, David Robertson and Portage and Main Press talking about Graphic Novels, and much, more.

April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Millennium Library, Buchwald Room, Call 204-986-6779 to register
Write Your Life Story - Join Sherry Bailey and learn how to begin writing and how to stay motivated. No writing experience needed.  

The Theatre+ Arts Pass 
Each Pass allows complimentary entry to a theatre production from our partner venues.
*Check the availability of Passes on “Theatre Arts Pass” in the online catalogue.
* Each pass provides complimentary tickets to a production that month (usually 2 tickets).
* Passes are available the first of every month (or when the Library is next open), and are first-come, first-served.
* There is a limit of 1 Pass to be borrowed for each of January-June and July-December, per Library card.
Borrow a Pass early in the month for the best selection of productions! 

May 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Books & Brunch at The Gates on Roblin, 6945 Roblin Boulevard

MC: Joanne Kelly, Book Club Host, Teacher, Broadcaster
Scholar and code-breaking protagonist of The Hermetic Code Dr. Frank Albo
Arts and entertainment writer, and Winnipeg Free Press columnist Alison Gillmor
Brunch • Rainbow Auction • Q & A
Tickets: $55 (tax receipt of $25) at the Best of Friends Gift Shop (204-947-0110) in the Millennium Library, or e-mail 
Visa & Mastercard accepted. Tables of 8 may be reserved.

A Friends Fundraiser in support of Winnipeg Public Library projects

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