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April 29, 2014

Millennium Library Events for May and June

Theatre+ Arts Passes are your ticket to discover theatre and the arts. Each pass allows FREE entry for two to a production.

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Volunteers are needed to lead weekly English Conversation groups, starting this fall. Commitments of up to 3 months are required. Orientations and training provided. 
Please call Chris at 204-986-6689 

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READ AWAY YOUR FINES!
Children and teens, up to 17 years, whose library borrowing privileges have been suspended are invited to read away those fines.
For details, please ask library staff.

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At the Blankstein Gallery, Second floor
May: Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba
June: Lily Lim and Paul Toews - present “Rhapsody in Bloom”. 
They will be in the gallery June 7, 2 until 4 p.m. 

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May 31 starting at 1 p.m., Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
Pitch your idea in front of a panel of Manitoba-based publishers, and an audience. You will have three minutes to present, followed by two minutes of questions from the publishers. 
Register between May 1 -15. Include “Pitch the Publisher” in the subject line.
Those chosen will be notified by May 25 so that they have time to prepare.
Or just come and watch! All are welcome to attend, no registration needed.

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May 7 - 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesday through Friday
Saturday will feature “Family Storytelling Hour” at 1 p.m. 
Free admission and are open to the public.
Storytellers include:
Carolyn Gray: Director of the MWG, actor, director, playwright, puppeteer and designer. 
Kent Suss: Theatre School Director of the MTYP. He has written and directed several plays.
Clare Murphy: part of Talking Skull Collective, dedicated to the art of storytelling.

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May 16, 12:10 p.m., Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium

KeyCon 31 presents Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Silvia has edited several anthologies including the Canadian zombie fiction collection Dead North and is the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press.  Her debut novel, Signal to Noise, will be out next year.

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Book-to-Movie Days   Drop in. Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium
• May 17 at 2 p.m.   Sherlock Holmes
• June 14 at 2 p.m.  Brokeback Mountain

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Share your Inspiring Ideas and Help Shape the Future of your Public Library. 
What kinds of services are important to you?
All are welcome! Drop in anytime.
• Thursday, May 22 from 2-5 p.m.: Henderson Library
• Saturday, June 7 from 12-3 p.m.: Sir William Stephenson Library 
• Wednesday, June 11 from 5-8 p.m.: Millennium Library
• Tuesday, June 17 from 5-8 p.m.: Pembina Trail Library

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May 23 from 3 - 5 p.m.  Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium 

Written Up: a Public Reading - “Writing Trans Genres” - A conference to discuss emerging literature by trans-gender, transsexual, two-spirit, and genderqueer writers.

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May 31 from 10 – 5 

Cornish Library will be part of Doors Open. Built in 1915 as the result of a grant from Andrew Carnegie, this historic building has many of its original architectural features, including fireplaces, oak tables and paneling. 

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Family Literacy Fun Day
Free! Drop in (no registration required) Prize draw at each branch!
Cornish Library, May 31: 2 - 4 p.m. 
Millennium Library, June 21: 2 - 4 p.m.
Featuring Aboriginal Themed Activities

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June 18, 6:30 p.m. Call 204-986-6450 to register.  Millennium Library, Buchwald Room

Through his blogs West End Dumplings and Winnipeg Downtown Places, Christian Cassidy has researched the social history of more than 300 buildings. Christian will take you through the steps of researching the history of a building and the people and businesses associated with it.

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June 14: 2 - 3 p.m., Sir William Stephenson Library
Families are welcome to come to the library to learn more about Aboriginal legends and culture. 
Create a beautiful dream catcher to take home! 
Drop in, no registration required. Call 204-986- 7096 for more information.

NFB Film Club: Children’s Series at 3 p.m. Call 204-986-7096 to register.
This compilation of short films includes Maq and the Spirit of the Woods, How People Got Fire and Aboriginality

Summer Solstice and National Aboriginal Day both fall on June 21
June 21 from 3 - 7 p.m., Selkirk Avenue and Powers Street 
National Aboriginal Day Celebration 

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June 30 - August 24
Join Winnipeg Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Club! 
It’s easy, FREE and it’s ONLINE.
Register by June 27 to be eligible for an early-bird prize!

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