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January 27, 2015

February Events at McNally Robinson: Valentine’s Day Dinner, Book Club, Music Interviews, Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2015, Book Launchings and More!


McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park,  1120 Grant Ave.
Phone 204-475-0483    (Toll Free 1-800-561-1833)

February 14, 5:00 pm
Valentine’s Day Dinner in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Join us for a romantic five-course tasting featuring live musical accompaniment, a rose and a small bottle of champagne.
Tickets are $100 for a couple or $55 per single person. 
For menu details, reservations and seating times call 204-975-2659.

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February 24, 7:00 pm in the Travel Alcove
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club

The choice is Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, a story about the relationships that sustain us. Get in touch with John by calling 453-0424, ex 227.

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Music 
February 10, 7:30 pm
Martha Brooks & Jeff Preslaff, Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat

As a bonus, you’ll also get a preview of Martha’s upcoming memoir, Letters to Brian: A Year of Living and Remembrance. Martha Brooks is an acclaimed novelist and jazz singer. Originally from New York, trombonist, pianist, composer and arranger Jeff Presslaff is a mainstay in the Winnipeg jazz scene.
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February 24, 7:30 pm
Vincent Ho, presented as part of McNally Robinson’s Meet the Composer series

He has served as the WSO’s Composer-In-Residence from 2007-2013. He most recently had his percussion concerto The Shaman presented at Carnegie Hall by Dame Evelyn Glennie and the WSO. Mr. Ho was commissioned to write a new work for the WSO to celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. He will talk about his new work, Postlude: Song of Hope, that will premiere on February 27 and 28.

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Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2015
Admission is free – no registration is required - in the Travel Alcove

February 7, 7:00-8:30 pm  Michael Gilmour, Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Testament and English Literature: “Isaiah on iTunes: Popular Music’s Strange Fascination with the Bible.”
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February 14, 7:00-8:30 pm Cathy Rust-Akinbolaji, M.A., Assistant Professor of TESOL: “How English Got so Complicated: A Historical Sketch.”
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February 21, 7:00-8:30 pm Patrick Franklin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics: “Is Christian Faith Obsolete in a Scientific Age?”
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February 28, 7:00-8:30 pm Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of TESOL: “Beauty as a Human Need: Visual Art as Learning Strategy, Therapy, and Worship.”

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Launches and Events

February 1, 2:00
Sharla Kinsman & Sonia Nadeau
My Mother Always Tells Me
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February 5, 7:00 pm
Richard Jochelson & Kirsten Kramar
The Disappearance of Criminal Law: Police Powers and the Supreme Court
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February 8, 2:00 pm
Paul G. Doerksen
A. James Reimer’s Toward an Anabaptist Political Theology: Law, Order, and Civil Society presented by Paul G. Doerksen.
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February 9, 7:00 pm
Robert Sopuck
 A Life Outdoors: Essays on Hunting, Gathering and Country Living in the 21st Century
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February 11, 7:00 pm
Jon Waldman
He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey’s Collectible Treasures
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February 12, 7:00 pm
Christine Steendam, the award-winning romance author of the Foremost Chronicles and the Ocean Series, is launching three new books: Owned by the Ocean (the prequel to the Ocean Series), Betrayed by the Ocean (the third in the Ocean Series), and Unforgiving Plains (the first in the Foremost Series).
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February 13, 7:00 pm
Hazel Mariko Latimer
Dreams Really Can Come True! A story about kids helping other kids
The profits will be donated to the organizations that work to help the children of our city.
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February 15, 2:00 pm
Melanie Matheson
Hokey Dowa Gerda and the Snowflake Girl
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February 17, 7:00 pm
Gilles DeCruyenaere
I Dreamt of Trees
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February 17, 7:30 pm                       
Alison R. Montgomery
Confessions of a Dance Mom
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February 19, 7:00 pm
Café Politique - Immigration in Canada: Current Policies and Future Developments.
The events are free to the general public and refreshments are provided. 
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February 22, 2:00 pm
Don Ayre
Toward a More Loving and Caring World
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February 25, 7:00 pm
Brian Froese
California Mennonites
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February 26, 7:00 pm
The Shadow Over Portage and Main

An upcoming anthology of horror and weird fiction inspired by Winnipeg and its endless winters. Contributing authors include: Keith Cadieux, Dustin Geeraert, Jeremy Strong, Géza Reilly, John Stinzi, Joanna Graham, Christina Koblun and others.
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February 26, 7:30 pm
Umut Özsu
Formalizing Displacement: International Law and Population Transfers
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February 27, 7:00 pm
Justin Currie
Cassie and Tonk
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February 28, 7:00 pm
Jordan Power
Extra-Ordinary: Stories of Manitobans with Down Syndrome
The author is donating all proceeds to the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society.

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