January 3, 2015

Winnipeg Model Railroad Club: Mark Perry l Millennium Library: January and February 2014 Events and Skywalk Concerts & Lectures

January 9, 7:00 pm Doors open / 7:30 Meeting begins
Charleswood Legion Hall, 6003 Roblin Boulevard in basement of the Legion. 
Please enter on the west side of the building.

The Winnipeg Model Railroad Club presents Mark Perry, who has prepared a program about the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway. Mark has been photographing The City of Winnipeg's short line for  many years and he'll share his knowledge with us. 

Not a member? No problem! Visitors are always welcome!
Want to join the Club? Download an application form by clicking here.
You can become an associate member for only $15 CDN. 
You'll get a PDF of The Lantern, emailed to you nine times a year!

Book-to-Movie Days Carol Shields Auditorium
January 10, 2-4 pm  The King’s Speech
February 14: 2-4 pm  The Notebook

Folk For Families - Bring the little folks out for a Saturday of singing and dancing!
Children’s Services
January 10: 2-3 pm  Seanster and the Monsters
February 14: 2-3 pm  Adam Rosner

From Page to Stage: Cabaret
Get behind the scenes of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of Cabaret.
Carol Shields Auditorium
January 13: 12:10-1 pm  Steffi DiDomenicantonio (Sally Bowles), 
Alex Furber (Cliff Bradshaw), and Mike Nadajewski (Emcee), will chat.
January 16: 12:10-1 pm
Members of the production team will discuss the behind the scenes magic

Folk Fest in the City
Come and experience the music and atmosphere of the Folk Fest! 
TD New & Noted Room
January 24: 2 pm: “Friends like Family” with William Prince, Don Amero and Cassidy Mann
February 28: 2 pm: “Stories and Song” with Ila Barker and Richard Inman

MTYP Presents “The Runaway” Puppet Show
Children’s Area
Students from the Manitoba Theater for Young People’s Theatre school will perform this puppet story based on Aesop’s fable of the Slave and the Lion.
February 1: 2:30-2:45 pm, 3-3:15 pm and 3:30-3:45 pm

CowardFest Film Screenings
Celebrate this year’s selected Master Playwright, Noël Coward, with our film screenings.
Carol Shields Auditorium
February 2: 6:30-8:15 pm  Easy Virtue
February 9: 6:30-8 pm  Relative Values

Pre-School Films Call 204-986-6488 to reserve space. Ages 3-5.
Carol Shields Auditorium 
February 5 & 6: 10:30-11 am

Family Fun Day
Children’s Area & Library Park
February 7: 11 am-5 pm and February 8: 1-4 pm
Bring a shovel, or use ours, and help us build a giant snow maze! Warm up with some hot chocolate surrounded by the art in the Park, or head indoors to enjoy winter stories, word games and crafting in the Library.

Freedom to Read Week (February 22 – 28) encourages awareness of intellectual freedom.  Did you know that hundreds of books around the world have been challenged or banned, such as Of Mice and Men, and Harry Potter

Skywalk Concerts & Lectures  Noon–1 pm
Bring your lunch to Wednesday lectures and Thursday concerts. 
Carol Shields Auditorium

January 14
“The Importance of Physical Activity for Youth and What Activities Get Them Most Active” by Dr. Nathan Hall & Dr. Robert Pryce, UWinnipeg Kinesiology
January 21
“The Canadian Math Debate: What’s Going on with K-12 Math Education?” by Dr. Anna Stokke, UWinnipeg Mathematics & Statistics
January 28
“Early Human Migrations in the West- ern Caribbean: Where did they all come from?” by Dr. Ivan Roksandic, UWinnipeg Anthropology
February 4
“Mission Impossible?: Physical Activity Programming for the Homeless” by Andrea Bedard & Dr. Melanie Gregg, UWinnipeg Kinesiology
February 11
“The Quiet Revolution: How Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are Bringing High Performance Computing to the Masses” by Dr. Christopher Henry, UWinnipeg Applied Computer Science 
February 18
“The Power of Medical Imaging” by Dr. Esmat Elhami, UWinnipeg Physics
February 25
“What Has Happened to Playing Board Games? Parental Involvement in Children’s Mathematics Development” by Dr. Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk, UWinnipeg Education

January 15
Soprano Sarah Jo Kirsch & Pianist Madeline Hildebrand perform the music of Larsen, Debussy and Sid Robinovitch 
January 22
WSO Presents: A Classical Recital with Michelle Goddard, clarinet and Darryl Friesen, piano
January 29
WSO Presents: Andrew Goodlett, Double Bass
February 5
Winnipeg Youth Orchestra led by Dan Scholz
February 12
The Talented Strings of Brandon University: Top students led by Prof. Kerry DuWors
February 19
Ila Barker, guitar – Singer/Songwriter performing selections from her self-titled CD
February 26
Advanced piano students from the studio of Jacqueline Ryz

Books & Brunch Fundraiser on May 3, 2015. The “Books I Have Known and Loved” speakers will be comedian Al Rae and author Charlene Diehl.  All funds that the Friends raise support Library programs and services.

Aspiring authors of all genres are invited to send their manuscripts for critique to Writer-in-Residence Di Brandt. See our website for full submission details.

The Blankstein Gallery
JANUARY: Tom Reaume
Tom Reaume has practiced “anti-still” photography for 35 years. Visit him online at
FEBRUARY: Joan Larson
Joan E. Larson has shown in several group exhibitions. She cites a range of influences including music, healing and memory.

Exhibit second floor (west wall): Artbeat Studio alumnus Kathleen Crosby is a passionate contemporary acrylic painter, primarily of abstract works on large canvasses. She has displayed in multiple group exhibitions. This exhibit runs late January until June.  

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