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A Candle For Book Lovers!

“I bought one for each member of my book club.”

 “They will be great as stocking stuffers.”

“I love the look on people’s faces when I ask them to smell the candle. They may be hesitant at first but when the aroma registers, they look delighted. And they are always impressed when I explain about the vanilla, ivy, and myrrh scent.”

 “My friend loves to read. Rick Mercer’s new autobiography and the special Friends candle will make the perfect gift.”

We have been receiving so many positive comments about the beautiful Coal and Canary candles Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library is selling as a fundraiser this year. There is still time to purchase them for holiday gifts in our Best of Friends Gift Shop or on GoodLocal.  A reminder that Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library members get a 10% discount on candle purchases. 

An additional way to support the important work of Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library is to make a tax-deductible donation here

Look Who's Come On Board

Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library is pleased to welcome two new members to our board.

You might spot Joyce Klassen-Nicolson at Winnipeg’s Munroe Library which is the branch closest to her home although she does love to come to the Millennium Library as well to browse in The Best of Friends Gift Shop.
Joyce is a fan of mystery novels by authors like Louise Penny and PD James and she is an active member of a book club. A retired clinical dietitian Joyce worked in personal care homes for many years.  She ended her career doing dementia education for the Alzheimer Society.  
Joyce is a nature lover, and she especially enjoys spending time at the summer home she and her husband own in Pinawa. Joyce’s parents taught her to love libraries and she feels strongly about the social equality aspect of libraries as places where everyone, no matter their economic status, can have access to books.

Kevin Oliver likes books about business and technology. A recent favourite was What to Expect When You Are Expecting Robots: The Future of Human-Robot Collaboration by Laura Major and Julie Shah.  Kevin is an Instructional Designer with Extended Education at the University of Manitoba.
He often uses libraries as a workspace because he appreciates their atmosphere. He is inspired by the idea that at the library he is surrounded by other people who are all there to learn new things. Kevin believes libraries are critical components of healthy communities offering easy and free access to reading materials, services, and resources.
Kevin enjoys competitive sports, board games, video games, travelling, going to movies, and being in the great outdoors. He sees his involvement with Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library as an opportunity to give back to his community.
Walk on in and Find the Perfect Gift

The Best of Friends Gift Shop is open in December, and we’d love to have you visit. Our volunteer staff would be happy to help you choose the perfect gift for the people on your holiday shopping list.  One of the classy mugs from our distinctive collection might be just what you are looking for.
You can also visit GoodLocal to browse and place orders online.
Holiday Greeting

We want to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for your ongoing support in 2021. We extend our good wishes for health and happiness to you and those you love in 2022. 

From the Board of Directors 
Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library

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