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The Biblio File: Library News

The Biblio File
February 20, 2023

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, a guarantee under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in the United Kingdom. Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities.

The 2023 theme for Black History Month is: “Ours to tell”. This theme represents both an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and a commitment to learning more about the stories Black communities in Canada have to tell about their histories, successes, sacrifices and triumphs.  Drop by the library to see our book display honouring this.


We are very pleased to announce that the finishing touch has been added to our library patio lounge!  Make sure you come by to see the beautiful new mural that completes this space!  The library was thrilled to commission local artist Karly Owens for this timeless art that will beautify the space for years to come.

Community Legal Education Association is a charitable organization that provides free legal information to Manitobans.  These services help individuals better understand our legal system and how to resolve their legal issues.

The following webinars are available in February.  All webinars are free but you must register.  Please check their website to register for a webinar, for upcoming webinars, or for more information.

Tuesday, February 21, 12 – 1 pm – Law in the Library – Wills with Wayne Rose (in partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library)

Thursday, February 23, 12 – 1:30 pm – Technology Assisted Violence and Teen Dating, with Dr. Amber Merucci

Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Employment Law with Peter Mueller

Tuesday, March 7, 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Copyright Law with Althea Wheeler