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Shaun Tan awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

by D - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:04am

Shaun Tan, Australian author and illustrator of the picture book The Arrival is winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The annual honour awards five million kroner (about $766,000 Cdn) to a writer, illustrator or storyteller for his or her outstanding contribution to children's or young adult literature.

Categories: Awards

Tickets for Mother Daughter Tea are available now.

by D - Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:45pm

Young ladies, put on your party dress. Bring your mom or bring your grandma or both, and join us for our annual Mother Daughter Storytime Tea Party. There will be music, stories, crafts and tiers of teatime treats. Daughters, we invite you to write a poem for your mom and bring it along. You may read it aloud if you are so inspired.

The Mother Daughter Storytime Tea will take place on Saturday April 30. The tea starts at 9:30 am. Tickets are $19.95 and must be purchased in advance at Prairie Ink Restaurant, 975-2659.

Our events this week in our Winnipeg store.

by D - Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:28am

Howard Pawley launching Keep True: A Life in Politics, Monday, March 28, 7:00 pm.
The Shaw TV, Joanne Kelly's Book Club. present a discussion on Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Tuesday, March 29, 7:00 pm.
Dorene Meyer launching Lewis: The Group - Week Two. Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 pm.
Roger Brown presents a gardening talk as park of the Prairie Garden Committee's series of Gardening Information Talks. Wednesday March 30, 7:30 pm.
GEM Munro signing South Asian Adventures with the Active Poor Thursday, March 31, 5:00 pm.
Al Rae and Dan Licoppe present the Winnipeg Comedy Festival Preview, Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm.
Al Simmons presents a special kids storytime. This event presented in association with the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Friday April 1, 10:00 am.
Sonia Eidse with Dustin Harder and Jess Rae Ayre, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Friday, April 1, 8:00 pm.
The Sweet Alibi, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Saturday April 2 8:00 pm.
Coral Hetherington launching Gus the Wrong Way Goose: Heading South. Sunday April 3, 2:00 pm.

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

Diana Wynne Jones 1934-2011

by Cameron - Saturday, Mar 26, 2011 at 1:45pm

Diana Wynne Jones, author of the Chrestomanci series and Howl's Moving Castle has passed away.

Categories: Site News, Authors, SciFi & Fantasy

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McNally Robinson BTV Book Club

by D - Friday, Mar 25, 2011 at 1:28pm

The March BTV Book Club the wraps on Monday March 28th at 8:30 am where Krista and Jenna Khan will be discussing Charlene Diehl's, Out of Grief, Singing.

Categories: Book Clubs, Winnipeg
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