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Building Bridges of Understanding with Canadian Muslims

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 at 11:45am

The word Islam is an Arabic term that means peace and submission, and the word Muslim means one who attains peace through submission to God, yet there are persistent stereotypes in Western media that associate the Islamic faith with oppression, violence, conflict and struggle.

If you would like to learn more about Islam, and separate the guiding concepts of the faith from the myths and misconceptions, join Shahina Siddiqui—freelance writer, author, spiritual counselor, speaker and educator—in discussing some of the top asked questions about Islam and Canadian Muslims. Over the course of three Saturdays starting on October 12, she will cover an introduction to Islam, women in Islam, core values and Canadian Muslims. The class will also include a discussion on Islamophobia.

Register now for Building Bridges of Understanding with Canadian Muslims.

Categories: Discussions, Winnipeg, Community Classroom

Book Club Reading Lists Posted!

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 2:53pm

What do By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, Autopsy of a Boring Wife, and Where the Crawdads Sing all have in common? They’re the September picks for three of our Community Classroom book clubs.

Reading lists for Hidden Figures, Read Between the Wines and Wendy’s Afternoon Book Club are now online. Looking to expand your reading list this year? Try a book club! Looking for your next great read? Check out these lists from some of our exceptionally well-read book club leaders.

Categories: Discussions, Book Clubs, Winnipeg, Book Lists, Literature, Community Classroom

Fandom Fridays!

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 at 7:35pm

SASKATOON- Hey there Fans of all things Fandom! If you're a middle and/or teen reader with a thirst for following the things you love, this is for you! Whether a seasoned fandom veteran or a novice looking for a place to get their fandom feet wet, this is the place to discuss all things Fandom**!

**Fandom: (consisting of fan [fanatic] plus the suffix -dom, as in kingdom) is a term that refers to a microcosm of people who are fans of a fiction genre. Apparently Fandom can be traced back to the 1930's! Who knew? It can also be characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest. If you are an avid fan and follower of books, movies, television shows, comics, and/or anime, (etc.), chances are, you may already be a part of Fandom culture!

Hosted by our very own Fandom Guru, Tressa, you can expect an excellent evening and a chance to meet, hang out, play games, and participate in Fandom-related activities! We will be discussing a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, fanfiction, cosplay, fan subculture, fan-created meta, and all things fandom related!

So feel free to join us every Friday at 7:00pm. Groups are always welcome!

Check out our excellent new Tumblr page, mcnallyfandomfridays.tumblr.com

For more info, call the kids desk (306)-955-1477

There is a $5.00 drop in charge to help cover the cost of refreshments/goodies (Mmmmmm! nom nom nom)

Categories: Discussions, Fun, Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon

Fandom Fridays!

Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 1:43pm

SASKATOON- Hey there Fans of all things Fandom! If you're a middle and/or teen reader with a thirst for following the things you love, this is for you! Whether a seasoned fandom veteran or a novice looking for a place to get their fandom feet wet, this is the place to discuss all things Fandom**!

**Fandom: (consisting of fan [fanatic] plus the suffix -dom, as in kingdom) is a term that refers to a microcosm of people who are fans of a fiction genre. Apparently Fandom can be traced back to the 1930's! Who knew? It can also be characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest. If you are an avid fan and follower of books, movies, television shows, comics, and/or anime, (etc.), chances are, you may already be a part of Fandom culture!

Hosted by our very own Fandom Guru, Tressa, you can expect an excellent evening and a chance to meet, hang out, play games, and participate in Fandom-related activities! We will be discussing a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, fanfiction, cosplay, fan subculture, fan-created meta, and all things fandom related!

So feel free to join us every Friday at 7:00pm. Groups are always welcome!

Check out our excellent new Tumblr page, mcnallyfandomfridays.tumblr.com

For more info, call the kids desk (306)-955-1477

There is a $5.00 drop in charge to help cover the cost of refreshments/goodies (Mmmmmm! nom nom nom)

Categories: Discussions, Fun, Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon

Qwiklit's list of 15 Modern Classics You Should Read Right Now

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 7:18pm

Qwiklit.com has recently posted a list of novels that have "earned their eminence and moved a generation some believed was devoid of literacy." The titles are all amazing, award-winning books, and each certainly deserves to be called a modern classic.

While all of the titles can be considered modern classics, some of us booksellers at McNally Robinson can't help but wonder if there aren't other works by the same authors that would better fit the list.

Categories: Discussions, buzz, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Book Lists

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