Get yourself prepared with our annual holiday catalogue, Books of the Season, which features the best books, music, toys, games, and gifts for everyone on your list.
Pick up a free copy of the catalogue in any of our bookstores, or read it online right now >>>Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Newsletter
The winners of the 2019 Governor General's Literary Awards, Canada's oldest and most prestigious literary prizes, have been announced.
The other English-language winners include:
- Nonfiction: To the River by Don Gillmor
- Poetry: Holy Wild by Gwen Benaway
- Young people's literature (text): Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow
- Young people's literature (illustrated): Small in the City by Sydney Smith
- Translation: Birds of a Kind by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Linda Gaboriau
- Drama: Other Side of the Game by Amanda Parris
Along with the English-language winners are seven French-language winners. For more information on those books, and on the Award in general, visit GGbooks.ca.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Eaton's department store opened in 1905 and became a staple of Winnipeg's downtown until it closed its doors in 1999. But while it was open, a seasonal favourite of many in the city was the Santa's Village on the 9th floor, which included 15 animatronic fairytale stories—part of the store for almost 40 years. What happened to those vignettes when the store closed? For the past 20 years, they've been living at the Children's Museum!
Interested in hearing a bit more about these Winnipeg favourites? Allie Alsop, director of education and exhibits at the Manitoba Children's Museum, will be discussing Eaton's impact on Winnipeg, the creation and maintenance of the vignettes, and the background of the featured stories in the Community Classroom session, The Eaton's Fairytale Vignettes: A Winnipeg Holiday Tradition on November 1st.
Register now for a festive look back at a piece of Winnipeg's recent past!Categories: Winnipeg, Community Classroom, Holidays
With more than 200 million speakers, Russian is one of the top ten most spoken languages in the world. It's the language astronauts learn before going into outer space, it's written with the Cyrillic alphabet, and a few words, including "mammoth," "samovar" and "vodka," have also made their way into English.
Starting next month, educator Richard Castro is offering students the opportunity to learn some of this fascinating language through song. The class will start by reviewing the Cyrillic alphabet and learning how to read and say some everyday Russian words and expressions. And then the fun part—the class will see and hear how these words are used in some Russian folk songs and follow along as they hear them sung. Who knows, participants may even end up singing in Russian!
- Russian Through Song starts Friday, November 1.
Categories: Winnipeg, Community Classroom
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
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