The Manitoba Library Consortium is delighted to co-sponsor an event of interest to the library community and the broader community that knows and values the role of the library in our society. Other sponsors include the Manitoba Library Association, CASLIS Manitoba, the Manitoba Association of Library Technicians MALT, and McNally Robinson.
Madeleine Lefebvre, University Librarian of St. Mary University, will be in Winnipeg on June 8, 2006. She has kindly agreed to speak as a guest lecturer during the afternoon and to read from her recent book, The Romance of Libraries at a public event that evening.
Please join us !
Public Event, June 8 -- 7:30 p.m. McNally
Robsinson & WPL -- Buchwald Room at the Millenium Library
The Romance of Libraries
In the halls of knowledge, amidst the towering stacks of books, more than just fact and fiction awaits. No one knows this more than Madeleine Lefebvre.
You see, the University Librarian at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS, is the editor of a newly released book, The Romance of Libraries (Scarecrow Press Inc., 2006) which is now on sale.
Lefebvre read some excerpts at a book launch at the Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. The event attracted droves of people, many of whom purchased her book.
This work, which is now available at bookstores, is a collection of true accounts of emotional attachments formed in and with libraries and the library field, and both young and old share their tales of love.
A collection of true accounts of emotional attachments formed in and with libraries and the library field. Madeleine Lefebvre has gathered personal narratives from around the world from people who work in or use libraries. From the very young to those in their nineties, these people share their tales of love.
While most accounts are about romances that developed in a library setting, some are about romances with libraries themselves. The stories – happy sad, or bittersweet – share an over-arching theme of the transformative and emotive power of libraries in our lives.Posted by kgrummett at June 6, 2006 6:02 PM