Welcome to the Readers’ Salon, a blog for, you guessed it, readers — sponsored by the staff of Winnipeg Public Library. Our aim is create a forum for you to interact with the larger community of readers. A place for book news. A place that encourages the love of reading. Enjoy.
In addition to guest bloggers we’ve got a bunch of regular staff members who are contributing! They are, in alphabetical order:
Aileen: Aileen is a Reader Services Librarian who would love to live in Hobbiton. She is a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings and enjoys reading sci-fi, fantasy and horror novels. When not reading, she loves to watch movies, especially films that are part of the MCU.
Andrew: Andrew is the Branch Head at the Henderson Library. He’s a bit of a browser in his reading habits but you can generally find books by Neal Asher, Frank Herbert, Tolkien, P.G Wodehouse, David McCullough and Neil Gaiman on his nightstand. Lately he’s been focusing on military strategy and tactics.
Danielle: Danielle is the Section Head of Reader Services at the Winnipeg Public Library and loves fiction from Austen to Zombies (although she prefers those two kept separate). She reads while brushing her teeth but, after a few near-accidents, no longer reads while walking.
Kristie: Kristie is a huge Tolkien fan who likes to geek out reading the Elven genealogies. She also enjoys short stories, classics, and sci-fi (especially Ursula le Guin). If she isn’t reading she likes to knit, although reading while knitting is her preference.
Lori: Lori is a lifelong lover of literature and alliteration. At the age of five she entered her first library and it was love at first sight. Her superpowers include the ability to create a never-ending reading list.
Louis-Philippe: “Having lived in Manitoba since 2002, I am the librarian in charge of developing and maintaining the Local History Room collection and related programs. I love to read historical fiction and non-fiction as well as graphic novels and science fiction.”
Megan: Megan is a Youth Services librarian who likes big books and reads past her bedtime. She started working in libraries when she was 15 and never quite managed to stay away. You can usually find her next to a stack of ghost stories or cookbooks, or getting so wrapped up in her eAudiobook that she misses her bus stop.
Monique: A bit of a fiction-phobe and great keeper of “to-reads” lists, Monique is an Information Services Librarian at the Millennium Library.
Trevor: Trevor is the Branch Head librarian at the Louis Riel Library. His favourite writers are P.G. Wodehouse, Dennis Lehane, Stephen King, Paul Theroux and David Sedaris. “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx