Event Calendar

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Feb
1
Sat
Blind Date with a Book
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day

Join us for our annual Blind Date with a Book event! All you have to do is check out a wrapped book, read it and let us know whether or not you liked it. For each book, you will be given a “Rate your Date” ballot. Each ballot filled out will be entered into draws throughout the month of February for free books.

Don’t judge a book by its cover!

 

Game Day
Feb 1 @ 12:00 – 17:00

Come on down to play games the first Saturday and third Wednesday of every month.
Event runs from 6-8:30 p.m., and is intended for ages 14 and up unless accompanied by an adult.

 

Feb
4
Tue
Memory Keepers’ Club
Feb 4 @ 13:00 – 15:00

Join Jake Epp Library’s monthly memoir writing club. Every month will have a different theme to write on. We will share writing, stories and experiences with one another. No sign up required. The theme to write on this month is “a game or sport that’s been important to you”.

Memory Keepers’ Club will be held on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month from 1-3 pm.

memory keepers club

Providence Public Lecture Series 2020
Feb 4 @ 19:00 – 20:30

For I Tell the Bible So: The Rise of Scientific Inerrancy and the Decline of Scriptural Authority

Presentation by: Cameron McKenzie (M.Div), Provost and VP Academic

The 2020 Providence Public Lectures will demonstrate the impressive range of expertise among Providence faculty, whose topics will include politics, theology, morality, history, psychiatry, worship, and social construction. Presenting in Winnipeg and Steinbach, Providence professors are excited to bring their scholarship into the public square. Attendees can expect to be intellectually stimulated, perhaps challenged, and to come away with a new appreciation for Christian higher education.

All lectures are free to attend – no registration required.

 

Feb
6
Thu
Young Adult Book Club
Feb 6 @ 16:00 – 17:00

Teens, join Jake Epp Library’s Young Adult Book Club! Read and discuss YA books such as Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and more with other teens. The group will meet to discuss on Thursdays bi-weekly from 4-5 pm.

For Ages 13-15. Advanced sign up is required. There is no cost to participate in this program.

For February, we will be reading and discussing Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Feb 6: Ch. 1-16; Feb 20: Ch. 17-End).

For any questions, email Madison: programs@jakeepplibrary.com

Feb
7
Fri
Story Corner
Feb 7 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Bring your kids to Story Corner, a drop in story time open to all ages on the first and third Fridays of every month!

Story Corner Poster

Feb
10
Mon
Write or Wrong: Creative Writers’ Group
Feb 10 @ 19:00 – 20:45

Writers, join us for our Creative Writers’ Group, called Write or Wrong, that meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm.

Enjoy the company of fellow writers and if you would like, bring a selection of writing (max. 5 pages) to share and have critiqued.

For ages 16 and up.

Feb
11
Tue
Providence Public Lecture Series 2020
Feb 11 @ 19:00 – 20:30

The Social Construction of Reality: How it Works and How it’s True

Presentation by: Dennis Hiebert (PhD, University of Manitoba) is the Providence Department Head of Arts and Sciences. He is also editor of the Journal of Sociology and Christianity, a past president of the Christian Sociological Association, and the author of Rationality, Humility, and Spirituality in Christian Life (Cascade, 2020).

The 2020 Providence Public Lectures will demonstrate the impressive range of expertise among Providence faculty, whose topics will include politics, theology, morality, history, psychiatry, worship, and social construction. Presenting in Winnipeg and Steinbach, Providence professors are excited to bring their scholarship into the public square. Attendees can expect to be intellectually stimulated, perhaps challenged, and to come away with a new appreciation for Christian higher education.

All lectures are free to attend – no registration required.

Lecture Synopsis: The world humans inhabit has at least two dimensions: the physical and the cultural. The physical includes our human bodies and all that exists in nature apart from them. The cultural includes our knowledge, beliefs, values, norms, technologies, and social institutions. Together, they comprise our shared, lived reality which we experience as objectively factual and subjectively meaningful, independent of our own volition. The “social construction of reality” is the understanding that society is creatively invented and actively produced by humans, not something given to humans. It is concerned with whatever passes for knowledge in a society, regardless of its ultimate (in)validity, by whatever criteria. So by what processes does social construction happen? How should it be evaluated? And what are its implications for religion?

Feb
18
Tue
Providence Public Lecture Series 2020
Feb 18 @ 19:00 – 20:30

‘Living According to the Lord’s Day:’ The Formative Role of Worship in Early Christianity

Presentation by: Joshua Coutts (PhD, University of Edinburgh, Scotland) is the author of several scholarly articles, as well as The Divine Name in the Gospel of John (Mohr Siebeck, 2017).

The 2020 Providence Public Lectures will demonstrate the impressive range of expertise among Providence faculty, whose topics will include politics, theology, morality, history, psychiatry, worship, and social construction. Presenting in Winnipeg and Steinbach, Providence professors are excited to bring their scholarship into the public square. Attendees can expect to be intellectually stimulated, perhaps challenged, and to come away with a new appreciation for Christian higher education.

All lectures are free to attend – no registration required.

Lecture Synopsis: The worship practices of the earliest Christians reflect their convictions about Jesus and his relationship to God, but they took a variety of forms and in turn shaped the earliest Christian communities. Ignatius, the second century bishop of Antioch, was not alone in his call for Christians to align their lives with the grain of their worship, or as he put it, to “live according to the Lord’s day.” This lecture will outline the various worship practices of early Christians and explore the ways in which these moulded faithful Jesus followers, as well as some implications for Christian worship today.

Feb
19
Wed
Game Night
Feb 19 @ 18:00 – 20:30

Come on down to play games the first Saturday and third Wednesday of every month. Event runs from 6-8:30 p.m., and is intended for ages 14 and up unless accompanied by an adult.