The Cornish Library

TRAILER – THE CORNISH LIBRARY: LIVING ROOM OF THE COMMUNITY 1915-2015 from Nilufer Rahman on Vimeo.

Produced for MTS ON DEMAND
Directed by: FRANK ADAMSON
© Sky West Productions 2015

For 100 years, the Cornish Library has been a treasured place for Winnipeggers. Located in Armstrong’s Point, the oldest residential neighbourhood in the city, Cornish Library is one of 125 libraries across Canada funded by Andrew Carnegie, once the richest man in the world. While many of these libraries have been repurposed or demolished, the Cornish Library still stands tall, unchanged and “free to all” despite numerous challenges over the decades.

Named after the first mayor of Winnipeg, the Cornish Library is steeped in history having hosted significant figures, such as Nellie McClung, a pioneer in the fight for women’s rights.
But will libraries remain relevant in the modern era of technology and the Internet? Will people stop reading books? Will the Cornish Library live for another 100 years?

Through the voices of its patrons and friends, we invite you to explore and share the journey of The Cornish Library: The Living Room of the Community 1915-2015.

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