|Photo courtesy of Linda Sigurdson Collette
Winnipeg’s Icelandic reading society, Lestrarfélagið Gleym-mér-ei (LGME), has been a pillar in the life of the city’s Icelandic community since 1996. It gathers in the Icelandic Reading Room of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library at the University of Manitoba on a monthly basis (save for December) during the academic year. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. (except May, when the group meets half an hour earlier) and refreshments are provided by volunteers. Participants are asked to contribute $3 at each meeting and the funds raised are given to the Icelandic Collection to purchase new books for the library.