October 2016

Book Chats in Williams Lake Library Branch!

"Book Chats" is an informal book club where we will discuss what we have been reading. It's a great opportunity to meet fellow book enthusiasts and get some inspiration for your next read. Registration is appreciated.

To register, ask at the front desk or contact Anton Dounts, Area Librarian, at adounts@cariboord.bc.ca or 250-305-2182.

Hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, October 22 (1:00pm-2:30pm)
Where: Programme Room, Williams Lake Library Branch

 

September 2016

Book Chats is back in Williams Lake!

With summer being just about done (sorry!), we are happy to reintroduce Book Chats! Interested in discovering new titles to read? Want to inspire others to read a book you love? "Book Chats" is an informal book club where we will discuss what we have been reading. It's a great opportunity to meet fellow book enthusiasts and get some inspiration for your next read. Registration is appreciated.

To register, ask at the front desk or contact Anton Dounts, Area Librarian, at adounts@cariboord.bc.ca or 250-305-2182.

Hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 (1:00pm-3:00pm)
Where: Programme Room, Williams Lake Library Branch

 

June 2016

Author reading at Williams Lake Branch

On June 24, join us for this special occasion as we welcome a published BC author, Mark Cameron, who will read from his latest novel, "Goodnight Sunshine."

Reviews:

"A deftly crafted and skillfully written novel from beginning to end, 'Goodnight Sunshine' is a highly recommended and unfailingly entertaining read documenting author Mark Cameron as an especially skilled and original storyteller."
--Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch

"The characters ring true and the rich life of Ecuador that Cameron describes undeniably comes from his own first-hand knowledge of the country as a traveller."
--Jan DeGrass, Coast Reporter

When: Friday, June 24th, @ 3:30 pm
Where: Williams Lake Library Branch

 

Free screening at 100 Mile House Library Branch

Paddington
Summary: A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

When: Saturday, June 18th, @ 1:30 pm
Where: Library Programme Room

 

Free screening at 100 Mile House Library Branch

Alpha and Omega
Summary: In Jasper National Park, the wolves, Kate and Humphrey, have known each other since puppyhood, but they are on the oppose ends of the Western Pack's social structure with Kate as the energetic Alpha daughter of the pack leader and Humphrey being the good humoured Omega. That social structure forces Kate to accept an arranged marriage with Garth of the Eastern Pack to unite the packs for peace, regardless of Humphrey's hopeless attraction for her. Before that union can occur, Kate and Humphrey are captured by the park's rangers and sent to an Idaho park as part of a wolf repopulation project. Mindful of her duties, Kate is determined to return to Jasper and Humphrey offers to help with the assistance of two odd geese. However, as this disparate pair struggle through the dangers to get home, a growing mutual appreciation of their talents and then a deeper love threatens to disastrously complicate everything if they make it back.

When: Saturday, June 4th, @ 1:30 pm
Where: Library Programme Room

May 2016

Book Sale at 100 Mile House and Williams Lake Branches

Come out and get some great deals on used and donated books at the CRD library branches in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake. There is something for everyone: fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and more!

Williams Lake Book Sale will be held in the library's programming room, starting on May 24, until May 27.

100 Mile House Book Sale will be hosted on May 28 through June 2. Additionally, you will be able to put your name in for a draw to win a gift certificate!

Please, NO DONATIONS from the public

 

Movie Screening at the 100 Mile House Libray Branch

Nut Job

After destroying the winter food supply for the rest of the animals, mischievous squirrel Surly (Will Arnett) is banished from the park into the city by Raccoon (Liam Neeson). Surly must team up with his rat friend Buddy to break into the nut store to help redeem himself and ensure the survival of the park community. When things go wrong, Surly finds himself in an outrageously complicated adventure that requires him to enlist the park inhabitants to make sure they have food before winter hits. (85 minutes)

When: Saturday, May 21 @ 1:30 PM
Where: Library Programme Room
Admission: Free

 

Rock Band Party at the Williams Lake Library Branch
In celebration of the BC Youth Week, the Williams Lake Branch will host a Rock Band Party on May 4 (4PM – 7PM). Drop by and try out our new PlayStation 4 game kit, which includes a guitar, a drum set, and a mic. Play a game, listen to some music, check out some books, CDs, or DVDs, or just hang out and have some snacks. Come by alone or with friends! We’ll be thrilled to see you.

April 2016

Williams Lake Library Presents...Hitchcock at the Library
For the first Movies at the Library event, we are going to offer you an oldie but goodie. On April 26, 2016 (6:00pm-8:30pm), we’ll be screening one of the following Alfred Hitchcock’s works: Stage Fright, Strangers on a Train, I Confess, Dial M for Murder, The Wrong Man, North by Northwest, or Psycho.

And it is up to you to decide which! The film with most votes (you can vote for multiple films - either on our Facebook page or at the desk) will be presented.

Additionally, a brief Hitchcock trivia game will be conducted prior to the screening (…and yes, there is a prize)!

 

Craft Day on Pro-D day at Williams Lake Branch
Looking for something fun to do this Pro-D day? Drop into our program room to make some crafts. We will be making magnets, dream catchers and much more! All ages welcome.

April 15, 2016 (2:00pm-4:00pm)

 

Bike Lock Check Out at Williams Lake Branch
The snow is receding and the bikes are becoming more and more ubiquitous. With that in mind, we are commencing a Bike Lock Check Out program. With your library card or a valid piece of ID, you are now able to sign out a cable lock for your bike. So, feel free to take your bike to the library and rest assured that we've got you covered.

Ask for more information at the desk
Bike Lock Check Out

February 2016

Williams Lake Branch is introducing "Book Chats"
Interested in discovering new titles to read? Want to inspire others to read a book you love? "Book Chats" is an informal book club where we will discuss what we have been reading. It's a great opportunity to meet fellow book enthusiasts and get some inspiration for your next read.
Registration required.

First meeting: April 16, 2016 (2:00pm-3:30pm)

To register, ask at the front desk or contact Celeste Musseau, Branch Assistant, at cmusseau@cariboord.bc.ca or 250-392-3630
BookChats

 

Story Time is back at the Williams Lake Branch
Kids and their parents are welcomed back to Williams Lake branch, as we resume our much-requested Story Time. Pre-schoolers will find much to enjoy, including stories, songs, crafts, and more! No registration is required.

Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:15am
storytime

 

JUNE 2015

How to Download Library eBooks at the 100 Mile Branch
This workshop will explain how to borrow e-books from the British Columbia Libraries catalogue. The session will include the steps on how to download the software, activation procedures and how to sign out e-books.  The class will be held in the library program room. Kindle devises are not compatible for this workshop.

Friday June 5th, 10 - 11:30am
Friday June 19th, 10 - 11:30am
library ebooks

 

Father's Day Craft at the 100 Mile Branch
Come celebrate Father’s Day at the 100 Mile House Library by joining us for a fun filled craft.
Children five to 12 years of age are welcome to attend. Registration is required, as space is limited.


Wednesday, June 17th, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
fathersday

 

MAY 2015

 

Gerry, Get your Gun: Book launch at the Williams Lake Branch
Gerry Bracewell will be at the library for a slideshow presentation to celebrate the launch of her new book, Gerry, Get your Gun: My Life as a hunting guide and other adventures.

Gerry, Get your Gun packs the wallop of a 30-30 rifle. Legendary hunting guide Gerry Bracewell recounts tales of extraordinary toughness and perseverance in the untamed Chilcotin.

Thursday May 28th, 6:30pm
gerry get your gun

 

How to Download Library eBooks at the 100 Mile Branch
This workshop will explain how to borrow e-books from the British Columbia Libraries catalogue. The session will include the steps on how to download the software, activation procedures and how to sign out e-books.  The class will be held in the library program room. Kindle devises are not compatible for this workshop.

Friday May 8th, 10:00-11:30am
Friday May 22nd, 10:00-11:30am
library ebooks

 

An author evening with Rudy Johnson at the Williams Lake Branch


92 year old Rudy Johnson is a wonderful story-teller, and he certainly has many stories to tell. Now Rudy’s story is in print, in the memoir simply entitled “Rudy Johnson”. The book recounts Rudy’s personal journey from, from the time he was born in 1922, to his arrival in Canada, and is move to the Cariboo in 1947. The book closely chronicles the development of the Williams Lake area, and Cariboo North. Come out to the library to hear Rudy’s marvelous stories. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday May 20, 2015 - 6:30pm
Library Programme Room



rudy johnson

 

Children's author event at the Williams Lake Branch: Touched by the wind
In honour of Hearing and Speech Month, special guests children's author Victoria Greenley and illustrator Raylene Hale will be at the library to with their new book "Touched by the wind", a story about a girl wears a hearing aid and her little brother, who has a cochlear implant. Other special guests include staff from Interior Health. Books will be available for purchase.

Saturday May 9th, 11:00am

Image credit: Sage Birchwater
touched by the wind

 

Spring Book Sale at the Williams Lake Branch
Purchase gently loved donated items and materials withdrawn from the library's collection. Books, magazines, and more are available at fantastic prices. Come early!

Saturday May 2nd - 10:30-4:30pm
Tuesday May 5th - 10:30-7:00pm
Wednesday May 6th - 10:30-4:30pm
Thursday May 7th - 10:30-4:30pm
Friday May 8th - 10:30-4:30pm
spring book sale

 

MARCH 2015

 

Puppet Show at the Williams Lake Branch
Free! No registration required.
March 28th, 1:00pm
puppet show

 

Author of When Death Speaks, Stephen Garrett, at the Williams Lake Branch
Author Stephen Garrett will be giving a presentation on his new book, When Death Speaks. Garrett combines a unique blend of spirituality, practicality, humor, and common sense in his approach to serving individuals, families and groups as they walk the mysterious path of dying, death and loss. Stephen holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Training, diplomas in mediation, conflict resolution, negotiation and communication.  He is a published author of three books, Men Read This, Monks Without A Church, and his newest book, When Death Speaks. 

Thursday March 26th, 3:00-5:00pm - Library Programme Room
embrace your death

 

How to Download Library eBooks at the 100 Mile Branch
This workshop will explain how to borrow e-books from the British Columbia Libraries catalogue. The session will include the steps on how to download the software, activation procedures and how to sign out e-books.  The class will be held in the library program room. Kindle devises are not compatible for this workshop.

Friday March 13 or March 20th, 10:00-11:30am
library ebooks

 

Author Bruce Fraser tours CRDL Area Branches
Award-winning Author Bruce Fraser is back with a sequel to the mystery thriller On Potato Mountain. In The Jade Frog, a lawyer and a shaman attempt to find a murderer in the Chilcotin. The book is the second novel in a trilogy on the mysteries of the Cariboo-Chilcotin.” 
Books will be available for purchase and signing.



100 Mile - Wednesday March 11, 6:30pm
Williams Lake - Thursday March 12, 6:30pm
Quesnel - Friday March 13, 2:00pm
the jade frog

 

NFB Film Screening: Everything Will Be at the 100 Mile Branch

“Sundance award-winning director Julia Kwan’s documentary captures the subtle nuances of a culturally diverse neighbourhood—Vancouver’s once-thriving Chinatown—in the midst of transformation. The community’s oldest and newest members offer their intimate perspective on the shifting landscape as they reflect on change, memory and legacy. Night and day, a neon sign that reads 'Everything is going to be alright' looms over Chinatown. Everything is going to be alright; the big question is - for whom?" NFB Catalog

Saturday March 14th, 3:30-4:45pm

The viewpoints and opinions expressed in these presentations are strictly those of the producers and may not reflect those of the Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors, staff or volunteers.

everything will be poster

 

International Women's Day NFB Film Screening: The Lost Garden: The life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blache at the 100 Mile Branch
The Lost Garden: The life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blache. “A treasure from the vaults to mark International Women’s Day. Alice Guy-Blaché was a filmmaker before the word even existed. She made her first film at the end of the 19th century, when cinema was still in its infancy. After directing, producing and/or writing more than 700 films, she faded into obscurity. The Lost Garden rescues the story of one of cinema’s most fearless pioneers.”  - NFB Catalog



Friday March 6th
, 3:30-4:45pm

The viewpoints and opinions expressed in these presentations are strictly those of the producers and may not reflect those of the Cariboo Regional District Board of Directors, staff or volunteers.
life and cinema

 

International Women's Day Craft at the Williams Lake Branch

Drop-in and make a card for a favourite female in your life in honour of International Women’s Day.  Supplies provided.  Free! Programme Room.  Any age.


Friday March 6th, 2:00-3:30pm
international women's day logo

 

JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2015

Armchair Travel at the Williams Lake Branch

China Yangtze Tour with Reta Seibert

Thursday January 8th
Castles of Ireland with Debbie Turcotte and Kathie Cadrin
Thursday January 15th
The Arctics with Allison Ruault
Thursday January 22nd  
Thailand and Vietnam with Tony Saville and Maggie Pugh
Thursday January 29th
New Zealand with Pat and Deb Radolla
Thursday February 5th
Botswana, Africa, by horseback, with Marion and Elizabeth Bayliffe 
Thursday February 12th

Preregistration required, as seats are limited.
Call 250-392-3630 or come to the front desk.

 

How to Download Library eBooks at the 100 Mile Branch
This workshop will explain how to borrow e-books from the British Columbia Libraries catalogue. The session will include the steps on how to download the software, activation procedures and how to sign out e-books.  The class will be held in the library program room. Kindle devises are not compatible for this workshop.

Fridays:  January 16th, January 23rd, (January 30th cancelled)
10:00 – 11:30am
library ebooks

 

Winter Book Sale at the 100 Mile Branch
This book sale will be held in the Program Room. Come out and get some great deals on used or donated books. There is something for everyone. You can also put your name in for a draw to win a gift certificate.


Tuesday, January 6th; Wednesday, January 7th and  Thursday, January 8th from 10:00 am -7:30 pm Friday, January 9th and Saturday, January 10th from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
minibooksale

 

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