MAY

NFB Film Screening: Hue: A Matter of Colour
Directed by Vic Sarin --A personal, heartfelt investigation into the history and often-tragic effects of colourism—the phenomenon whereby people within the same ethnic group discriminate against each other based on differences in skin tone. Director Vic Sarin travels to countries in Asia, South America, the Caribbean and Africa to discuss this complex cross-cultural social issue with individuals whose lives it affects, leading viewers on a thoughtful and surprising journey.

Williams Lake Branch - Wednesday May 28th, 7:00pm - Library Programme Room
hue

 

Multi-Author Fair at the Quesnel Branch
This event is being presented by the CRD Quesnel Branch Library, the Quesnel Wordspinners and the Quesnel and District Community Arts Council.
Participating authors include:
Judy Alsager
Sage Birchwater
Samuel Blondahl
Jeff Bloom
Cindy Bradner
Lorne Dufour
Margaret-Anne Enders
Beverly Fox
Neil Godbout
Joyce Helweg
Steve Hunter
Stan Krumm
Patricia Joy MacKay
Albert McQuillin
Donna Milner
Margaret Pascuzzo
Gordon Perry
Diana Phillips
Jay earl Robertson
Ruth Scoullar
DebiLyn Smith
Susan Smith-Josephy
Jean Speare
Jeanie Vant
Lin Weich
June Wood
Wordspinnersmembers
Ed Zaruk
Authors will have their own display with copies of their most recent published works available for sale and signing. There will also be door prizes draws for books by the participating authors.
For further information call 250-992-7912 or email qnlib@cariboord.bc.ca.   
Saturday May 24th, 1:00-3:00pm

 

Michael Maser – Author Reading and Gold Panning demo at the 100 Mile Branch
Author Michael Maser will be reading from his novel “Gold Mad”. From the Klondike gold rush to San Francisco and back north to the daunting coastline of British Columbia, this thrilling historical novel pits the lust for Klondike riches against a sharply oppositional cultural ideal. The reading will be followed by a gold panning demonstration.

Saturday May 24, 2:00-3:30pm
michael maser

 

NFB Film Screening: My Prairie Home
“My Prairie Home” is a poetic journey through landscapes both real and emotional. This intimate portrait of transgender singer Rae Spoon screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Neither a concert film nor a conventional biographical doc, this documentary-musical occupies a beautiful space in between. Award-winning filmmaker Chelsea McMullan tells Spoon’s story through interviews, spoken performance and music, and brings Spoon’s songs to life via shows at truck-stop diners and imaginative staged visual interpretations. World Cinema Documentary Competition, 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Documentary, 76 min.

100 Mile Branch - Thursday May 15th, 6:00-8:00pm
my prairie home

 

NFB Film Screening: Wing of Johnny May
Directed by Mark Fafard -- This feature documentary shines a spotlight on Johnny May, the first Inuit bush pilot in Nunavik—and a legend among his people. During the 34,000 hours of flight time he’s logged, May has lived through extraordinary adventures and has had a unique view of the transformation of the Arctic from his perch in the sky. He has watched as the Inuit went from nomadic life to a sedentary existence, and as climate change has melted the permafrost. But one thing remains constant: May’s deep love for his wife Louisa. The Wings of Johnny May is an airborne documentary that highlights a unique culture through the eyes of an exceptional man.

Wednesday May 14th, 7:00pm - Library Programme Room
johnny may

 

NFB Film Screening: 75th Anniversary Special at the 100 Mile Branch
To celebrate the National Film Board’s 75th anniversary in May 2014, we’re offering a selection of remarkable Oscar-winning NFB titles: The animated shorts The Sand Castle (Co Hoedeman, 1977), The Danish Poet (Torill Kove, 2006), Bob’s Birthday (Alison Snowden and David Fine, 1994), and Neighbours (Norman McLaren, 1952), as well as the documentary Flamenco at 5:15 (Cynthia Scott, 1984).

Saturday May 10th, 2:00-4:30pm
the sand castle

 

Mother's Day Craft for Children at the 100 Mile Branch
The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a Mother’s Day Craft for children five to 12 years of age. Come and join us for a fun filled craft.   Pre-registration is required because space is limited.

Wednesday May 7th, 3:30-4:30pm
mother's day

 

Author Dianne Whelan to launch new book Basecamp: 40 days on Everest at the Williams Lake Branch
In 2010, filmmaker Dianne Whelan visited Base Camp. In this personal and eye-opening exposé, Base Camp: 40 Days on Everest, she shares gripping stories of Maoist rebels, avalanches and dead bodies surfacing out of a dying glacier. From her perspective at Base Camp, she interviews climbers, doctors and Sherpas, all living there for months on end as they wait for a weather window to summit to the top of the world.

Dianne Whelan is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, photographer, author and multimedia artist.

The evening will consist of a photo presentation and book talk. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

Friday May 9th, 7:00pm - Main Library
basecamp

 

Williams Lake Branch Book Sale
Hundreds of books will be on sale! Come and browse through the tables of bargains and treasures! All items cash and carry.


Tuesday May 6th - Saturday May 10th
booksale

 

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