February 2010

2010 Williams Lake Armchair Travel Program

Feb 3 : A Trip to the Baltic with Barry and Vickie Sale
Feb 10 : Impressions of the Rock – Newfoundland with Kristy Gartshore
February 17: South America - Coast to Coast in 5.5 months with Orin Caddy
February 24: Around the World in 28 days with Rita Seibert
March 3 : El Salvador with Rosa Salazar
March 10: China with Dr. Thiessen

Freedom to Read Week - Feb 21-27

Be sure and "check out" some of the banned and challenged books on display at the Williams Lake and Quesnel branches.

Family Literacy Week "Food for Fines Amnesty" - Jan 26-30

Thank you for all the donations we received during Family Literacy Week! In exchange for non-perishable food items we waived hundreds of dollars worth of overdue library fines and donated several boxes of food to the Salvation Army.

[posted February 16, 2010]

Winter / Spring Story-time in Quesnel & Williams Lake Libraries

Quesnel Toddlers (under 3 years) Fridays from 10:30am to 11:00am.
Quesnel Preschool (3 years to 6 years) Wednesdays 10:15am to 11:00am.

Williams Lake Toddlers (18 months to 3 years) Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:00am.
Williams Lake Pre-school (3 years to 6 years) Fridays from 10:30am to 11:00am  

Bridge Lake Library -- Winter Hours (September to June)

Wednesdays 3:30 to 6:00 pm
Thursdays 3:30 to 7:00 pm
Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00 pm

New OHM Library almost ready!

If everything goes as planned (and it has so far), we’ll be seeing another Cariboo Library going from drab to fab! April is the target date for the new OHM Library to open its doors. If the inside is anything like the outside, prepare to be dazzled. The citizens of OHM have been waiting a long time for this and it is going to be a wonderful addition to the community.

Red Cedar Club in Quesnel

Starting Wednesday, March 3, 2010 @ 2:15pm in the Library Program Room. The Red Cedar Program encourages students in Grades 4 - 7 in British Columbia to read Canadian fiction and non-fiction titles. Each year, a Red Cedar Award is presented to one fiction and one non-fiction book which receive the most votes from children in the program. The Club will run until April 21st.

Write Better 101

Quesnel Library is offering a series of 4 drop-in workshops hosted by award-winning author, Ed Zaruk. Each one hour slide presentation will be followed by a question and answer discussion with the author. Subjects are:
March 6th – Show Don’t Tell
March 13th – How to write dialogue
March 20th – Develop characters with emotion
March 27th – Mistakes I’ve made along the way

Bring along a sample of your writing as Mr. Zaruk will make himself available for any who would like him to review their work.

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