February/March 2011

Travelogue in Kenya at the Quensel Branch
Tuesday, March 29 at 7pm, Library Program Room

This travelogue will documentdocument the experiences of Quesnel resident Marie Skinner when she was volunteering in Kenya.  Join us for what is sure to be a fascininating and culturally informative evening.

Flight Demo at Bridge Lake Branch
Saturday, March 26th, 1pm

Join us at the Bridge Lake Branch for Chub Neufeld, who will be giving a fascinating talk and demo on remote control  helicopters.

Author Evening with Chris Harris at the Williams Lake Branch
Friday, March 25, 7pm

Join us for an exciting conversation with author Chris Harris on his most recent book, Motherstone British Columbia’s Volcanic Plateau.
In the high country of British Columbia's Central Plateau lies the Motherstone. It is a land that few people have walked over or seen before. It includes a chain of shield volcanoes formed over a mantle hot spot rising from a depth of 2,900 kilometers, a sea of crystallized basalts stretching 300 kilometers from Anahim Peak to the Painted Chasm, a river of obsidian, underwater volcanoes sitting high up above the world's only inland temperate rainforest, and a field of cinder cones still rising from among the trees they burned through when they were formed.
This book will undoubtedly become one of the most important natural history books published to date in British Columbia. It was researched and written by the award winning BC author Harold Rhenisch; verified by the scientific consultant, Dr. Mary Lou Bevier, of UBC; and photographed by the distinguished Canadian photographer and publisher, Chris Harris. This book is inspirational, highly informative, and stunningly beautiful.
Bring your questions for the author!

Author Evening with Lorne Dufour at the Williams Lake Branch
Friday, March 11, 7pm

In 1974 Lorne Dufour moved to Alkali Lake Reserve, a Shuswap community near Williams Lake in British Columbia, to help reopen the local elementary school. Like many First Nation communities across Canada, Alkali Lake had been ravaged by decades of residential schools and forced religion. Colonialism had robbed them of their language and culture and had left a legacy of abuse and alcoholism. But in 1972, Chief Andy Chelsea and his wife Phyllis took it upon themselves to lead their community on a long and painful road to sobriety and what ensued was a dramatic transformation of a people enslaved by a seemingly unstoppable plague. Jacob's Prayer takes place during this time of transformation and it speaks to the unexpected existence of resiliency in the most unassuming of characters. Jacob's Prayer is the haunting and poetic story of a community's suffering, loss and eventual healing.
Bring your questions for the author!

Quesnel Friends of the Library
Our next meeting is Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 7:00pm in the Library Program Room.  
Special:  Friend's of the Library Tour led by our Librarian Barb MacKenzie “pre-meeting” from 6:30 to 6:45.
Discussion will center on brainstorming ideas for the 2011/2012 program calendar.   These could include travel programs given by local people, NFB film nights, and other topics of seasonal interest to the public like gardening, money-management, poetry, book-clubs, etc.   If you think you have ideas you would like to contribute, come to the meeting, share your thoughts, and consider joining the Friends.   New members are always welcome!

Paper Bag Princess Puppet Show at the Williams Lake Branch
Friday Mar 4th,  11:15-12:00
Children must pre-register. There will be a sign up sheet in the front drawer, or call the library at 250-392-3630



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