September/October/November 2012

National Film Board Screenings
Boxing Girls of KabulA group of young Afghan women strive to become world-class boxers, training without the benefit of even the most basic facilities at the national stadium, where only recently women were executed by the Taliban. The Boxing Girls of Kabul reveals a compelling journey of both personal and political transformation, and illustrates the power of fighting for what you believe in.

Williams Lake - Wednesday December 12th, 7pm

Surviving ProgressRonald Wright’s bestseller A Short History of Progress inspired this cinematic requiem to progress-as-usual. Throughout human history, what seemed like progress often backfired. Some of the world's foremost thinkers, activists, bankers, and scientists challenge us to overcome progress traps, which destroyed past civilizations and lie treacherously embedded in our own.

100 Mile House - Thursday November 15th - 6pm
Williams Lake - Wednesday November 14th - 7pm

Pink Ribbons Inc. Directed by Léa Pool and produced by Ravida Din, Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary from the National Film Board of Canada that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause,” has become obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success.

100 Mile House - Thursday October 18th - 6pm
Williams Lake - Wednesday October 17th - 7pm
Quesnel - Thursday October 4th
- 7pm

The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche uses both dramatic and documentary techniques to untie the tangled life of this compelling woman. The film explores her uncommon family life and reveals the secrets behind the extraordinary partnership that allowed the Jalna saga to grow into the

100 Mile House - Thursday Sept 20th - 6pm
Williams Lake - Wednesday Sept 19th - 7:00pm


 Author Beverly Fox at the Quensel Branch

One moment her life was idyllic…then he was gone. Desperate to overcome the paralysis of grief that has gripped her life since the loss of her husband in a tragic hunting accident, Kimberley Piper takes the challenge. But can a closer walk with God truly fill the void? Kim is determined to find out.
What begins as a straightforward rescue mission rapidly becomes complicated.

Beverly Fox was born in Ontario and educated in England. She currently resides in B.C., with her husband, their three children, and a menagerie of dogs and horses.

To date only published as a poet, she is excited to now debut her first Christian novel.

Tuesday November 27, 2:00pm
Piper's Call  Beverly R. Fox


Winter Mittens at the 100 Mile Branch

100 Mile will be hosting a winter craft and our Mitten Tree will be setup so patrons can decorate our tree with mittens, scraves, hats and other winter items that will be donated to a local organization.

Wednesday November 21, 3:30-4:30pm

Winter mittens


Doris Lee launches Ever-Changing Sky: Doris Lee's Journey from Schoolteacher to Cariboo Rancher at the Williams Lake Branch

As a schoolteacher in Redding, California, in the late 1940s, Doris Lee (née Pope) had a satisfying career, creature comforts, and a fashionable wardrobe. Then she fell in love with John Lee, a kind-hearted rancher  who grew up on horseback and hunted for food.
Doris and John were married in 1949, and two years later migrated from the world they knew in California to an isolated ranch near Big Lake in British Columbia’s Cariboo.

In this compelling memoir, Doris Lee leads us through stunning mountain passes on horseback, comes eye to eye with grizzlies and cougars, and provides deep insight into rearing and protecting two young boys in the remote wilderness. The brutal winters of the Cariboo and the neverending demands of raising livestock shape her soul and challenge her to become stronger than she ever thought she could. Published by Caitlin Press.

Friday November 16, 7:00pm


Diana French Launches New Book Women of Brave Mettle at the Williams Lake Branch
In this much-anticipated second volume in the Extraordinary Women Anthology series, Diana French follows up on Gumption and Grit with more stories of the women who have contributed, or who are still contributing, to the vibrant mosaic that is the Cariboo Chilcotin. The area has more than its share of remarkable women, from educators to rodeo stars, doctors to playwrights, administrators to environmentalists, artists to politicians.

Diverse as they may be, the women of the Cariboo Chilcotin share their ability to meet all challenges head-on and do what needs to be done with love, strength and humour.

Books will be available for purchase, as well as author signing and book talk.

Friday November 9, 7:00pm
women of brave mettle book jacket

Author Chris Czajikowski and Ginty’s Ghost at the 100 Mile Branch

Bestselling author Chris Czajkowski returns with more revelations of life in the far reaches of the Chilcotin. After nearly three decades of wilderness dwelling far from neighbours and roads, with the nearest community accessible only via float plane or days of hiking, Czajkowski purchases a derelict homestead with rough road access at Ginty Creek, an hours drive south of Anahim Lake.

As Czajkowski chronicles the many challenges of settling into her new home, it becomes clear that she and Ginty have more than just a piece of land in common. They also share a spirit of independence and resourcefulness, as well as an unwavering desire for a solitary life immersed in the spectacular landscapes of British Columbia.

Tuesday November 6th, 6:30pm

Ginty's ghost book cover

Pumpkin Carving at the 100 Mile Branch

The 100 Mile Library will be hosting its’ annual Pumpkin Carving event for children aged 5-12. The craft will be held in the library’s programme room. Please call the library to register (250-395-2332) or come to the front desk. Space is limited.

Wednesday October 31 - 3:30-4:30pm.


French Halloween Storytime and Halloween Crafting at Quesnel
French Halloween Storytime
Saturday October 27 - 1:00 - 1:45 in the program room.
Stories are geared for children in grades 2-4 but all are welcome to attend.

Halloween Crafting
For kids aged 3-12. Program is free but preregistration is required (250-992-7912)
Saturday October 27 - 2:00 - 3:15 in the program room.
spooky halloween image


Self-publishing with Lyn Weich at the Quesnel Branch

Discover the ins and outs of the self-publishing industry with Lyn Weich.  With readings from her self- published books

Quesnel Branch - Thursday October 25th, 7:00pm


Kids NFB screening at Williams Lake

Join us in the programme room immediately following Storytime to see the delightful Fall children's collection of National Film Board's shorts. Includes Rose & Violet, Nebule, the Magic Flute and The Sound Collector.

Williams Lake Branch - Friday October 19th, 11:15-12:00pm

rose and violet still


Local author Cindy Brandner at the Quensel Branch

Local author Cindy Brandner will read from her most recent book, Flights of Angels. This book was the winner of the Global e-book award for Best Historical Fiction 2012.

For further information contact the Quesnel Library Branch at 250-992-7912 or

Quensel Branch - Wednesday October 17th, 7:00pm


Sinking of the Princess Sophia at the Quesnel Branch

This National Film Board documentary explores the events surrounding the greatest maritime tragedy in the history of the Pacific coast, the sinking of the Princess Sophia.

Archival photos, 3D animation, exclusive interviews and underwater photography relate an important chapter of maritime history, while vividly portraying a place and time.

Quesnel Branch - Thursday October 11th, 7:00pm


“Stepping into nature: A guide to the Williams Lake River Valley" with Anna Roberts & Ordell Steen

Join us for an exciting conversation with Ordell Steen and Anna Roberts, the authors of the recently published Stepping into nature: A guide to the Williams Lake River Valley.

The presentation will introduce you to the natural world of the Valley, including its amazing geological features and the many plant and animal species that can be seen in its diverse habitats.  Through photographs, stories and descriptions, the authors will show that the Valley is truly an exceptional recreational and nature-viewing resource on the edge of our city.    Copies of the book will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Williams Lake Field Naturalists.

Williams Lake Branch - Thursday October 11th, 7:30-9:00pm

Stepping into Nature book cover

“Harvesting Seeds and Preparing Your Garden for Winter” with Ken Bourne

For more details contact the CRDL – 250-392-3351 Ext. 219 or the Forest Grove Branch – 250-392-22927

Forest Grove Branch, Tuesday September 11th - 6:30pm.

Winter vegetables

Computer training at Williams Lake Branch

A PAL tutor from the Cariboo Chilcotin Patrner's for Literacy is on hand at the library twice a month to teach basic computer skills. Preregistration is required. Call 250-392-3630 or come the library to register.

Begins September 11th, 2012, and then the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.



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