March/April 2012

BC Book Prizes Author Tour at the Quesnel Branch
Monday April 30th, 7pm - Library Program Room

Once again the Quesnel Library is hosting two authors as part of the Northern tour for the BC Book Prizes. Charlotte Gill makes a return performance with her book Eating Dirt: deep forest, big timber and life with the tree-planting tribe. It has won both the Hubert Evans Non-fiction prize and the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award. Our second author is Pamela Porter with her book I'll be Watching, the winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize. You can find out more about these authors at

Edible Wild and History about Bowron Lake Park at the Quesnel Branch

Thursday April 26, 7pm

Presented by Eileen Seale and Jean Speare. Eileen has been camping and exploring the wilds around Quesnel, Wells and Bowron Lake for many years. She has a wealth of knowledge about what to eat and what to avoid in the bush. Jean is a writer and long time resident of Quesnel. She has written a book on how many of the creeks, lakes and mountains in Bowron Lakes got their names.

Make a Duct Tape Wallet at the Williams Lake Branch

Tuesday April 24, 4:00-6:00pm
Ages 13-18

Presented by the Youth Advisory Council . A wallet is more than just a money holder—it’s a fashion statement! Come to program room to try making this fun craft.

NFB Film Screening - Wiebo's War

Quesnel - Thursday April 19th, 7:00pm
Williams Lake - Wednesday April 25th, 7:00pm

In the 1990s, natural gas wells were drilled near the home of Reverend Wiebo Ludwig and his clan in Alberta. Soon after, livestock began to die, and the Christian community started experiencing health problems, including a series of miscarriages. After five years of being ignored by the oil and gas industry, Ludwig decided to fight for his land and his family's survival. Aparticularly timely presentation as his name has been in the news due to his recent death.

Quesnel Starting a Friends of the Library Book Club!

Contact if you would like to find out more.

Kenya and Tanzania at the Quesnel Branch
Thusday March 22, 7pm, Library Activity Room

Sally Hoffmeir and Joan McNaughton present their 2011 trip to Kenya and Tanzania

Youth Advisory Council meeting at the Williams Lake Branch
Tuesday March 13, 4-6pm, Library Program Room

This is a unique volunteer experience to add to your resume, or just for fun.  You will get to work on special library projects, organize events, offer your opinion, and meet other teens.
Sponsored by the Williams Lake and District Credit Union.

NFB documentary The Future is Now at the Quesnel Branch
Thursday March 8, 7pm, Library Activity Room

In an effort to re-connect a pessimistic “everyman” with humanity, a journalist takes him on a voyage of possibilities, encountering leading thinkers in the arts and sciences. Will the journalist succeed in turning the cynic into an optimist? Will it matter? What can one person do? 



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