Grande Dames of the Cariboo author Julie Fowler at the Williams Lake Branch
Author Julie Fowler (The Grande Dames of the Cariboo: Discovering Vivien Cowan and Sonia Cornwall), will be at the library to give a book talk and sign copies.

Author Julie Fowler began a quest to find out more about an artist from the Cariboo named Sonia Cornwall (1919–2006). Through interviews, letters, original artworks, articles, exhibition catalogues, imaginings of conversations and occurrences, along with her own reflections on the experience, she pieced together a story of pioneering, love and the pursuit of art.

Friday November 29th, 1:00pm, Library Programme Room
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Book Launch with Keith Billington at the Williams Lake Branch
Keith billington will be at the library with a slideshow presentaton of his latest book, The Last Patrol: Following the trail of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police's Legendary Lost Patrol.

In 1970, Keith Billington, along with ten other men, embarked on the nearly 800 km trip by dog team, from Fort MacPherson to Dawson City.This was a commemorative journey of the famous “lost patrol”— in 1910, a crew of Royal Northwest Mounted Police attempted the same trip, but with a much more tragic outcome.

Wednesday November 27th, 6:30pm
The Last Patrol


Giving Tree Craft at the 100 Mile Branch

The 100 Mile House Branch Library is hosting a Giving Mitten Tree Craft for children 5 to 12 years old on Wednesday, November 20th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. It coincides with our asking the community to donate new mittens and winter articles to decorate the Library Christmas Tree with. The library will be donating the items to local charities.

Pre-registration is required because space is limited.

Wednesday, November 20th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

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Author and Storyteller Bev Sellars at the 100 Mile Branch
Bev Sellars will be making an appearance at the 100 Mile House Library on November 20th from 12:00-3:00 pm in the library programme room. Ms. Sellars will be reading from her book They Called Me Number One, followed by storytelling and an informative discussion with members of the audience. We invite you to come to the library and meet Bev Sellars and enjoy a very interesting presentation.

“Deeply personal, sorrowful and ultimately triumphal, They Called Me Number One is an important addition to the literature on residential schools, and Canada’s reckoning with its colonial past.”
– Winnipeg Free Press

Wednesday November 20th, 12:00-3:00pm
they called me number one


Story Time at the Cariboo Memorial Complex Pool in Williams Lake

Along with others from the Early Childhood Development Network (ECDN), we will be in attendance sharing stories and songs at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Centre Pool for Canada's National Child Day and a Free Swim!—Come with your PJ’s 5:30-6:30 small pool open only.

Wednesday November 20th, 5:30-8:00pm, Cariboo Memorial Complex
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Author June Wood launching Home to the Nechako at the Quesnel Branch
The people of the Nechako region are not unfamiliar with hardship, environmental devastation and protecting what they hold dear. June Wood chronicles the history of the Nechako River and its region, covering the construction of the Kenney Dam, which changed forever the flow of the river and its tributaries; the controversial Kemano Completion Project, which threatened to doom the river further still; and the subsequent battles to protect the river and the communities affected by its altered flow. She also delves into the aftermath of the devastating mountain pine beetle epidemic that severely harmed the economy of the region.
June Woods will be at the Quesnel Branch to speak about the book and sign copies.

Thursday November 14th at 7:00pm
Home to the Nechako


Remembrance Day Puppet Show & Crafts at the Williams Lake Branch

Bring the kids to the Williams Lake Library on Saturday morning to participate in Rememberance Day activities. There will be a puppet show and crafts.
Organized with the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy.

Please register at the front desk.
For further details contact

Saturday November 9th, 10:30am
rememberance day craft


John Schreiber, Corky Williams and Sage Birchwater launching new books at the Williams Lake Branch

In his third book, The Junction, John Schreiber invites us to join him on a journey into the hidden corners of BC’s Cariboo Chilcotin.

In Corky Williams: Cowboy Poet of the Cariboo Chilcotin, readers can learn the story of one of Canada’s most beloved cowboy poets, Corky Williams.

John Schreiber, Corky Williams and Sage Birchwater will all be on hand to discuss their new works, accompanied with a visual slideshow. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

Thursday November 7th, 5:00pm
corky williams and john schreiber


Acclaimed author Eden Robinson visiting the Williams Lake Branch
Eden Robinson is an awarding winning Canadian novelist and short story writer. Born in Kitamat, British Columbia, she is a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations. She has been nominated for both the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary award. Her three works of fiction include Traplines (1995), Monkey Beach (2000), and Blood Sports (2006). Reviewers praise Robinson's unflinching and compelling exploration of the darkest impulses of humanity. Join us for a discussion with Eden about her work and the writing process. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday November 5th, 5:00pm
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