Williams Lake library’s upcoming events and programs

Story time: Toddler Time: for children one month to three years old. Started Jan 10.

  • Jan. 26, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Story time

Toddler Time: for children one month to three years old. Started Jan 10. Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m. 
Preschoolers: for children three to six years old. Started Jan 13. Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Registration is required for these programs but you do not need to attend each week.


Literacy Day

Puppet Show at the Williams Lake branch

Friday, Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m.

In recognition of Literacy Day the library will have a puppet show (sign up sheets are available).


New Parent Hour program

New drop-In Parent Hour has started and alternates Wednesdays and Tuesdays. The first one was held Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the library program room.

Parent Hour is for parents and their children to work on reading skills, play some board games and meet other kids and parents. If you have questions or suggestions or would like to volunteer some time contact parent volunteer Karla at 250-392-1733 or e-mail kelefson@hotmail.com (Wednesday, Jan. 25; Tuesday, Jan. 31; Tuesday, Feb. 7; Wednesday, Feb. 15; Tuesday, Feb. 21; and Wednesday, Feb. 29). This is geared to children between the ages of five and eight but all are welcome.


Red Cedar reading program at the Williams Lake Branch

The Red Cedar Book Awards program encourages students in grades 4 to 7 in B.C. 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 young people in the program. Books for the group to read, review and vote on have been purchased by the library and are available for the group. The group will meet once a month until May.  The first meeting is Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. To register, for more information, or if you would like to be a part of this group but Saturdays do not work for you,  call Tracy at 250-392-3630, ext. 239 or e-mail tdunlop@cariboord.bc.ca.


Wii video gaming

Thursdays, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Must register by Wednesday at 4 p.m. Limit of eight. For ages eight to 14.

Look for the table at Family Fest, Sunday, Feb. 5.

See the Library a Family Fest, Sunday, Feb, 5 at Marie Sharpe School from 10 to 2 p.m.  Volunteers are needed to help with face painting — if you can help call Tracy or Caroline at 250-392-3630 or e-mail tdunlop@cariboord.bc.ca.


Youth Advisory Council — first meeting

If you’re age 13-18 and want to give your perspective on youth literary and library needs, join the Youth Advisory Council. The first meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4 to  6 p.m. in the library program room. This program was enabled by a grant from the Williams Lake and District Credit Union Community Investment Fund.  Call 250-392-3351, ext 220, or e-mail cderksen@cariboord.bc.ca for details.


Winter NFB Film Nights at the Williams Lake branch

• Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m.: The Chocolate Farmer

• NFB Children’s program — tentatively scheduled for  Feb 10, Pro-D day.

• Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. — Mighty Jerome

• Wednesday. Feb. 29 at 7 p.m.  — The Future is Now

• To be announced —Wiebo’s War


Armchair Travel 2012 at the Williams Lake Branch

• Thursday, Jan.  26 — Living and Working in Rwanda with Mark and Tracey Thiessen

• Thursday, Feb. 2 — Road Tour of Scotland and Ireland with Guy Newsome

• Thursday, Feb. 9 — Japan with Carl and Sherry Johnson

• Thursday, Feb. 16 — Walking the Camino de Santiago with Joan Beck

• Thursday, Feb. 23 — Bermuda with Mary Trott

Every evening starts at 7 p.m., in the library program room.

Pre-registration is recommended. Call 250-392-3630 or come to the library front desk.


Free computer training for adults

The second and fourth Tuesday every month.

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Get Help with:

• Introduction to Computers

• E-mail

• Internet and the World Wide Web

• Microsoft Office Word — Word Processing

Preregistration is required. Call the library at 250-392-3630 to register.

This program is made possible by the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy.

Submitted for the Tribune‘s Reach A Reader edition.