Quesnel Friends of the Library set for new direction

Thursdays will see interest group programming in program room

Lillian Steneker invites knitters

Lillian Steneker invites knitters

Friends of the Library (FoL) are taking a new direction.

In addition to all the regular services, Thursdays at the library are sent aside for Friends of the Library free programs which will be featured at either 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. in the program room.

Lillian Steneker, FoL member, was one of the first to propose a knitting club and an organizational meeting, Sept. 22, 2 p.m. at the library has been set.

“The group will determine objectives and a name for the group,” Steneker said.

“The prospective members will plan what type of group and direction, as well as frequency and times of future club activities.”

She added FoL is sponsoring nonprofit groups with the intent to promote community gatherings at the library.

“The library is supporting this plan by providing space within the library.”

Steneker will be the founding host and will, as a member of FoL be the liaison to FoL.

A tentative second gathering has been scheduled for Oct. 20.

“The knitting club group is intended as a craft inspired endeavour specifically related to knitting, crocheting, needlework and such but will follow the direction of the members as to specific interests,” she said.

“The hope is it will be a place to share ideas, include a learning process, to socialize and possible plan and complete a group project for a community need.

Knitting and crocheting are calming but productive ways to relax and most always are performed in conjunction with something else. The something else in this endeavour is to sit and knit or knit and chat with others of like interests or who want to learn more about knitting and crocheting with the help of those who wish to share their experiences.

“This group is not limited to grannies – all are welcome regardless of gender or age.”

For information regarding this group call 250-992-9022.

Several other nonprofit group activities have been slated for Thursdays at the Library including Sept. 28, 7 p.m., in coordination with the Sustainability Group and the Cancer Society, a DVD on “A Chemical Reaction” will be shown regarding how to stop using chemicals on your lawn.

Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Gloria Lazzarin, FoL member, has offered her guidance with a group to discuss current affairs of local, regional, national or international interest. This group will also set out their own rules and regulations at this inaugural meeting. Persons of all ages and interest are invited to offer an exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Sheila Pritchard with Uganda Bound, will present a talk with photographs, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., on her recent trip to build a school in Northern Uganda.

On Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., there will be a National Film Board presentation, subject to be announced later.

Again in coordination with the Sustainability Group, on Nov. 24, 7 p.m., there will be a presentation of The Future of Food, an examination of the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat.

The discussion group is slated to meet again Dec. 1, 2 p.m.

Jeff Dinsdale will present, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. on Jack London’s Call of the Wild, sled dogs and the Klondike Gold Rush.

Watch for a Calendar of Events on the library web site or on bookmarks available at the check out at the library.

“The FoL are receptive to other suggestions for program presentations. Call Dori Havens, program chair at 250-747-1453 or Margaret Dinsdale, president, 250-992-9143.

The FoL annual fall book sale will be moved to January with no exact date at present. Because books are being donated by the library, no further donations are required at present. Date of this event will be announced at the end of 2011.

Quesnel’s library enjoys the largest readership within the Cariboo Regional District system and the FoL are grateful to the caring and knowledgeable staff who’s talents contribute greatly to this success.

Gloria Lazzarin is a member of the Friends of the Library.


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