Calendar

Mar
29
Wed
Magic, the gathering @ Smithers Public Library
Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

 

 

 

 

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Meets Wednesday evenings 6 to 9:30 p.m. except the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Schedule may change, so check back to be sure.

 

Apr
4
Tue
Book Lovers’ Night Out @ The Alpenhorn Pub
Apr 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Upcoming Meetings:

March 7th – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

April 4th – A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

May 2nd – Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

June 6th – Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans De Waal

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A fun, low cost night out built around a love of books, ideas, discussion, and companionship.

We generally meet on the first Tuesday of the month in various pubs/restaurants around Smithers. For the most part, we all read the same book (ordered monthly through available Book Club Sets). Occasionally, we will read our own selections on a similar theme/genre. Either way, it results in a lively discussion and a good time.

Contact Melissa at the library for more information.

Supported by Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation.

Apr
5
Wed
Magic, the gathering @ Smithers Public Library
Apr 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

 

 

 

 

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Meets Wednesday evenings 6 to 9:30 p.m. except the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Schedule may change, so check back to be sure.

 

Apr
10
Mon
POETRY: dead or alive? @ Smithers Public Library
Apr 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Poetry Month BM cropped 2017In honour of National Poetry Month (April), Smithers Public Library is hosting a poetry coffee house.

POETRY: dead or alive?

you decide…

an evening of open mic poetry

You are invited to read your own work, or the work of a poet you admire—living or a deceased.

You may also just come to enjoy the readings and atmosphere.

There will be some light refreshments.

Monday, April 10th

7:00 p.m.

Smithers Public Library

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More information on National Poetry Month HERE.

This program is generously supported by

Apr
12
Wed
Magic, the gathering @ Smithers Public Library
Apr 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

 

 

 

 

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Meets Wednesday evenings 6 to 9:30 p.m. except the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Schedule may change, so check back to be sure.

 

Apr
18
Tue
Sarah De Leeuw – Book Launch @ Smithers Public Library
Apr 18 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sarah De Leeuw – Book Launch

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Sarah De Leeuw returns to the library to launch her latest work of creative non-fiction, Where It Hurts.

If you caught her visit last year, we think you will be as pleased as we are to welcome Sarah back.

Tuesday, April 18th

7 p.m

Smithers Public Library

Refreshments available

Interior Stationary will have copies of Where It Hurts for sale at the reading.

Sarah de Leeuw is a human geographer, award-winning poet and creative non-fiction writer. De Leeuw grew up on Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii, then lived in Terrace, BC. She has worked as a tugboat driver, women’s centre coordinator, logging camp cook, and as a journalist and correspondent for Connections Magazine and CBC Radio’s BC Almanac. She is currently an Associate Professor with the Northern Medical Program at UNBC, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and divides her time between Prince George and Kelowna.

 

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Where It Hurts is a highly-charged collection of personal essays, haunted by loss, evoking turbulent physical and emotional Canadian landscapes. Sarah de Leeuw’s creative non-fiction captures strange inconsistencies and aberrations of human behaviour, urging us to be observant and aware. The essays are wide in scope and expose what—and who—goes missing.
With the insight of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Sarah de Leeuw reflects on missing geographies and people, including missing women, both those she has known and those whom she will never get to know. As in Lynn Coady’s Hellgoing, but hell-going made real, the writing is courageously focused, juxtaposing places and things that can be touched and known—emotionally, physically, psychologically—with what has become intangible, unnoticed, or actively ignored. Throughout these essays, de Leeuw’s imagistic memories are layered with meaning, providing a survival guide for the present, including a survival that comes with the profound responsibility to bear witness.

 

This program is generously supported by:

Apr
19
Wed
Magic, the gathering @ Smithers Public Library
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

 

 

 

 

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Meets Wednesday evenings 6 to 9:30 p.m. except the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Schedule may change, so check back to be sure.

 

Apr
22
Sat
How to Read a Play @ Smithers Public Library
Apr 22 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

How to Read a Play – Catherine Banks

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No time to read a novel? Miss being in the complex world of someone’s imagination? Switch it up and a read a play!

Come out and get some tips on how to read a play.

Don’t worry… it ain’t Shakespeare.

BIO:
Plays by Catherine Banks have been performed across Canada and include It Is Solved By Walking, Bone Cage, Three Storey, Ocean View, and Bitter Rose, which aired on Bravo! Canada. It Is Solved By Walking was translated into Catalan by Tant per Tant, and was one of three Canadian plays to tour Catalonia in 2012. Her newest play, Miss n’ Me, is about a small town hairdresser who steals her husband’s plumbing van to drive to New York to meet American rapper, Missy Elliot. Catherine is currently adapting Ernest Buckler’s novel, The Mountain and the Valley, for the stage.

It’s been 10 years since we have been lucky enough to have Catherine Banks drop by the library and we are excited to welcome her back! Who better to share her insights on this topic than this award-winning playwright? Come enjoy an evening with Catherine and leave inspired by what promises to be an inspiring presentation and discussion.

Saturday, April 22nd
7:00 p.m.
Smithers Public Library

An interview with Catherine Banks

 

 

 

Apr
26
Wed
Magic, the gathering @ Smithers Public Library
Apr 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

 

 

 

 

Magic the gathering image

Meets Wednesday evenings 6 to 9:30 p.m. except the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Schedule may change, so check back to be sure.

 

May
2
Tue
Book Lovers’ Night Out @ The Alpenhorn Pub
May 2 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Upcoming Meetings:

March 7th – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

April 4th – A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

May 2nd – Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

June 6th – Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans De Waal

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

A fun, low cost night out built around a love of books, ideas, discussion, and companionship.

We generally meet on the first Tuesday of the month in various pubs/restaurants around Smithers. For the most part, we all read the same book (ordered monthly through available Book Club Sets). Occasionally, we will read our own selections on a similar theme/genre. Either way, it results in a lively discussion and a good time.

Contact Melissa at the library for more information.

Supported by Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation.