Timetable of events
9:30 AM - Doors Open
Be a part of
the live audience for a series of interviews by Sheryl MacKay
of CBC Radio’s weekend program North By Northwest. For
the past seven years, hundreds of thousands of BC early birds
have been tuning into North By Northwest starting at 6am to
hear what host Sheryl MacKay has brought together to entertain
and inform them.
Her warm personality brings
out the best stories about people and their passions for life
and the arts. Her association with CBC Radio in BC began in
the early eighties on a number of current affairs programs.
She headed east to the CBC in Prince Edward Island, where
she again built on her strengths as a journalist, researcher
and host and even did a stint as co-anchor of a TV supper
In addition to her work with CBC, Sheryl has pursued her interest
in the Arts. She has been a member of several local boards
and organizations. Sheryl has made numerous public appearances
as lecturer, host, performer and even auctioneer for charities
and non-profit events. She is also a volunteer with BC Artists
in Health Care and Crossroads Hospice.
Sheryl has received several accolades and awards, including
an Award of Merit presented by the Prince Edward Island Museum
and Heritage Foundation.
|Sessions are being recorded for future broadcast on the program.
Obee. Readers of Victoria’s Times Colonist
will be familiar with Dave’s writing but Dave is also
well-known as a genealogical researcher. He has written
a dozen books and given more than 400 presentations at conferences
and seminars in Canada and the United States. Sheryl will
be talking to Dave about his latest book, The Library Book:
A History of Service to British Columbia. Published this
year for the 100th anniversary of the BC Library Association,
it is a comprehensive look at library service and development
since 1786. Dave is also the author of Destination Canada:
A Genealogical Guide to Immigration Records, published in
2010. He wrote Making the News, published by the Times Colonist
in Victoria, British Columbia, in 2008 to mark the 150th
anniversary of the newspaper. It is a comprehensive history
of Vancouver Island, drawn from old newspapers. Dave is
also the co-author (with Sherry Irvine) of Finding Your
Canadian Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide, published by Ancestry
in 2007. www.daveobee.com
Childhood Books. Listeners to CBC Radio’s North
By Northwest will be familiar with the program’s Lost
Childhood Books segment. Although the program’s original
sleuth and Vancouver librarian Terry Clark has been retired
for a number of years, the segment has been revived with a
whole new cast of book detectives. Join Sheryl MacKay as she
quizzes sleuths Alison Campbell and Elizabeth Austin about
more lost books. We’re hoping to have those who have
lost their books on the show as well and audience members
are invited to bring notes about their lost childhood books
that can be used on future programs.
Yourself: The BC Kids Writing Contest. Sheryl will
talk to BC Library Association President, Christopher Kevlahan
and Award-winning children’s author and former librarian,
Sarah Ellis, about a new province-wide writing contest for
BC kids aged 8 to 12 years old. Get the scoop on contest
details and how you can get involved. Winners will be announced
during Library Month (October 2011).
For more information: expressyourself.bclibraries.ca
The Future of Libraries.
How interactive is your library of the future? What
will it look like? What services will it provide? In a more
networked and Googled world with instant information, downloads
and immediate gratification, how will library services be
structured to meet expectations? As we celebrate the successes
of the past, it is fitting that we look forward and see where
libraries might be heading in the future…
A panel of Library Directors will look into their crystal
balls and describe library services in the years to come.
21 years of Summer Reading
Clubs – A Retrospective. For the past 21 years,
children’s librarians in the Young Adult and Children’s
Services Section of the BC Library Association have designed,
promoted and programmed Reading Clubs designed to help kids
grow their reading skills over the summer vacation months.
Since 1991, an estimated 2 million kids province-wide have
participated in Reading Club activities. From the simple line
drawings of The Biggest, Greatest, Most-Amazing
Reading Club in 1991, the imaginations of club
designers just kept getting bigger and wilder, with themes
like Undercover Reader (2005), Catch
the Reading Bug (2007) and Savour
Each Word (2011).
The themes come to life through the artistic contributions
of BC children’s artists and illustrators, including
Kim LaFave, Dianna Bonder, Rose Cowles and Ted Harrison. Visit
the Summer Reading Club Gallery
and enjoy the artwork from the past two decades. And don’t
forget to sign up the children in your life for the Reading
Club at a library near you!
eBook - Wondering what to do with that eBook
Reader you got for Mother’s or Father’s Day?
Did you know that you can download eBooks from the library
Libraries from throughout the lower mainland
are sponsoring a free eBook
Clinic where you can learn about your new device
or even see what devices are available should you want to
buy a device. Come to Vancouver Public Library’s downtown
Library Square Branch on the afternoon of Wednesday, June
29th and learn all about your eReader and all about our
eBook collection, Library to Go. Our eBook Clinic is open
for drop-ins from Noon until 3:00 pm in the lower meeting
room level of Library Square.
You can register for this FREE event on-line here.