New Featured Author

06 January 2019

Marty Chan
 
  Marty Chan is an award winning author living in Edmonton, Alberta. He has written for television, radio and theatre, newspaper and has published several children’s and young adult books. Marty’s TV shows and plays have been watched around the world, and he continues to write in the company of his wife and two cats.
   Now his passion is inspiring the next generation of lifelong readers and writers. Using a combination of storytelling, improv, humour, and stage magic, he shares his love of words with audiences young and old.
   Marty has served as a writer in residence at the library systems in Edmonton, Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan, and St. Albert. He was the Citadel Theatre’s first playwright in residence. In 2016, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts named him one of the 25 most influential artists in Alberta.
  He has been Nominated for Golden Sheaf Award (Children’s Production), Yorkton Short Film Festival in 1998 and a lot more, in 2005 he won City of Edmonton Book Prize, Best Young Adult Novel, High Plains Book Awards, 2014 and also the Aurora Awards, 2014, for Best Young Adult Novel. Many more in Theatre, and Short Films. Most recent is the, Best Author, Vue Weekly, in 2017.
 

 

 

 

Youth Book Club

06 November 2018

Join our Youth Book Club! (Pizza and pop will be served).

Bring your favorite device and learn how to download free books, magazine and movies.

Interested? Please message us on Facebook. Calling Lake Public Library or click our link below.

Date and time TBA

Featured Author Visit

19 October 2018

On October 9 Calling Lake was treated to a visit from Author Phyllis Webstad. She talked with students and community members about her experience in a Residential School.

 

Shown above with our Calling Lake Librarians Diane and Chuck.

Thankyou Phyllis for the great presentation.

Explore your Library

19 September 2018

Come in and explore the Library for the secret word.

New Featured Author

18 September 2018

 Phyllis Webstad  (nee Jack) is Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem Frist Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She comes from a mixed Secwepemc and Irish/French heritage. She was born in Dog Creek and lives in Williams Lake, B.C. Phyllis is married, has a son, a stepson, three grandsons and one granddaughter.

     Every year, Phyllis and her family camp by the Fraser River near Williams Lake. The old and the young come together to catch and dry fish just like their ancestors did. These lesson are the lessons that Phyllis learned as a child. Now she is proud to teach her grandchildren the ways of her people. Phyllis is a third generation residential school survivor.

     She earned diplomas in Business Administration from the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and in Accounting from Thompson Rivers University. Phyllis received the 2017 TRU Distinguished Alumni Community Impact Award for her unprecedented impact on local, provincial, national and international communities through the sharing of her orange shirt story.

September 30-Orange Shirt Day:

Today Residential Schools have closed for good.

     Phyllis and her family learn and celebrate their culture. Phyllis is proud of who she is and who her people are. Each year on September 30, many people including Phyllis wear bright orange shirts to honour residential school survivors and their families. 


Phyllis’ true story is only one among many.