Take a trip down Cariboo Road at Maple Ridge library

The Maple Ridge Public Libraryhas several programs for children, families, and adults to enjoy during the last week of August.

One of them being, The Cariboo Road to Gold.

The event will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 27 and will feature British Columbian historian John Mitchell, as he takes a trip back to the 1860s for an expedition along the challenging Cariboo Wagon Road.

Experience travel by sternwheeler, stagecoach and freight wagon on a quest to the fields of gold. Be prepared to check out roadhouses that offered shelter along the route and meet some eccentric characters of the day.


Come get your medals

All members of the Read to Me and Summer Reading Club are invited to the Memorial Peace Park Bandstand on Tuesday, Aug. 30  at 11 p.m. for a finale to a summer filled with books.

Come and celebrate with face painters, balloon animals and crafts. The Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears will be serving hot dogs. Don’t forget to bring a book for the book swap. In case of rain, the program will take place in the Fraser Room of the library.

• For information on upcoming programs, call the Maple Ridge Public Library at 604-467-7417.