Anne DeGrace

Students who live in rural areas including Blewett

COLUMN: More-ishness rules in this library diet

At the library we’ve always been a little bit more-ish. We want more people reading more books, more kinds of books, and in more formats.

Students who live in rural areas including Blewett
From left

COLUMN: Literary events to put a spring in your step

O, spring! The days are longer, the sun is warmer, and there’s that spring (spring!) in your step.

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A library member checks out the new French titles made available with assistance from Francophone Affaires BC.

COLUMN: La porte est ouverte at the Nelson library

New French language materials are available to check out or download.

A library member checks out the new French titles made available with assistance from Francophone Affaires BC.
ABOVE: Eli Geddis and Geoff Burns appear in a scene from Liberation Days. BOTTOM: Lindsay Clague and Jordana Champagne.

Liberation Days brings important story to Capitol stage

In the opening scene of Liberation Days, the ever-optimistic Canadian Captain Miles Cavendish just wants to know if “everyone is okay.”

ABOVE: Eli Geddis and Geoff Burns appear in a scene from Liberation Days. BOTTOM: Lindsay Clague and Jordana Champagne.
And Tango Makes Three is a children’s book about same-sex relationships. It has won awards — and been removed from libraries.

COLUMN: Penguin tales and other freedoms

Anne DeGrace writes about Freedom to Read Week, which runs Feb. 21 to 27.

And Tango Makes Three is a children’s book about same-sex relationships. It has won awards — and been removed from libraries.
Anne DeGrace

COLUMN: When the world gets small

The list of famous people who are or were victims of Alzheimer’s disease is astonishing.

Anne DeGrace
Gen Gagnon’s Bank of Ideas collected suggestions like this one during her visit to the Nelson Public Library.

COLUMN: Bank on a good idea

An idea is a perfect commodity. It can be shared, traded, expanded upon, developed. It can enlighten, improve,and inspire.

Gen Gagnon’s Bank of Ideas collected suggestions like this one during her visit to the Nelson Public Library.
Anne DeGrace

COLUMN: Bingo! You win!

There are more books on my reading wish-list than I’ll get to in my lifetime. If it’s daunting, it’s also an embarrassment of riches.

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Joanne Harris at the Community Literacy Awards last year. From left

COLUMN: We’ll miss you, Joanne Harris

It’s an exceptional person who can start the day with the Isty Bitsy Spider and finish with The Hunger Games.

  • Dec 18, 2015
Joanne Harris at the Community Literacy Awards last year. From left
The Golden Pine Cone

COLUMN: Literary landmarks II

A search for literary landmarks online turns up quite a list.

  • Dec 7, 2015
The Golden Pine Cone
Literary Map of BC creator Alan Twigg at the site of St. Mary’s residential school in Mission (established 1863)

COLUMN: Have mouse, will travel

Literary landmark maps are offering new ways to explore.

  • Nov 19, 2015
Literary Map of BC creator Alan Twigg at the site of St. Mary’s residential school in Mission (established 1863)
A different way to manage crime: Restorative Justice event Nov. 19 at the library

A different way to manage crime: Restorative Justice event Nov. 19 at the library

Nelson library presents free interactive restorative justice event, presented by RJ coordinators Anita Werner and Gerry Sobie.

  • Nov 5, 2015
A different way to manage crime: Restorative Justice event Nov. 19 at the library
In 1900

Happy birthday to us!

The library's 95th birthday party will be celebrated October 27 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Oct 22, 2015
In 1900
In this Little Free Library in Vancouver

COLUMN: Books by Boom-Boom and other library innovations

Some might think that libraries are casualties of the digital age, gone the way of telephone booths and fax machines.

  • Oct 8, 2015
In this Little Free Library in Vancouver
Photographer David Gluns got a little personal with some chillies during a photo shoot.

COLUMN: From books to bruschetta

Introducing the library’s newest cookbook, coming soon.

  • Sep 28, 2015
Photographer David Gluns got a little personal with some chillies during a photo shoot.
Beautiful Darling is available on Indieflix with your Nelson library card.

COLUMN: Wide world on the small screen

The Nelson Public Library has launched its Indieflix database.

  • Sep 10, 2015
Beautiful Darling is available on Indieflix with your Nelson library card.
Kiara Lynch (right) explains the voter the Community Voters’ Challenge to Nelson city council.

COLUMN: Off to the races!

Anne DeGrace talks about getting folks in the right lane to vote.

  • Aug 27, 2015
Kiara Lynch (right) explains the voter the Community Voters’ Challenge to Nelson city council.
Anne DeGrace

COLUMN: Powering down, imagining up at the library

"...how do we encourage memory-building while recognizing that screens are here to stay?"

  • Aug 13, 2015
Anne DeGrace
Anne DeGrace

COLUMN: Oh! BC — our home and literary land

Today is BC Day, and so a column about BC writers — the ones you know, and the ones you have yet to meet — seems like a good idea.

  • Aug 3, 2015
Anne DeGrace
Morgan Beck reads an e-Book on a Kobo e-Reader in a sunny corner of the Nelson Public Library.

Life is a highway: digitally and otherwise

Anne DeGrace's explores speed traps in e-Book lending in her column Check This Out.

  • Jul 17, 2015
Morgan Beck reads an e-Book on a Kobo e-Reader in a sunny corner of the Nelson Public Library.