Anne DeGrace

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.

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.

COLUMN: La porte est ouverte at the Nelson library

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

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.”

COLUMN: Penguin tales and other freedoms

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

COLUMN: When the world gets small

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

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.

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.

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.

COLUMN: Literary landmarks II

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

COLUMN: Have mouse, will travel

Literary landmark maps are offering new ways to explore.

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.

Happy birthday to us!

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

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.

COLUMN: From books to bruschetta

Introducing the library’s newest cookbook, coming soon.

COLUMN: Wide world on the small screen

The Nelson Public Library has launched its Indieflix database.

COLUMN: Off to the races!

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

COLUMN: Powering down, imagining up at the library

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

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.

Life is a highway: digitally and otherwise

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