Anne DeGrace

COLUMN: Glorious and Free and O! so Literary

COLUMN: Glorious and Free and O! so Literary

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COLUMN: Glorious and Free and O! so Literary
Novelist Marina Endicott enters stage right at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival All-Star Reading on Saturday

Dim the lights, cue the brilliance

A new installment in Anne DeGrace's mini-series on writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

Novelist Marina Endicott enters stage right at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival All-Star Reading on Saturday
Bob Bossin explores his dad’s life as a Toronto bookie in the 30s and 40s in Davy the Punk at the All-Star reading Saturday

Gambling on a Home Remedy

An Elephant Mountain Literary Festival Mini-series

Bob Bossin explores his dad’s life as a Toronto bookie in the 30s and 40s in Davy the Punk at the All-Star reading Saturday
Friends of the Nelson Library chair Catherine Brocchagen

COLUMN: Befriending your inner coziness

All the reasons why you should befriend the library. Some of them might surprise you, says columnist Anne DeGrace.

Friends of the Nelson Library chair Catherine Brocchagen
Novelist Kate Pullinger brings literary innovation to the All-Star Reading (with Bob Bossin and Marina Endicott) on Saturday

COLUMN: Literary intersections and other miracles

Our columnist Anne DeGrace is happy that Novelist Kate Pullinger will be in Nelson for the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival soon.

Novelist Kate Pullinger brings literary innovation to the All-Star Reading (with Bob Bossin and Marina Endicott) on Saturday
Spoken word poet Eija Loponen-Stephenson says her interests include “bread

COLUMN: Star power — right here and everywhere

Anne DeGrace on the delights of the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, coming up soon.

Spoken word poet Eija Loponen-Stephenson says her interests include “bread
COLUMN: If I had a hammer …

COLUMN: If I had a hammer …

Library columnist Anne DeGrace on how to do almost anything.

COLUMN: If I had a hammer …
COLUMN: Shhhh! Superhero action figures at your library

COLUMN: Shhhh! Superhero action figures at your library

"Librarians don’t exactly sit around reading, and your library-social hub of the community-has a hard time staying quiet," writes DeGrace.

COLUMN: Shhhh! Superhero action figures at your library
Kurama Sushi chef Yoshi Shirotani

COLUMN: Serious deliciousness at your library

New book Pairings features 21 Nelson chefs and plenty of good eats.

Kurama Sushi chef Yoshi Shirotani
Friedl Milner (left) and Mary Carne browse the selection at Melodie Rae’s little free library. 

COLUMN: Little Free libraries take over the world

Staff member Melodie Rae Storey doesn’t leave the library behind when she goes home. That’s because she has her own library.

Friedl Milner (left) and Mary Carne browse the selection at Melodie Rae’s little free library. 
It's poetry month at the Nelson Library (and everywhere else).

COLUMN: Poetic deliciousness at your library

"Poetry is as accessible as an apple, no matter what you may have been lead to believe about poetic hifalutin-ness."-- Anne DeGrace

It's poetry month at the Nelson Library (and everywhere else).
COLUMN: What Mrs. Tiggywinkle knows

COLUMN: What Mrs. Tiggywinkle knows

The Nelson Library invites you to the Kid-sized Book Sale on April 11.

COLUMN: What Mrs. Tiggywinkle knows
COLUMN: Getting the buzz at the Nelson library

COLUMN: Getting the buzz at the Nelson library

Nelson folks could be forgiven for thinking spring is upon us. I’ve been wearing shoes — shoes! — and I live in snowy Bonnington.

COLUMN: Getting the buzz at the Nelson library
Column: Mirror, mirror: Self-publishing and you

Column: Mirror, mirror: Self-publishing and you

The publishing industry has been on its ear for some time. Upheavals in bookselling have shaken up sales.

Column: Mirror, mirror: Self-publishing and you
LIBRARY COLUMN: ‘A’ stands for Ausfahrt

LIBRARY COLUMN: ‘A’ stands for Ausfahrt

It also stands for a whole bunch of other cool words.

LIBRARY COLUMN: ‘A’ stands for Ausfahrt
Melodie Rae Storey's father gave her a “library” for Christmas.

COLUMN: May All Be Read, a diet for the new year

Anything is possible in the random and serendipitous distribution of books.

Melodie Rae Storey's father gave her a “library” for Christmas.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies wraps up its engagement at the Civic Theatre tonight.

COLUMN: A serious case of elves 2

’Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house folks were piling in to see The Hobbit.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies wraps up its engagement at the Civic Theatre tonight.
COLUMN: A serious case of elves

COLUMN: A serious case of elves

And so ’twas the week before Christmas, and all through the Library not an elf was stirring—because they all had their noses in books.

COLUMN: A serious case of elves
You can watch 'It’s a Wonderful Life' for free at the Nelson Civic Theatre on December 14.

COLUMN: Take the time to spend time together

Anne DeGrace writes warmly about being fuzzily home for the holidays.

You can watch 'It’s a Wonderful Life' for free at the Nelson Civic Theatre on December 14.
COLUMN: Season of living generously

COLUMN: Season of living generously

As the book reveals, giving to good causes is not always straightforward. There are political and ethical questions.

COLUMN: Season of living generously