Anne DeGrace

COLUMN: Reflecting on local history

COLUMN: Reflecting on local history

Our Kootenaiana section of the library is rife with local histories both self-published and published by small local presses.

COLUMN: Reflecting on local history

COLUMN: Technicolor sunsets, and you

From the beginning, movie-goers have encountered the smiling faces of Andromeda Drake, Penny Riordan, Judy Laret and more.

COLUMN: Nelson Library prepare to go pink

COLUMN: Nelson Library prepare to go pink

Celebrated on February 26, Pink Shirt Day is a call to action against bullying.

COLUMN: Nelson Library prepare to go pink

COLUMN: Patient saved, crisis averted

Theatre manager Jason Asbell went up to the projection booth to ensure everything was good, it wasn't.

COLUMN: From muse to page to book to shelf

There’s no question that books can make you laugh or cry or think. Whatever our reading future looks like, there will certainly be books.

Theatre Manager Jason Asbell hams it up at the opening of Star Trek

COLUMN: Jimmy Stewart meets Woody Allen


If you’ve been to the movies, theatre manager Jason Asbell is the guy who’s often on stage, microphone in hand, introducing the film.

Theatre Manager Jason Asbell hams it up at the opening of Star Trek

COLUMN: Thar she blows! Changes in the wind

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan used the term “wind of change” in his speech to the South African parliament in 1960.

COLUMN: A long winter’s nap, interrupted

’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were coming in droves to see The Hobbit.

COLUMN: Unbaffled by fuzziness: A tale of giving

COLUMN: Unbaffled by fuzziness: A tale of giving

First penned in 1969, the tale describes a long-ago land in which everyone received a bag of warm fuzzies at birth.

COLUMN: Unbaffled by fuzziness: A tale of giving
Josh the Elf knows there’s still work to be done at the Civic.

COLUMN: Become a ‘Theatre Elf’

One year ago this week, the Nelson Civic Theatre elves — uh, volunteers — were busy sweeping out four years of accumulated dust and debris.

Josh the Elf knows there’s still work to be done at the Civic.

COLUMN: Symbiosis in the stacks

To have books, you have to have writers. Although the massive output of writers might suggest otherwise, books don’t write themselves.

COLUMN: Shooting for awesome

If this film is entertainment, and it certainly is, in an undeniably edge-of-your-seat way, it’s also a discussion about society.

COLUMN: So many ways to escape the doldrums

COLUMN: So many ways to escape the doldrums

It’s a gloomy time of year, with summer behind us and winter dead ahead. For me, this is historically the time I start seeing more movies.

COLUMN: So many ways to escape the doldrums

COLUMN: Literary conspiracy celebrates reading

The librarians are all reading. One looks up, smiles, and tells you that she can help you at 11:21. She suggests you pick up a magazine.

The 1951 Bogart-Hepburn classicThe African Queen will screen Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre as a fundraiser for Grans to Grans.

Humphrey Bogart and goodwill at the Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre has been a place of goodwill since day one. Tom Shorthouse remembers Halloween at the Civic during the Second World War.

The 1951 Bogart-Hepburn classicThe African Queen will screen Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre as a fundraiser for Grans to Grans.

Co-opetition and the library

“We call it co-opetition,” said Ben Hyman from the BC Libraries Co-operative, speaking at the Kootenay Library Federation conference.

Achieving and surpassing their fundraising target for a digital projector was just one of several highlights for the Civic Theatre Society over the past year.

Nelson Civic Theatre Society moving forward

After last month’s Nelson Civic Theatre annual general meeting I received an email from Gray Creek pioneer Tom Lymbery.

Achieving and surpassing their fundraising target for a digital projector was just one of several highlights for the Civic Theatre Society over the past year.

Connect-the-dots at the Nelson library

It’s unusual for me to get ahead of the game — me, who always feels like I’m catching up. But hey, I work for the library.

Cindy Sherry was one of the pioneers of the movement to save the Nelson Civic Theatre.

‘Gang of champions’ triumphs in Nelson

On April 2, 2012 I opened the Nelson Star and there was my friend Cindy Sherry.

Cindy Sherry was one of the pioneers of the movement to save the Nelson Civic Theatre.
It's Library Month and the Nelson Library is the place to be.

Howdy, Pahdnah

As we gallop headlong into Library Month (where is September going?), I find myself anything but saddle-weary.

It's Library Month and the Nelson Library is the place to be.