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By Grand Forks and... On on Wednesday Jun 10 2015

There are lots of exciting things happening at the library, so I’ll skip the preliminaries and get right to it!

Film Club

Our next NFB movie night is on Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 pm – we’ll be screening Trick or Treaty? (85 minutes). Here’s a blurb on it: “This documentary profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish...

By Larry Hudema On on Sunday May 24 2015

On Tuesday May 26 Spotlight Films will be presenting the French/Australian/Canadian collaboration The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.

This film, directed by Jean Pierre Jeunet, (directed Amelie) who also co-wrote the screenplay with Guillame Laurant is based on the novel by Rief Larson, “The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet”.

T.S. Spivet (Kyle Catlett, Poltergeist 2015) lives on a...

By Grand Forks and... On on Wednesday May 20 2015

Every once in a while, I think it’s a good idea to remind you all of the wonderful recurring programs that we have at the library. We’ve got storytime every Friday morning (10:30-11:00 am);

  • Chess Club on Tuesdays (4-7 pm) and Saturdays (3-4:30 pm);
  • Kids Knitting on Thursdays (3:45-5:15 pm); Adult Knitting on Saturdays (1:15-2:45 pm);
  • Conversational...
By Contributor On on Thursday May 14 2015

British Columbia’s Knowledge Network is hosting the premiere of local filmmaker Amy Bohigian’s documentary ‘Dreamers and Dissidents’  at the Civic Theatre in Nelson, on Thursday May 28th. The doors will open at 7pm for the 7:30pm free public screening, with the filmmaker, broadcaster, and participants in attendance...

By Contributor On on Monday May 11 2015

At a wildly successful party in Vancouver, jean shorts-clad Ponderosa Festival founders Kris Hargrave and Kia Zahrabi announced the full lineup for its 2015 installment. This year, headlining acts include Mounties, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Bear Mountain, Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party, and Fake Shark Real Zombie, all hailing from Vancouver. Joining from Washington, DC, are funk-...

By Castlegar Source On on Friday May 08 2015

On Monday, May 11, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will commence a six-day trip to communities in the West Kootenays including Grand Forks, Christina Lake, Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Castlegar, New Denver, Kaslo, Nelson, Salmo, Fruitvale, Montrose and Creston.

Her first stop in Castlegar will be at a local elementary school, Twin Rivers, and will...

By Shara JJ Cooper On on Friday May 08 2015

Have you got a ticket yet for the Starlight Dinner? It’s a raffle to benefit the library – put on by the Board of Directors and the Friends of the Library (two groups of volunteers that work tirelessly to support your public library!). Here’s how it works: you can buy a ticket for $20, and if you win, you get to invite 7 friends/family/strangers/etc to a fancy dinner at a secret garden...

By Contributor On on Monday Apr 27 2015

Spotlight Films  


the 10th  film of our 11th season! 

Finding Vivian Maier
By Contributor On on Monday Apr 27 2015

"There is nothing to do in this town!" If I had a quarter for every time I heard this I'd have a tidy little sum.  

I am not sure what these nay sayers are looking for, however if they are looking for an exciting, fun evening out, with glamorous live entertainment, delicious appies,  drinks and dancing, an opportunity to dress up AND win cool prizes, they need look no further. 


By Sara Golling On on Friday Apr 24 2015

The Foggy Goggle Boys made it to the Regional Finals in the annual CBC "Searchlight" competition. Over 3300 bands were originally entered in the competition, and only 225 made the regional finals.   On April 28, the National Finalists were announced.   23 musical entries made that cut, but they did not include our guys.

The Foggy Goggle Boys now consist...