LIBRARY MUSINGS: Did you know you can borrow a power metre to evaluate your appliances?

Grand Forks and District Public Library
By Grand Forks and District Public Library
October 10th, 2013

We’ve got an action-packed October, full of movies and lego and poetry. Also, our much-anticipated book sale! Here goes:

Kill A What?!

I bet you didn’t know this, but our library has a Power Monitor available for borrowing. It’s the Kill A Watt EZ – and the way it works is you plug it into the socket, and then you plug any appliance directly into the Kill A Watt. It’ll tell you how efficient the appliance is, and will indicate consumption (by Killowatt hour). Easy to use, and you it just might help you save some money on your next hydro bill.

Movie Night

The next film in our NFB series is Sarah Polley’s award-winning documentary “Stories We Tell” (108 minutes). We’ll take care of the popcorn – you take care of getting yourselves here on Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 pm.

Lego Challenge

It’s here, at long last! Our monthly Lego extravaganza begins on Friday, October 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  All ages welcome (pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult). We’ve got enormous bins of Lego, and snacks too.

Board Meeting

Our October board meeting will be held at the library on Wednesday, October 16 at 4:00 pm. 

Poetry Cafe

Drop by the library on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 pm for one of our wonderful, open mic Poetry Cafes – an opportunity to listen to some great poetry, or to read from your own work (or any poet’s work, for that matter). Refreshments will be served.

Book Club

This month, the book club’s choice is Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman – the best-selling, darkly funny, fantastical tale of two very different brothers who come together after the death of their father. We will be meeting on Wednesday, October 23  at 1:30 pm (Christina Lake Living Arts Centre) and on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 pm (Grand Forks library). It’s a week earlier than usual, but don’t worry, it’s not a very long book. Pick up your copy at the library, and get reading!


Mark your calendars – the Friends of the Library will be holding their always-successful book sale on October 24-26. We’ve got a good mix of fiction, non-fiction, and everything in between. Plus some very special antiques. All books by donation.




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