LIBRARY MUSINGS: Fines gone, Mother Goose back

Grand Forks and District Public Library
By Grand Forks and District Public Library
January 24th, 2014

Remember what I talked about in my last column? About how our Board of Directors had passed a motion to do away with overdue fines? Well, that very same progressive Board is looking for a few good women and men to join in the fun – if you think you might be interested in joining the library Board, give us a call or stop by the library and I’d be happy to tell you more about what it entails.  It’s a great opportunity to contribute to your community, and to meet some very interesting and engaged folks. And now, on to some exciting library events:


Mother Goose


It’s back! Our parent-child Mother Goose Program will be returning –Saturday mornings from 10:30 am to 11:15 am (start date to be determined soon). It’s for children ages 0-3, and their parents or caregivers. For more information, call us at 442-3944. 


Book Club

Our selection for January is The Chocolate Wars (Deborah Cadbury) – a riveting account of the 150-year rivalry between the world’s greatest chocolate makers. We’ll be meeting at the Christina Lake Living Arts Centre on Wednesday, January 29 at 1:30, and at the library on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 pm. New members are always welcome!


Downton Abbey

The rumours are true – we will be having a Downton Abbey tea party in February (stay posted for more details). There will be games, Downton-inspired snacks, and fancy hats.  Yes, fancy hats – bring one if you’ve got one!


New Biographies & Memoirs

Journey with no maps (P.K. Page)

Keon & Me (Dave Bidini)

Orr (Bobby Orr)

Anchorboy (Jay Onrait)

Don’t lick the minivan (Leanne Shirtliffe)

French kids eat everything (Karen Le Billon)

Still foolin’ em’ (Billy Crystal)

JFK’s last hundred days (Thurston Clarke)

Men we reaped (Jesmyn Ward)