LIBRARY MUSINGS: GFDPL is hiring; book sale coming; wills and estate workshop

Grand Forks and District Public Library
By Grand Forks and District Public Library
April 29th, 2014

As you know, we have books here – lots and lots of books – as well as movies, magazines, storytime boxes, e-readers, and more! We also have activities at the library: author readings, storytimes, workshops, lectures, etc. And here’s something you might not know: many of these activities were suggested by members of the community, such as the upcoming Wills and Estates workshop, the Pokemon Trading Card club, and the Boardgame club. This is your public library, so we’d like to invite you to continue to come to us with these suggestions. And let me end with a reminder: you can always visit our website for more information on any events and programs, at grandforks.bclibrary.ca.

We’re Hiring!

Our Summer Reading Club is coming up, and we’re looking to hire a Coordinator (age 16-30, June 10-August 29 at 30 hrs/week) and an Assistant (age 16-30, July 2 – August 27 at 30 hrs/week). For more information and complete job descriptions, visit our website at grandforks.bclibrary.ca.

Fabulous Friday

We’ve got a Friday coming up that’s bound to be fabulous – drop by on Friday, May 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for crafts, puppets, games, chess, and more. Free fun for all ages!

Lego Madness

Come to the library on Friday, May 9 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for many large bins of Lego fun. All ages welcome.


The Friends of the Library Booksale will be held on Thursday, May 1 (10:00 am – 8:00 pm), Friday, May 2 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm), and Saturday, May 3 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm). There will be everything from children’s books to mysteries – all sales by donation.

Wills and Estates

Join us on Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 pm for a workshop on Wills and Estate Planning, with Lewis Bridgeman (a lawyer from McEwan & Company in Castlegar). This free workshop does not require pre-registration.

Book Club

This month’s book is Once You Break a Knuckle by D.W. Wilson. Originally from the Kootenays, Wilson has written a powerful and critically-acclaimed collection of short stories. Come by the library anytime to pick up your copy!

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