CHECK IT OUT OCT. 9 – Kill A What?

Grand Forks Library report for October 9th. Lots going on including the always awesome book sale.

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 kilowatt hour). Easy to use, and you it just might help you save some money on your next hydro bill. Movie nightThe 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, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Lego challengeIt’s here, at long last! Our monthly Lego extravaganza begins on Friday, Oct. 11, from 1-3 p.m. All ages welcome (pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult). We’ve got enormous bins of Lego, and snacks too. Board meetingOur October board meeting will be held at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m.  Poetry CaféDrop by the library on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. 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 clubThis 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, Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. (Christina Lake Living Arts Centre) and on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. (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!BooksaleMark your calendars—the Friends of the Library will be holding their always-successful book sale on Oct. 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.

Just Posted

Endoscopy Campaign wraps up at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The KBRH Health Foundation recently held a donor ceremony for contributors to its $450,000 tally

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Elections 2018: Meet your Grand Forks Council Candidates

The biographies of the 13 candidates for City of Grand Forks council

PLACE NAMES: Kootenay Landing to Reffek

Boundary railway siding was named after a BC Copper Company manager – but spelled backward

Meeting called on border change

Local residents who feel the impact of the change in border are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Rick Mercer says pot is ‘excruciatingly boring’

Comedian hopes Canadians will move onto something else once marijuana is legalized

A B.C. campaign to give municipalities input into marijuana advertising

Without a say, towns and cities risk Washington-State-style flood of advertising, proponent says

Defence cautions against mob justice in Calgary child neglect trial

Jennifer and Jeromie Clark of Calgary have pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing death

Feds eyeing options to expedite pardons for minor pot convictions

Internal discussions have focused on an application-based process for speeding up pot pardons

U.S. pot firms urge Trump to dominate North American marijuana industry

Cannabis producers claim the U.S. is “rapidly losing” its competitive advantage to Canada

Battle resumes over speculation tax on B.C. vacant homes

Opposition calls it ‘fake’ tax that is reducing housing supply

Around the BCHL: Merritt, Chilliwack and Coquitlam early-season surprises

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s going on in the league and throughout the junior A world.

Federal government tables bill to transform prisoner segregation

Administrative and disciplinary segregation will be eliminated by Ottawa

Most Read