Barb MacPherson

Nakusp library filled with readings, games and magic

Lots of kids enjoyed photography, face painting, drawing, chocolate making and a big Lego fest at the library this summer.

We’ve had a fun and busy summer at the library. Lots of kids enjoyed photography, face painting, drawing, chocolate making and a big Lego fest, all happening through the Summer Reading Club. Adults had their own Reading Club, keeping track of their summer reading and finishing up with a draw for a complete picnic for two won by Jan and Toru Fujibayashi.

We were thrilled to have Nicole Hawe with us in a Summer Student position. Among her many other duties, Nicole tutored elementary students in reading and math, and her library co-workers in computer skills.

The annual Bodaciously Beautiful Book and Bake Bazaar and Silent Auction was again a great success. Shoppers left with brimming bags of books and bargains! Thank you all for your support.

Fall is shaping up to be busy also. We have resumed the regular monthly Scrabble and Book clubs. Be part of a Scrabble game at the library the last Wednesday of every month (Sept. 25 this month) at 1 p.m. Or, come discuss your current read at the Book Club on the second Friday of the month at 10 a.m. (next one is Oct. 11).

On Sept. 26 at 7 p.m., Andrea Wright, an author from New Denver reads from her new novel, Greenstone Rising.

Deryn Collier will read on October 16 at 7 p.m. from her novel Confined Space, which was selected as the One Book, One Kootenay winner for 2013.

A very local author, Robert Harrington, will speak about his personal experiences and what he has learned from scientists and philosophers who have lived close to nature. Join us for Get High on Nature Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter fans are invited to stop by the library on Friday Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. for a Harry Potter Party with costumes, snacks and maybe a little magic!

As always, all of our events are free, and open to members and non-members.  Snacks, coffee and tea are served.

October is Canadian Library Month. We are hoping to add even more events. To stay up to date, check our website at