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Friday, November 20, 2009

Skiing, boarding, snowmobiling in the backcountry

You can feel the excitement mounting as the snow continues to fall across the Koots. Getting into the backcountry is high on the agendas of many living in our communities. As tempting as it is to want to ski those prime lines, conditions are sketchy out there. Always be prepared and well informed before heading out. Get in the habit of checking the avi bulletins put out by the Canadian Avalanche Centre at
Interested in an avalanche course? Check out Rossland Mountain Adventures website.

The library has Avaluator cards and many books on avalanche safety. Learn as much as you can to play safe in the backcountry.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Geist Magazine 6th Annual Postcard Poetry Contest

Geist Magazine is running its 6th annual literal literary postcard story contest. Simply write a story on the back of a postcard that is someway related to the image. The connection can be as tangible as you like. For more details follow the link to Geist Magazine.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Interesting insight into the quest for freedom. Sam Brown had the desire to live life to its fullest but his story teaches freedom can not be bought. Watch the video and share your thoughts.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A stream of new books

With over 50 new titles to choose from there is bound to be something just for you. From award winners and graphic novels to memoirs and series, the library is the place to find them all. Check out the virtual Shelfari bookshelf on your right to browse the new titles and read reviews. Don't forget you can place a hold if the book you want isn't in.