Welcome new board members

Greenwood library board set for the coming year, computer skill tutoring available and a note of gratitude for support from the community.

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submitted by Judy Foucher

Happy Spring!

Welcome to the new library board for this year. At our AGM, we said goodbye to Gerri Hollett who had served eight consecutive years on the board, and to Lynn Thomas who served one year—thank you both for your hard work. New to the board this year is Debra Brownhill; and returning members are Elaine Harrison, Carol LeSergent, Lynne Klaver, Shawn Whitelegg, Judy Loewen, Ann Mudrie (after a year off), and Nola Tutti.

We are again partnering with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) to offer free computer skills lessons. Instructor Evelyn Booth will be here on Monday mornings for a few weeks to help people with basic computer skills, surfing the Internet, starting a Facebook page, beginning Microsoft Word or Excel, or using email.

There are still a couple of spots available; however, you MUST register and meet with Evelyn to discuss your needs rather than just drop in this time around.

Please visit the library, or call 250-445-6111 Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 12 – 5 p.m., to register.

Thank you to all who have donated to our Bakeless Bake Sale this year. Your contributions greatly help with the library’s expenses, and are much appreciated. And it’s not too late for anyone who hasn’t yet donated and would like to— donations are gratefully accepted any time during the year, and tax-deductible receipts are available upon request.

Those who listened to CBC Radio’s Canada Reads this year will be happy to know that we now have all five of the books available: Ru, Intolerable, When Everything Feels Like the Movies, And the Birds Rained Down, and The Inconvenient Indian.

The goal was to choose “one book to break barriers” for all Canadians to read, and after four days of lively discussion and debate, Kim Thuy’s Ru was the winner. This is a story of a young woman forced to leave Saigon during the Vietnam war, then coming to Quebec via a Malaysian refugee camp, and is based on many of the author’s own experiences.

The Greenwood Library will be closed for the Easter long weekend, April 3-6, and will open again on Wednesday, April 8 at noon.