Rossland Public Library rings in a new year of announcements and programming. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland Public Library rings in a new year of announcements and programming. Photo: Jim Bailey

Rossland Library rings in new year of programming

Pick up your ‘Naturalist Loaner Kit’ at Rossland Public Library

Please note: as per the Public Health Order all events and programming in the Rossland Public Library require showing a vaccine cards and photo ID for anyone over the age of 12.

We thank patrons for their understanding and are excited to continue offering programming to our community.

Vaccine cards are not, however, required for regular Library services. We encourage everyone to continue coming in to use our computers, browse, take out books, and use our space for studying, reading, and printing services.

We are also still offering our take-away services. More information is available on our website at

Programming News: Books and Babies goes Fridays at 11:30 a.m. in Harry’s Room.

• Patrons can book their time to join our Dogs and Books program on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. until mid-January. Spots are filling quickly.

• We have Naturalist Loaner Kits available! Load up your snowshoes and pick up one of our backpacks full of guides on local plants and wildlife, binoculars, magnifying glasses, and checklists. Backpacks can be loaned out for 3 weeks and are great for kid and adult wilderness adventurers!

• Tech Coaching is still available every Saturday by appointment. Please call 250-362-7611 or email to book your session.

One-on-one tech coaching sessions are also available through Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy at their Trail office and must be booked in advance.

• Our weekly Tuesday afternoon program will resume in February and will be STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math — focused!

Art Displays: Artists interested in having their work displayed may apply online at

Book Clubs: The next Raven Reads meets Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in person to discuss One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. To participate, register at Copies of the novel are available at the front desk or through the Overdrive/Libby apps as e-books.

• The Indigenous Book Club is meeting virtually on Jan. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. to discuss The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew.

Anyone wishing to attend can email, or contact the Trail and District Public Library, or Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

The Indigenous Book Club meets bi-monthly to discuss different books by Indigenous authors, to expand our worldview, hear new perspectives, and do our part to learn from the 94 Calls to Action released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in 2015.

Kootenay Local Book Club: The next Kootenay Read Local Book Club meets on Tuesday, Jan. 18 via Zoom to discuss The Stone Frigate: The Royal Military College’s First Female Cadet Speaks Out by Kate Armstrong. You can register at

Books of My Life: Have you enjoyed reading “Books of My Life” interviews? Do you love reading and sharing your favourites? If so, please consider participating in a “Books of My Life” interview. For more information, email I look forward to hearing from readers of all ages.

• We encourage anyone who would like to support their Library to consider visiting our donation page. Supporting your library makes information and resources available to the community and allows it to thrive.

Donations help us promote literacy, lifelong learning, the love of reading, and the exploration of ideas, culture, and knowledge. Please consider making a donation today. Visit our website at

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