Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for March 28th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/03/27

      Ann Brocklehurst’s ‘Dark Ambition’ explores just what made Dellen Millard—a young Canadian aviation heir—go on an Ontario murder spree.   A new edition of ‘Tarzan of the Apes’ will still captivate readers with the story of a baby who is raised by African apes after the death of his shipwrecked parents.  


At the Library for March 21st, 2017

Last Updated 2017/03/20

      Charles Campisi’s ‘Blue on Blue’ reveals how the New York City Police Internal Affairs stopped corrupt and law-breaking members of its own police department.   ‘Mission to Pluto’ charts the spacecraft New Horizon—only the size of a piano–as it explores the space entity Pluto and the Kuiper ice belt.   Preschool Story


At the Library for March 14th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/03/13

      Fiction writer Neil Gaiman explores the origins and legacy of the Northern myths that he frequently used in his novels in ‘Norse Mythology.’   The brave pioneers of sports, technology, and human rights are features in Crispen Boyer’s ‘The Book of Heroes.’   Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am,


At the Library for March 7th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/03/06

      ‘Mrs. Sherlock Holmes’ is the amazing true story of a female travelling detective who solved numerous cases no one else wanted, during a time (early 1900s) this profession was no open to women.   ‘Star Wars Rogue One: Ultimate Visual Guide’ is a large and brightly illustrated to all the characters, planets,


At the Library for February 28th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/02/27

      Novelist Douglas Preston writes the true story of how a group of scientists recently discovered the untouched ruins of a vanished culture in ‘The Lost City of the Monkey God.’   Erin Hunter fans will be delighted with her latest novel ‘Hawkwing’s Journey’—released in a super edition which includes a host of


At the Library for Feburary 21, 2017

Last Updated 2017/02/19

      In ‘Drawn by Their Smiles,’ Cranbrook’s Kimiko Toyota chronicles all of her accomplishments, setbacks, tears, and joys as she tries (and is ultimately successful) in establishing His Hope Uganda—a non government children’s ministry in Uganda.   Fans of James Dashner’s ‘Maze Runner’ books should enjoy ‘The Fever Code’—a prequel to the entire


At the Library for Janurary 24th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/01/23

      ‘Imagine this Valley’ is Stephen Legault’s collection of essays celebrating the landscape, culture, community and natural history of Alberta’s Bow Valley.   Part of her ‘Just Enough’ series, Jillian Roberts’ ‘What Happens When a Loved One Dies’ helps both adults and children talk about this difficult subject with each other.   Preschool


At the Library for January 17th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/01/16

      Celebrating ten years of columns he wrote for the Okanagan Sunday, ‘I Held My Breath for a Year’ is a collection of Stan Chung’s favourite work that resonated the most with his readers.   Greg Heffley thinks he has a plan to stop playing video games, celebrate Halloween, and make a home


At the Library for January 3rd, 2017

Last Updated 2017/01/02

      In the spring of 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles across the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. ‘On Thin Ice’ is the tale of their journey, and how much of the frozen sea ice is rapidly disappearing.


At the Library for December 20th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/12/19

      ‘Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook’ and ‘Christmas Cookie Swap’ are new this week to help bring in the holidays.  For younger readers we have  Gordon Korman’s ‘Jingle’—part 8 of his ‘Swindle’ series.   Please note the Library will be closed Friday, December 23rd through till Monday, December 26th, and again the Library will