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At the Library for May 19, 2015

Updated 2015/05/17

In ‘Fire and Ice,’ Jonathan Mingle charts how black carbon (soot created from inefficient fires) has all but decimated the small Himalayan village of Kumik.

Even though he was Jewish, George Rauch was still drafted into Hitler’s army and forced to fight at the Russian Front.  Written for teen readers, ‘Unlikely Warrior’ is Rauch’s own account at his harrowing ordeal and eventual escape.

Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and Toddler Story Time is 10:00 and 11:00 am. Both will be all about Teddy Bears!

The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library are asking for donations for their upcoming garage sale.  Storage space is quite limited so donations can only be accepted on Friday, June 12th , the day  before the sale itself.   In particular, household items such as pots, pans, tools, toys, jewelry, pictures, linens, lamps and gardening items are much appreciated, but the Friends will take whatever else you have except for large furniture.   Please bring items to the Manual Training School from 9 am to 5 pm.

Now is the time to declutter your home.  Don’t forget, clutter can be a source of stress, so purging can be good for your mental well-being.

The Garage Sale will be held Sat., June 13th from 9 am to 2 pm in the Manual Training Center adjacent to the Library.  Come on out and you’ll be sure to find hidden treasurers at great prices! 100 percent of the proceeds go to enhance the Library.

Our new website is up and running at

There is much more than this happening at the Library. Please check out our Facebook pages for more information and updates.

On display this month are hand-crafted models, posters, and original news clippings celebrating the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (May 9th, 2015). Assembled by Hans Dekkers, this is one of our most extraordinary and momentous displays.



A History of Life in 100 Fossils – Paul D. Taylor   (560)

Extinction & Evolution – Niles Eldredge   (560)

Fire and Ice – Jonathan Mingle   (363.738)

Refire—Don’t Retire – Ken Blanchard   (155.67)

When Man Becomes Prey – Cat Urbigkit   (591.53)

The Elements of Eloquence – Mark Forsyth   (591.53)

Better & Faster – Jeremy Gutsche   (338.04)

Perfect Puppy in 7 Days – Sophia Yin   (636.70887)

A Bone to Pick – Mark Bittman   (338.1)

Eyewitness Travel: Morocco   (916.4)

Lonely Planet Jamaica – Paul Clammer   (917.292)

South American Handbook – Ben Box   (918)

Back Roads Northern & Central Italy – Gillian Arthur   (914.5)

The Porcelain Thief – Huan Hsu   (951)

The Woman Who Would Be King – Kara Cooney   (bio)

The Wright Brothers – David McCullough   (bio)

The Pharaoh’s Daughter – Mesu Andrews   (fic)

The Valley – John Renehan   (fic)

Alphabetique – Molly Peacock   (fic)

Perfect Match – Fern Michaels   (fic)

The Prince – Vito Bruschini   (fic)

A God In Ruins – Kate Atkinson   (fic)

The Tapestry – Nancy Bilyeau   (fic)

Under the Visible Life – Kim Echlin   (fic) (e-book)

The Killer Next Door – Alex Marwood   (mys)

Memory Man – David Baldacci   (mys) (e-book)

Black Sun Descending – Stephen Legault   (mys)

The Fourth Betrayal – Bruce Burrows   (mys)

The Affinities – Robert Charles Wilson   (sci fic)





The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – William Kamkwamba   (ya 621.312136)

Unlikely Warrior – Georg Rauch   (ya 940.541343)

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard   (ya fic)

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