At the Library for June 7th, 2016

Updated 2016/06/06

Hunter S. Thompson, the hard-drinking, drug-taking, Harley- riding, and gun-wielding journalist of all things gonzo, fathered only one child in his life—a mild-mannered computer nerd who was horrible at sports and liked to play Dungeons and Dragons. In ‘Stories I Tell Myself,’ Juan Thompson describes his life growing in the long shadow of a man who was convinced his son was gay. Full of photos and letters between the two, Juan’s writing frequently jumps above his father’s famous style.

To celebrate his 12th birthday, a young boy tries to get into the Guinness World Record Book in Andree Poulin’s hilarious ‘The Biggest Poutine in the World.’

Storytime is on hiatus until September, which means the Summer Reading Club is right around the corner.

The 2016 Summer Reading Club theme is Book a Trip! Summer Reading Club is FREE for children and teens and registration starts at the library on Saturday, June 25th. Attend the registration event on June 25th from 11:00am to 1:00pm and enter for the registration prize draw. Weekly programs, contests, and prizes start July 5th!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 9th for the Friends of the Library’s “Home Show and Shopping Fest” at Western Financial Place. If ever there is a place for one stop shopping it’s the Fest. There will be commercial businesses there, arts and crafts, local vendors, small and home businesses plus more. Admission and parking are free. While there, visit the food concessions and beer gardens. Come and shop, compare and save.

It is not too late to register for a spot at this event. Please contact Shellie Hollister at 250-426-4063 or if you want to be a part of the Fest. Non-profits are welcome at no charge at this event. Just be sure to register.

FREE one-on-one tech training session for those of you who want to enhance your current computing skills. We cover many topics including Basic Tablet usage, Basic Computer usage, Windows 10 training, Window 8 + 8.1 training, Window 7 training, Microsoft Suit training, Library E book training, and much more. To register, please contact the Library at (250) 426-4063, or sign up at the front desk.

We have partnered with the Cranbrook Garden Club to create a new collection of seeds, available at no charge. Now you can check out a packet of seeds, plant them, harvest the next generation of seeds, and return them so other people can check them out. Don’t forget the Library also has countless gardening books, magazines and even DVDs.

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On display this month is a selection of antiques and local authors to help celebrate Same Steele Days.


Yellowstone to Yukon – Harvey Locke (704.943)
Performance Breakthrough – Cathy Salit (650.1)
Girls and Sex – Peggy Orenstein (306.708352)
Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs – Michael Petty (636.7089)
Ask a Queer Chick – Lindsay King-Miller (306.7663)
Fire Pit Cooking – Vanessa Bante (641.578)
Cooking Wild – John Ash (641.69)
Modern Éclairs – Jenny McCoy (641.865)
The Germ Files – Jason Tetro (579.3)
Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe – Charles Glass (956.9104)
DIY For Your Dog – Rachelle Blondel (745.5)
Stay Healthy During Chemo – Mike Herbert (616.99406)
The 20 / 20 Diet – Phil McGraw (613.25)
The Silk Road – Bill Porter (950)
Ultimate Bicycle Owner’s Manual – Eben Weiss (796.6)
Deskbound: Standing Up in a Sitting World – Kelly Starrett (615.82)
Juice Guru – Steve & Julie Prussack (641.875)
Poems That Make Grown Women Cry – Anthony Holden (821)
Stories I Tell Myself – Juan F. Thompson (bio)
The Return of the Witch – Paula Brackston (fic)
Fighting Dirty – Lori Foster (fic)
A Voice from the Field – Neal Griffin (mys)
Deep Blue – Randy Wayne White (mys)


Spirit Animals: Meanings & Stories – Wayne Arthurson (j 299.7)
Jokes for Minecrafters – Michele C. Hollow (j 818.602)
Knock Knock Jokes: Bug Brains – Nicky Bird (j 818.602)
Outdoor Math – Emma Adbage (j 513)
That’s Not Fair: Getting to Know Your Rights and Freedoms (j 342.71)
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold – Megan McDonald (j fic)
The Biggest Poutine in the World – Andree Poulin (j fic)
Pax – Sara Pennypacker (j fic)
The Return to the Kingdom of Paradise – Geronimo Stilton (j fic)
Criminal Destiny – Gordon Korman (j fic)
The Dastardly Deed – Holly Grant (j fic)