At the Library for August 9th, 2016

Updated 2016/08/08

Ron Brown explores the history and heritage of false starts and successes of railroads as they attempted to make it over and through the western mountains of Canada in ‘Rails Over the Mountain.’

19 years after ‘Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows,’ Harry and his youngest son are battling a family legacy neither of them ever wanted in J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child.’

Storytime is on hiatus until September, but the Summer Reading Club is in full swing.

The summer is flying by, which means the Summer Reading Club Closing Ceremonies are fast approaching! Please pre-register for the event on Tuesday, August 23rd at 1:00pm or on Wednesday, August 24th at 1:00pm.
We will have pizza, cake and tons of prizes! Medals and certificates will be awarded to those who have completed a reading log! The last day to hand in reading logs and collect stickers and prizes is August 20th. Happy reading!
Calling all writers aged 6-12! Have you written a story for the Summer Reading Club Story-Writing Contest? You could win an awesome prize and have your story published in the Daily Townsman! Stories must be 800 words or less and submitted at the library by 5:00pm on August 13th. Stories should be based off our Book A Trip theme. Happy writing!

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.

On display this month is a preview of the 39th annual Kootenay Country Fair, featuring a brilliant cross-section of all the categories and upcoming exhibits. For more information, please visit their website at

Our website is up and running at:


Your Body and the Stars – Stephanie P. Marango (133.5861)
Micro Macramé – Jenny Townley (746.4222)
Alzheimer’s & Dementia for Dummies (616.831)
The Acrylic Painter – James Van Patten (751.426)
Portraits of British Columbia – Al Harvey (971.105)
Building a Parenting Agreement that Works – Mimi Lyster Zemmelman (346.730173)
Rails Over Mountains – Ron Brown (385.09712)
Dream Factories – Ken S. Coates (331.11445)
Simple Calligraphy – Judy Detrick (745.61)
What to Expect When You Are Expecting 2016 – Heidi Murkoff (618.2)
Gold Rush: El Dorado in British Columbia – Kathryn Bridge (971.102)
Twenty-One Cardinals – Jocelyne Saucier (fic)
The Fifth Avenue Artists Society – Joy Callaway (fic)
The Goddess of Fireflies – Genevieve Pettersen (fic)
Miriam – Mesu Andrews (fic)
Vexation Lullaby – Justin Tussing (fic)
The Island House – Nancy Thayer (fic)
Kalyana – Rajni Mala Khelawan (fic)
Lies and Other Acts of Love – Kristy Woodson Harvey (fic)
This Side of Providence – Rachel M. Harper (fic)
Ladivine – Marie NDiaye (fic)
The Summer Guest – Alison Anderson (fic)
The Dove’s Necklace — Raja Alem (fic)
One Less Problem Without You – Beth Harbison (fic)
Defender – Diana Palmer (fic)
The Blue Bath – Mary Waters-Sayer (fic)
The Lost Girls – Heather Young (fic)
Nothing Ventured – Anne Douglas (fic)
Annabel Lee – Mike Nappa (mys)
Mortal Fall – Christine Carbo (mys)
Where the Bodies Lie – Mark Lisac (mys)
Lost and Gone Forever – Alex Grecian (mys)
Prayers the Devil Answers – Sharyn McCrumb (mys)
Night and Day – Iris Johansen (mys)
The Last Good Girl – Allison Leotta (mys)
The Sorcerer’s Daughter – Terry Brooks (sci fic)
The Night Shift – Charlaine Harris (sci fic)
Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire (sci fic)
Transformers: Age of Extinction (DVD)
A View to A Kill (DVD)
Licence to Kill (DVD)
The Living Daylights (DVD)
The World is Not Enough (DVD)
Diamonds are Forever (DVD)
The Black Panthers (DVD)


Redemption – Debra Driza (ya fic)
Flamecaster – Cinda Williams Chima (ya fic)
Soldier – Julie Kagawa (ya fic)
The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater (ya fic)
The Blood Between Us – Zac Brewer (ya fic)
The Season of You and Me – Robin Constantine (ya fic)
Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling (j 822.92)
Braids & Buns, Ponies & Pigtails – Jenny Strebe (j 646.724)
Praying Mantis – Tamra Orr (j 595.727)
Argentina – Blaine Wiseman (j 982)
South Korea – Anita Yasuda (j 951.95)
The Blackthorn Key – Kevin Sands (j fic)
Slacker – Gordon Korman (j fic)