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At the Library for November 29th, 2016

Updated 2016/11/28




New in biographies this week is Amber Smith’s ‘Danger Close’—Smith was the first woman elite combat helicopter pilot to be stationed in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and she explains in detail just how she was able to thrive in a male-dominated unit.


In ‘To Burp or Not to Burp’ Dafydd Williams explains to younger readers just what happens to our internal organs in outer space, why astronauts grow taller, and why burping is a bad idea in zero gravity.


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 the letter M!


New this fall is Baby Laptime on Fridays at 1 pm. This program is for babies who are not yet walking so a specific age is not really set—best approximation is under 1 year of age.  Since we do not have daycare for older siblings we ask that parents who have babies and children who are walking come to the toddler storytime instead of the baby laptime.

FOOD FOR FINES: For the entire month of December, the Library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food as payment for overdue fines. One item will be worth one dollar of fines. Any canned or boxed non-perishable food items will be accepted. All donations will be delivered to the food bank throughout the holiday season. This is a great way to get rid of those pesky overdue fines while helping others in need.


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.


New at the Library is a 2000-piece jigsaw puzzle of Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle. It is located in our reading lounge, so any and all puzzle enthusiasts are encouraged to come work on it.


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The Cranbrook Public Library Endowment Fund gives people an opportunity to create a meaningful legacy, to build a strong foundation in the present for the future of the Library. For more information about how you can contribute, please visit:





Water: Exploring the Blue Planet – Markus Eisl   (333.91)

An Intimate Wilderness – Norman Hallendy   (971.95203)

The Promise of Canada – Charlotte Gray   (971)

What If This Is Heaven – Anita Moorjani   (158.1)

All The Kremlin’s Men – Mikhail Zygar   (947.086)

Redesigning Work – Graham Lowe   (306.360971)

Out of the Rough – Steve Williams   (796.352092)

The Wealthy Renter – Alex Avery   (643.12)

Danger Close – Amber Smith   (bio)

Valley of the Moon – Melanie Gideon   (fic)

As Good as Gone – Larry Watson   (fic)

The Wish – Beverly Lewis   (fic)

A Haven on Orchard Lane – Lawana Blackwell   (fic)

The Royal We – Heather Cocks   (fic)

The Devoted – Suzanne Woods Fisher   (fic)

Sorrow Road – Julia Keller   (mys)

Manitou Canyon – William Kent Kruger   (mys)

Missing, Presumed – Susie Steiner   (mys)

Repo Madness – W. Bruce Cameron   (mys)

Closed Casket – Sophie Hannah   (mys)

The Mistletoe Murder – P.D. James   (mys)

Saint’s Blood – Sebastien de Castell   (sci fic)

The Masked City – Genevieve Cogman   (sci fic)

Allegiant   (Blu-ray) (DVD)

Hell on Wheels: Season 5   (DVD)




The Teenage Body Book – Kathy McCoy   (ya 613.0433)

Court of Fives – Kate Elliott   (ya fic)

Thieving Weasels – Billy Taylor   (ya fic)

Blood, Bullets, and Bones – Bridget Heos   (j 363.25)

Writing with Rosie – Patricia Reilly Giff   (j 808.3)

To Burp or Not to Burp – Dafydd Williams   (j 612.0145)

The Story of Canada – Janet Lunn   (j 971)

Children of Exile – Margaret Peterson Haddix   (j fic)

Maxi’s Secret (Or What You Can Learn from a Dog) – Lynn Plourde   (j fic)

The Initiation – Ridley Pearson   (j fic)

Vault of Shadows – Jonathan Maberry   (j fic)

Emperor Picletine Rides the Bus – Tom Angelberger   (j fic)

Max & Ruby: Max’s Mudpie   (j DVD)

Blue’s Room: Little Blue Riding Hood   (j DVD)

The Backyardigans: Surf’s Up   (j DVD)

Spongebob Squarepants Christmas   (j DVD)

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Merry Christmas   (j DVD)



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