At the Library for December 6th, 2016

Updated 2016/12/05




‘Aloha Wanderwell’ tells the amazing true story of the first woman in history to drive around the world. This feat is all the more amazing when one considers that Aloha was only 16 at the time (she quite high school to answer an ad for a travelling secretary), she didn’t know how to drive, and this was 1922– when cars where not commonplace and many countries had no proper roads. Yet the Canadian teenager forced a modified Model-T to all points of the globe.


In ‘The Secret Life of Equations’ Rich Cochrane provides young readers with a map of 50 equations that have been crucial in the history of math and science.


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 Stars!


New this season 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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Deadmonton – Pamela Roth   (364.1523)

How the Secret Changed My Life – Rhonda Byrne   (158.1)

When Love Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships – Jill Cory   (362.8292)

Naked Food Magazine’s Master Plants Cookbook – Margarita Restrepo   (641.563)

Taste of Persia – Naomi Duguid   (641.5955)

This Can Be Beautiful – Tiffany Pratt   (745.594)

Aloha Wanderwell – Christian Fink-Jensen   (910.92)

Angela Merkel – Matthew Qvortup   (bio)

Mary Mary – Lesley Crewe   (fic)

Always a Cowboy – Linda Lael Miller   (fic)

Between Two Fires – Mark Noce   (fic)

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourn Enigma – Eric Van Lustbader   (fic)

A Gentleman In Moscow – Amor Towles   (fic)

Faithful – Alice Hoffman   (fic)

Odessa Sea – Clive Cussler   (fic)

Pirate – Clive Cussler   (fic)

My Name is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout   (fic) (ebook) (e-audio)

Cross the Line – Alex Cross   (mys)

Turbo Twenty-Three – Janet Evanovich   (mys)

Chaos – Patricia Cornwell   (mys)

Pushing Up Daisies – M. C. Beaton   (mys)

The Obsidian Chamber – Douglas Preston   (mys)

The King’s Speech   (Blu-ray) (DVD)

Hello, My Name is Doris   (DVD)

Prisoners   (DVD)

Men in Black 1 & 2   (DVD)

Geronimo   (DVD)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off   (DVD)






The Secret Life of Equations – Rich Cochrane   (j 512.94)

Mars Exploration Rovers – Steve Kortenkamp   (j 523.43)

Mark of the Plague – Kevin Sands   (j fic)

I Am Not a Number – Jenny Kay Dupuis   (j fic)

Mrs. Moody in the Birthday Jinx – Megan McDonald   (j fic)

Paw Patrol: Pups & The Ghost Pirate   (j DVD)

Alpha and Omega   (j DVD)

Little Cars in the Great Race   (j DVD)

The Jungle Book: Rumble in the Jungle   (j DVD)