At the Library for January 17th, 2017

Updated 2017/01/16




Celebrating ten years of columns he wrote for the Okanagan Sunday, ‘I Held My Breath for a Year’ is a collection of Stan Chung’s favourite work that resonated the most with his readers.


Greg Heffley thinks he has a plan to stop playing video games, celebrate Halloween, and make a home movie all at once in his 11th misadventure ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down.’


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 penguins!


New this year 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.

Come to the Annual Audio Visual and Magazine Sale of the Friends of the Library.  It will be located in the Manual Training School (adjacent to the Library) on Friday, Feb. 10th 5 pm to 7 pm for Friends’ members only and on Saturday, Feb.11th from 9 am to 4 pm for the general public. Donations are being accepted of magazines published since 2014 as well as dvds, cds, videos, audiobook and records. Cookbooks, craft books and children’s big books are also available. Please bring your donations to the circulation desk in the Library.  For further info call Louise at 778-517-1119.   We look forward to seeing you there!


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.


On display this month is the breathtaking images of Ashlee Dawn Photography.


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Adventure Cycling Touring Handbook – Neil Pike   (796.64)

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse – Lindsey Schiller   (690.8924)

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again – Julia Cameron   (155.6719)

Scraping Heaven: A Family’s Journey Along the Continental Divide Trail   (917.8)

Every Dog – Nancy Hajeski   (636.71)

Backpack Fly Fishing – Daniel E. Steere   (799.124)

Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail – Maria L. Bremner   (796.5109)

Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide 2017   (917.3)

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps – Sean McManus   (005.133)

The Stonebuilder’s Primer – Charles Long   (691.2)

The Knitted Hat Book   (746.432)

I Held My Breath for A Year – Stan Chung   (819.1426)

Simple Metalwork Jewelry – Judy Freyer Thompson   (745.5942)

The Essential Step-By-Step Guide to Acupressure with Aromatherapy – Karin Parramore   (615.8222)

50 Fantastic Things to Do with Preschoolers – Sally Featherstone   (649.68)

50 Fantastic Things to Do with Toddlers – Sally Featherstone   (649.68)

Who Killed These Girls – Beverly Lowry   (364.1523)

Stranger Than We Can Imagine – John Higgs   (909.82)

The Atheist Muslim – Ali A. Rizvi   (211.8092)

The Best Things in Life Are Free – Isabel Albiston    (810.202)

Violent Borders – Reece Jones   (325.21)

Nonviolent Communication – Marshall B. Rosenberg   (153.6)

The Assertiveness Guide for Women – Julie De Azevedo Hanks   (158.2028)

Stuffed Animals – Divya Anantharaman   (590.752)

The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide – Jane Ross   (917.1233)

The Broken Way – Ann Voskamp   (248.86)

Kim’s Convenience – Ins Choi   (819.126)

The Escapist: Cheating Death on the World’s Highest Mountain – Gabriel Filippi   (796.522092)

A Number of Things – Jane Urquhart   (971)

The Whistler – John Grisham   (fic)

The Spy – Paulo Coelho   (fic)

Judas – Amos Oz   (fic)

The Drowning Child – Alex Barclay   (mys)

The Sleeping Beauty Killer – Mary Higgins Clark   (mys)

Seduced – Randy Wayne White   (mys)

The Twenty-Three – Lindwood Barclay   (mys)

Her Nightly Embrace – Adi Tantimedh   (mys)

The Sixth Watch – Sergei Lukyananko   (sci fic)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children   (Blu-ray) (DVD)

Reign: Season 3   (DVD)

The Mindy Project: Season 2   (DVD)

San Andreas   (DVD)




Traveler – Greg Weisman   (j fic)

Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Double Down   (j fic)

Space Hostages – Sophia McDougall   (j fic)

Spy Ski School – Stuart Gibbs   (j fic)

Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella – Megan Morrison (j fic)

Thomas and The Magic Railroad   (j DVD)

The Backyardigans: The Snow Fort   (j DVD)

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas   (j DVD)