At the Library for April 4th, 2017

Updated 2017/04/03




In ‘No Barriers’ author Erick Weihenmayer takes a break from climbing Mt. Everest so he can solo kayak the Colorado River, which boasts some of the most dangerous rapids on the planet. Difficult enough for us mortals, Weihenmayer is also completely blind.


Part of her Exploring Countries, Emily Rose Oaches takes younger readers on tours of the geography, history, and culture of ‘Croatia,’ ‘Tanzania,’ ‘Laos,’ and ‘Uruguay.’


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 castles!


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.

On Wednesday, April 12th at 2 pm at the Library, Cea Sunrise Person will be reading from her latest book ‘Nearly Normal.’  This book is a follow-up to her bestselling memoir ‘North of Normal,’ which chronicled her youth spent surviving off the land in the Alberta wilderness with her teenage mother and grandparents.


The Friends would like to thank everyone who participated in the Mini Book Sale.   Thanks to those who donated so many outstanding items for the sale, thanks to all the volunteers who helped, and thank you to all those who purchased items.    All proceeds will go to support programs and collections in the Library.   And don’t forget that books and A/V items can be donated at the circulation desk in the Library year round.

The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library are hosting the Travelogue “Yellowstone – Volcanic Land of Searing Waters” by Dick Hicks, at the College of the Rockies in room 250 at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 11th.  Yellowstone National Park in September features images captured away from the asphalt and boardwalks, notably along the Continental Divide Trail into Shoshone Geyser Basin.  Admission is by donation and funds raised are used to support services and programs at the Cranbrook Public Library.


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.


On display this month are items for the 3rd Annual Cranbrook Public Library Endowment Fund Auction. This year’s auction takes place on Facebook from March 17th to the 31st. To donate, or for more information please contact 250-426-4063. To see what has been donated so far, visit:


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Mexican Slow Cooker Cookbook – Marye Audet   (641.5884)

Popular Science: The Total Inventor’s Manual – Sean Michael Ragan   (609.73)

No Barriers – Erick Weihenmayer   (797.122409791)

Insight Guides Alaska   (917.98)

Insight Guides Chile & Easter Island   (918.3)

Making Life Easy – Christiane Northrup   (204.4)

Fodor’s Essential Australia   (919.4)

Fodor’s Essential Caribbean   (917.29)

Thank-you for Being Late – Thomas L. Friedman   (303.483) (e-book)

Rick Steves’ Germany 2017   (914.3)

A Loss Misunderstood – Jaclyn Pieris   (155.937)

Democracy Betrayed – William W. Keller   (363.232)

The Horse Lover’s Encyclopedia A to Z   (636.1003)

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden – Tracy DiSabato-Aust   (635.932)

Higher States: Lawren Harris and his American Contemporaries   (759.11)

In the Great Green Room — Amy Gary   (bio)

The Women in the Castle – Jessica Shattuck   (fic) (audio CD) (large print)

What Lies Beyond the Stars – Michael A. Goorjian   (fic)

Perfect Little World – Kevin Wilson   (fic)

Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson   (fic)

The Antiques – Kris D’Agostino   (fic)

The Fortunate Ones – Ellen Umansky   (fic)

The Killing Ship – Simon Beaufort   (fic)

An Uncommon Protector – Shelley Shepard Gray   (fic)

The Newcomer – Suzanne Woods Fisher   (fic)

Dark at the Crossing – Elliot Ackerman   (fic)

Minds of Winter – Ed O’Loughlin   (fic)

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir – Jennifer Ryan   (fic) (large print)

The Black Book – James Patterson   (mys) (audio CD)

Two Days Gone – Randall Silvis   (mys)

Long Time Lost – Chris Ewan   (mys)

Killing Kate – Alex Lake   (mys)

Saving Sophie – Sam Carrington   (mys)

Duplicity – Ingrid Thoft   (mys)

Mississippi Blood – Greg Iles   (mys)

Keep You Close – Lucie Whitehouse   (mys)

The Gilded Cage – Vic James   (sci fic)

Humans: Bow Down – James Patterson   (sci fic)

Father Brown: Season 4   (DVD)






Buzz Kill – Beth Fantaskey   (ya fic)

The End of Oz – Danielle Paige   (ya fic)

This is Our Story – Ashley Elston   (ya fic)

Laos – Emily Rose Oachs   (j 959.4)

Tanzania – Emily Rose Oachs   (j 967.8)

Uruguay – Emily Rose Oachs   (j 989.5)

Croatia – Emily Rose Oachs   (j 949.72)

12 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety – Maddie Spalding   (155.9)

12 Tips for Staying Safe – Jamie Kallio   (613.6)

12 Healthy Habits for Life – Carol Hand   (613)

Stay Cool and in Control with the Keep-Calm Guru – Lauren Brukner   (155.4124)

The Fox and the Ghost King – Michael Morpurgo   (j fic)

The Balance of Power – Stan Lee   (j fic)

The Dragon’s Return – Stan Lee   (j fic)

Anne of Green Gables (2016)    (j DVD)

Max & Ruby: Ultimate Collection   (j DVD)