At the Library for April 25th, 2017

Updated 2017/04/24




Robert Bhatia chronicles his mother’s life from poverty to best-selling author in ‘Passage Across the Mersey.’


When their spring break vacation is cancelled, a brother and sister use their imagination to travel to faraway places in the children’s book ‘Harry & Clare’s Amazing Staycation.’


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 dandelions!


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.

Is your house and garage too full? Too many pots, pans, lamps, pictures, linens, tools, toys, jewelry, gardening supplies, etc.  The Friends of the Library have a solution. Clear out your clutter and bring it to the Manual Training School (adjacent to the Library) on Friday, April 28th from 1 pm to 6 pm.   Everything is welcome except large furniture. For further information, call Louise at 778-517-1119.

A giant Garage Sale will be held on Sat. April 29th from 9 am to 3 pm in the Manual Training School. Come out and find those hidden treasurers!  All proceeds from this sale will be used for programs and services 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 is Esther’s Art, a collection of paintings and crocheted hats by Lisa Van Drielen.


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Murder in Plain English – Michael Arntfield   (364.1523)

Surviving Death – Leslie Kean   (133.901)

Passage Across the Mersey – Robert Bhatia   (bio)

Goodnight from London – Jennifer Robson   (fic)

Dogs at the Perimeter – Madeleine Thien   (fic)

The Motorcyclist – George Elliott Clarke   (fic)

Gone to Pot – Jennifer Craig   (fic)

The Accusation – Bandi   (fic)

Rabbit Cake – Annie Hartnett   (fic)

All Grown Up – Jami Attenberg   (fic)

Two Good Dogs – Susan Wilson   (fic)

A Narrow Bridge – J. J. Gesher   (fic)

Game of Shadows – Erika Lewis   (sci fic)

New York 2140 – Kim Stanley Robinson   (sci fic)

Man Overboard – J.A. Jance   (mys) (audio)

Fallout – Sara Paretsky   (mys)

Lost Order – Steve Berry   (mys)

Shallow End – Brenda Chapman   (mys)

In Too Deep – Samantha Hayes   (mys)

Perfect Remains – Helen Fields   (mys)

Celine – Peter Heller   (mys)

Banana Cream Pie Murder – Joanne Fluke   (mys)

The English Agent – Phillip DePoy   (mys)

A Cast of Vultures – Judith Flanders   (mys)

Pekoe Most Poison – Laura Childs   (mys)

A Hologram for the King   (Blu-ray)

The Wave   (DVD)

Wildlike (DVD)

The Man Who Knew Infinity   (DVD)





Spindle – E.K. Johnston   (ya fic)

The Dreamer, The Schemer, and the Robe – Jenny Cote   (j fic)

The Ark, The Reed, and the Fire – Jenny Cote   (j fic)

Hold Your Temper, Tiger – Carol Roth   (j picture)

Harry & Clare’s Amazing Staycation – Ted Staunton   (j picture)