At the Library for August 8th, 2017

Updated 2017/08/06

After being sent to the trenches during the First World War, J. R. R. Tolkien wrote that “junior officers were being killed off, a dozen a minute. Parting from my wife then … it was like a death.” His response to the horrors of war was to write a long narrative poem about a regular man who falls in love an Elven princess. He would set this poem in what would eventually become Middle Earth. ‘Beren and Luthien’ is a collection of Tolkien’s numerous rewrites of the poem, alone with critical commentary from his son.

Julia Baird explores the turbulent life of Queen Victoria, including her imamate relations, her extraordinary leadership, and her ability to survive eight assassination attempts in ‘Victoria, the Queen.’

While the Summer Reading Club is still ongoing, closing ceremonies are fast approaching (August 22nd and 23rd). Registration sheets are at the front desk. For more information, please call 250-426-4063.

The Library also has an adult reading club in full swing as well. Come on down and register anytime—there are lots of prizes to be won this year.

Our online catalogue is currently getting an upgrade. This may cause a few hiccups with it, but they are only temporary. While it should be working (ha ha) please contact us if you are experiencing any trouble.

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.

Our website is up and running at:

On display this month is a preview of the 40th annual Kootenay Country Fair, featuring a brilliant cross-section of all the categories and upcoming exhibits. For more information, please visit their website at

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 phone us at 250-426-4063 Ext: 1001, or visit this link:


My Life as Eva – Eva Gutowski (158.1)
Greece, Athens, & the Mainland – Marc Dubin (914.95)
Montana & Wyoming – Carter G. Walker (917.86)
Lonely Planet Austria – Marc Di Duca (914.36)
Eyewitness Travel: The Netherlands – Gerrad M.L. Harmans (914.92)
Eyewitness Travel: Switzerland – Adriana Czupryn (919.94)
Eyewitness Travel: USA – Jackie Finch (917.3)
Victoria the Queen – Julia Baird (bio)
This Life I Live – Rory Feek (bio)
Odd Numbers – Anne Holt (bio)
The Bridge Ladies – Betsy Lerner (bio)
Nighthawk – Clive Cussler (fic)
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows – Balli Kaur Jaswal (fic)
The Party – Robyn Harding (fic)
A French Wedding – Hannah Tunnicliffe (fic)
Please Proceed to the Nearest Exit – Jessica Raya (fic)
Luck, Love & Lemon Pie – Amy E. Reichert (fic)
The Last Neanderthal – Claire Cameron (fic) (e-book)
Perish the Day – John Farrow (mys)
On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service – Rhys Bowen (mys)
The Winner’s Circle – Gail Bowen (mys)
The Ultimatum – Karen Robards (mys)
The Owl Always Hunts at Night – Samuel Bjork (mys)
Pendulum – Adam Hamdy (mys)
Come Sundown – Nora Roberts (mys)
Nothing Stays Buried – P. J. Tracy (mys)
Paradise Valley – C. J. Box (mys)
Once Upon a Spine – Kate Carlisle (mys)
Beren & Luthien – J. R. R. Tolkien (sci fic)
Feversong – Karen Marie Moning (sci fic) (e-book)
DCI Banks: season five (DVD)
Call the Midwife: Season six (DVD)