At the Library for April 10th, 2018

Updated 2018/04/09

“When she died in April, 2016, Los Angeles writer Michelle McNamara left behind a devoted husband, a young daughter, and an obsession.” So reads the back copy of McNamara’s “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”—a book about her lifelong interest into the unsolved Golden State Killer murders (60 victims). The book was compiled from her work by her husband, comedian Patton Oswald.

Summer’s over and Sunny must enter the unfamiliar halls of middle school in Jennifer L. Holm’s hilarious ‘Swing It, Sunny.’

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 “rainbows”. Baby Laptime Thursday at 10 am.

Please note there is always a Wednesday evening Story Time at 6:30 pm for ages 3 to 9 and their caregivers. Perfect way to unwind.

The Friends Garage Sale is coming. What could be more fun! It will be held on Sat. April 28th from 9 am to 3 pm in the Manual Training School adjacent to the Library. Come to the sale and find those hidden treasures!

Public donations are being accepted on Friday April 27 from 9 am to 4 pm. In the Manual Training School. Now is the time to declutter your home so bring your kitchen wares, linens, toys, jewels, lamps, gardening implements, tools, ornaments and anything else you don’t need. However, because of space limitation, large furniture and computer equipment can’t be accepted. For info call Marilyn at 250-489-6254.

PRONUNCIATOR is the Library’s brand new language learning app. Learn one of 80 languages for free with your library card. Pronunicator can be used on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Users have access to live courses, self paced learning modules, special interest modules, citizenship preparation and more! All you need is your library card to get started. It can be accessed via our website:

LIBBY is the Library’s brand new reading app which finally makes it easy to check out thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks. Simply download the app from here: Then simply choose the Cranbrook Library, enter your library card, and that is it. No more passwords, phone numbers, extra software, or different website to navigate through. LIBBY is awesome!

On display this month is the amazing and beautiful Egg display of Kathy Simon.
Our website with all kinds of great information and links can be found 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:


Mad Blood Stirring – Daemon Fairless (303.60811)
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamara (364.1532)
No Time to Spare – Ursula K. Le Guin (814.54)
The Stowaway – Laurie Gwen Shapiro (949.8904)
The Better Brain Solution – Steven Masley (612.82)
Worry-Free Money – Shannon Lee Simmons (332.024)
The Full Transcripts of the Putin Interviews – Oliver Stone (947.0864)
How to Instant Pot – Daniel Shumski (641.587)
Sweet Bake Shop – Tessa Sam (641.86)
Switch On Your Brain – Caroline Leaf (248.4)
There’s No Skateboarding in Jail – D. S. Dufresne (bio)
I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell (bio)
Summer Hours at the Robbers Library – Sue Halpern (fic) (large print)
Promise – Minrose Gwin (fic) (large print)
Keturah – Lisa T. Bergen (fic)
His Risk – Shelley Shepard Gray (fic)
The Perfect Nanny – Leila Slimani (fic)
White Houses – Amy Bloom (fic)
The Deceivers – Alex Berenson (fic)
A Time of Love and Tartan – Alexander McCall Smith (fic)
Census – Jesse Ball (fic)
Red Alert – James Patterson (mys)
The Temptation of Forgiveness – Donna Leon (mys)
Raspberry Danish Murder – Joanne Fluke (mys)
Death of an Honest Man – M.C. Beaton (mys)
The Gate Keeper – Charles Todd (mys)
The Bishop’s Pawn – Steve Berry (mys)
To Die But Once – Jacqueline Winspeare (mys)
A Death in Live Oak – James Grippando (mys)
The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor (mys)
The Shape of Water (DVD)
Jack Irish: Set 2 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
The Best Laid Plans: Complete Series (DVD)
Vikings: Season 4, Part 2 (DVD)
The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 1 (DVD)


The New Avengers — Brian Michael Bendis (ya fic)
Coding with Sphero – Adrienne Matteson (j 629.8932)
Coding with Lego WeDo – Amy Quinn (j 005.1)
Swing it, Sunny – Jennifer L. Holm (j fic)