At the Library for August 14, 2018

Updated 2018/08/13

After hearing about Yemen’s astonishing history of coffee making, a young American travels there hoping to learn their practice and bring it back to the States. Yet civil war breaks out when he is there, and he must decide whether to escape the carnage, or stay and help the suffering farmers in Dave Eggers’ ‘The Monk of Mokha.’

In ‘Fault Lines,’ CBC’s on-camera meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explains to younger readers the nature of earthquakes, and tells stories of children around the world who have experienced the earth rumble beneath them.

It is the final week of the Summer Reading Club! This Saturday (August 18th) is the last day to hand in your reading logs. Due to the record number of participants this year (woo-hoo!), we are having four separate closing ceremonies. They will be from either 11 am to 12 pm, or 2 pm to 3 pm on Tuesday, August 21st, and Wednesday, August 22nd. Please register for one of these times. And HUGE congratulations to this year’s participants. You guys were awesome!

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!
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:

On display this month is a collection of unusual items collected by the staff here at the Library.


Calypso – David Sedaris (814.54) (CD audio)
Hadrian’s Wall – Adrian Goldsworthy (963.2)
Hiking Canada’s Great Divide Trail – Dustin Lynx (917.11045)
The Monk of Mokha – Dave Eggers (338.766393) (CD Audio)
Buddha Bowls – Kelli Foster (641.813)
Murder, Interrupted – James Patterson (364.1523)
The Breath of Hope — Lauraine Snelling (fic)
Gathering the Threads – Cindy Woodsmall (fic)
Give Me Your Hand – Megan Abbott (fic)
Varina – Charles Frazier (fic)
Spymaster – Brad Thor (fic)
The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse – Alexander McCall Smith (fic) (large print)
A Brush with Death – Quintin Jardine (mys)
The Pharaoh Key – Douglas Preston (mys)
Bring Me Back – B.A. Paris (mys)
A Noise Downstairs – Linwood Barclay (mys)
Snakehead – Peter May (mys)
Uprooted – Naomi Novik (sci fic)
This is Us: Season 2 (DVD)
The Durrells in Corfu: Season 2 (DVD)


Fault Lines – Johanna Wagstaffe (j 551.22)
Innovation Nation – David Johnston (j 609.71)