At the Library for November 19th, 2019

Updated 2019/11/19


Crime writer Walter Mosley (The Devil in a Blue Dress) explains what exactly every good story needs in his latest work ‘The Elements of Fiction.’


Long-time Cranbrook teacher Jack Sandberg has published his first book—a brightly illustrated and lyrical Christmas story titled ‘Ruby the Hummingbird.’


Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm; Family Story Time is Wednesday at 6:30 pm; and Toddler Story Time is 10:00 and 11:00 am. Both will be all about Messy!  Baby Laptime is every Thursday at 11 am.


Database of the month: Pronunciator– A fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music and more. Simply visit:  and enter your library card number.


Our website with all kinds of great information and links can be found at:


Worried about internet privacy and safety? Check out our new TECH HELP page, which offers a comprehensive yet easy to learn steps to protect yourself.

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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 Frank Eimer’s absolutely amazing Remembrance Day display.






Tools and Weapons – Brad Smith   (303.483)

Elements of Fiction – Walter Mosley   (808.3)

We are the Weather – Jonathan Safran Foer   (613.262

On Fire – Naomi Klein   (304.25)

The Wake – Linden MacIntyre   (363.349)

Peace and Good Order – Harold Johnson   (342.7108)

Country Music: An Illustrated History – Ken Burns   (781.64209)

Lime Disease – Bernard Raxlen   (616.9246)

Trans Kids and Teens: Pride, Joy, and Families in Transition   (306.768)

My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress – Rachel DeLoache Williams   (364.163)

The Highly Sensitive Man – Tom Falkenstein   (155.332)

Red River Girl: The Life and Death of Tina Fontaine – Joanna Jolly   (364.152)

Democracy in Canada – Donald J. Savoie   (320.971)

Into the Planet – Jill Heinerth   (bio)

In My Own Moccasins – Helen Knott   (bio)

High School – Tegan & Sara Quin   (bio)

The Difference – Marina Endicott   (fic)

The Golden Wolf – Linnea Hartsuyker   (fic)

The World That We Knew – Alice Hoffman   (fic)

The Titanic Secret – Clive Cussler   (fic)

The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Alix E. Harrow   (fic)

White Hot Silence – Henry Porter   (fic)

The Innocents – Michael Crummey   (fic)

All the Forgivenesses – Elizabeth Hardinger   (fic)

The Nanny – Gilly Macmillan   (fic)

The Vanished Bride – Bella Ellis   (mys)

The Stranger Inside – Lisa Unger   (mys)

Knaves over Queens – George R.R. Martin   (sci fic)

Kilauea: Hawaii on Fire   (DVD)

Einstein’s Quantum Riddle   (DVD)

My Brilliant Friend: Season One   (DVD)

Star Trek Discovery: Season One   (DVD)

ON the Basis of Sex   (DVD)





On the News – Jillian Roberts   (j 304.485)

Ruby the Hummingbird – Jack Sandberg   (j pic)