Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for October 16th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/10/15

  Long time Kimberley resident and school principal Don Davies spent his retirement hiking, biking and exploring both locally and abroad. He cycled from New York to Alaska, and pedaled his way around Australia’s coast—all 16,000 kilometers of it. Struck with incurable bone and marrow cancer, Davies has slowed down, but not by much. He


At the Library for October 9th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/10/07

    The ups and downs of minor hockey are tackled from mother’s point of view in ‘Home Ice’—written by Kootenay local Angie Abdou.   A young cosplayer is transported into her favourite book and movie franchise in Anna Day’s ‘The Fandom.’   Storytime is back! Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am,


At the Library for October 2, 2018

Last Updated 2018/10/01

    After her plans to live in Africa fall through, a young journalist moves to Yellowknife only to encounter subarctic temperatures, wild animals, and place to call home in Laurie Sarkadi’s memoir ‘Voice in the Wilderness.’   Scott W. Person’s ‘Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands’ is a brilliantly illustrated guide to the dinosaur capital


At the Library for September 25th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/09/24

        Alan Stern’s ‘Chasing New Horizons’ is the behind the scenes look of the New Horizon Probe which Nasa launched towards Pluto twelve years ago.   Joseph K. Gaydos brilliant photography helps illustrate a unique marine ecosystem to younger readers in his latest work ‘Explore the Salish Sea.’   Storytime is back!


At the Library for September 18th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/09/17

Phillip K. Dick looks at what the world would look like had German and Japan won World War Two in his highly acclaimed novel ‘The Man in the High Castle.’ A middle-school student discovers roller derby just as her and her best friend are on the outs in Victoria Jamieson’s ‘Roller Girl.’ Storytime returns this


At the Library for September 11th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/09/10

Near-death experiences, cougar attacks, and heart-stopping kayak adventures help tell the story of Joanne Streetly’s life on Vancouver Island in ‘Wild Fierce Life.’ Jane Yolen explains to younger readers the ultimate question of ‘How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read.’ Storytime returns the week of September 17th. Stay tuned for more information or contact the Library.


At the Library for September 4th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/09/04

In ‘Changing Tides’ Kotaro Hayashi presents the personal stories of Japanese-Canadian fisherman and their families who called BC their home before, during and after World War Two. Kari Jones explains to younger readers how to everyday shopping impacts people from all over the world in ‘A Fair Deal.’ Storytime returns the week of September 17th.


At the Library for August 28th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/08/27

A young German woman hired to be Hitler’s food taster in his mountain retreat plots against him in V.S. Alexander’s ‘The Taster.’ A crow and a tree help out their human neighbours in Katherine Applegate’s ‘Wishtree.’ Congratulations on all our Summer Reading Club participants. 621 readers was a truly phenomenal summer, and our record for


At the Library for August 21, 2018

Last Updated 2018/08/19

Squamish resident Jan Redford tells of her life as a nomadic rock climber, a mother, and a woman who risks all to win her future back in ‘End of the Rope.’ Julie Murphy looks at dating, summer camp, and the perils of being an overweight teen in the often humorous and heartbreaking teen novel ‘Puddin.’


At the Library for August 14, 2018

Last 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