Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for April 16th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/04/15

    If Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ took place in South Africa, it would resemble Deon Meyer’s latest thriller, ‘Fever.’ 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 Bunnies! Baby Laptime is every Thursday at


At the Library for April 9th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/04/08

    Katy Butler examines the final stage common to everyone in her latest book ‘The Art of Dying Well.’   Raj Haldar explains why the words like Knight, Gnat, and Aisle seemingly ignore the first letter when pronounced in his brightly illustrated picture book ‘P is for Pterodactyl.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday


At the Library for March 26th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/03/25

Cecelia Ahern’s ‘Roar’ features 30 short stories about 30 women; all hoping for a different type of life. Elizabeth Noll’s teaches young readers the basics of computer language in two new books: ‘Coding in Your Home’ and ‘Coding in the Internet.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm,


At the Library for March 19th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/03/18

Rick James (not the singer) tells the little known story of how BC supplied our American neighbors with booze during Prohibition in ‘Don’t Never Tell Nobody Nothin’ No How.’ P.J Masks—toddlers who become superheroes after they put their pajamas on– have a collection short stories which youngsters are sure to enjoy. Preschool Story Time is


At the Library for March 12th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/03/11

New this week on DVD is the Oscar-winning ‘A Star is Born,’ –the fourth time this story has been filmed (1976, 1954, and 1937). Animals and humans collide in the brilliantly illustrated short story collection of Shaun Tan titled “Tales from the Inner City.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm,


At the Library for March 5th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/03/05

Markus Torgeby could break running records in training, yet always lost during competitions. To figure out why, he spent four years living in the Swedish woods; living in a tent while running as much as he could. His book ‘The Runner’ tells of this remarkable and unusual journey of one person’s quest to find themselves.


At the Library for February 26th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/02/25

The outrageous behaviour of Winston’s Churchill’s American mother is explored in Stephanie Barron’s ‘That Churchill Woman.’ A sixteen-year-old girl pours all of her anger into her first attempt at a rap song in ‘On The Come Up’ by Angie Thomas. Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and


At the Library for February 19th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/02/19

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ is the award winning documentary about Fred Rogers, who was surprisingly exactly the same in real life as he was on Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Chris Colfer takes readers behind the scenes in how he creates his ‘Land of Stories’ series with ‘The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide.’ Preschool Story Time is


At the Library for February 12, 2019

Last Updated 2019/02/11

Irish trouble continues to haunt the Library with two brand new works by Brenda Gillen. Both ‘Zen and the art of Stealing Dynamite’ and ‘Hooligan Horses of the Cassiars’ feature the longsuffering Martin Maguire—the hilarious subject of Gillen’s previous novels. Patricia Newman explains to younger readers how research into communication between elephants is being used


At the Library for February 5, 2019

Last Updated 2019/02/04

Bob McKenzie looks at hockey pros, fans and those who play in their backyard in his latest book ‘Everyday Hockey Heroes.’ Melissa Gish examines all types of mammals, fish, and amphibians in her Living Wild series for younger readers. Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and Toddler