Mike’s Booknotes


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


At the Library for January 29th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/01/28

Family secrets are exposed when an elderly woman begins to remember her past in Sofia Lundberg’s ‘The Red Address Book.’ Jennifer Calvert’s ‘Teen Trailblazers’ looks at the lives and accomplishments of fearless girls who changed the world while still in their teens. Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30


At the Library for January 22, 2019

Last Updated 2019/01/21

Column: At the Library for January 22, 2018 From: Cranbrook Public Library By: Mike Selby ‘Operation Columba’ is the untold story of how British intelligence used homing pigeons to communicate with the Resistance during World War II. While sixteen-year-old Magnus Chase goes away to visit his cousin, he leaves his friends to deal with moronic


At the Library for January 8th, 2019

Last Updated 2019/01/07

    Murphy Schewchuck’s ‘Kootenay Tips and Trails’ is a brilliantly illustrated guide to our backyard; more notably “a land that can keep you enthralled for years.”   In ‘Junk Drawer Geometry’ Bobby Mercer teaches children how to discover geometric concepts using everyday items such as pipe cleaners, straws, crackers and playing cards.   Preschool


At the Library for December 25th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/12/24

    The Library wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. We are open 9 am to 3 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.     ADULT NEWLY ACQUIRED ITEMS:     Keto Soups & Stews – Carolyn Ketchum   (641.56383) Working


At the Library for December 18th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/12/17

    Kim Brooks describes her experience about being convicted of a crime after leaving her child in her car when she ran into a store in ‘Small Animals.’   Jess Keating looks at the quokka, the pangolin, the dik-dik, and other of the world’s smallest and most adorable animals in her new book ‘Cute


At the Library for December 11th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/12/10

      In ‘Beau Dick,’ Justin Barski examines eighty  works by one of our country’s finest artists in Kwakwaka’wakw tradition.   Anna Humphrey’s ‘Megabat” is the humorous tale of two unlikely friends, a young boy and a bat, and how they bond over jellyrolls.   Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am,


At the Library for December 4th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/12/03

    Many decades ago, a Cranbrook resident demanded that the Cranbrook Library remove Mel Frank’s ‘Marijuana Grower’s Guide,’ from its collection, feeling it was not appropriate library material.  After a thorough review process, the Library Board voted to keep the book on the shelves. Unhappy with this decision, the person then took their complaint