Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for June 19th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/06/19

Rod Mickleburgh examines the history of the British Columbia Labour Movement in his well researched and brightly illustrated ‘On the Line.’ Susan Casey takes a thrilling journey into the spiritual and scientific realms of this growing endangered species in ‘Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean.’ It has arrived! Registration for the Summer Reading Club begins on


At the Library for June 12th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/06/10

Investigating the death of a child, a seasoned detective is dismayed to find that all the evidence points to his town’s most popular citizen in Stephen King’s ‘The Outsider.’ Robin Hardyman teaches step-by-step instructions on the art of paper folding dinosaurs, jungle animals, and different holiday decorations in her new ‘Origami Fun’ series. Story Time


At the Library for May 29th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/05/28

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ tells the true story of author A.A. Milne, his relationship with his son, Christopher Robin, and the stories he wrote based on his son’s stuffed animals. A young girl longs to see a pod of whales while missing her mother left her in Karen Rivers’ ‘A Possibility of Whales.’ Story Time and


At the Library for May 22nd, 2018

Last Updated 2018/05/20

Where would we be without Janice Strong’s ‘Mountain Footsteps: Hikes in the East Kootenay of Southeastern British Columbia.’ Brand new in a revised and updated edition, Strong’s book remains a superbly written and informative treasure; celebrating the best treks found in this amazing place we call home. Full colour, and now includes bike trails. When


At the Library for May 15th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/05/14

Frances Mayes returns to Tuscany with her new novel about four American strangers bonding over time spent in an Italian retirement home in ‘Women in Sunlight.’ Dog Man is on the case when a new pet sitter goes missing in Dav Pilkey’s ‘Dog Man and Cat Kid.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00


At the Library for May 8th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/05/07

Leslie Carroll examines the romance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in ‘American Princess.’ New self-help books for teens this week include ‘Be Mindful & Stress Less,’ ‘Almost Adulting,’ and ‘The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and Toddler Story Time is 10:00


At the Library for May 1st, 2018

Last Updated 2018/04/30

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. Iraq War veteran Brian Castner retraces Mackenzie’s grueling route, paddling a solo canoe in his latest book ‘Disappointment River.’ After her grandmother’s imaginary world comes to life, a teen girl


At the Library for April 24th, 2018.

Last Updated 2018/04/24

‘Never Rest On Your Ores’ is the insightful story of how TEK was built from the ground up, written by TEK’s current chairman Norman B. Keevil. In ‘Taking Toys Apart’ Kristin Fontichiaro gives younger readers a guide to what goes on inside electronic toys, and how taking them apart can help build problem solving skills.


At the Library for April 17th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/04/16

No new books this week, but plenty of things still happening at the Library: 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 “camping!”. Baby Laptime Thursday at 10 am. Please note there is always a


At the Library for April 10th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/04/09

“When she died in April, 2016, Los Angeles writer Michelle McNamara left behind a devoted husband, a young daughter, and an obsession.” So reads the back copy of McNamara’s “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”—a book about her lifelong interest into the unsolved Golden State Killer murders (60 victims). The book was compiled from her