Mike’s Booknotes

At the Library for March 01, 2016

Last Updated 2016/02/29

Actor / director Kevin Costner steps into the world of fiction with his first novel ‘A Passage to Shambhala.’ Set against the backdrop of the First World War, a group of explorers spread across the globe seeking a mythical golden city. Alexandra Bracken retells the original Star Wars film for younger readers in the aptly

At the Library for February 9th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/02/07

‘Alone on the Wall’ is Alex Honnold’s life story–from dropping out of school in his teens to becoming the fastest free climber in the world. In the first of a multi-authored series, Vicki Grant tells the story an orphan girl who discovers the mysterious circumstances surrounding her birth in ‘Small Bones.’ Preschool Story Time is

At the Library for February 2nd, 2016

Last Updated 2016/02/01

‘Through an Unknown Country’ charts the 1874 expedition of Edward Jarvis and Charles Hanington as they amazingly snow-shoed their way from Quesnel to Winnipeg. With the help of Mechanic Mike, David West explains to young readers how his favorite machines work in ‘Submarines’ and ‘Speedsters.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15

At the Library for January 26th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/01/25

Tie Domi—the greatest fighter the NHL has ever seen—charts the ups and downs of his life both on and off the ice in his memoir ‘Shift Work.’ Susan Lurie’s latest handbook not only identifies but also explains how to defeat all types of creatures in ‘Goosebumps Monster Survival Guide.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday

At the Library for January 19, 2016

Last Updated 2016/01/18

Mary Trainer charts a fascinating history of BC railroad history (including disappearing trains, robberies, and silk trains knocking other ones of their routes) in her latest book ‘Whistle Posts West.’ Lemony Snicket concludes his ‘All The Wrong Reasons’ series with ‘Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights.” Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday

At the Library for January 12, 2016

Last Updated 2016/01/11

Every single town in Canada has a hockey story, and Ron MacLean has a story for every town in his latest book ‘Hockey Towns.’ Both ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’ are retold for younger readers in ‘So You Want to be a Jedi,’ and ‘Beware the Power of the Dark Side.’

At the Library for December 5th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/01/04

Due to the coming of the New Year there are no new arrivals this week. We are back to our regular hours again. 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 Winter! FREE one-on-one tech

At the Library for December 22, 2015.

Last Updated 2015/12/21

In 1692 the Massachusetts Bay Colony executed 14 women, 5 men and two dogs for witchcraft. As Stacey Stiff explains in her latest book ‘The Witches, Salem 1692,’ there was no cauldron, no spells, no magic, and no one burned at the stake, but a true story equally as fascinating. A little more cheery is

At the Library for December 15th, 2015

Last Updated 2015/12/14

Due to some ‘holiday cheer’ there are no new arrivals this week. Please note our holiday hours are as follows: December 24th, 9 to 3 pm. December 25th – 28th Closed December 29th – 30th – 9 to 8pm. December 31st, 9 to 3 pm. January 1st, Closed. January 2nd – regular hours resume. Preschool

At the Library for December 08, 2015

Last Updated 2015/12/07

New this week is the Blu-ray and DVD release of ‘Selma.’ For all of its flaws (Oprah’s polarizing presence, a mostly British cast, and the producers inability to secure the rights to Martin Luther King’s actual speeches), Selma remains a cinematic marvel–expertly telling the story of Martin Luther King’s dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated