Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for September 20th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/09/19

Eric Jamieson examines the history of Canada’s first Aboriginal newspaper and its founder Maisie Hurley in his latest book ‘The Native Voice.’ When young Kai is abandon by his prehistoric tribe, he must survive a long winter with a lone wolf in Susan Williams Beckhorn’s ‘The Wolf’s Boy.’ Storytime is back! Preschool Story Time is


At the Library for September 13, 2016

Last Updated 2016/09/12

In ‘On Bowie’, Rob Sheffield explains how David Bowie “created art that not only pushed boundaries, but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives.” Blue Balliett tells an intriguing story about a group of elementary school kids solving a gallery’s problem with art theft in ‘Pieces & Puzzles.’ Storytime is


At the Library for August 30, 2016

Last Updated 2016/08/29

Weyman Chan explores the experience of growing up in Canada as an ethnic outsider in his latest book of poems ‘Human Tissue.’ 100 epic facts and feats about our country are highlighted for younger readers in Elizabeth MacLeod’s ‘Colossal Canada.’ Huge thanks to all those who participated in the biggest and best Summer Reading Club


At the Library for August 23, 2016

Last Updated 2016/08/21

‘Shoe Dog’ charts how Phil Knight, fresh out of college, borrowed 50 dollars from his father, to start a business selling low-cost running shoes out of the trunk of his car. He made 8,000 dollars that year, name his company Nike, which had a mere 30 billion in sales last year. ‘Shoe Dog’ tells of


At the Library for August 16, 2016

Last Updated 2016/08/15

A mysterious benefactor offers two strangers half-a-million dollars if they can spend two hours together every week for a whole year in Kemper Donovan’s ‘The Decent Proposal’. Two teens try to save a rhinoceros calf from poachers in Lauren St. John’s ‘Operation Rhino.’ Storytime is on hiatus until September, but the Summer Reading Club is


At the Library for August 9th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/08/08

Ron Brown explores the history and heritage of false starts and successes of railroads as they attempted to make it over and through the western mountains of Canada in ‘Rails Over the Mountain.’ 19 years after ‘Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows,’ Harry and his youngest son are battling a family legacy neither of them


At the Library for August 2nd, 2016

Last Updated 2016/07/31

70 years after the end of World War II, the era of Nazi hunting is finally coming to an end. Andrew Nagorski’s ‘The Nazi Hunters’ tells the full saga of how a small band of men and women relentlessly tracked down war criminals all over the world. 11-year old Kristen Kelly demonstrates how to do


At the Library for July 26th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/07/25

Matti Friedman’s ‘Pumpkin Flowers’ is the harrowing story of a small unnamed war in Lebanon, which is now seen as the birth of today’s chaotic Middle East. Jane Sutcliffe’s ‘Will’s Words’ is a brightly illustrated tour of Shakespeare’s love of words, his creation of new words, and how he changed the English language forever. Storytime


At the Library for July 19th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/07/18

‘Mountain Girl’ is a harrowing psychological thriller which will keep readers guessing until the final page– written by the East Kootenay’s very own Shelby Cain. Mark Waid updates Archie and Jughead for a new generation in his graphic novel ‘Archie: The New Riverdale.’ Storytime is on hiatus until September, but the Summer Reading Club is


At the Library for July 12th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/07/11

Lots of great summer reading this week with new books by Danielle steel, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Stuart Woods and Nora Roberts. John Kloepfer has two new entries into his Zombie Chaser series, with the hilarious ‘Zombies of the Caribbean’ and ‘World Zombination.’ Storytime is on hiatus until September, but the Summer Reading Club is