Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for July 21

Last Updated 2015/07/20

Michael Finkel’s ‘True Story’ is indeed the true story of an escaped murderer who was able to evade authorities by posing as Finkel himself, causing a deadly game of cat and mouse. Brett Wright re-imagines Romeo & Juliet as a pair of modern teens communicating solely by text messages in ‘YOLO Juliet.’ Ready to join


At the Library for July 7th, 2015

Last Updated 2015/07/06

Summer reading begins at the Cranbrook Public Library! New arrivals perfect for summer reading includes titles by Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, Judy Blume, Clive Cussler, Terry Brooks, and Nelson DeMile. Younger children looking for indoor activities can find all types of projects to make and do in ‘Craft Camp for Kids.’ Ready to join the


At the Library for June 30, 2015

Last Updated 2015/06/29

Amanda Bath charts the tragic loss of life of the Johnson Landing landslides at Kootenay Lake, and how the community struggled to rebuild itself in ‘Disaster in Paradise.’ George Harrison presents a wide range of entertaining and fun activities to help kids interact and understand our feathered friends better in ‘Bird Watching for Kids.’ Ready


At the Library for June 23, 2015

Last Updated 2015/06/22

Barry S. Strauss looks at the most famous assassination of all time in his newest book ‘The Death of Caesar.’ Celeste Shally’s ‘Since We’re Friends’ is an fun picture book about a young boy with Autism, and how his friends are always there to help him out. Ready to join the Summer Reading Club and


At the Library for June 16, 2015

Last Updated 2015/06/15

Norman Leach’s ‘Sam Steele: An Office & a Gentleman’ is a brand new biography of the legendary mustached-mountie just in time for our yearly celebration of him. Megan Cuthbert explains for younger readers the folklore and legends of the Salish and Blackfoot Nations. Ready to join the Summer Reading Club and have an awesome summer filled with tons


At the Library for June 9th, 2015

Last Updated 2015/07/09

Jon Krakauer charts a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana, hoping to illuminate the human toll this crime takes across all American campuses in ‘Missoula: Rape & Justice’. ‘Barney’s Let’s Go to the Farm’ and ‘Barney Just Imagine’ are two new shows featuring every youngster’s favorite purple dinosaur. Preschool Story Time &


At the Library for June 2nd, 2015

Last Updated 2015/06/01

Paul Taylor charts the evolution of life on earth, beginning with the Burgess Shale all the way to our own ancestors in his latest book ‘A History of Life in 100 Fossils.’ Elise Primavera’s ‘Ms Rapscott’s Girls’ is a quirky and fun story about a headmistress who encourages her students to “get lost on purpose.”


At the Library for May 26, 2015

Last Updated 2015/05/25

Amelia Earhart’s airplane, D.B. Cooper’s money, Boudicca’s grave, and KFC’s original recipes have in common? They are all chapters in Daniel Smith’s book ‘100 Things You Will Never Find.’ Preschool Story Time & Toddler Story Time are both on hiatus until the fall. The Summer Reading Club will be underway soon. The Friends of the


At the Library for May 19, 2015

Last Updated 2015/05/17

In ‘Fire and Ice,’ Jonathan Mingle charts how black carbon (soot created from inefficient fires) has all but decimated the small Himalayan village of Kumik. Even though he was Jewish, George Rauch was still drafted into Hitler’s army and forced to fight at the Russian Front.  Written for teen readers, ‘Unlikely Warrior’ is Rauch’s own


At the Library for May 12 2015

Last Updated 2015/05/11

In ‘The Right to be Cold,’ Sheila Watt-Cloutier charts her life from an abusive childhood full of obstacles to becoming one of the most influential and decorated environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world. Jason Reynold’s ‘The Boy in the Black Suit’ tells the story of a 15-year-old boy who, after losing both