Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for November 10th, 2015

Last Updated 2015/11/09

In ‘Made in British Columbia,’ Maria Tippett profiles BC’s most influential culture makers of the 20th century. Lauren St. John’s ‘The Glory’ is about two equestrian racers—one a teen girl on the run from the law; the other a young man on the run for his life. There is no Storytime this Wednesday due to


At the Library for November 3rd, 2015

Last Updated 2015/11/02

The good news is George R. R. Martin has finally published a new novel. The bad news is it is NOT the long awaiting conclusion to his Fire & Ice Series (aka Game of Thrones). ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ takes place in the same setting, but a full century earlier. Simon Winchester explains


At the Library for October 27, 2045

Last Updated 2015/10/26

Retired Vancouver Police detective Lori Shenher chronicles her and her colleagues’ abject failure to arrest Robert Picton soon enough in ‘That Lonely Section of Hell.’ Ransom Riggs returns readers to the creepy world of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in the series third installment ‘Library of Souls.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at


Last Updated 2015/10/19

Due to Thanksgiving, there are no new arrivals this week. 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 Cats! From the Friends of the Library: “To all the people that supported our Annual Book Sale


At the Library for October 13, 2015

Last Updated 2015/10/11

Lawrence Hill’s ‘The Illegal’ tells the timely story of undocumented refugees struggling to survive in a nation that does not want them. ‘Finding Audrey’ is the hilarious young adult novel about an ordinary girl with not so ordinary problems, written by Sophie Kinsella. Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, &


At the Library for October 6, 2015

Last Updated 2015/10/05

In ‘The Book of Speculation,’ Erika Swyler tells the story of a curse that has haunted a family of circus performers for generations, and a book that may hold the key to end it. The tower, the hair, and the witch are only half the story in Megan Morrison’s ‘Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel.’ Preschool


At the Library for September 29, 2015

Last Updated 2015/09/28

In ‘Open Heart, Open Mind,’ Clara Hughes—one of Canada’s most decorated Olympic athletes—tells of her lifelong struggle with depression. An awkward high-school student and a terminally ill girl become unlikely friends in the humorous yet warm ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’—the latest novel by Jesse Andrews. Storytime is back! Preschool Story Time is


At the Library for September 22, 2015

Last Updated 2015/09/21

In ‘Children of the Broken Treaty,’ Charlie Angus looks at the amazing yet short life of Shannen Koostachin—a young Cree woman who led the largest human rights movement in Canadian history. Gabby Duran is recruited by a secret agency to babysit a group of aliens in ‘Gabby Duran and the Unsittables.’ Storytime is back! Preschool


At the Library for September 15, 2015

Last Updated 2015/09/14

Retired College of the Rockies instructor and local writer Michael J. Morris’ latest work is ‘The Chapleau Boys Go To War.’ Written with his cousin Michael K McMullen, Morris charts the story of the contributions and sacrifices made by the people of Chapleau, Ontario (a small village in Canada’s North) during the First and Second


At the Library for September 08, 2015

Last Updated 2015/09/06

Cranbrook’s favorite musician, band teacher, author and columnist has just published the first of what is sure to be many more collected works. Jim Cameron’s ‘Cranbrook Then and Now’ collects the best of Cameron’s ‘Janus’ columns, which have chronicled the “often baffling and humorous” 130 year history of our town. Tony De Saulles’ ‘The Deep