Mike’s Booknotes


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


At the Library for December 01, 2015

Last Updated 2015/11/30

W. Bruce Cameron tells a fascinating story about a prehistoric boy born disabled, and the wolf cub who protects him in this environmentally hostile world in ‘The Dog Master.’ In the aptly titled ‘How to Swallow a Pig,’ Steve Jenkins explains to younger readers the various skills animals need to survive in the wild. Preschool


IndieFlix: Thousands of Streaming Movies!

Last Updated 2015/11/27

It was called the ‘negative pickup,’ and way back in 1980, it was about to change everything. This change really starts with Sean Cunningham, a budding film director who wanted nothing more than to make a series of successful family films, starting with an adaptation of ‘Hansel & Gretel.’ He first needed to make a


At the Library for November 23rd, 2015

Last Updated 2015/11/23

‘Alone Against the North’ charts Adam Shoalts’ amazing journey into the Hudson Bay Lowlands—one of the last unmapped places on the planet. Ashley Rhodes-Courter follows up ‘Three Little Words’ (her memoir of growing up in 14 different foster homes) with ‘Thee More Words,’ her experiences as a foster parent. Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday


At the Library for November 17, 2015

Last Updated 2015/11/16

Unfortunately there are no new titles this week, due to the Remembrance Day holiday. But we do have lots going on: 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 Firefighters. FREE one-on-one tech training session


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