Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for May 1st, 2018

Last Updated 2018/04/30

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. Iraq War veteran Brian Castner retraces Mackenzie’s grueling route, paddling a solo canoe in his latest book ‘Disappointment River.’ After her grandmother’s imaginary world comes to life, a teen girl


At the Library for April 24th, 2018.

Last Updated 2018/04/24

‘Never Rest On Your Ores’ is the insightful story of how TEK was built from the ground up, written by TEK’s current chairman Norman B. Keevil. In ‘Taking Toys Apart’ Kristin Fontichiaro gives younger readers a guide to what goes on inside electronic toys, and how taking them apart can help build problem solving skills.


At the Library for April 17th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/04/16

No new books this week, but plenty of things still happening at the Library: 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 “camping!”. Baby Laptime Thursday at 10 am. Please note there is always a


At the Library for April 10th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/04/09

“When she died in April, 2016, Los Angeles writer Michelle McNamara left behind a devoted husband, a young daughter, and an obsession.” So reads the back copy of McNamara’s “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”—a book about her lifelong interest into the unsolved Golden State Killer murders (60 victims). The book was compiled from her


At the Library for April 3rd, 2018

Last Updated 2018/04/03

No new items this week due to the holiday, but there is still plenty going on 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 “teeth”. Baby Laptime Thursday at 10 am. Please note


At the Library for March 27th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/03/26

    Using images drawn by her husband, Brigitte Findakly tells the story of growing up under Saddam Hussein’s regime in the graphic novel ‘Poppies of Iraq.’   A group of teenage skiers find themselves injured and trapped on the wrong of side of a mountain in Melinda Braun’s ‘Avalanche.’   Preschool Story Time is


At the Library for February 27th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/02/26

    In ‘Fernie at War’ Wayne R. Norton examines how the residents of Fernie entered the First World War full of national pride, only to realize“staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear their community apart.”   ‘The Man & The Bear’ is a delightful and brightly illustrated book by Cranbrook author Jody


At the Library for February 20, 2018

Last Updated 2018/02/19

    Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim in Sharbani Basu’s ‘Victoria & Abdul.’ The library also has the feature film on DVD.   A young girl tries to stay calm her new school Sara Leach’s ‘Slug Days.’   Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at


At the Library for February 13th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/02/11

    Penrose Halson tells the amazing true story of how two 24-year-olds operated a surprisingly successful match-making service during the Second World War in ‘The Marriage Bureau.’   A young woman navigates her daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts in John Green’s long awaited ‘Turtles All the Way Down.’  


At the Library for February 6th, 2018

Last Updated 2018/02/05

    Three local authors are new this week, with ‘Pitt Cain: The Hunt for Revenge’ by Grant McDowell; ‘Finding Hansen’ by Steen Jorgensen; and ‘Crocodiles and Ice’ by Jon Turk.   Valerie Bodden explores places that give people goosebumps in ‘Caves’ and ‘Ghost Towns.’   Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am,