Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for October 24th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/10/23

    Hazel Gaynor uses the Cottingley fairy hoax and as the background to her story of a woman who inherits her late grandfather’s bookshop in ‘The Cottingley Secret.’   ‘Maude’ is Melanie J. Fishbane’s novel about Lucy Maud Montgomery’s life as a teenager.   Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15


At the Library for October 17th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/10/16

    Deceit, distraction and murder rain down on a Banff forest warden after she begins to investigate why certain animals are disappearing at an alarming in Dave Butler’s ‘Full Curl.’ A Cranbrook biologist and forester, Butler based this thriller (the first of three) on an actual investigation he worked on. The story is very


The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett selected for Big Library Read Digital Book Club

Last Updated 2017/10/11

Readers can borrow and read the eBook for free without waitlists and holds for two weeks! What Happened to Lizzie Lovett?  A mystery that readers of the Cranbrook Public Library can unravel by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club Big Library Read. Chelsea Sedoti’s debut novel, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett,


At the Library for October 10th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/10/08

  A heart wrenching story about ancestral wrongs being visited on two children, award-winning Fernie author Angie Abdou’s ‘In Case I Go’ is available 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


At the Library for October 3rd, 2017

Last Updated 2017/10/02

    ADULT NEWLY ACQUIRED ITEMS:   It has been ten long years, but Ken Follett has finally returned to his Pillars of the Earth series, with ‘A Column of Fire.’   The daughter of a samurai struggles with her gender role in feudal Japan in the young adult novel ‘Flame in the Mist’ by


At the Library for September 26, 2017

Last Updated 2017/09/25

    Susanna Forest takes a look at the history of humans through the lens of our equine relationships in ‘The Age of the Horse.’   Stink discovers a blob of slime growing in his bedroom with the intent on taking over the world in Megan McDonald’s hilarious ‘Stink and the Attack of the Slime


At the Library for September 19th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/09/18

    Unfortunately, there are no new arrivals this week.  But there are still lots of happenings here at the Library. Storytime returns 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! Baby


At the Library for September 12, 2017

Last Updated 2017/09/11

    ADULT NEWLY ACQUIRED ITEMS:   ‘Wherever I Find Myself’ is a collection of essays written by women, in which they discuss the varied amount of joys and struggles of immigrating to Canada.   Large collection of Minecraft books have arrived this week, from beginner’s guides all the way to Redstone creation.   Storytime


At the Library for September 5th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/09/03

    ‘The Lost History of Stars’ tells the story of an Afrikaner family facing disease and certain death during as they wait out he Boer War in a British concentration camp.   A young girl is tormented by illness and nightmares until she bonds with an injured mother bear whose cubs will shot by


At the Library for August 29th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/08/28

    Three firefighters recall their experiences fighting one of the largest disasters in Canadian in history in ‘Into the Fire: The Fight to Save Fort McMurray.’   Rina Singh explains to younger readers the biggest and best of Indian festivals in her brightly illustrated book ‘Diwali.’   The Summer Reading Club is over, with