Mike’s Booknotes


Last Updated 2016/10/17

The Province has proclaimed October as Library Month – it’s a great time to celebrate literacy and check out your local library to see how it’s evolving to support your community today. Libraries help British Columbians from all walks of life access the services and programs they need to be successful in our changing world.

At the Library for October 18th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/10/17

Nujeen is the memoir of Nujeen Mustafa, who escaped war-torn Syria into Germany, which is all the more miraculous as she suffers from cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound. Camile McCue teachers youngsters how to write computer code with a series of games humorous puzzles. Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15

At the Library for October 11, 2013

Last Updated 2016/10/09

Tracey Borman reveals a behind the scenes look at the secrets and scandals attributed to Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth I in her highly anticipated book ‘The Private Lives of the Tudors.’ Dustin Milligan’s ‘Bario Leblieux’ is a brightly illustrated look at the activist’s work on ensuring Canadian children had a constitutional right to

At the Library for October 4th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/10/03

‘Love is All You Need’ is Jennifer Arnold’s latest work on her unique dog training model, which believes that dogs are so attuned to their owner’s emotions, that verbal commands like “sit” and “stay” are never needed. Mark Bechtel teams with Sports Illustrated to create a brightly illustrated and informative book of our national sport

At the Library for September 27th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/09/26

Much like Steve Jobs (Apple), Noah Glass (Twitter), George Zimmer (Men’s Warehouse), and David Neelman (Jet Blue), Brownie Wise was fired from the company she had built. In ‘Life of the Party,’ Bob Kealing charts the meteoric rise of Brownie and her company Tupperware, until she was not only let go, but any reference to

Job Posting: Youth Intern – Technology Trainer

Last Updated 2016/09/25

The Cranbrook Public Library seeks an outgoing, resourceful, goals-oriented individual to train people, individually and in groups, how to use a wide range of technological and online resources. In collaboration with other library staff, the youth intern creates, plans, promotes, and delivers people-centred technology related training sessions and services. This individual will also help maintain

At the Library for September 20th, 2016

Last Updated 2016/09/19

Eric Jamieson examines the history of Canada’s first Aboriginal newspaper and its founder Maisie Hurley in his latest book ‘The Native Voice.’ When young Kai is abandon by his prehistoric tribe, he must survive a long winter with a lone wolf in Susan Williams Beckhorn’s ‘The Wolf’s Boy.’ Storytime is back! Preschool Story Time is

At the Library for September 13, 2016

Last Updated 2016/09/12

In ‘On Bowie’, Rob Sheffield explains how David Bowie “created art that not only pushed boundaries, but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives.” Blue Balliett tells an intriguing story about a group of elementary school kids solving a gallery’s problem with art theft in ‘Pieces & Puzzles.’ Storytime is

At the Library for August 30, 2016

Last Updated 2016/08/29

Weyman Chan explores the experience of growing up in Canada as an ethnic outsider in his latest book of poems ‘Human Tissue.’ 100 epic facts and feats about our country are highlighted for younger readers in Elizabeth MacLeod’s ‘Colossal Canada.’ Huge thanks to all those who participated in the biggest and best Summer Reading Club

At the Library for August 23, 2016

Last Updated 2016/08/21

‘Shoe Dog’ charts how Phil Knight, fresh out of college, borrowed 50 dollars from his father, to start a business selling low-cost running shoes out of the trunk of his car. He made 8,000 dollars that year, name his company Nike, which had a mere 30 billion in sales last year. ‘Shoe Dog’ tells of