What’s happening at the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby

‘Operation Columba’ is the untold story of how British intelligence used homing pigeons to communicate with the Resistance during World War II.

While sixteen-year-old Magnus Chase goes away to visit his cousin, he leaves his friends to deal with moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods in Rick Riordan’s ‘9 from Nine Worlds’

Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 1 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and Toddler Story Time is 10 and 11 am. Both will be all about dragons and unicorns! Baby Laptime is every Thursday at 11 am.

The Friends of the Library are having a “Winter Madness Sale” on Friday, Feb. 1. and Saturday, Feb. 2. The Friday sale runs from 5 pm to 7 pm, and is for Friends’ members only. Saturday runs from 9 am to 4 pm, and is open to the public. There will be a wide variety of books for sale, plus books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, records, puzzles, games and magazines.

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy has partnered with the library this year to celebrate Family Literacy Day. Come to the Library on Tuesday, January 29th, at 6 pm for an evening of fun, food, games, and activities. This year’s theme is TAKE 20—which encourages families spend 20 minutes per day engaged in learning. A list of TAKE 20 ideas can be found here: http://abclifeliteracy.ca/fld/activity-ideas

Our website with all kinds of great information and links can be found at: www.cranbrookpubliclibrary.ca

We also have a new JUST FOR TEENS section on our website, located here: https://www.cranbrookpubliclibrary.ca/explore/for-you/teens/

The Cranbrook Public Library Endowment Fund gives people an opportunity to create a meaningful legacy, to build a strong foundation in the present for the future of the Library. For more information about how you can contribute, please phone us at 250-426-4063 Ext: 1001, or visit this link:


On display this month are the incredible wooden boxes handcrafted by Kimberley’s Raymond Benetean.

Adult newly acquired items:

Running Past Fifty – Gail Waesche Kislevitz (613.7172)

Great Canadian Ghost Stories – Barbara Smith (133.10971)

Cycling Workout Handbook – Terri Schneider (796.6)

Canadian Contemporary: The Northern Home (720.971)

Past, Pretty Please – Linda Miller Nicholson (641.822)

Grandfamily Guidebook – Andrew Adesman (306.8745)

1,000 Words to Sign – Geoffrey S. Poor (419.7)

Unladylike – Cristen Conger (305.42)

Woodworking – Samina Langholz (684.08)

The Stars Within You – Juliana McCarthy (133.5)

Click Here to Kill Everybody – Bruce Schneier (005.8)

Operation Columba – Gordon Corera (940.548641)

Ours for a Season – Kim Vogel Sawyer (fic)

Jerusalem’s Queen – Angela Elwell Hunt (fic)

The Passage of Love – Alex Miller (fic)

Ararat – Christopher Golden (fic)

You Were Always Mine – Nicole Baart (fic)

The Poison Bed – Elizabeth Fremantle (mys)

In Valhalla’s Shadows – W.D Valgardson (mys)

An Ocean of Minutes – Thea Lim (sci fic)

One Strange Rock (DVD)

Mission Impossible: Fallout (Blu-ray) (DVD)

Incredibles 2 (Blu-ray, DVD)

Ant-Man and the Wasp (DVD)

Making the Grade (DVD)

Hidden, Series 1 (DVD)

Heartland, Season 11 (DVD)

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 11 (DVD)

Young adult & children’s:

Crafty Science – Jane Bull (j 745.5)

12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Gaming Technology – Jamie Kallio (j 794.81526)

Build Your Own Scribble Bot – Tucker Besel (j 629.7933)

Ranger Rick Kid’s Guide to Fishing – Dave Maas (j 639.2)

Ranger Rick Kid’s Guide to Hiking – Helen Olsson (j 796.51)

Ranger Rick Kid’s Guide to Camping – Cherie Winner (j 796.54)

Ranger Rick Kid’s Guide to Paddling – Tom Watson (j 797.122)

Costumes and Props – Sara Green (j 791.43026)

Stunts – Sara Green (j 791.43028)

Makeup – Sara Green (j 791.43027)

GQ How to Win at Life – Charlie Burton (646.70081)

9 from Nine Worlds – Rick Riordan (j fic)

The Dreamway – Lisa Papademetriou (j fic)

The Flooded Earth – Mardi McConnochie (j fic)

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