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Kootenay Spooks Costume Bin: Update
Have costumes from this year (or past years) you don't need?
The library is happy to be a drop off spot for Kootenay Spooks. Bring those costumes you don't think you'll use again after this year and place them in the Kootenay Spooks bin (located across from the front desk) for next year's exchange. The bin will be up until mid-November
More details about Kootenay Spooks can be found on their Facebook page:
Provides genealogical and historical research capabilities. With more than 5 billion names in over 4,600 databases, includes census, military, court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; and passenger lists.
A to Z Maps Online Hosted by ProQuest, provides access to western Canadian papers The Province, The Times-Colonist, and The Vancouver Sun, from as early as 1884 up to 2010. No library card required!
Kermode uses cutting-edge software, guides, and tutorial videos to help families evaluate online information, build digital/media literacy skills, and think critically about all the information we’re bombarded with online. Log in using the license key “Castlegar2023” and access learning guides, article analysis, and more!
LOTE4Kids is a library e-Resource that allows kids to learn a language and connect with books through the magic of storytelling. You can choose from thousands of audio-picture books in 50+ languages, together with English translations. Also includes activities such as colouring pages, spot the difference, word searches, and memory games. Log in with your library card!
Not long after Salma Khatun and her family move to Blenheim, Salma spots her neighbour, Tom Hutton, ripping out the anti-racist banner her son put in their front garden. Not wanting to make a fuss, Salma puts it in her window instead, but wakes up the next morning to find her window smeared with paint. This time she does confront Tom, and the battle lines between the two families are drawn. As things begin to escalate and the stakes become higher, it's clear that a reckoning is coming and someone is going to get hurt.
A NICE, NORMAL HOUSE...Linda has lived in a quiet neighborhood ever since fleeing the dark events of her childhood in Wales. Now she sits in her kitchen, wondering if this is all there is--pushing the vacuum around and cooking fish sticks for supper is a far cry from the glamorous lifestyle she sees in the glossy catalogues coming through the mail slot addressed to the previous occupant, Rebecca. A NICE, NORMAL HUSBAND? Terry isn't perfect--he picks his teeth, tracks dirt through the house, and spends most of his time in front of the TV. But that seems fairly standard--until he starts keeping odd hours at work, at around the same time young women in the town start to go missing...A NICE, NORMAL LIFE ... If Linda could track down and befriend Rebecca, maybe some of that enviable lifestyle would rub off on her. But the grass isn't always greener: you can't change who you really are, and criminals can hide behind closed doors
Adam Hayes has stepped away from the field for the last time. He's promised his wife that he won't put his life on the line anymore, and there's nothing that will make him break a promise to his wife. Well... almost nothing. With the United States withdrawing from Afghanistan and the Taliban closing in, Abdul Nassim reaches out to his old friend. Ten years ago he saved Hayes' life, and the time has come for repayment. The Afghan is desperate to flee his homeland. Like most of his countrymen, he is scared of the Taliban, but he also can't trust the Americans. Nassim is the only eyewitnes to a massacre committed by a rogue team of CIA contractors. Not only can he identify the butcher who directed the bloodbath, he has photographic proof. He'll only be safe when those pictures are made public. And there's just one man he can trust to get him to safety -- Adam Hayes.
It's the most anticipated event ofthe decade--Big Lou and Fat Bob's wedding--and everyone is invited. But the relative peace and tranquillity of 44 Scotland Street is about to be disrupted. Domineering Irene is set to return for a two-month stay. Bruce Anderson's metamorphosis and newfound outlook on life is put to the test as he prepares to leave his creature comforts for the monastic simplicity of Pluscarden Abbey.
Bob Comet is a retired librarian passing his solitary days surrounded by books in a mint-colored house in Portland, Oregon. One morning on his daily walk he encounters a confused elderly woman lost in a market and returns her to the senior center that is her home. Hoping to fill the void he's known since retiring, he begins volunteering at the center. Here, as a community of strange peers gathers around Bob, and following a happenstance brush with a painful complication from his past, the events of his life and the details of his character are revealed. Behind Bob Comet's straight man facade is the story of an unhappy child's runaway adventure during the last days of the Second World War, of true love won and stolen away, of the purpose and pride found in the librarian's vocation, and the pleasures of a life lived to the side of the masses. Comet's experiences are imbued with melancholy but also a bright, sustained comedy; he has a talent for locating bizarre and outsized players to welcome onto the stage of his life.
Follows the owner and three very different residents of the Blue Lion Hotel as London prepares to celebrate the upcoming coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
When anonymous threats focused on Coronation Day, the Blue Lion, and even the queen herself disrupt their mood of happy optimism, Edie and her friends must race to uncover the truth, save their home, and expose those who seek to erase the joy and promise of CoronationYear
Father-of-three, motivational speaker and influencer Bodé Aboderin (AKA PapaB) is on a mission to show the world that Black fatherhood is not only compatible with ambition, but can inspire, nourish and amplify it too. PapaB is using his natural flair for motivational speech to share the joyful and transformative journey of starting a family, including the challenges involved and the opportunities to grow along the way. In this passionate parenting book for dads, Bodé reflects on how his own upbringing, alongside stigmas about fatherhood, race, and masculinity, have impacted his experiences of being a father, whilst talking candidly about how to overcome the challenges commonly experienced by parents - from breaking generational cycles and adapting to modern-day family dynamics to communicating with your child and achieving a healthy work-life balance
WorkfromHomeZone is a definitive guide to workingfromhome for employees and entrepreneurs. Most books about workingfromhome are written for the businesses and employers managing others. This book is for the employees and the self-employed -- the workers and the entrepreneurs -- who are often overlooked when it comes to how to handle workingfromhome. WorkfromHomeZone covers how to carve out your work space and meeting space, how to deal with communication technologies, and of course, how to set and maintain boundaries for a healthy and happy work and home life -- and so much more
Rescue me takes you behind the scenes of some of North America's riskiest search and rescue opertaions. Author Cathalynn Labonte-Smith shares real-life stories as told by volunteer members of Seach and Rescue teams, who find the lost and rescue the injured in the most extreme conditions and situations the wilds of North America throw at them.
In this book, fibre artist Terri Watson shares her newschool approach to creating contemporary knotted macramé canvases, using just a few simple knots. Featuring ten step-by-step projects and a library of over hundred patterns to create a wide variety of designs, as well as guidance on designing your own pieces and calculating cord quantities
Make the most of the appliance that’s changing the way today’s families cook with Taste of Home Everyday Air Fryer. This all-new cookbook features 100+ quick dinners, simple snacks and in-a-pinch sweets—all made easy in the air fryer any night of the week. Looking for crispy fried chicken without all the fat? Taquitos and wontons you can air-fry when a snack attack strikes? You also get side dishes that free up the range, kid-pleasing bites and fresh-baked treats for lazy mornings. Air fry all of these family favorites and more without the mess, time, fat or worry.
A lively collection of wilder-than-fiction poaching stories from across Canada and the US, including insights from investigating officers involved in real poaching situations. Get ready to read some of thewildest true crime imaginable. Showcasing fish and wildlife poaching stories from every province and territory in Canada and every state in the United States, decorated fishery officer Randy Nelson offers a thrilling look into a dangerous industry. With insights gathered through thousands of phone calls and emails to investigating officers, TheWildestHunt collects over one hundred North American fish and wildlife officers' stories, with tales ranging from absolutely disgusting to hysterically hilarious. Nelson takes readers across North America, from busting turtle-trafficking rings in Oklahoma to collecting a 4.5-metre beluga whale from a bus in Saskatchewan. Nelson's entertaining stories also shed light on the important work of fish and wildlife officers, and the often messy, sometimes dangerous situations they must face as well as how important the public can be in solving wildlife crime.
In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal. However, someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread soon becomes a fully formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears.
The rumor circling the halls is that Beecham House (the home for retired musicians) is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. Reginald, Wilfred and Cecily are in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean. Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard.
After narrowly escaping zombie hordes in Philadelphia and finding refuge with his family on an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic ocean, ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane travels the globe in search of a cure to save what is left of humanity
The day the train fell in the lake, Cassie stopped believing in much of anything, despite growing up in a devout Catholic family. Then she set her mind to forgetting the strange boy named Elias who was with her when it happened. When Elias comes back to town after many years away, Cassie finds herself talked into sneaking out at night to follow him ghost-hunting--though she knows better than to believe they will find any spirits. Still, the more time she spends with Elias--with his questions, his rebelliousness, his imagination that is so much bigger than the box she has made for herself--the more Cassie thinks that even in a world that seems broken beyond repair, there just may be something worth believing in..
After seventeen-year-old best friends Rora and Claudia discover there are secret cities, ruled by astrology-based magic, on other planets in our solar system, they travel into the spheres to solve a mysterious disharmony threatening the balance of the outer worlds and their own.
When two masterminds--Mary, the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, and Ada, the daughter of Lord Byron--are brought together by fate, they make a shocking--and magical--discovery that draws the attention of a mad scientist.
New York City, 1922. Nicolás Caraveo, a 17-year-old transgender boy from Wisconsin, has no interest in the city's glamor. Going to New York is all about establishing himself as a young professional, which could set up his future--and his life as a man--and benefit his family. Nick rents a small house in West Egg from his 18-year-old cousin, Daisy Fabrega, who lives in fashionable East Egg near her wealthy fiancé, Tom--and Nick is shocked to find that his cousin now goes by Daisy Fay, has erased all signs of her Latine heritage, and now passes seamlessly as white. Nick's neighbor in West Egg is a mysterious young man named Jay Gatsby, whose castle-like mansion is the stage for parties so extravagant that they both dazzle and terrify Nick. At one of these parties, Nick learns that the spectacle is all meant to impress a girl from Jay's past--Daisy. And he learns something else: Jay is also transgender. As Nick is pulled deeper into the glittery culture of decadence, he spends more time with Jay, aiming to help his new friend reconnect with his lost love. But Nick's feelings grow more complicated when he finds himself falling hard for Jay's openness, idealism, and unfounded faith in the American Dream.
In this contemporary retelling of Anne of Green Gables, Anne Shirley, a queer, half-Japanese disco superfan, moves to a town that seems too small for her big personality and where she becomes embroiled in a series of dramatic and unfortunate events