Staff Picks


April 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/09

Brenda’s Pick: In Other Words by Jumpha Lahiri Jumpha Lahiri, a renowned fiction author, has crafted this non-fiction book. Oddly enough, she wrote it in Italian, her third language. The translated version has Italian and English on facing pages. I was fascinated by the process as she explains it and walks the reader through it.


March 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/09

David’s Pick: Dubliners by James Joyce My staff pick is one of the revered texts of literary modernism, we can all agree on that; but is a book that people continue to read and find interesting? As I write this staff pick, I see that the Powell River Public Library no longer has a print


January 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/09

Brenda’s Pick: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis I was in the middle of another book when I picked up Fifteen Dogs and couldn’t stop reading it. The premise of the story is fascinating, a group of dogs given the gift of human thought. These dogs live in Toronto and their tale continues under the eye


November 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/05

Becky’s Pick: Beastly Babies by Ellen Jackson Puppies slobber. Kittens spill. Young gorillas can’t sit still. Mamas gobble, mamas cluck. Barnyard babies run amok! In our house, this was not a cozy up and fall asleep type of book. This was a fall off the couch because you laughed too hard type of book. The


September 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/07/29

Becky’s Pick: Lila by Marilynne Robinson Lila is born into rough life in the 1920s, we meet her cold and lonely as a young child, left outside at night by the adults who (we can only guess) are meant to care for her. She is spared a miserable death by Doll, and they eventually join


July 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/05/09

Brenda’s Pick: Finding Vivian Maier (DVD) by John Maloof The story of Vivian Meir is captivating, not only because of her photography but in the way she was discovered. She was a single woman working as a nanny in Chicago in the 1950’s to the ’90’s. No one ever really paid attention to her “hobby” which


May 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/07/29

Brenda’s Pick: GET UP! (CD) What a combination and collaboration of music! When I first listened to this album produced by Ben Harper, who wrote most of the songs, and featuring Charlie Musselwhite, now 68, I felt transported to a grassy hillside at a Music Festival somewhere, just laying back and listening to two fantastic


February 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/07/29

Becky’s Pick: Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes, Little and Big by Pete Seeger (CD) Love banjos and singing funny songs super loud in the car? This might be your next favourite road trip album! While being adored by children, Pete Seeger’s album is something that I consistently reach for as an adult. There are familiar tracks