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Going on a trip this winter/spring? Take a look at the great selection of travel books the library has to offer!
If you go to http://www.tnrdlib.ca you can search our catalogue for the location you’re looking for, or go into your local library and ask one of our friendly staff members to help you find one!
Here are just a few of the new travel books we have in our collection!
- You’ll discover the best the region has to offer, including the best dramatic beaches, active adventures, secluded retreats, luxurious hotels, and local markets.
- This new edition includes expanded information on Todos Santos and the East Cape, and a new section on visiting Tecate.
- Readers also get language and etiquette tips, exact prices and directions, logistical advice, detailed maps, and much more.
Three-dimensional cutaway illustrations and floor plans of key landmarks complement these richly illustrated, fully updated travel handbooks that also include enhanced maps, street-by-street guides, background information on a host of popular sights and an expanded traveler’s survival guide providing tips on hotels, restaurants, local customs, transportation, medical services, museums, entertainment and more.
Experience the Best of New York City Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Line – we’ve selected the most iconic sights and the top experiences so you can enjoy the real NYC with the minimum of fuss. Highlights reveal the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences City Walks let you discover the city on foot Local Experts recommend what not to miss Pull-Out Map puts the streets of New York City in your pocket Our Promise You can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage so you can rely on us to tell it like it is.
Offers tips on accommodations, restaurants, walking and driving tours, sightseeing, shopping, and seasonal festivals, and details the cultural attractions of Sydney, New South Wales, and Victoria.
Tis the Season to curl up with a good book and a hot beverage of your choice! There are MANY Christmas/holiday themed books out there to choose from, but here’s a selection of short stories by the hilarious David Sedaris:
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
A best-selling classic features six additional works on the joys and embarrassments of favorite holidays, in a volume that includes tales of tardy trick-or-treaters, the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to another culture, and a barnyard Secret Santa scheme gone awry.
Looking for some Christmas music to brighten up your December?
Take a look at the collection the library has! Here are just a few of the great CDs you can find at the library:
The album includes guest performances by Shania Twain on “White Christmas” and The Puppini Sisters on “Jingle Bells.” Bubl‚ also put his unique take on such classics as “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” In addition, a Bubl‚ original “Cold December Night” is included on Christmas.
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John are back after a 35 year hiatus The CD (13 tracks) sees the duo at it again with X-mas songs and is titled ‘This Christmas’ : covers of well known X-mas songs plus a brand new original track “I Think You Might Like It”, composed by John Farrar as a sequel of their smash hit.
Includes duets with Reba McEntire, Natalie Cole, Mary J. Blige and The Muppets. Millions will rejoice this holiday season with the much-anticipated release of Andrea Bocelli’s, My Christmas. The album is a heart-warming collection of songs destined to become a holiday classic for years to come.
Elvis’ most cherished holiday classics reinterpreted by today’s biggest female stars with Elvis Presley! The album features ‘Blue Christmas’ with Martina McBride, ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ with Carrie Underwood, ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ with LeAnn Rimes, ‘Santa Clause Is Back In Town’ with Wynonna Judd ‘Silent Night’ with Sara Evans, ‘White Christmas’ with Amy Grant plus Gretchen Wilson, Karen Fairchild & Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John and three Bonus Tracks.
The King of Country Music -George Strait will brighten this year’s holiday 2008 season with his album, Classic Christmas. The album’s ten traditional holiday songs are Strait’s personal favorites and they were recorded with the Texas Troubadour’s own country flare. Songs on the CD include the Christmas anthem ‘We Three Kings,’ the playful ‘Up on the Housetop,’ and enduring classics such as ‘Hark, The Herald Angels Sing,’ ‘Deck the Halls,’ O Come, All Ye Faithful,’ and ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas,’ among others.
Skinny by Donna D. Cooner
Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she’ll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
But there is another voice: Ever’s singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical—and partly to try and save her own life—Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.
With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.
Donna Cooner brings warmth, wit, and startling insight to this unforgettable debut.
A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer DuBois
In St. Petersburg, Russia, world chess champion Aleksandr Bezetov begins a quixotic quest. With his renowned Cold War–era tournaments behind him, Aleksandr has turned to politics, launching a dissident presidential campaign against Vladimir Putin. He knows he will not win—and that he is risking his life in the process—but a deeper conviction propels him forward. And in the same way that he cannot abandon his aims, he cannot erase the memory of a mysterious woman he loved in his youth.
In Cambridge, Massachusetts, thirty-year-old English lecturer Irina Ellison is on an improbable quest of her own. Certain she has inherited Huntington’s disease—the same cruel illness that ended her father’s life—she struggles with a sense of purpose. When Irina finds an old, photocopied letter her father had written to the young Aleksandr Bezetov, she makes a fateful decision. Her father had asked the Soviet chess prodigy a profound question—How does one proceed against a lost cause?—but never received an adequate reply. Leaving everything behind, Irina travels to Russia to find Bezetov and get an answer for her father, and for herself.
Spanning two continents and the dramatic sweep of history, A Partial History of Lost Causes reveals the stubbornness and splendor of the human will even in the most trying times. With uncommon perception and wit, Jennifer duBois explores the power of memory, the depths of human courage, and the endurance of love.
Are you going down to Riverside park to check out Rib Fest this year? Want to try making some of those delicious ribs yourself? Take a look at some of the amazing recipe books we have at the library…
Here is a lip-smackin’ love song to everyone’s favorite cuts of meat with more than 40 easy-to-prepare recipes. This cookbook covers it all: ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender, juicy chops, steaks (from porterhouse to skirt to filet mignon and more), and wings sweet, spicy, tangy, and everything in between! “Dr. BBQ” walks the reader through the basics of how to light a grill and what tools are most handy when dealing with meat. No grill? No problem! An indoor broiler or grill pan will get great results too.
When renowned Vancouver foodies George Siu and Park Heffelfinger first tasted pulled pork in Memphis, they fell in love at first bite. They brought home the fresh memories of all those succulent tastes of Southern barbecue, and opened their first award-winning Memphis Blues Barbeque House Restaurant in Vancouver.
Rib Fest is being held in Riverside Park from Friday, August 10th to Sunday, August 12th.
Going on a trip this summer and want to take library books along but don’t want to worry about fines? Check out the eBooks available through Library-to-Go!
If you have an eReader or a Laptop that you’re taking on your vacation you can download eBooks using your library card! Books are automatically returned after 7-21 days (you decide) so there’s no worry of late fees.
Looking for something to do during all these rainy days? Come down to the library and pick up some books on crafts…
Ideas for handmade projects including doorstops to baby slings to ponchos.
Presents step-by-step instructions and templates for creating more than ninety projects for the home.
Brings a fresh look to crafts from the ’60s and ’70s. With an eye toward style – not kitsch – superstar contributors, offer their unique interpretations on twenty-four vintage projects.
If you’re not interested in crafts then do a SEARCH on our library catalog for something else that can help you get through this dismal weather!
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (June 2nd, 1953). Queen Victoria in 1897 is the only other monarch in the histories of the United Kingdom to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee.
If you would like to see the official website of the Queen Diamond jubilee, CLICK HERE. This website will give you an overview of the Queen’s life, event information and there’s even a spot where you can send a message to the Queen!
Also, if you’re interested…
We’ve got some great books on the Queen available if you’d like to take a look at them:
History has known no monarch like her. She has traveled farther than all her predecessors put together and lived longer than any of them. She has known more historic figures than anyone alive from Churchill to Mandela, de Gaulle to Obama.
Camping season is approaching us… With spring in full force it’s time to start dusting off the tents and coolers. The library has a lot of great books and manuals to help any level of camper or outdoorsman!
Building Outdoor Gear 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded: Easy-to-Make Projects for Camping, Fishing, Hunting and Canoeing (Canoe Paddle, Pack Frame, Reflector Oven, Trip Boxes, Bucksaw, Other Trail-Tested Projects)- Gil Gilpatrick
Outdoor people don’t make their own gear to save money. The fly fisherman who ties his own flies or makes her own rods will readily admit, if they are honest, that they have more money tied up in inventory and tools than they would ever have spent on store-bought flies or fly rods. Economy isn’t the objective; it is the satisfaction of making something and then seeing it do what it was designed to do. And, they will argue, what they make is better than what they can buy. They are right!
Legendary Alaska trip planner and Alaska travel guide to the highways, roads, ferries, lodgings, recreation, sightseeing attractions and services along the Alaska Highway to and within Alaska, including Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
The Pocket Guide to Camping has all the camping basics , from setting up a tent to hiking a trail to cooking over the campfire. The book includes camping skills and first aid, along with stories, games, activities, and fun campfire songs. It also includes great campfire recipes that kids can make. This inclusive guide takes you through planning your trip to getting home safely, and is chockfull of information and fun ideas.
Presents essential skills every outdoorsman should know, including how to track a buck, techniques for flyfishing, and surviving a fall through ice.