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Whatever you’re looking for we have it

Are you stumped about what to read next? The next time you are in the library, just ask one of our staff members for a recommendation, or pick up one of our bookmarks with recommended authors.

For example, if you like the political thrillers of Robert Ludlum, why not try Dale Brown, Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Len Deighton, Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, John Le Carre or David Morrell.

Have you read all of Patricia Cornwell’s thrillers featuring forensic detective Kay Scarpetta? If so, try one of the following authors: Robin Cook, Jeffrey Deaver, Aaron Elkins, Iris Johansen, Ridley Pearson or Kathy Reichs.

Are you a fan of historical fiction like that of Diana Gabaldon? You may want to try Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sara Donati, Barbara Erskine or Kristin Hannah.

To find out whether the library has books by these authors, you can come to the library and check out the catalogue, or check it out at home, work or school. Go to the library’s website at and type in the name of the author you are looking for in the "Search" box on the home page. If you want to reserve a book, all you need to do is click on the "Request Item" box, then enter your 14 digit library card number and your PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number) and the item will be requested in your name.

If you don’t have time to come to the library and ask for our recommendations on new authors, you can easily do it from your home computer. We have a great link to the Christchurch City Libraries website link called "If you like…". To find the link go the Whistler Public Library’s website, click on Resources and Tools , scroll down the list on the left side and click on Book Lists . Scroll down the list until you come to "If you like…". You can choose from Fiction, Biographies & Non-Fiction , Detective & Mystery Fiction , Fantasy & Science Fiction , Classical Music , Madcap Journeys , New Zealand Fiction , or Contemporary Women Writers . Find some new authors, then check out our website to see which titles the library owns.

School Visits

Starting this week and continuing into December, all the classes from both elementary schools will be coming to the Library for their annual visit and orientation. Our Children’s and Youth Services Librarian, Anwen Boyd, will explain what the Library has to offer students, give them a tour of the Library, and issue library cards to all who have completed a registration form.

Babytime starts this Saturday (October 23) at 9:15 am. If you haven’t pre-registered for this program, please call the Library at 604 932 5564 or email the Children’s Librarian at .

Bag of Tricks

There is still some room for our Halloween Program on Saturday October 30. Pre-register by calling the Library at 604 932 5564 or email the Children’s Librarian .

Upcoming Event

Mark Wednesday November 3 rd at 7:30 pm at Myrtle Philip Community Centre on your calendar. We are very pleased to present free slide show by James Delgado, co-host of the Discovery Channel series "Sea Hunter" and Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum. His undersea explorations include the RMS Titanic, Carpathia (the ship that rescued the Titanic’s survivors), USS Arizona and the sunken fleet of the atomic-bombed warships at Bikini Atoll. This presentation is also sponsored by the Public Library Services Branch Writers in Libraries program.