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Warm travel thoughts for cold days

During this cold weather I am sure a lot of you are thinking of a quick trip to warmer climates – Mexico or Hawaii seem to be popular destinations for Whistlerites. I have put together brief lists for travel, mythology, art and history books and videos on both countries. All titles listed were published after 1998. Remember, you can reserve a book over the Internet. Just go to the library’s Web site – – click on My Account and Renew books, enter your card number and start searching.


Horse hooves and chicken feet: Mexican folktales by Neil Philip

Textiles from Mexico by Chloë Sayer

Beyond the deep: The deadly descent into the world's most treacherous cave by William Stone

Travel guides

Lonely Planet: Baja California, Mexico, Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Let’s Go Mexico by Angie K. Chen

The National Geographic traveler by Jane Onstott

Los Cabos and La Paz by Stephane Guimont-Marceau

Bicycling the Pacific Coast: A complete route guide Canada to Mexico by Tom Kirkendall

Live well in Mexico: How to relocate, retire and increase your standard of living by Ken Luboff


A place called Chiapas — National Film Board of Canada

Frida Kahlo — Home Vision Arts

La Ruta Maya experience: Belize, Yucatan, Guatemala — Lonely Planet

Lost kingdoms of the Maya — National Geographic Society

Mystery of the Maya National Film Board of Canada


The legends and myths of Hawaii by David Kalakaua, King of Hawaii

Remains of a rainbow: Rare plants and animals of Hawaii by Susan Middleton

Surfing Hawaii: The ultimate guide to the world's most challenging waves by Leonard Lueras

Travel guides:

Lonely Planet: Hawaii, Hawaii, the big island, Hawaii travel survival kit

Fodor's Maui & Lanai

Fodor's Hawaii

Hawaii off the beaten path by Sean Pager

Adventure guide to Hawaii by John Penisten

Hawaii by bike : 20 tours geared by Nadine Slavinski


Pearl Harbor betrayed: The true story of a man and a nation under attack by Michael Gannon

Pearl Harbor by H.P. Willmott


Pearl Harbor

The endless summer. 2 and The endless summer revisited by Bruce Brown

In the Path of an Avalanche

Join author Vivien Bowers in a reading from her latest book, In the path of an avalanche, which describes the devastating avalanche in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park in 1998 which took the lives of six experienced backcountry skiers.

Whistler: Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Myrtle Philip Community Centre; Millar Room. Free admission

Pemberton: Thursday Jan. 22 at 7 p.m., Pemberton Public Library. Free admission

Sponsored by the public libraries and the Public Library Services Branch of the BC Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services

Free word processing

As of Jan. 1, 2004, the Library no longer charges a fee for word processing. A time slot of one hour may be reserved, in person, one day in advance. Printouts are still $0.25 per page.


The very popular Babytime will start again on Saturday, Jan. 31 st from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the library and run until March 27 th . The program is aimed at newborn to 18 month old babies. Learn songs, bounces and rhymes to enjoy with your baby. Space is limited so pre-register early. Call 604 932 5564

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