Last Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It’s Raining Cats and Cats!
What will happen if Molly the cat has litters of kittens, which then have litters of kittens? Jim’s mom shows him that their cat’s potential for multiplying would change their lives and not for the better! A lighthearted look at the serious problem of homeless animals, and how spaying and neutering pets is ultimately the best solution for pet owners.
Chloe and the Lion
One day, Chloe gets lost in the woods on her way home, and a large dragon leaps out from — "Wait! It's supposed to be a lion," says Mac, the author of this book. But Adam, the illustrator, thinks a dragon would be much cooler, and that’s when the fun begins!
Franklin and Winston; a Christmas That Changed the World
In the middle of World War II, American President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, spent a memorable Christmas together. During this time they made plans that would lead to the success of the Allied powers as well as to a continuing peace after the war ended. The humanity and humour of the two men are brilliantly conveyed in this picture-book biography.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Expanded much beyond the usual version of the piper and the rats’ story, it still is as relevant in today’s world as it was hundreds of years ago. The struggles between rich and poor, good and evil make this one of the world’s great morality tales.
Zac and the Dream Stealers
Zac can't sleep. And neither can anyone else. A bunch of bad dreams keeps robbing the whole wide-awake world of rest, and one night as the clock strikes twelve, Zac tossed-and-turned into a strange, surreal realm called Nocturne. Zac won't rest – he CAN'T rest – until he finds a way to stop these dream stealers and take back the night.
Aliens on a Rampage
David spends his summers at his grandmother's Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast – a vacation spot for aliens. But as soon as he meets Grandma's new repairman, an alien named Scratchull, he becomes suspicious. David decides to spy on him, but no one believes him when he discovers that Scratchull is an evil mastermind with a plot to destroy the planet.
Sarah would give anything to regain the wealth that her family has lost, so she makes a bargain with Azrael, Lord of Darkwater Hall. In exchange for her soul, he gives Sarah 100 years and the means to accomplish her task. 100 years later Tom is a boy who has all but given up on his dream to attend Darkwater Hall, until Azrael offers him a bargain... Can Sarah stop Tom from making the same mistake?
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney was pulled from the frozen waters of Maine Lake. Her heart had stopped beating and her brain had stopped working. She was dead. Somehow she defies medicine and comes back to life seemingly fine. However a strange sensation draws her to the dying and she’s left to wonder if she is predicting death or the cause of it.
The Boiling Frog Dilemma
Speaking at the Library’s annual Small Business Week Breakfast on October 17 is well-known economist and commentator Todd Hirsch. Todd will be speaking on the topic of his new book: what creates wealth? He argues that economic wealth isn’t created by oil or economic development programs, wealth starts with one thing: an idea.
Up and Down
Terry Fallis, the author of the bestselling and award-winning novel, The Best Laid Plans, launches the second STARFest – the St. Albert Readers Festival, at the library on October 20. His funny new novel is set in the high-stakes world of a global PR agency, where a new staffer must devise a campaign to revitalize public interest in the space program.