Books

Boxes of books are going to be opened up to the public for the Friends of the Library annual sale June 20 in Coldstream. (Submitted Photo)

Library friends finally able to resume Coldstream book sale

Sale moves outdoors, with more than 800 boxes of books

Boxes of books are going to be opened up to the public for the Friends of the Library annual sale June 20 in Coldstream. (Submitted Photo)
Dania Tomlinson’s novel, Our Animal Hearts, plumbs the depths of Okanagan Lake in the second book club pick. (Submitted Photo)

Ogopogo tales told from Okanagan shores in novel

Online book club plumbs the deaths of Okanagan Lake

Dania Tomlinson’s novel, Our Animal Hearts, plumbs the depths of Okanagan Lake in the second book club pick. (Submitted Photo)
COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

Okanagan Regional Library offers virtual summer program for children

  • Jun 11, 2020
COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

Book will be a fairy tale for kids and benefit those particularly affected by the pandemic

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
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COLUMN: Books come back with curbside pickup

Okanagan Regional Library begins first phase of reopening process

  • May 25, 2020
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Vernon Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Thoresn has been reading books to toddlers virtually through the Okanagan Regional Library’s YouTube channel. (YouTube screenshot)

Visit the Vernon library without leaving home

Online services expanded as branch remains closed

Vernon Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Thoresn has been reading books to toddlers virtually through the Okanagan Regional Library’s YouTube channel. (YouTube screenshot)
Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Don’t expect justice or fairness’: B.C. author wins prize for book on sexism in military school

Kate Armstrong’s debut book The Stone Frigate has been shortlisted for a national writing award

Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper
Ofelia (in designer dress and hat), Sveva Caetani and Miss Juul on the shores of Wood Lake in 1924. (GVMA photo #12289)

Historic Vernon family’s 25-year isolation resurfaces during COVID-19

Prescient piece of history from Caetani family reappears once again

Ofelia (in designer dress and hat), Sveva Caetani and Miss Juul on the shores of Wood Lake in 1924. (GVMA photo #12289)
Okanagan libraries still open for business, online

Okanagan libraries still open for business, online

Family activities, increased eBook titles and more added online

Okanagan libraries still open for business, online
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COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

Libraries are closed due to COVID-19 but downloads are available through Okanagan Regional Library

  • Mar 30, 2020
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Read Local Okanagan is hosting an interactive virtual reading series starting Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (Contributed)

Pop-up shop hosts virtual reading series with Okanagan writers

Webinar series to donate portion of the proceeds to local arts non-profits

Read Local Okanagan is hosting an interactive virtual reading series starting Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (Contributed)
YOUNG ADULT NOVEL                                Just A Kid, the latest novel by Summerland writer Rie Charles, was inspired by Greta Thunberg, the Nova Scotia teenagers who started the Pink Shirt Day initiative and others. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Novel celebrates power of young activists

Summerland author was inspired by Greta Thunberg and anti-bullying advocates in Nova Scotia

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL                                Just A Kid, the latest novel by Summerland writer Rie Charles, was inspired by Greta Thunberg, the Nova Scotia teenagers who started the Pink Shirt Day initiative and others. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Vernon-area poet takes home prestigious book award

Vernon-area poet takes home prestigious book award

Laisha Rosnau’s poetry collection, Our Familiar Hunger, earned her the $25,000 Kobzar Book Award

Vernon-area poet takes home prestigious book award
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COLUMN: Pilkey Palooza comes to the Summerland Library

Author’s works featured in this year’s Spring Break Reading Challenge

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Kalamalka Rotarian Patti Shales Lefkos, right, speaks with children in Nepal. (Contributed)

Vernon Rotarian pens travel memoir based in Nepal with humanitarian twist

Author and journalist Patti Shales Lefkos records solo journey building schools in remote Himalaya

Kalamalka Rotarian Patti Shales Lefkos, right, speaks with children in Nepal. (Contributed)
Irwin Wislesky’s ‘Invisible Footprints In Time?’ is expected to hit the shelves as early as Feb. 1. (Contributed)

Kelowna author Irwin Wislesky to release science-fiction novel on time travel

‘Invisible Footprints in Time?’ follows Maxine Samuels and her quest back in time to save the future

Irwin Wislesky’s ‘Invisible Footprints In Time?’ is expected to hit the shelves as early as Feb. 1. (Contributed)
Writing and publishing students at Okanagan College are hosting a Small Press Book Fair on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan College students to host small press book fair in Vernon

Local novelist Laisha Rosnau among the featured writers and publishers in attendance

Writing and publishing students at Okanagan College are hosting a Small Press Book Fair on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon. (Black Press file photo)
Retired Vernon teacher’s first book renders spiritual life into poetry

Retired Vernon teacher’s first book renders spiritual life into poetry

Marg Wadsworth hopes book reaches people hurt by organized religion, hosts launch on Oct. 20

Retired Vernon teacher’s first book renders spiritual life into poetry
Laisha Rosnau will debut her new book, Little Fortress, at the Caetani Centre in Vernon on Oct. 3. (Submitted photo)

Vernon author’s new historical novel an exploration of the Caetani family

Laisha Rosnau’s second novel, Little Fortress, will be launched Oct. 3 at the Caetani Cultural Centre

Laisha Rosnau will debut her new book, Little Fortress, at the Caetani Centre in Vernon on Oct. 3. (Submitted photo)
Robert Lane describes The Eighth Tree as “a complete departure” from his previous works. (Submitted photo)

Vernon author’s fourth novel hits bookshelves

A Vernon author’s fourth novel can now be found at local bookstores

Robert Lane describes The Eighth Tree as “a complete departure” from his previous works. (Submitted photo)