Maureen Curry

Off the Shelf: Books on local eating set the table

Three years ago, the topic of eating locally produced food was very much in the news, and awareness of this important subject has continued to grow ever since

OFF THE SHELF: Books will a-maze

The labyrinth ––best known as the elaborate maze that imprisoned the bloodthirsty half-man, half-bull Minotaur–– has a long history. 

Off the Shelf: Characters learn life lessons

Life lessons are valuable, but they rarely come without unpleasant side effects such as self-doubt, regret, worry, and the potential for huge amounts of embarrassment.

New technology at library

It may seem like our weather has not been keeping up with the season, but your library is not standing still.

Library staff share reading list

Off the Shelf, Maureen Curry

Off the Shelf: Tales of adventure

The most interesting travel stories are usually not about the destination but about the journey, and the experiences portrayed in the following adventures make fascinating reading indeed.

Off the Shelf: Savour each word this season

As the school year draws to a close, libraries all over the province are gearing up for another summer of contests, activities, prizes, and most of all –– reading!

Off the Shelf: Mitchell fans still give a damn

This year marks not only the 75th anniversary  of the Okanagan Regional…

OFF THE SHELF: Albert Brooks writes about the future

Albert Brooks, standup comedian, moviemaker, Academy Award-nominated actor (for Broadcast News) is…

OFF THE SHELF: Music makes an infinite book list

Music stands as a language that speaks to everyone in different yet…

OFF THE SHELF: Library welcomes book prize nominees

Since they were established in 1985, the B.C. Book Prizes have celebrated…

OFF THE SHELF: Celebrating 75 years of the ORL

As the Okanagan Regional Library celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, here’s…

Library brings in diverse films

Movies are in the news every spring during awards season, but the…

OFF THE SHELF: Top 10 mystery-thrillers are revealed

International bestseller Henning Mankell, who published his first Kurt Wallander novel in the U.S. in 1997, may not have captured the imagination of North American readers in the same way as his fellow Swede, Stieg Larsson, did with the Millennium trilogy, but fans of Swedish crime fiction will welcome what Mankell has announced will be the last in the detective series, The Troubled Man, (published next month) about a retired Swedish naval commander haunted by an incident during the Cold War.