Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | August 30, 2015

    ‘Last Reunion’ part mstery, part drama, all comedy

    Sara Jane (“Sookie”) Poole, a sixtyish woman in a small Alabama town near Mobile, lives a reasonably content, if unexciting, life. She is happily married to local dentist Earle Poole, Jr., and has recently seen all three of her daughters (Dee Dee, Ce Ce, and

  • Books | August 30, 2015

    Liftin weaves tabloid gossip into fiction

    “Movie Star” is written as a tell-all (fictional) autobiography of Lizzie Pepper, an actress who was married to celebrity Rob Mars and is now penning an exposé of their life together. Lizzie, who brings to mind Katie Holmes, started her acting career in the TV

  • Books | August 29, 2015

    Revisiting Shakespeare at the public library


    Brush up your Shakespeare Start quoting him now Brush up your Shakespeare And the women you will wow Just declaim a few lines from Othella And they’ll think you’re a hell of a fella Brush up your Shakespeare And they’ll all kowtow

  • Books | August 29, 2015

    ‘21 Proms’ explores high school experience

    Proms can be boring or exciting for young people. And the same goes for the parents, who often seize the opportunity to snap way too many pictures of the occasion. Should those young people choose to forget the prom and stay home, they might discover

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    Palmer weaves politics, history into new novel

    Kashmir is on a short list of places on this planet where a world war could start. The region has been fought over by India and Pakistan without real resolution since the countries were formed in the 1940s. Back then, both relied on conventional weapons.

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    How the library can teach you about technology


    Betty is a library patron who is legally blind and has some hearing loss. She loves to read, has an active social life, walks in the park as often as she can and she loves her new iPhone and iPad. You may be wondering how

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    Weaver’s neglected garden leads to love

    “Gardening is the king of second chances,” writes Tara Austen Weaver. This short phrase expresses the overall theme of her memoir, “Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow.” The discovery and rehabilitation of a large, completely overgrown lawn and orchard serves

  • Books | August 15, 2015

    Pierson explores kindness from canine perspective

    In 1910, Rev. Charles Bayard Miliken of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Chicago stated, “It is the way one treats his inferiors more than the way he treats his equals which reveals one’s real character.” Society often implies that one’s “inferiors” include waitpersons, store

  • Books | August 15, 2015

    Downing creates intrigue, suspense and romance

    The year is 2013, and Jack McColl, a Scot, is divorced but sells luxury motorcars for his ex-wife’s family. He is also a part-time spy for the British Empire and speaks nine languages, largely because he has a marvelous aptitude for them. As the story

  • Books | August 15, 2015

    The library’s electronic resources for children


    Tired of your child making off with your iPad, tablet or phone? Soon the library will have children’s tablets available for check out, preloaded with fun and engaging learning apps for children as young as 3 years old. Playaway has come out with a new

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