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  • Books | October 18, 2014

    On call: Books sure to spark kids’ interest in emergency services

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    During National Fire Prevention Week, our local firefighters visited schools to talk to students about fire safety and prevention, show them some equipment they use and make sure they would never be afraid of a firefighter in uniform. Notes were sent home reminding families to

  • Books | October 18, 2014

    ‘Expo 58’ tells humorous spy story

    Thomas Foley is a mid-level bureaucrat in Britain’s Central Office of Information. It’s a department where data, brochures and —this being 1958 —even short films on topics ranging from public health to child rearing are produced. Foley is also the protagonist in a whimsical

  • Books |Movies | October 17, 2014

    One ‘Very Bad Day’ good for a chuckle

    Christopher.conner1

    Adapted from the children’s book of the same title by Judith Viorst, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows two days in the life of the Cooper family. The first day is a typical day for the Coopers and the

  • Books | October 12, 2014

    ‘Close Call’ has grip on tension, plot

    Dame Stella Rimington knows the intelligence business. She joined Britain’s Security Service — MI5 — in 1968 and did a little of everything in the ensuing years. She was involved in counter-espionage, counter-terrorism and counter-subversion before becoming the first woman named MI5’s director general in 1992. Rimington

  • Books | October 12, 2014

    Top Ten teens’ choice books cover magic, love, loss and yes, superheroes

    Keri.mills

    The Teens’ Top Ten is a teens’ choice list sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Each year, teens nominate their favorite books from the previous year. Nominations are posted in April, and teens ages 12-18 can vote on their favorite titles. The

  • Books | October 05, 2014

    ‘City Under the Skin’ grimly intrigues to the very last page

    Prolific veteran author Geoff Nicholson’s 17th novel, “The City Under the Skin,” is a rapidly paced speculative urban thriller set in a nondescript city landscape of failing industrial complexes, seedy commercial parking lots, and soon-to-be-abandoned municipal offices. Bordering these marginalized spaces are transitional neighborhoods

  • Books | October 05, 2014

    Library’s ‘Good Books Club’ ready to roll with discussions and more

    Janet.ulrey.librarian

    The “Good Books Club” is off and running. If you have a desire to join great book discussions with other book lovers, come talk about books with us! This fall we are launching a monthly Thursday night book discussion series. The meetings will be held

  • Books | October 05, 2014

    ‘Other Story’ shows layered self-portrait

    “The Other Story” is aptly named. First and foremost it’s the story of Nicholas Kolt, a 29-year-old best-selling author. He’s an arrogant celebrity who is hooked on himself and Twitter and is supposed to be writing his next novel. Another story is that

  • Books | September 28, 2014

    ‘Redeployment’ shares collection of reality-inspired war tales

    The 12 stories in Phil Klay’s short story collection “Redeployment “ have two common themes. All have the specter of the United States’ recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as a backdrop (or, in many cases, a setting), and, like all great fiction which has war

  • Books | September 28, 2014

    Stumped by new gadgets? Consider the Assistive Technology Center

    Wandean.rivers

    Learning how to use new technology can be exciting, freeing, and totally frustrating all at the same time. If you find you need help, consider making an appointment for personal, one-on-one training in the Assistive Technology Center at the Manhattan Public Library. The best part


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