Thursday, November 26, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | March 08, 2015

    Upcoming library events include baseball, Dickens


    What do Internet safety, the Kansas City Monarchs, Manhattan history, Charles Dickens and great books for sale all have in common? They’re all at Manhattan Public Library in the month of March. Last weekend, the Manhattan Library Association (the Friends of the Library) annual

  • Books | February 28, 2015

    ‘Dog Whistle Politics’ examines the language of race

    The author is the John H. Boalt, professor of law at the University of California-Berkeley and the author of two previous books on racism and the law. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School. This is an important work, though one with a fairly

  • Books | February 28, 2015

    ‘The Girl on the Train’ spins complex web

    For a debut novel, “The Girl on the Train” it is a winner. The protagonist, Rachel Watson, lives outside London and is divorced, but not happily. She longs to get back with her ex-husband, Tom, but he is now married to Anna and they have

  • Books | February 28, 2015

    Don’t let these free library services remain a secret

    Danielle Schapaugh

    Psst ... I have a secret to tell you. There are free services at the library that you don’t even suspect. For starters, Manhattan Public Library has a high-quality digital flatbed scanner. Users can scan documents, photos, articles or even maps in color at high

  • Books | February 21, 2015

    ‘Map of Betrayal’ offers sympathetic, sad story of spy

    “A Map of Betrayal” is a sympathetic, even sad, story of a Chinese man who was reasonably well placed in the CIA and spied for his country for decades. It’s also the story of his American daughter’s effort to learn about the family

  • Books | February 21, 2015

    ‘Small as an Elephant’ big on imagination

    Jennifer Richard Jacobson never fails to offer her readers hope, especially when the lives of an 11-year-old boy and his “spinning” mom couldn’t get more dangerous, unpredictable, ridiculously funny, complex and lonely. Jacobson has written a heart-warming story about Jack Martel, the intelligent and

  • Books | February 21, 2015

    Story suggestions for National Tell a Fairy-Tale Day

    Feb. 26 is National Tell a Fairy-Tale Day. I know you already know them, but in case you need some inspiration for your Thursday bedtime story, come visit our Fairy Tale and Folklore Neighborhood in the Children’s room. Look for the banner with the impressive

  • Books | February 15, 2015

    Elizabeth Warren’s book part biography, part manifesto

    This engaging book by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is part biography, part financial justice manifesto, part economic treatise, but always compelling. Unlike what one might expect from a New England senator and Harvard Law professor, Elizabeth Warren grew up poor in central Oklahoma as the

  • Books | February 15, 2015

    ‘Dress Shop of Dreams’ explores love and loss

    British writer Menna Van Praag explores the entwined natures of love and loss, and of joy and pain in her beautiful novel of magical realism, “The Dress Shop of Dreams.” Her characters pursue complex romantic story lines, revealing intimate moments and deep-seated hopes for happiness

  • Books | February 15, 2015

    National Geographic resources — food for the mind


    On Jan. 27, 1888, a group of 33 geographers, explorers, cartographers, teachers and other professionals met at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., to discuss organizing “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.” We know that group now as the National Geographic Society, one

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