Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | January 18, 2015

    Winter book series set to tackle four British classics


    With the holiday season behind us and 2015 ahead, Manhattan Public Library is happy to resume monthly readers’ events for adults and will again host our annual winter series of TALK book discussion programs. The TALK series, “Talk About Literature in Kansas,” is a service of

  • Books | January 11, 2015

    Guide taps into historic accounts of Manhattan-area grasslands

    The tallgrass bluestem prairie, of which the Manhattan area is a part, has been viewed and valued in many different ways and by many different people over the centuries. Its area extends roughly from southern Manitoba to southern Texas and from eastern Illinois to 100 degrees

  • Books | January 11, 2015

    Full charge: Workshops new and old return for library’s ‘Tech Tuesdays’


    As the new year gets underway, so does the new season of Tech Tuesdays at Manhattan Public Library. This year’s winter/spring lineup will include everything from how to get started with your iPad to in-depth classes on genealogy research, to workshops on protecting

  • Books | January 11, 2015

    ‘Outcast Dead’ a treat for mystery lovers

    “The Outcast Dead,” the sixth mystery in a series authored by Elly Griffiths, places heroine Ruth Galloway, a Norwich University lecturer and forensic archaeologist, in the middle of twin story lines of mothers accused of killing children. The novel’s title and opening scene are

  • Books | January 11, 2015

    ‘Young Elites’ a good start to a new series

    Marie Lu is best known for her bestselling “Legend” series, but she has a new young adult series, of which the first installment is “The Young Elites.” It’s a good start to the series. The protagonist is Adelina Amouteru, who, along with her sister

  • Books | January 04, 2015

    Surgeon explores end of life care and ‘dying with dignity’

    Nothing is more certain about life than that it will come to an end. Everyone knows this, but most of us try to ignore the fact. In the medicalized era in which we live, extraordinary measures can be taken to prolong life, despite the costs

  • Books | January 04, 2015

    ‘Temple Grandin’ offers gripping look into success of autistic hero

    If Temple Grandin had her druthers she would encourage each individual in the world to be strong and have the confidence to believe in great possibilities. She knows these things all too well. As a child growing up in the 1950s, Grandin was looked upon

  • Books | January 04, 2015

    ‘Undertaking’ creates sympathetic characters

    “The Undertaking” is a short, powerful novel about a part of World War II that most Americans have given little thought to, or even care about. Yet readers cannot help but care about “The Undertaking’s” two main characters, Peter Faber and his wife, Katharine

  • Books | December 28, 2014

    Almost here: new Children’s Room grand opening planned for January


    It has been nearly a full year since Kelley Construction Company broke ground outside the library to begin the children’s room expansion. Now, on Jan. 17, just 358 days after the ceremonial groundbreaking, we will have a grand opening celebration to showcase the new Children’s

  • Books | December 28, 2014

    New ‘McLean’ story takes dark tone

    Six weeks of winter holiday festivities in Edinburgh, Scotland start with turning on the lights on St. Andrew’s day at the end of November; continue with shopping at the traditional, romantic Christmas Market in the heart of the city; include a winter events program

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