Tuesday, June 30, 2015



Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Raising Boys’ offers a humorous look into a mother’s life

    On days when her boys charged through the hardware store, brandishing a pitchfork and screaming like crazed ninjas, or used black markers to create their favorite Beatles hairstyle, Rachel Balducci wished she possessed the magic wand of motherhood to reverse her situation, that is, to

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    Library features no shortage of children’s activities this summer

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    It is summer break, and the kids here are reading maniacs! In June, more than 30,000 children’s books and audiobooks were checked out from the library. So far, 2,000 children have registered for the library’s summer reading program and read more than 600,000 minutes. They are

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Bernadette’ a quirky, fun read

    “Where’d You Go Bernadette” is a quirky, fun read. The story is told mostly through the eyes of the smart and talented 15-year-old Bee Branch, who is the only child of Elgin Branch and Bernadette Fox, who live in the Northwest. The family is

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Remedy’ discusses evolution of meds

    A staple in graduate school was Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” fascinating to anyone interested in problem solving because it describes the sometimes non-linear progress from problem to hypothesis, to theory, to solution or temporary solution.  Goetz explains the convoluted maze scientists

  • Books | July 06, 2014

    Carter’s ‘Call To Action’ puts spotlight on women, struggles

    Jimmy Carter, U.S. President from 1977-1981, has sometimes been called the most active and distinguished ex-President in history.  Since his retirement from the White House, Carter has founded The Carter Center, which works to improve the lives of people around the world. 

  • Books | July 06, 2014

    Library offers plenty of guides, books for keeping kids safe online

    Pecoraro

    Is the Internet safe for my children? This is the question most parents want answered. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers all want to keep their children safe wherever they are and whatever they are doing. That certainly includes online. But it’s a jungle out there.

  • Books | July 06, 2014

    ‘Wish’ pulls off intensity of magic

    You might be thinking to yourself: “If I’ve seen one fairy in fairyland, I’ve seen them all.” Of course, there are exceptions. And the proof lies in the enchanting and mysterious “Wish,”  the first in the Faerieground series by Beth Bracken and

  • Books | June 29, 2014

    ‘Sitcom’ offers deep reflection and outlook on TV staple

    Sometimes it’s important to read about television. ‘Sitcom’  reviews the history of the situation comedy in 24 chapters, each focusing on a particular sitcom, in roughly chronological order from “I Love Lucy “ to modern shows like “Community.” Many of the chapters are fairly obvious

  • Books | June 29, 2014

    ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ a beauty in language and in story

    Marcia.allen1

    Are you looking for a novel with exquisitely beautiful language? If so, I have the perfect story for you. “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr is a book that will dazzle you with its turn of phrase, with its amazingly precise imagery.

  • Books | June 29, 2014

    Bipolar disorder workbook educates

    It scares and confuses family members, friends and co-workers. Documentaries elaborate on the seriousness of it. Scientists and psychiatrists are fascinated and puzzled by it.  It is not the same as occasionally feeling down in the dumps or having one of those bad days.


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