Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • 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

  • Books | December 28, 2014

    ‘The Storied Life’ a story of fresh air

    “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” is a breath of fresh air that offers plenty of fun, especially for people who are well read. A.J. Fikry is a cranky 39-year-old widower who owns a bookstore on Alice Island near Hyannis, Mass. He lives

  • Books | December 21, 2014

    ‘Manhattan’ a visual history of the Little Apple’s beginnings

    Manhattan, according to Jim Sherow, is really about two things: Commercialism and social idealism. From its founding, the town has been essentially about the intersection of those two seemingly opposite strands of thought. Making money, and making the world better. Somehow, they have combined to

  • Books | December 21, 2014

    ‘All Joy and No Fun’ a thought-provoking look at modern parenting

    If you are a parent and thinking you are working much harder on parenting than your parents did but are enjoying it way less, then this impressive first book from Jennifer Senior is the book for you.  The author, a writer, wife, and mother

  • Books | December 21, 2014

    Get in the Summer Solstice spirit with a selection of short reads


    Today is the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, and the shortest day of the year. You have 9 hours, 33 minutes, and 11 seconds of daylight to work with today. What will you do with yours? If reading is on your to-do list, you might want

  • Books | December 21, 2014

    Swedish author pens witty, refreshing tale

    You might not be aware, because 1961 was a long time ago and because this amazing story is fiction, but that was the year three pertinent people were born. Most important was Nombeko Mayeki, who started life in the poorest of South Africa’s massive black

  • Books | December 21, 2014

    ‘World of Hunger Games’ a hit for fans

    “May the odds forever be in your favor!” Most “Hunger Games” fans know what that statement means and who said it. ‘Effie Trinket’ is so cheerful and peppy in “The Hunger Games” series. Maybe she should drop all the publicity stunts and join the others

  • Books | December 14, 2014

    NASA artificial intelligence program sets chase in ‘Kraken Project’

    “The Kraken Project” starts out like science fiction involving a journey to one of Saturn’s moons — Titan. But it ends up being sci-fi of an eerier kind — cyber-fi, if you will. Unless it’s more fact than faction, that is. This is a story

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