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  • Books | August 23, 2015

    Weaver’s neglected garden leads to love

    “Gardening is the king of second chances,” writes Tara Austen Weaver. This short phrase expresses the overall theme of her memoir, “Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow.” The discovery and rehabilitation of a large, completely overgrown lawn and orchard serves

  • Books | August 15, 2015

    Pierson explores kindness from canine perspective

    In 1910, Rev. Charles Bayard Miliken of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Chicago stated, “It is the way one treats his inferiors more than the way he treats his equals which reveals one’s real character.” Society often implies that one’s “inferiors” include waitpersons, store

  • Books | August 15, 2015

    Downing creates intrigue, suspense and romance

    The year is 2013, and Jack McColl, a Scot, is divorced but sells luxury motorcars for his ex-wife’s family. He is also a part-time spy for the British Empire and speaks nine languages, largely because he has a marvelous aptitude for them. As the story

  • Books | August 15, 2015

    The library’s electronic resources for children


    Tired of your child making off with your iPad, tablet or phone? Soon the library will have children’s tablets available for check out, preloaded with fun and engaging learning apps for children as young as 3 years old. Playaway has come out with a new

  • Books | August 15, 2015

    Kaiser uncovers plaigarism, sexism

    On a cold and stormy afternoon in November 2003, archeology assistant professor Alan Kaiser worked at his desk at the University of Evansville, Indiana, grading papers. When he could not stand it anymore, he went into an adjacent storage room, nosed around and discovered a box

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    New poems by James Tate explore everyday absurdities

    I have often questioned why it is that some individuals take delight in poking fun at someone else’s misfortune or bad luck. Do we ever stop to think that maybe at a certain stage in our lives we’ll be the ones who suffer

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    ‘Armada’ blurs line between video games and reality

    Ernest Cline, the author of “Ready Player One,” has written a second clever novel that will appeal to teenagers, computer geeks and gamers everywhere. Zack Lightman, an only child, is a senior in high school who lives with his mother. He lost his father in

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    Summer blockbusters available at the public library


    Movie buffs always look forward to summer, anticipating the release of major motion pictures. Summer blockbusters have often been record breakers in terms of revenue generated for movie studios, but that’s not why the movie-going public loves them. For the chronic movie fanatic, the

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    Hillerman adds female lead to fiction series

    Native American fiction fans in general, and those of Tony Hillerman in particular, will be happy to know his daughter is carrying on in his tradition. Tony Hillerman wrote 20 mysteries featuring Officer Jim Chee and Lt. Leaphorn of the Navajo Nation police force. Anne Hillerman

  • Books | August 08, 2015

    Harper Lee’s ‘new’ novel to change the way students study her work

    The release of “Go Set a Watchman,” a “new” novel by “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper lee, has inspired discussions about changes to Lee’s iconic characters and a the effect on her legacy. As a high school English teacher who uses “To Kill

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