Books

  • Getting the most out of the library catalog Pecoraro

    The Manhattan Public Library’s catalog is much more than a list of the books, DVDs, CDs and other types of materials in the library’s collection. If we dissect a catalog record, we find a treasure trove of information .

  • ‘Child of Mine’ explores family ties

    The bestselling author Beverly Lewis has teamed up with her husband, David Lewis, to produce “Child of Mine.” After his brother and sister-in-law died in an accident, Jack Livingston became the guardian of their adopted 4-year-old daughter, Natalie. Jack took .

  • Burnham presents Native American hero

    “There were no survivors of the Battle of the Little Bighorn (June 25, 1876) except for Custer’s horse, Comanche.” How many times have we heard that? Actually, there were many survivors, all of them Indian. Dewey Beard (His Indian name was .

  • ‘Last Reunion’ part mstery, part drama, all comedy

    Sara Jane (“Sookie”) Poole, a sixtyish woman in a small Alabama town near Mobile, lives a reasonably content, if unexciting, life. She is happily married to local dentist Earle Poole, Jr., and has recently seen all three of her daughters (.

  • Liftin weaves tabloid gossip into fiction

    “Movie Star” is written as a tell-all (fictional) autobiography of Lizzie Pepper, an actress who was married to celebrity Rob Mars and is now penning an exposé of their life together. Lizzie, who brings to mind Katie Holmes, started her .

  • Revisiting Shakespeare at the public library Susan.withee.librarian1

    Brush up your Shakespeare Start quoting him now Brush up your Shakespeare And the women you will wow Just declaim a few lines from Othella And they’ll think you’re a hell of a fella Brush up your Shakespeare .

  • ‘21 Proms’ explores high school experience

    Proms can be boring or exciting for young people. And the same goes for the parents, who often seize the opportunity to snap way too many pictures of the occasion. Should those young people choose to forget the prom and .

  • Palmer weaves politics, history into new novel

    Kashmir is on a short list of places on this planet where a world war could start. The region has been fought over by India and Pakistan without real resolution since the countries were formed in the 1940s. Back then, .

  • How the library can teach you about technology Librarian.danielle.schapaugh.phatch

    Betty is a library patron who is legally blind and has some hearing loss. She loves to read, has an active social life, walks in the park as often as she can and she loves her new iPhone and iPad. .

  • 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 .

  • 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’.

  • 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 .


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