Monday, June 29, 2015



Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | June 08, 2014

    It’s wedding season! Explore matrimonial movie selection

    Susan.withee.librarian1

    If you’re a fan of romantic comedies and wedding flicks — both classic and irreverent — celebrate June, the wedding month, with movies from Manhattan Public Library. Start with “Father of the Bride,” a comedy classic in which a father’s comfortable life quickly unravels as

  • Books | June 08, 2014

    ‘Resistance’ creates inviting world

    Bruno Courreges is a delightful man and a worthy protagonist of “The Resistance Man.” He’s well connected though not wealthy, well known and well liked in St. Denis. It’s a small old town in the Perigord region of France, which is filled with

  • Books | June 08, 2014

    Cat poems, humor, and more

    Only from the cats’ meows will we get a better understanding of what the felines refer to as “poetry.” Did you know that cats can write and recite poetry? Well, at least Francesco Marciuliano is obsessed with the subject, and he should be. This author

  • Books | June 01, 2014

    ‘Book of Forgiving’ challenges common convictions

    Written by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his Anglican priest daughter Mpho Tutu, this book is a common sense look at the need for forgiveness in relationships and, more importantly, how to achieve it.  Bishop Tutu was for many years one of the

  • Books | June 01, 2014

    Summer reading program will be full of fizz and boom

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    We’ll be popping and fizzing at the library this summer with our super science summer reading theme: Fizz, Boom, Read! Mad scientists will be on the loose, and we hope all the kids in town will join us. Today is the first official day

  • Books | June 01, 2014

    ‘Secret Six’ a historian’s delight

    Spies, spies, and more spies in the time of revolution. As in the American Civil War, one’s enemy looked like one’s friend or family member. Most spies did not wear uniforms so each group tread lightly in public. Often it was not clear

  • Books | June 01, 2014

    ‘Runaway’ shows love, courage

    “The Last Runaway” is a story of love and courage. Honor Bright is a young Quaker who moves from England to Faithwell, Ohio, in 1850. She is leaving to escape a bad romance and to accompany her sister, Grace, who is getting married to a Quaker

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    Retired Supreme Court Justice outlines Constitution reform

    This important book by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the highest court from 1975-2010, proposes six constitutional amendments based on his experience on the bench.  While some are well-known, oft-debated issues (campaign finance, death penalty, gun control), others are

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    ‘Desire Map’ keen on goal-setting… if that’s your thing

    True or false: All we have to do is “believe” and all our dreams will be granted. Are we wasting time and energy by wishing on stars? Will setting goals give you everything you desire? In this world, not everyone is a winner and not

  • Books | May 25, 2014

    Really! An exciting look at grass

    “Grass don’t get no respect, ” to paraphrase the famous comedian. When we go out to commune with nature, we look at the tall trees, the forbs, the large areas of cultivated fields and pastures planted to non-native forage grasses, and a stream, pond, or


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