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  • Books | March 30, 2014

    Celebrate 50th year of ‘Dr. Who’ with other time-travel tales

    Keri.mills

    Doctor Who just celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and is still going strong. If you or your teens are Dr. Who fans, here are some ‘young adult’ books you might enjoy: “TimeRiders” by Alex Scarrow   Liam, Madeline, and Saleena were each saved from

  • Books | March 30, 2014

    ‘Burn’ shows complexity

    Julianna Baggott’s “Burn” — final book in her best-selling Pure trilogy — is not the kind of book you can’t put down. It’s the kind of book you must put down, but only because you need to process the complexity of the world and

  • Books | March 16, 2014

    Learn about Spanish celebration of the book and the rose

    Susan.withee.librarian1

    The Barcelona Book and Rose Fair takes place every April 23 on the feast day of St. George, patron saint of Catalonia. The streets and squares are lined with stalls selling roses and books of all sorts, and the annual Roses Fair, symbolic of the arrival

  • Books | March 16, 2014

    ‘Red Rising’ lives up to hype

    “Red Rising” is hyped as a “must read “science fiction book with a great plot, well developed characters, fast-paced action and an underdog, Darrow, who is trying to overcome his oppressors. This first book in a trilogy meets its expectations and more. Darrow is a 16

  • Books | March 16, 2014

    Book provides rich history on prominent diseases

    Charles H. Calisher has compiled an incredible collection that provides a history of research in virology and other fields related to epidemiology. While the stories about how scientists have discovered knowledge of the molecular structure of viruses, the development of vaccines and methods for identifying

  • Books | March 09, 2014

    A part of the pack: Wolves seen up close and personal

    If humans want to obtain a better and complete understanding of wolves, it would not hurt for them to invest in “The Hidden Life of Wolves.”   Twenty-five dollars might be considered a lot of money to many people, but once readers open their hearts

  • Books | March 09, 2014

    Case solved: Mysteries and crime stories sure to excite

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    Kids gravitate toward books about young detectives, those grade school sleuths who are somehow always smarter than the adults around them. They can solve a mystery that has stumped the local police department, find clues overlooked by fast-talking, fast-walking grown-ups, and use their own wit

  • Books | March 09, 2014

    History, adventure combine in ‘The King’s Deception’

    Any book that opens with a conversation between Katherine Parr and King Henry VIII on his deathbed has to be worth another look. “The King’s Deception” is. The author, Steve Berry, has made a good living and entertained countless readers by tinkering with history

  • Books | March 02, 2014

    Friends learn about themselves, others on Muir Trail

    Elizabeth Dodd Contributing writer When three young women, just finished with college, set out to hike 240 miles of California’s John Muir Trail in 1993, they travel in a wilderness with very few other women backpackers.  Instead, author Suzanne Roberts and her friends Dionne and

  • Books | March 02, 2014

    A last visit from varied Gold Star mothers

    “A Star for Mrs. Blake” is a charming story of a group of women who would never have met unless their sons had not been killed in World War I. They were brought together because Congress passed a law in 1929 that allowed the mothers of


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