Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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  • Books | August 03, 2014

    ‘The Heist’ one of Silva’s finest

    The espionage-international thriller genre has few protagonists as memorable as Gabriel Allon. He’s not the biggest, the strongest or the fastest agent. He’s middle aged and then some, and except for his green eyes, he’s physically unimpressive. He is, however, entirely committed

  • Books | July 27, 2014

    ‘I Am Pilgrim’ an engrossing, chilling international thriller

    If you enjoy international thrillers, “I Am Pilgrim” is the book for you. Never mind that it starts at a grisly murder scene in a seedy apartment in New York City. That crime just sets the stage for the adventure to follow and serves the

  • Books | July 27, 2014

    Summer nights: Library full of new bedtime books for children


    As a child, I loved the long summer days and the warm summer nights, but if there was one thing I really hated about summer, it was bedtime. I think we can all remember the childhood trial of trying to fall asleep before the sun

  • Books | July 27, 2014

    ‘Animal Records’ educates, entertains

    Perhaps one of these days, I’ll have the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum in London. But, for now, I will be satisfied with the colorful and descriptive “Natural History Museum Book of Animal Records.” Mark Carwardine, along with numerous researchers, artists and

  • Books | July 20, 2014

    ‘Ain’t It Time’ provides window into the Rolling Stones

    They’re survivors, I suppose. I’m referring to the Rolling Stones and the 50 years they have successfully managed to remain in the music industry, making numerous singles and millions of albums, always craving a live audience as the band tempts fans to shell out

  • Books | July 20, 2014

    Everything the outdoor adventurer needs this summer

    Danielle Schapaugh

    “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” -John Muir If you’ve ever visited one of the 401 locations in the national park system,

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Raising Boys’ offers a humorous look into a mother’s life

    On days when her boys charged through the hardware store, brandishing a pitchfork and screaming like crazed ninjas, or used black markers to create their favorite Beatles hairstyle, Rachel Balducci wished she possessed the magic wand of motherhood to reverse her situation, that is, to

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    Library features no shortage of children’s activities this summer


    It is summer break, and the kids here are reading maniacs! In June, more than 30,000 children’s books and audiobooks were checked out from the library. So far, 2,000 children have registered for the library’s summer reading program and read more than 600,000 minutes. They are

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Bernadette’ a quirky, fun read

    “Where’d You Go Bernadette” is a quirky, fun read. The story is told mostly through the eyes of the smart and talented 15-year-old Bee Branch, who is the only child of Elgin Branch and Bernadette Fox, who live in the Northwest. The family is

  • Books | July 13, 2014

    ‘Remedy’ discusses evolution of meds

    A staple in graduate school was Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” fascinating to anyone interested in problem solving because it describes the sometimes non-linear progress from problem to hypothesis, to theory, to solution or temporary solution.  Goetz explains the convoluted maze scientists

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