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  • Books | June 15, 2014

    ‘Istanbul’ an unusual adventure

    Readers probably are more familiar with Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan dramatist, than they are with Christopher Marlowe Cobb. The latter is a fictional newspaper reporter of national acclaim for a New York City daily in the second decade of the 20th century and the protagonist

  • Books | June 15, 2014

    Wheeler’s tips still helpful

    Before you begin to yawn, sigh and mutter, “Oh, great! Yet another self-help guru to the rescue,” please take another long look at Elmer Wheeler’s “How to Tap Your Hidden Sources of Energy.” You just might be doing yourself a favor. Once known as “

  • Books | June 08, 2014

    ‘How About Never’ an entertaining look at cartoon and cartoonist

    Bob Mankoff is Cartoon Editor at The New Yorker. This book is Mankoff’s memoir of how he got into cartooning and how he ended up in what is arguably the top cartoonist job in America. But the book is also much more than just

  • Books | June 08, 2014

    It’s wedding season! Explore matrimonial movie selection


    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


    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

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