• Author to speak about development of home economics Susan.withee.librarian1

    The Manhattan community is in for a treat when Linda Przybyszewski, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, visits this Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22 and 23, to talk about her book, “The Lost Art of Dress: The Women .

  • Smith presents poignant addition to series

    “The Novel Habits of Happiness” is the tenth and latest installment in the author’s series about philosopher Isabel Dalhousie, her musician husband Jamie, and their son Charlie that takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland.  One of the world’s .

  • Baker tells compelling story of wine enthusiast’s journey

    “Vintage” is a wonderful story about a man — a husband, a father and a writer — who’s lost his way; it’s about his voyage of rediscovery and, as the title suggests, it’s about wine. Bruno Tannenbaum is a .

  • Lagercrantz follows in footsteps of ‘Millenium Trilogy’

    Billed as a Lizbeth Salander novel, David Lagercrantz’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” purports to continue the late Stieg Larsson’s international best-selling “Millennium Trilogy” beginning with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Lagercrantz’s novel presents .

  • Fall-themed children’s activities this month at the library Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    Looking for some fun activities for your kids this month?  The library has planned some fun parties and events that will bring out your child’s creative juices and keep them begging to visit the library.  A Cardboard .

  • K-State common book shows importance of choices

    “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” is a book about two men whose strikingly parallel childhoods lead them down divergent paths. Their stories begin with a shared name and birthdays less than a year apart. Both boys were .

  • Moore juxtaposes two stories, explores power of choice

    News coverage often portrays black men as ghettoized caricatures, a simplification in the media that undermines their capacity for success. But Wes Moore’s soul-gripping book, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” offers a necessary counter perspective. Moore .

  • Reilly places historical figures in imaginative plot

    Matthew Reilly has a fertile imagination. One of his other novels, “The Great Zoo of China,” describes the Chinese government’s development of a dragon preserve using long dormant eggs. “The Tournament” suspends reality in a different way. It’s .

  • Celebrate National Pizza Month with pie-themed books Pecoraro

    Something vaguely similar to pizza has existed for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the lowly, New World tomato arrived in Europe that the pizza we know and love today became a possibility. Thought for years to be .

  • Rock and Tammeus advocate tolerance

    The title of this book is both a setup to a joke (you will have to read it to learn the punch-line) and an indication of the three kinds of Christians discussed in it — the scriptural Jesus, Roman Catholic Pope .

  • ‘Quiet’ presents benefits of being an introvert

    Each time lawyer and consultant Susan Cain would speak before a crowd, she could almost hear her nerves screaming. No one had any idea how jittery she felt on the inside. She was a master at hiding her pain, her .

  • Meyer tells story women behind historic Harvey Houses

    Wanted: Young women 18-30 years of age, of good character, attractive and intelligent, as waitresses in the Harvey Eating Houses on the Santa Fe Railroad in the West. Good wages with room and meals furnished. No experience necessary. To apply, .


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