The new layout of the Children’s Room has provided opportunity for more interactive features to engage children while they are at the library looking for books, learning about something new or just playing. Having time to play and pretend .
Finally, somebody “gets it.” Author Robert Maurer, Ph.D., thinks that Americans had better slow down and not fret so much about setting big goals to accomplish something that would have only challenged them to take small and sensible steps. .
When was the last time you read a poem, and why? If it was in grade school, and you had to memorize it and recite it to the class, you’re not alone. I think many of us of a .
For most Americans, World War II doesn’t often conjure thoughts of Australia. Nor does it elicit thoughts of Japanese prisoners of war. “Shame and the Captives,” a work of historical fiction by Australian writer Thomas Keneally, shines a light .
The island of Sordou is an imaginary place in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Marseilles. But the fact that the island isn’t real doesn’t detract from this enjoyable murder mystery. Judge Antonio Verlaque and his girlfriend, .
This highly original novel is a hilarious story conveyed entirely through letters of recommendation written by one man, Jason (“Jay”) Fitger, a professor of creative writing and literature at the fictitious Payne University. Fitger is a middle-aged, rather cynical professor .
I’ll admit it. I may not be the most ... tidy ... person in the world. While I strive to keep my home clean and in good repair, sometimes I feel like my belongings have a secret plot to take over .
Like the best-seller, “Unbroken,” about aspiring Olympic athlete, Louis Zampirini’s imprisonment by the Japanese in the Philippines, “Once a Hussar,” is another soldier’s account of his World War II experiences. Unlike Zampirini, Ellis was a British artilleryman who .
Moviegoers need to know that the new film “Get Hard” was directed by Etan Cohen, not by Ethan Coen, who helped his brother Joel give us “Fargo,” “O, Brother Where Art Thou,” “The Big Lebowski,” and the re-make of “True .
I just finished reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, “The Buried Giant,” and I was stunned by the superb quality of the writing, and the subtle levels of meaning within the story. I am sure I will return to this .
What was the life of an Army officer and his family like, and how did it change during the period from World War I through World War II? Dennis Whitehead’s “Love and Sacrifice” tells us about the experiences of .
“The Train to Warsaw” is a short novel packed with history and emotion. Its chief characters are Jascha and Lilka Krazniewski, who are in their early 60s when we meet them in the 1980s. About half of the story takes .
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