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  • Books | November 10, 2013

    Poet remembers furry friends

    Anyone who has ever loved a dog will be smitten with Mary Oliver’s “Dog Songs.” Anyone who has never been around dogs to experience the pleasure of their company might not realize what they are missing, and that would deeply disappoint Oliver. In this

  • Books | November 10, 2013

    Library cookbooks offer wide fall food selection

    Susan.withee.librarian1

    Time to ward off the autumn chill with some simple, soul-satisfying home cooking — soups, stews, one-pot cooking, comfort foods, and slow-cooker meals. Full of the flavors of the season, this is cooking that fills the house with delicious aromas and anticipation of the meal ahead.&

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Area woman tells her adoption story

    Ann Carter, a single, career woman, tells us what she experienced over a period of 14 years beginning with considering, at age 43, adopting a child; at age 46 actually adopting one; then two years later, a second toddler; and then rearing them. She does this by showing

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Boys compete to be prince

    “The False Prince” is a young adult novel, but it’s entertaining enough that a larger audience would like it. The protagonist, 14-year-old Sage, is an impish orphan in the kingdom of Carthya. He is taken against his will from his orphanage by a man

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Burke’s latest novel moves back north

    There are many readers who regard James Lee Burke as the finest novelist of our time, and with two Edgars to his credit, he is certainly one of the giants in mystery fiction. Burke has definite ties to Kansas as he taught at Wichita State

  • Books | November 03, 2013

    Picture books open children’s imaginations

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week is November 17-23, highlighting the importance of reading aloud to young children daily.  Our library was honored to be chosen as the site for the statewide kick-off with a special storytime on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. First Lady Mary

  • Books | October 28, 2013

    There’s plenty of spooky reading for Halloween

    Whether you’re looking for a spine-tingling classic or a lighter take on the holiday, great Halloween stories can be found across many different types of literature, according to faculty members in Kansas State University’s English department, who offer some suggestions for readers of

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    ‘Tales of the Weird’ book lives up to its name

    Normally, I don’t pay much attention to stories and photographs that seem to be staged, especially those found in magazines that do not really have a good reputation anyway. These stories are so fabricated and ridiculous that it is no wonder why people like

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    Spy’s affair leads him to trap in Shanghai

    Unless you’re reading something in another dimension, perhaps the best clue that the protagonist survives is the protagonist tells the tale. That doesn’t mean the protagonist survives unscathed, however, just that he or she lives. The protagonist — he isn’t quite a hero —

  • Books | October 27, 2013

    Horror genre offers lengthy history with many choices

    Pecoraro

    It’s nearly Halloween and time to snuggle up with a classic horror story that will scare you silly. According to H.P. Lovecraft, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the


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