• ‘21 Proms’ explores high school experience

    Proms can be boring or exciting for young people. And the same goes for the parents, who often seize the opportunity to snap way too many pictures of the occasion. Should those young people choose to forget the prom and .

  • Palmer weaves politics, history into new novel

    Kashmir is on a short list of places on this planet where a world war could start. The region has been fought over by India and Pakistan without real resolution since the countries were formed in the 1940s. Back then, .

  • How the library can teach you about technology Librarian.danielle.schapaugh.phatch

    Betty is a library patron who is legally blind and has some hearing loss. She loves to read, has an active social life, walks in the park as often as she can and she loves her new iPhone and iPad. .

  • Weaver’s neglected garden leads to love

    “Gardening is the king of second chances,” writes Tara Austen Weaver. This short phrase expresses the overall theme of her memoir, “Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow.” The discovery and rehabilitation of a large, completely .

  • Pierson explores kindness from canine perspective

    In 1910, Rev. Charles Bayard Miliken of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Chicago stated, “It is the way one treats his inferiors more than the way he treats his equals which reveals one’s real character.” Society often implies that one’.

  • Downing creates intrigue, suspense and romance

    The year is 2013, and Jack McColl, a Scot, is divorced but sells luxury motorcars for his ex-wife’s family. He is also a part-time spy for the British Empire and speaks nine languages, largely because he has a marvelous aptitude .

  • The library’s electronic resources for children Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    Tired of your child making off with your iPad, tablet or phone? Soon the library will have children’s tablets available for check out, preloaded with fun and engaging learning apps for children as young as 3 years old. Playaway has .

  • Kaiser uncovers plaigarism, sexism

    On a cold and stormy afternoon in November 2003, archeology assistant professor Alan Kaiser worked at his desk at the University of Evansville, Indiana, grading papers. When he could not stand it anymore, he went into an adjacent storage room, nosed .

  • New poems by James Tate explore everyday absurdities

    I have often questioned why it is that some individuals take delight in poking fun at someone else’s misfortune or bad luck. Do we ever stop to think that maybe at a certain stage in our lives we’ll .

  • ‘Armada’ blurs line between video games and reality

    Ernest Cline, the author of “Ready Player One,” has written a second clever novel that will appeal to teenagers, computer geeks and gamers everywhere. Zack Lightman, an only child, is a senior in high school who lives with his mother. .

  • Summer blockbusters available at the public library Pecoraro

    Movie buffs always look forward to summer, anticipating the release of major motion pictures. Summer blockbusters have often been record breakers in terms of revenue generated for movie studios, but that’s not why the movie-going public loves them. For .

  • Hillerman adds female lead to fiction series

    Native American fiction fans in general, and those of Tony Hillerman in particular, will be happy to know his daughter is carrying on in his tradition. Tony Hillerman wrote 20 mysteries featuring Officer Jim Chee and Lt. Leaphorn of the Navajo .


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