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  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Romance digs into themes of family, divorce

    Right now, I am not the only person trying to get along with ole’ man Winter. Instead of leaving the house to go on a brisk run around the neighborhood—like I probably should anyway—I, like lots of others, prefer to curl up with

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Picture books can engage and educate children


    Steven Kellogg is a children’s book author and illustrator who has touched the lives of most of us in one way or another. You may recall reading aloud his fun picture books about the big white dog Pinkerton in the ‘70s and ‘80s, or “

  • Books | December 15, 2013

    Teens’ trip to the moon reveals some of NASA’s deepest secrets

    “172 Hours on the Moon” earned a spot on the list of 2013 Teen’s Top Ten books to read. It is easy to see why. It is a suspenseful space thriller — a crossover between young adult and general science fiction that keeps the reader guessing. The

  • Books | December 11, 2013

    ‘A Christmas Carol’ still meaningful to people today

    Written 170 years ago, Charles Dickens’ classic novella “A Christmas Carol” still resonates with people today, according to two literature experts at Kansas State University. The latest example of Dickens’ enduring popularity will also be a nod to one of his most enduring works. A new

  • Books | December 08, 2013

    Historian recounts politicians’ complicated friendship

    This fascinating historical study by renowned Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin examines the parallel rise of early 20th century U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09) and William Howard Taft (1909-13) and the critical investigative journalism sometimes pejoratively called “muckraking.”  Born within a year of

  • Books | December 08, 2013

    Mysterious relic spurs hunt in Minnesota

    Virgil Flowers is an engaging protagonist. He is 6-2, “unless he was wearing cowboy boots, which he usually was,” and is the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s sole agent in the southern part of the state. Virgil served in Bosnia as an Army captain,

  • Books | December 08, 2013

    Science of Santa: Travel, age and all those cookies


    How does Santa Claus visit all the children of the world in a single night? Is there some special significance in Santa’s red suit? How do reindeer fly? Inquiring minds, young and old, have many questions about the magic of Christmas. Authoritative websites differ

  • Books | December 08, 2013

    How to restore the Constitution

    Everyone can probably agree that the United States faces some serious challenges. In The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, Mark Levin, a nationally syndicated talk-radio host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation, traces the root of the problem to a steady distortion and erosion

  • Books | December 01, 2013

    Library brightens the season with holiday reading


    It’s become an annual ritual to await new holiday titles from favorite authors.  This year’s offerings include more than the usual output and a wide variety of subject matter as well.  For your holiday reading you might consider some of the

  • Books | November 30, 2013

    Unusual kitten heals family relationship

    A tiny marshmallow puff of a kitten shows up at the house where young Sara and her father might as well be strangers. Sara desperately wants to talk about her mother’s death, but her father remains aloof, choosing instead to keep his distance, retreating

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