• Witnesses, motives abound in ‘Big Little Lies’

    “Big Little Lies” is a sometimes humorous, sometimes sad novel that focuses on three women in Australia who have children in the same kindergarten class. The women don’t know it, but they and their children are in for a .

  • ‘Jesus Feminist’ aims to energize women

    Gender roles in the church, hotly debated for centuries, remain a current hot topic of public discourse—partly because so much positive change has occurred with regard to encouraging women’s voices and in utilizing their leadership, but also because .

  • ‘Raging Blaze’ a riveting story about intelligence operations

    It isn’t often the opportunity arises to view the world from the perspective of Sweden’s intelligence apparatus, but that’s part of what Andreas Norman offers in “Into a Raging Blaze,” and it’s fascinating. He does so .

  • Winter book series set to tackle four British classics Susan.withee.librarian1

    With the holiday season behind us and 2015 ahead, Manhattan Public Library is happy to resume monthly readers’ events for adults and will again host our annual winter series of TALK book discussion programs. The TALK series, “Talk About Literature in .

  • Guide taps into historic accounts of Manhattan-area grasslands

    The tallgrass bluestem prairie, of which the Manhattan area is a part, has been viewed and valued in many different ways and by many different people over the centuries. Its area extends roughly from southern Manitoba to southern Texas and .

  • Full charge: Workshops new and old return for library’s ‘Tech Tuesdays’ Alphild.dick

    As the new year gets underway, so does the new season of Tech Tuesdays at Manhattan Public Library. This year’s winter/spring lineup will include everything from how to get started with your iPad to in-depth classes on genealogy .

  • ‘Outcast Dead’ a treat for mystery lovers

    “The Outcast Dead,” the sixth mystery in a series authored by Elly Griffiths, places heroine Ruth Galloway, a Norwich University lecturer and forensic archaeologist, in the middle of twin story lines of mothers accused of killing children. The novel’s .

  • ‘Young Elites’ a good start to a new series

    Marie Lu is best known for her bestselling “Legend” series, but she has a new young adult series, of which the first installment is “The Young Elites.” It’s a good start to the series. The protagonist is Adelina Amouteru, .

  • Surgeon explores end of life care and ‘dying with dignity’

    Nothing is more certain about life than that it will come to an end. Everyone knows this, but most of us try to ignore the fact. In the medicalized era in which we live, extraordinary measures can be taken to .

  • ‘Temple Grandin’ offers gripping look into success of autistic hero

    If Temple Grandin had her druthers she would encourage each individual in the world to be strong and have the confidence to believe in great possibilities. She knows these things all too well. As a child growing up in the 1950.

  • ‘Undertaking’ creates sympathetic characters

    “The Undertaking” is a short, powerful novel about a part of World War II that most Americans have given little thought to, or even care about. Yet readers cannot help but care about “The Undertaking’s” two main characters, Peter .

  • Almost here: new Children’s Room grand opening planned for January Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    It has been nearly a full year since Kelley Construction Company broke ground outside the library to begin the children’s room expansion. Now, on Jan. 17, just 358 days after the ceremonial groundbreaking, we will have a grand opening celebration to .


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