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  • 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 .

  • New ‘McLean’ story takes dark tone

    Six weeks of winter holiday festivities in Edinburgh, Scotland start with turning on the lights on St. Andrew’s day at the end of November; continue with shopping at the traditional, romantic Christmas Market in the heart of the city; .

  • ‘The Storied Life’ a story of fresh air

    “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” is a breath of fresh air that offers plenty of fun, especially for people who are well read. A.J. Fikry is a cranky 39-year-old widower who owns a bookstore on Alice Island .

  • ‘Manhattan’ a visual history of the Little Apple’s beginnings

    Manhattan, according to Jim Sherow, is really about two things: Commercialism and social idealism. From its founding, the town has been essentially about the intersection of those two seemingly opposite strands of thought. Making money, and making the world better. .

  • ‘All Joy and No Fun’ a thought-provoking look at modern parenting

    If you are a parent and thinking you are working much harder on parenting than your parents did but are enjoying it way less, then this impressive first book from Jennifer Senior is the book for you.  The author, .

  • Get in the Summer Solstice spirit with a selection of short reads Pecoraro

    Today is the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, and the shortest day of the year. You have 9 hours, 33 minutes, and 11 seconds of daylight to work with today. What will you do with yours? If reading is on your .





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