Books

  • Now showing at a library near you: Books set to hit the big screen Screenshot 21

    In the coming weeks and months, several books that have been favorites at Manhattan Public Library have been made into films and will be coming to a theater near you! Some of these films are: “The Hundred Foot Journey” Release: .

  • ‘Inheritance’ a crash-course in genetics

    Our biology teachers lied to us. The Mendelian Laws of Inheritance are not eternal, immutable truths. Indeed, strictly speaking, they are not true at all. Sharon Moalem, a medical doctor, geneticist, and New York Times best-selling author, has made a .

  • ‘It’s Complicated’ delves into social lives of teens in Internet age

    When I saw this book on the shelves of new books at the Manhattan Public Library, I almost passed it by, doubting I would find anything new on this topic that has been so thoroughly discussed in recent years.  .

  • Free sample: Library features extraordinary books of ordinary women Susan.withee.librarian1

    Learning about other people’s lives can be endlessly fascinating, particularly if they are people who inhabit another place or time very different from your own.  In my case, I love to read about the domestic and personal lives .

  • ‘Memory of Water’ quenches thirst

    Emmi Itaranta’s award winning Finnish debut novel, “Memory of Water,” portrays a bleak future ruled by water scarcity. Set in the distant future, global warming has melted the polar ice caps and rising sea water has submerged all coastlines .

  • ‘The Heist’ one of Silva’s finest

    The espionage-international thriller genre has few protagonists as memorable as Gabriel Allon. He’s not the biggest, the strongest or the fastest agent. He’s middle aged and then some, and except for his green eyes, he’s physically unimpressive. .

  • ‘I Am Pilgrim’ an engrossing, chilling international thriller

    If you enjoy international thrillers, “I Am Pilgrim” is the book for you. Never mind that it starts at a grisly murder scene in a seedy apartment in New York City. That crime just sets the stage for the adventure .

  • Summer nights: Library full of new bedtime books for children Librarian.grace.benedick

    As a child, I loved the long summer days and the warm summer nights, but if there was one thing I really hated about summer, it was bedtime. I think we can all remember the childhood trial of trying to .

  • ‘Animal Records’ educates, entertains

    Perhaps one of these days, I’ll have the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum in London. But, for now, I will be satisfied with the colorful and descriptive “Natural History Museum Book of Animal Records.” Mark Carwardine, along .

  • ‘Ain’t It Time’ provides window into the Rolling Stones

    They’re survivors, I suppose. I’m referring to the Rolling Stones and the 50 years they have successfully managed to remain in the music industry, making numerous singles and millions of albums, always craving a live audience as the band .

  • Everything the outdoor adventurer needs this summer Danielle Schapaugh

    “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” -John Muir If you’ve ever visited one of the 401 locations .

  • ‘Raising Boys’ offers a humorous look into a mother’s life

    On days when her boys charged through the hardware store, brandishing a pitchfork and screaming like crazed ninjas, or used black markers to create their favorite Beatles hairstyle, Rachel Balducci wished she possessed the magic wand of motherhood to reverse .





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