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  • ‘Wind Is Not A River’ excels with emotion

    Author Brian Payton has written of what is sometimes referred to as America’s “unknown war,” the 1942 Japanese occupation of Attu and Kiska. These two islands are in the Aleutian Archipelago which extends for over a thousand miles west of .

  • ‘King Peggy’ an inspirational figure, read

    It isn’t often that one encounters a lady king, particularly one who also works as a secretary in the United States. This is truly a modern day Cinderella story that is actually happening today. Peggielene Bartels was born in .

  • ‘Made You Look’ peeks into overflowing river of advertising

    The television drama has you hooked. You’re on pins and needles, anticipating the clencher, when an ad abruptly flashes across the screen. And now you’ll have to suffer as you sit through a string of unrelated commercials, waiting .

  • On call: Books sure to spark kids’ interest in emergency services Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    During National Fire Prevention Week, our local firefighters visited schools to talk to students about fire safety and prevention, show them some equipment they use and make sure they would never be afraid of a firefighter in uniform. Notes were .

  • ‘Expo 58’ tells humorous spy story

    Thomas Foley is a mid-level bureaucrat in Britain’s Central Office of Information. It’s a department where data, brochures and —this being 1958 —even short films on topics ranging from public health to child rearing are produced. Foley is also .

  • One ‘Very Bad Day’ good for a chuckle Christopher.conner1

    Adapted from the children’s book of the same title by Judith Viorst, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows two days in the life of the Cooper family. The first day is a typical day .

  • ‘Close Call’ has grip on tension, plot

    Dame Stella Rimington knows the intelligence business. She joined Britain’s Security Service — MI5 — in 1968 and did a little of everything in the ensuing years. She was involved in counter-espionage, counter-terrorism and counter-subversion before becoming the first woman named MI5’.

  • Top Ten teens’ choice books cover magic, love, loss and yes, superheroes Keri.mills

    The Teens’ Top Ten is a teens’ choice list sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Each year, teens nominate their favorite books from the previous year. Nominations are posted in April, and teens ages 12-18 can vote .

  • ‘City Under the Skin’ grimly intrigues to the very last page

    Prolific veteran author Geoff Nicholson’s 17th novel, “The City Under the Skin,” is a rapidly paced speculative urban thriller set in a nondescript city landscape of failing industrial complexes, seedy commercial parking lots, and soon-to-be-abandoned municipal offices. Bordering these .

  • Library’s ‘Good Books Club’ ready to roll with discussions and more Janet.ulrey.librarian

    The “Good Books Club” is off and running. If you have a desire to join great book discussions with other book lovers, come talk about books with us! This fall we are launching a monthly Thursday night book discussion series. .

  • ‘Other Story’ shows layered self-portrait

    “The Other Story” is aptly named. First and foremost it’s the story of Nicholas Kolt, a 29-year-old best-selling author. He’s an arrogant celebrity who is hooked on himself and Twitter and is supposed to be writing his next .

  • ‘Redeployment’ shares collection of reality-inspired war tales

    The 12 stories in Phil Klay’s short story collection “Redeployment “ have two common themes. All have the specter of the United States’ recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as a backdrop (or, in many cases, a setting), and, like all .





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