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  • Books | May 26, 2013

    A monk finds himself in the middle of a zombie war in 717 A.D.

    Brother Stephen is a young and talented artist who has become a monk in the year 717 A.D. in order to lead a simple life and to do what he loves best – paint Christian icons. Due to a shortage of iconographers and the recent change

  • Books | May 26, 2013

    Entertaining summer reads for Manhattan’s grown-ups


    This coming Saturday, June 1, is the official kick-off for summer reading programs at Manhattan Public Library and the beginning of our busiest season.  Thousands of people come through the library’s doors every summer and hundreds of them - children, teens and adults -

  • Books | May 26, 2013

    Buffalo hunting was more than a sport; it was an adventure

    After the Civil War, the American West was considered by many to be a mysterious and romantic place with its game to be hunted and its wild Indians. The ultimate hunting experience was enormous and fierce buffalo. “Custer, Cody, and Grand Duke Alexis” tells us

  • Books | May 26, 2013

    ‘Memory of Light’ completed by deceased author’s wife and publisher, continues series vibe

    In 1990, fantasy writer Robert Jordan published the first volume of his epic Wheel of Time saga. The 15 books in the series (including a prologue novel) have since sold more than 40 million copies in 30 languages. Unfortunately Jordan died in 2007 with the story unfinished and many thought

  • Books | May 19, 2013

    An Idaho family encounters controversy over its ‘wetland’

    In this thirteenth installment of C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett novels Box puts together a thought-provoking read that moves with the speed of wildfire roaring through dry timber. The story is based on a real incident in which a family in Idaho named Sackett

  • Books | May 19, 2013

    Rosenbaum gives philosophical, theological basis for revenge

    The case for revenge is a hard one to make. Our religious principles condemn it. We tend to associate it with crime, not justice. The recent murders of two prosecutors in Texas by a man they convicted is a good example. In law school, we

  • Books | May 19, 2013

    Let the library help you get your fingers dirty this summer


    Get ready to “Dig into Reading” all summer at the library for our summer reading theme. Story times and clubs will be focusing on underground animals, dinosaur fossils, gardens and worms, construction trucks and more. June 29 is International Mud Day, so this year our Saturday

  • Books | May 19, 2013

    ‘1356’ tackles The Hundred Years’ War, church and nobility

    “Go with God, but fight like the devil.” So says a character in Bernard Cornwell’s new book, “1356.” The Hundred Years’ War between England and France is in its 19th year. While Edward IV, Prince of Wales, leads the English army in ravaging the French

  • Books | May 19, 2013

    Diary entries point to conspiracy in historical thriller

    Although Lincoln is named in the title, the story of “The Lincoln Conspiracy” actually deals with those involved in the events related to his assassination. As with President Kennedy and other significant leaders, some believed their deaths to be part of a conspiracy rather than

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    Genetic issues explained by DNA, RNA throughout the years

    Sam Kean’s “The Violinist’s Thumb” traces the study of, and the discoveries in, genetics from Mendel’s time, 1860s to 1880s, until today, and looks at a lot of issues related to genetics that researchers and thinkers have explored. It is quite a

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