Books

  • Bipolar disorder workbook educates

    It scares and confuses family members, friends and co-workers. Documentaries elaborate on the seriousness of it. Scientists and psychiatrists are fascinated and puzzled by it.  It is not the same as occasionally feeling down in the dumps or having .

  • ‘Truth About Style’ explains complexities of fashion

    In my pre-teen years at which time my identity was unknown, I dressed like a hippie. I loved Peter Max scarves, suede handbags with fringe, “Easy Rider” sets (minus Dennis Hopper’s motorcycle) and those long bell-bottoms. Everything was cool .

  • Stuck on ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ wait-list? Check out these titles Keri.mills

    With the acclaim of both the book and the resultant movie, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Gree is the hot book to read this summer for teens and adults alike. Unfortunately, due to its popularity, there is a .

  • Debut novel demands a tissue

    “The Light Between Oceans” which takes place in the years following World War I, is a tear-jerker, but a good one. The novel is a story of Tom Sherbourne and his wife, Isabel, who live on Janus Rock, an island .

  • ‘Ozarks’ rich in Missouri, social history

    The Ozarks form a rugged, mountainous area in southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas-an area which has an interesting character and history of its own that is not well known. Lynn Morrow selected 14 articles, taken from the “Missouri Historical Review” of 1973.

  • Asperger’s ‘Survival Guide’ discusses workplace challenges

    You have seen them in your workplace. They are a little bit different. They are not very social, may not understand what you say, may get immersed in a project and become oblivious to their surroundings,. They can be bothered .

  • Be a ‘dummie’ and check out the library’s how-to book selection Librarian.linda.henderson

    Interested in understandable information? Hungry for a new hobby? Manhattan Public Library offers over 300 “For Dummies” and “Complete Idiot’s Guides” that you can borrow today. “For Dummies” books provide newcomer-friendly information and instruction on a broad variety of topics — .

  • ‘One Summer’ chronicles important time in American history

    In most of his many books, Bill Bryson provides such rich and extensive detail that his readers may feel that they have personally experienced the place or time he is describing. This book is no exception. As the title indicates, .

  • ‘Istanbul’ an unusual adventure

    Readers probably are more familiar with Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan dramatist, than they are with Christopher Marlowe Cobb. The latter is a fictional newspaper reporter of national acclaim for a New York City daily in the second decade of the 20.

  • Wheeler’s tips still helpful

    Before you begin to yawn, sigh and mutter, “Oh, great! Yet another self-help guru to the rescue,” please take another long look at Elmer Wheeler’s “How to Tap Your Hidden Sources of Energy.” You just might be doing yourself .

  • ‘How About Never’ an entertaining look at cartoon and cartoonist

    Bob Mankoff is Cartoon Editor at The New Yorker. This book is Mankoff’s memoir of how he got into cartooning and how he ended up in what is arguably the top cartoonist job in America. But the book is .

  • It’s wedding season! Explore matrimonial movie selection Susan.withee.librarian1

    If you’re a fan of romantic comedies and wedding flicks — both classic and irreverent — celebrate June, the wedding month, with movies from Manhattan Public Library. Start with “Father of the Bride,” a comedy classic in which a father’s .





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