We’ll be popping and fizzing at the library this summer with our super science summer reading theme: Fizz, Boom, Read! Mad scientists will be on the loose, and we hope all the kids in town will join us. Today .
Spies, spies, and more spies in the time of revolution. As in the American Civil War, one’s enemy looked like one’s friend or family member. Most spies did not wear uniforms so each group tread lightly in public. .
“The Last Runaway” is a story of love and courage. Honor Bright is a young Quaker who moves from England to Faithwell, Ohio, in 1850. She is leaving to escape a bad romance and to accompany her sister, Grace, who is .
This important book by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the highest court from 1975-2010, proposes six constitutional amendments based on his experience on the bench. While some are well-known, oft-debated issues (campaign finance, death .
True or false: All we have to do is “believe” and all our dreams will be granted. Are we wasting time and energy by wishing on stars? Will setting goals give you everything you desire? In this world, not everyone .
“Grass don’t get no respect, ” to paraphrase the famous comedian. When we go out to commune with nature, we look at the tall trees, the forbs, the large areas of cultivated fields and pastures planted to non-native forage grasses, .
Summertime is almost here. It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to the smell of the open fire, the sizzling of grilled meat, and the joys of outdoor cooking. The word barbecue derives from “barabicu,” a word .
In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote “The Giver,” which won a Newberry Medal. Since then, she has written three other books in the series. In 2012, Lowry wrote the last installment, “The Son,” which overlaps the time period in which Jonas, the protagonist .
When did the fighting of the Civil War really start? The Kansas border wars in the latter 1850s? John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry, Va., on Oct. 21, 1859? The attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., on April 12, 1861? The First .
On May 8, area librarians took part in the North Central Kansas Libraries Systems Annual Book Fair. This was a grand opportunity for public librarians throughout the system to learn about and purchase some of the better books published during the .
This book is the latest offering by the mother-son writing team of Charles and Caroline Todd (writing as “Charles Todd”). Their 22 previous books are mostly murder mysteries set in Britain in the post-WWI period. A majority of them, .
“The Exiles Return” is a story about Austria, more specifically, Vienna, that begins in the spring of 1954 and ends in the spring of 1955. As its title suggests, it’s a story of individuals who fled Austria before or during World .
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