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  • Books | January 27, 2013

    U.S. Army investigator goes to Fla. to find out what happened to his aunt

    David Baldacci casts one of regular characters, John Puller, as the protagonist in his newest book, “The Forgotten.” Puller is a combat veteran and a tough special investigator in the U.S. Army. His father is a famous three-star general who has Alzheimer’s. In

  • Books | January 27, 2013

    Programs, movies and discussions fill February

    February is “love your library” month! There are lots of ways to love your library but one of the best is to come in and see what Manhattan Public Library has to offer to the Manhattan community. From free meeting rooms to children’s programs;

  • Books | January 20, 2013

    Library now offers Spanish and Consumer Reports


    Start off the year with a trip to the library and see what’s new. “Espanol for Everyone” is a new Spanish-based program for kindergarten to sixth graders. Dr. Laura Kanost, Kansas State University assistant professor of Spanish, will bring in some students from the

  • Books | January 20, 2013

    Morgan goes to France to find himself, instead finds lost history

    The resisitance.phatch

    Louis Morgan’s life is at a crossroads. A former CIA operative, he’s just lost his State Department job and his marriage is crumbling. So he goes to France, maybe to lose himself, maybe to find himself. He walks from one town to the

  • Books | January 13, 2013

    Annual literary discussion series to begin at library


    Beginning this month, Manhattan Public Library will host the annual winter book discussion series, TALK: Talk About Literature in Kansas, sponsored by the Manhattan Library Association and the Kansas Humanities Council. Discussions will be held at 7 p.m. January through April in the library’s

  • Books | January 13, 2013

    Latest novel proves Rowling’s talents go beyond wizards, spells


    J.K. Rowling’s most recent book, “Casual Vacancy,” bears little resemblance to her immensely popular Harry Potter series. Casual vacancy is a British expression for a vacancy on the local governing council when a member dies in office. Barry Fairbrother, who fought for the

  • Books | January 13, 2013

    Alternate lives, mystery and witchcraft

    C-witch world.phatch

    Just because Christopher Pike says he writes “weird” books does not mean he possesses a weird mind. True, as an author of thrillers, Pike worships the strange and terrifying stuff that appeals to so many of his fans. He wouldn’t be true to form

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Even after the peak of Jimmy Page’s career, he continues to awe fans

    Try as I might, I find it impossible to successfully define Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page in one word, though some critics have done just that. Page has been a central key figure and element in composing and performing all genres of music, most notably

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Geronimo’s life proves to be fascinating decades later


    I always look forward to new titles by writer Robert Utley. While Utley, a former historian for the National Park Service, has created some excellent guidebooks for various parks, he has also written extensively about the American West. His books are always scrupulously researched and

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Investigative couple goes to Yemen to bring down terrorist

    Book the panther

    The Panther isn’t a panther. He’s a terrorist. But he’s not just another terrorist, if there is such a thing. He was one of the men behind the bombing of the USS Cole docket in Aden in 2010. He’s intelligent, crafty and

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