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  • Books | February 10, 2013

    ‘Unknowing’ touches on the personal, societal

    “The Valley of Unknowing” is the story of Bruno Krug, an East German writer whose best work, the novel “The Orphans of Nested,” was written 20 years ago. It was good — good enough for him to be honored as a literary champion of what he liked

  • Books | February 03, 2013

    The photographic story of the growth, change of the tallgrass prairie

    The tall grass varieties of grass are unique to the Flint Hills. It was dubbed the “great American desert” by pioneers facing the prairie’s vastness. The rich grassland, underlain by limestone rich in calcium, became home to early ranchers and farmers. The book contains

  • Books | February 03, 2013

    Corrupt billionaire manipulates philanthropy

    “Full Black” has a little of everything. It’s got Islamic terrorists, former Russian agents deployed as hit men and a long-range Chinese plot to sap America of its might from the inside out. And, of course, it has some good guys whose mission is

  • Books | February 03, 2013

    ‘Sight Unseen’ describes expedition through the unmapped world

    Before opening “Sight Unseen:  How Fremont’s First Expedition Changed the American Landscape,” the reader would do well to read John C. Fremont’s “Report on an Exploration of the Country Lying between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the Line of

  • Books | February 03, 2013

    Beer, younger women, sorrow occupy Drew’s life in ‘One Last Thing Before I Go’

    Be a man. Never back down. Stand tall. Don’t cry. Don’t screw up. Heaven help the men of the world. The universe seems to take delight in giving them a load of confusion. And it’s their job to sort through their troubles,

  • 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

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