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  • Biography shows all sides of Led Zeppelin frontman

    When I first heard Robert Plant belt out “Heartbreaker,” I was in a car being driven by one of my high school girlfriends. We were tooling around town on a mellow Saturday afternoon, taking a break from decorating a gymnasium .

  • Guilt over Kennedy sends man into spiral

    Millions of Americans know Jim Lehrer as a PBS news anchor. Fewer are aware that he is also the author of 21 novels, the most recent of which is “Top Down.” This book offers insight to how intensely Secret Service agents .

  • New addition means more room, storytime and creativity Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    Bulldozers arrived on the scene three weeks ago.  A few young library patrons watched in delight from the storytime room windows as a digger piled up dirt and chunks of concrete. The much-awaited expansion of the Children’s Library .

  • U.S. regions have distinct cultural, historical divides

    This fascinating and provocative book makes the argument that, to truly understand the history of North America since the European colonization, one must identify the 11 “nations,” each of which were founded by different peoples with different cultures and goals.  .

  • Patterson ventures back into kids’ literature

    ARRRGH! Now listen up maties. ‘Ave ye herd the news? Pirate James Patterson ‘as sailed the six seas…err…wait a minute…better make that seven seas, and ‘as brought back tales of the lost ship ‘Lost,’ treasure hunting, island .

  • Area youth honor civil rights leader with original works Keri.mills

    Manhattan Public Library hosted and sponsored the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Writing Contest. The theme for this year’s contest was “Live Together as Brothers and Sisters,” which was taken from one of Dr. King’s most famous .

  • Croatian man helps family understand pain of war

    Duro Kolak is Croatian, a lifelong resident of the small town of Gost. Like others in the town, Duro has seen things he can’t forget, done things he can’t undo and lost things he cannot get back. Duro .

  • Boy travels across the country after losing his family

    Chris Banner Contributing writer “Golden Crossroads” has all of the things you expect in a Western romance — handsome men and beautiful women; good guys and bad guys, with the good guys winning in the end; Indians; violence; a wise old .

  • Race ends in different levels of fame for women

    The two Elizabeths singularly raced around the world in opposite directions to beat the eighty-day record boasted by Jules Verne’s fictional character, Phileas Fogg, in “Around the World in Eighty Days.” Elizabeth Bisland (1861-1929) was a literary critic for “.

  • Remembering Winnie the Pooh for author’s birthday Pecoraro

    Since January 18 was A. A. Milne’s birthday, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Winnie the Pooh and friends. Alexander Alan Milne, creator of the loveable Pooh bear, took inspiration from his young son, Christopher Robin Milne. Christopher Robin .

  • Thriller author’s latest novel proves thought-provoking

    Do I possess such a naive innocence in thinking that Dean Koontz has all the time in the world to send me a letter, post card or even a simple sticky note? It’s always a pleasure to read his .

  • Boy answers questions about living with autism

    When he was 13 years old, Naoki Higashida wrote a different sort of book on autism. Most books on the subject are written by neurotypical (normal) adults, typically a specialist writing in a technical idiom, or a relative or friend; each .


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