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  • Books | May 19, 2013

    An Idaho family encounters controversy over its ‘wetland’

    In this thirteenth installment of C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett novels Box puts together a thought-provoking read that moves with the speed of wildfire roaring through dry timber. The story is based on a real incident in which a family in Idaho named Sackett

  • Books | May 19, 2013

    Rosenbaum gives philosophical, theological basis for revenge

    The case for revenge is a hard one to make. Our religious principles condemn it. We tend to associate it with crime, not justice. The recent murders of two prosecutors in Texas by a man they convicted is a good example. In law school, we

  • Books | May 19, 2013

    Let the library help you get your fingers dirty this summer


    Get ready to “Dig into Reading” all summer at the library for our summer reading theme. Story times and clubs will be focusing on underground animals, dinosaur fossils, gardens and worms, construction trucks and more. June 29 is International Mud Day, so this year our Saturday

  • Books | May 19, 2013

    ‘1356’ tackles The Hundred Years’ War, church and nobility

    “Go with God, but fight like the devil.” So says a character in Bernard Cornwell’s new book, “1356.” The Hundred Years’ War between England and France is in its 19th year. While Edward IV, Prince of Wales, leads the English army in ravaging the French

  • Books | May 19, 2013

    Diary entries point to conspiracy in historical thriller

    Although Lincoln is named in the title, the story of “The Lincoln Conspiracy” actually deals with those involved in the events related to his assassination. As with President Kennedy and other significant leaders, some believed their deaths to be part of a conspiracy rather than

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    Genetic issues explained by DNA, RNA throughout the years

    Sam Kean’s “The Violinist’s Thumb” traces the study of, and the discoveries in, genetics from Mendel’s time, 1860s to 1880s, until today, and looks at a lot of issues related to genetics that researchers and thinkers have explored. It is quite a

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    Man gets a surprise when he’s arrested for his sister’s death

    “The Beggar King” is a tale of late 17th century Germany, mostly Regensburg, and it offers a little of everything. Its central characters are Jakob Kuisl, the hangman in the Alpine village of Shonghau; his headstrong adult daughter, Magdalena; her beau, Simon; Silvio Cantarini, an

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    Books to help get you in the mood for a summer road trip


    With summer just around the corner, our thoughts naturally turn to that vacation ritual, the road trip. Load the car, load the map, then forget the map but don’t forget the kids, for the gleaming highway awaits you. North, south, east or west, all

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    ‘Kicking and Dreaming’ showcases the hard work of Heart

    “All my life, I’ve been told girls can’t do this. If girls can play cello in a symphony, they can play guitar,” said Joan Jett. Jett and her Blackhearts weren’t the only group that struggled with discrimination. Jett fought back and eventually

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    Father, daughter give collaborative argument on language, literature and Jewish identity

    With the claim, “Ours is not a bloodline, but a textline,” premier Israeli novelist, Amos Oz, and his daughter, esteemed academic historian, Fania Oz-Salzberger open their collaborative argument on language, literature and the eternal question of Jewish identity. Addressing current claims that hold there is

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